Search 58,412 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


Advertisement
Donation to the Forum
A donation to this forum helps it continue to exists and also removes all ads for you.
how to successfully prepare for your Camino
This book's focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared.

last minute packing advice

nadprosper

New Member
Has anyone found a need and/ or desire for a thermarest ( sleeping pad ) on their journey.....?

also...any must haves/ wish you would haves as far as gear/stuff advice would be greatly appreciated.....

gracias,

kenny
 
Camino Jewellery
A selection of Camino Jewellery
John Brierley 2022 Camino Guide
The most selling Camino Guide is shipping November 1st. Get your today and start planning.

Wannes

Member
those sleeping pads come in handy. You can use them as pillows, you can prop them up against a wall and lean back against them, when you feel like resting in a field somewhere you can lie down on them, ....

i haven't really used mine a lot as a sleeping mat per sé, but almost daily i found some other practical use for it.
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
Also - although you'll never sleep on one (well, not more than once anyway) they are great on rough ground when taking a siesta - and, just found out a brilliant thing.

I bought a couple of cheap ones to cut up and glue onto boards to make display boards to fix jewellery to (no, really, works fine).

As I had quite a lot left over I couldn't bear to throw it away then decided to see what the foam is like as boot insoles. Took mine out and cut the foam to size - they are fantastic! Really comfortable, strangely non sweaty though warm. I like them so much I'm keeping them in and my anti-shock insoles can rest for a while.
I'll be hanging up the foam, marker pen, and scissors at my mobile cafe for anyone to help themselves.

Thing is - if your feet get sore there are sections of those mats you would never sleep on - so make yourself a couple of insoles!!

I know I do make a lot of jokes but this one is true!
 
Camino Magnets
A collection of Camino Fridge Magnets
Pilgrim Pouch carry bags with different designs
A lightweight carry bag handy for walking, biking, traveling, & Caminos

Luco

Member
string!
clothes pegs!
ear plugs!
Moleskin!
Bandaids!
Polysporin!

All those items made things so much easier for me, until they ran out because I was forever giving them away to people who forgot them
 

jeff001

Active Member
Polysporin is a broad spectrum antibiotic ointment that is available over the counter in the US. Good for preventing/treating minor skin infections such as those you might pick up walking through mud with an open blister.
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
Excellent! We have Germoline, which is a soothing mild painkiller and antiseptic ointment - sort of part of being English. Except the villains are now putting it into plastic tubes - I ask you!
 

frescotours

Member
Past OR future Camino
First one Frances 1999 (from Burgos), since then...over 100 in Galicia, Portugal, Basque....
safety pins - good for hanging laundry on your pack!
 
Camino Maps
A collection of Camino Maps from the Camino Forum Store
Camino Socks
Browse the Camino Socks collection on the forum shop

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 101 ratings
Downloads
15,269
Updated
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Downloads
7,933
Updated
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings
Downloads
7,731
Updated

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

Top