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Leaving tomorrow - one last question- is it worth to bring a small daypack?

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Heather88

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I am flying to Spain tomorrow to begin my Camino and am wondering if bringing a daypack is too much? I was thinking of using it for shopping, site seeing etc...
I am wondering if it is crazy to add weight to my pack for that?.
 
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Anemone del Camino

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Absolutely. I bring one of those nylon shopping bags you can fold up tightly in its own pouch. Great for carrying your important documents, money, cell to the shower, or bringing these things into town in the evening, grocery opping as you mention and as a day bag should you need to send your backpack ahead one day. I prefer the ones with a zipper. I think this is the one I have, although 64 grams seems like a lot; it is really tiny when folded up. http://www.seatosummit.com/product/?item=Ultra-Sil®+Sling+Bag&o1=0&o2=0&o3=380-36
 

VNwalking

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A heavy day pack would be a bit much--but the one in Mark's post looks great, and Anemone's onto a good idea too.
I have a cloth shoulder bag, but it only tends to come out in Santiago--along the way I just use my Saloman front pack if I go out someplace.
 

Heather88

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Thank you for the suggestions. I had one of those bags with the strings but can't find it so am going with a lightweight shopping bag that folds into a small pouch.
Feeling kind of nervous and sort of want to barf but I am excited at the same time. Only 11 more hours until my flight.
Gracias por todo
 

VNwalking

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Feeling kind of nervous and sort of want to barf but I am excited at the same time.
Ah, the day-before jitters...not to worry, Heather, it just means your camino has begun. Once you set foot on the way, the nerves will dissolve like fog on a sunny day.
 

domigee

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marbuck

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A super light fold up day pack is as important as a Swiss Army pocket knife with a cork screw. A 'must have' in your backpack.
 

VNwalking

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Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
A super light fold up day pack is as important as a Swiss Army pocket knife with a cork screw.
I don't have either and am perfectly happy without them.:D
Just goes to show how individual packing lists are: @marbuck is perfectly correct, and so am I. So make your own decisions and don't listen (too much) to us. We're all just talking anyway--wishing we were in your shoes right now!
Enjoy, Heather...Buen Camino!
 

kmrice

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St. Jean Pied de Port - Santiago 2013
I carry a Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil daypack, 20 litres, 2.4 ounces, for evenings to hold things I don't want to leave at the albergue in my main pack. When not in use it packs into its own pouch - about the size of a lemon.With what I carry in it, it is very comfortable on my back. Well worth its small weight.
 

trecile

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bikerkvw

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Thank you for the suggestions. I had one of those bags with the strings but can't find it so am going with a lightweight shopping bag that folds into a small pouch.
Feeling kind of nervous and sort of want to barf but I am excited at the same time. Only 11 more hours until my flight.
Gracias por todo
I have often used just a plastic bag I get from the market. They weigh nothing and you can put it in your pocket until you need it.
 

falcon269

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I have often used just a plastic bag I get from the market. They weigh nothing and you can put it in your pocket until you need it.
It has been a while since Heather88 visited the Forum. She probably found an answer to her question.:)

On older posts, it often is worthwhile to check dates. This thread is three years old...
 

bikerkvw

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It has been a while since Heather88 visited the Forum. She probably found an answer to her question.:)

On older posts, it often is worthwhile to check dates. This thread is three years old...
My Bad.
 

spreadsheetdirtbags

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This is something I did not originally bring. I had a little bit of cord along and I used that to make a 'shoulder sling' for my small dry-bag, so I could carry my passport/money with me easily. At one of the first towns though, I ended up grabbing one of those very lightweight nylon shopping bags (it was a very small one) and used it for the remainder of the trip. You can get very light ones. If you want to be a bit 'spendy' about it, you can also get a very lightweight, packable 'backpack' that folds up into itself.
 

trecile

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