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Liner or sleeping bag

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Camino Portugues - (2015)
Camino Frances - (2016)
Camino Finisterre Muxia (2017)
VDLP (2018)
I will be starting the camino del Norte next week and continue on the ruta del Mar first week of October.
I am in a dilemma wether to cary only a liner bag or sleeping bag.
There is a difference of 400gms in weight.
Can anyone help me to decide.
I appreciate opinions.
Thank you and buen camino.
Raymond aquilina
 
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andycohn

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CF (12-15); Muxia (15); Portuguese, Primitivo (17); Norte, Ingles, VF partial (18), Le Puy (19)
There are dozens and dozens of threads on this issue on this forum. If you just plug in "Sleeping bag or liner" at the search icon on the top right corner of the screen, it will take you to them.
 

C clearly

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Staff member
Past OR future Camino
Most years since 2012. Hoping now for 2022.
There are dozens and dozens of threads on this issue on this forum. If you just plug in "Sleeping bag or liner" at the search icon on the top right corner of the screen, it will take you to them.
Or click on the tag "sleeping bag" that has been added just under the title of this thread.
 

Maggie Y

Maggie
Past OR future Camino
Camino del Norte Sept 2013
Camino del Norte Sept 2014
Camino del Norte 2015,16,17,18
There are dozens and dozens of threads on this issue on this forum. If you just plug in "Sleeping bag or liner" at the search icon on the top right corner of the screen, it will take you to them.
If you are slightly disobedient like me, then I will give you the short answer. I did Camino del Note late Sept and the liner was fine . There are blankets usually available in the albergues and minimising weight and bulk is priority .
 
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Past OR future Camino
Planning 2017
I will be starting the camino del Norte next week and continue on the ruta del Mar first week of October.
I am in a dilemma wether to cary only a liner bag or sleeping bag.
There is a difference of 400gms in weight.
Can anyone help me to decide.
I appreciate opinions.
Thank you and buen camino.
Raymond aquilina
In Oct, definitely sleeping bag. SJPDP to Santiago, 2018, Sep/Oct. Didn't need it every night but the days that I did glad I had it. Funny, 35 days on the Camino, sleeping bags on most every bunk. Can't remember seeing just a liner. On these threads its the opposite. Go figure.
 

Happy Penguin

Rainy day in Castilblanco
Past OR future Camino
2021
There are blankets usually available in the albergues
This doesn't have to be the case during the pandemic... I walked the Camino Frances this year in July and you could hardly find any albergues providing blankets. In Roncesvalles you could hear chattering of teeth coming from the beds of the liner-only pilgrims! And it was in the summer.
 
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Debora

Beautiful Burgos
Past OR future Camino
SJPdP to Santiago May (2016)
SJPdP to Belorado May (2019)
"I am in a dilemma whether to carry only a liner bag or sleeping bag."

I used only a liner -previously sprayed with Permethrin. I also wore knee high socks every night also previously sprayed with permethrin -- it keeps bed bugs and other bugs away. I never once had a bed bug bite. No guarantees, but that's what I did and it worked for me. Have fun.
 
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Maggie Y

Maggie
Past OR future Camino
Camino del Norte Sept 2013
Camino del Norte Sept 2014
Camino del Norte 2015,16,17,18
I'm glad I joined in on this thread as it provoked a response
 

Marbe2

Active member
Past OR future Camino
2015-2019 walked all or more than half of CF 7 times... CP recently cancelled by Covid 19!
We are staying in private accommodations. However, we do not plan on using any blankets from the accommodations. Sheets,pillowcases, yes, because, we know they will be changed daily - but blankets? Instead we will bring our sleeping bags and silk sheets. Just further protection from the virus.
 

Roland49

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
2019
I will be starting the camino del Norte next week and continue on the ruta del Mar first week of October.
I am in a dilemma wether to cary only a liner bag or sleeping bag.
There is a difference of 400gms in weight.
Can anyone help me to decide.
I appreciate opinions.
Light sleeping bag.
 

simoneva

New Member
Past OR future Camino
frances (2016)
norte/primitivo (2017)
aragon/frances/salvador/norte (2018)
frances (2019)
I carry both so can use either or both. I am never too cold or too hot in any weather. 400g is 8% of my 5kg pack but it is also <.5% of my body weight.
 

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