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My Packing List for Summer on del Norte (Yay or Nay)

FourSeasons

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Camino(s) past & future
CF Sept/Oct 2013
CF April/May 2016
Norte (July/August 2019)
#1
This is what I am hoping/planning to take on my Summer del Norte.

Please offer any suggests or give me the thumbs up...........:)

Clothes (wear one, pack one)
I will wear a ball cap for shade and keeps rain off face
sunglasses
trekking poles
hands free umbrella for rain/hot sun (yeah or nay)

this is everything that will be in my pack

1 short sleeve
1 running shorts (has handy pocket on leg for cell phone)
1 socks
1 undies
1 bra
2 coolmax sleeves with thumb holes (trying something new) takes place of long sleeve shirt.

wind/rain jacket or poncho (haven't decided yet)
I have pack cover so leaning towards the wind/rain jacket just incase the temps drop (Yeah or nay)

silk sleepsac with pillow case
travel towel
flip flops
ziplock for moneybelt

shampoo
conditioner (hair is long)
travel hair brush
body wash/laundry soap
deodorant
facial scrub
facial lotion (olay)
toothbrush
toothpaste
floss

Advil regular and PM
Nyquil gel caps
earplugs

pilgrim passport
guide book

water/snack

What will be in my fanny pack:
phone charger
chapstick
eye liner
gum
money for the day
small Bible

I will wear a money belt

Okay so I hope to stick with this list - I hope that's it (it still seems like too much)

Third Camino is the charm - in more ways then one - right?

:)
 
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NorthernLight

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
#2
Sunscreen? Does your facial lotion have this built it?

Nyquil - does this serve an actual purpose or is it "in case"?

You have shampoo and conditioner and facial scrub. Consider combining / condensing these. The liquid in them adds weight. Lots of threads with discussions on that.

Happy planning
 
Camino(s) past & future
C. del Norte '17
C. de Fisterra '17
Berlin-Sant.-Muxia (from 2018)
Via Regia | Berlin-Leipzig '18
#3
I did the CdN July-August last year - and LOVED it. I'm looking forward to my partial CF next year, but I know I'll be back to the Norte soon. I just miss it. So I'm super excited for you that you're giving this one a try!

I carried a little more than you did and there isn't a single item I regret carrying (yes, not even the sarong that I used as a dress/blanket/ocean swim towel or the knife and fold-up tupperware!). You're an experienced pilgrim, so you will know best whether wear-one-pack-one is best for you, but if I understand your post right, you're taking only two changes total. I would at least add a light sleeping layer if you can; mine came in at 140g more and it was more than worth it. From what I've heard about the Frances, the Norte albergues are generally smaller and often more rustic (particularly after Gijon). You'll want to be comfortable when you can - evening/sleep clothes help. It'll also mean you have something dry and 'clean' if you happen to have two sets of wet clothes due to rain/laundry difficulties. It happens....

It rained more than half of my Camino (only clearing significantly after we left the coast!); the year before a friend did it in May and she had only 2 days of rain in the 33 she was out there. Weatherwise, the Norte is much less predictable than the Frances, for example, and you should both be physically and mentally prepared for that. I recommend a poncho even with the pack cover - this will keep your straps dry and stop water potentially flowing between your jacket and your pack. I got a great, light one from Decathlon. You'll also likely get less soaked than you would in a jacket if you're caught in a downpour, as it's better ventilated.

I wouldn't do it without trekking poles, particularly in the Basque country. You can always strap them to your back if you have a day when you'd rather walk without them. The ball cap is essential, for rain and sun. I ended up dumping my sunglasses and just using the cap after 2.5 weeks. I had a bandana/buff that I doubled up on my wrist to wipe sweat and rain from my forehead - can only recommend you pick up a cheap one.

I used a silk sack and I was one of the only ones who did last summer. I hated it, and next time I'll take a 10-15°C bag. It wasn't quite warm enough on a few nights (and I'm a warm sleeper) and I didn't know how much the feeling of the silk on my atypically dry feet and skin would bother me. Be sure this is the direction you want to go before you commit to it. The rain/ocean will chill you and a warm shower is not guaranteed on the Norte. I would also recommend a small tub of nivea cream or vaseline unless you're sure you sure you don't need them, and 1+ compeed and a needle, just in case.

From one long-haired lady to another (bra + eyeliner, I'm making assumptions here ;) ), ditch the bottled haircare and get some shampoo/conditioner bars. I used a lush one (shamp+cond together) with a round storage tub; I could actually have easily only taken half of it and it worked as body wash too. Wasn't the hair smell or texture I was used to but it was super light and easy for daily use, and I never had to worry about finding replacements on the Way. I also took along an eyeliner - wore it only 5-6 times but on those days I just wanted to wear it for me. Would do it again ;)

Unless you're attached to a guidebook, I'd say use an app instead. Less weight, less hassle. My tip to anyone is also to download the google maps for each major stop to major stop stretch (Irun-Bilbao-Santander-Gijon-Ribadeo-SdC) - just find a wifi connection. It's a handy back-up. You'll be carrying your phone anyway. And use a Bible app too if you can; YouVersion lets you download a number of versions so it'll always be there.

You'll possibly need to carry more than a snack/granola bar as emergency fuel as some stages are quite remote. 15-20km without a cafe/town/church happens more than once if you follow the standard stages, and (possibly also due to the rain) I only encountered 2 donativo stalls on the entire 32 day walk from France to Fisterre - don't count on them but celebrate then when they're there.

Only 1 pair of socks, undies and bra? I would recommend carrying at least 2 of each.
And you've forgotten sunscreen.

Sorry about the essay! But hope it helps. Buen Camino!
 

FourSeasons

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Camino(s) past & future
CF Sept/Oct 2013
CF April/May 2016
Norte (July/August 2019)
#4
Sunscreen? Does your facial lotion have this built it?

Nyquil - does this serve an actual purpose or is it "in case"?

You have shampoo and conditioner and facial scrub. Consider combining / condensing these. The liquid in them adds weight. Lots of threads with discussions on that.

Happy planning
Yes, Built in sunscreen.

Nyquil - yes. As soon as I feel a sore throat come on, I take it and it wipes out any chance of getting "The Camino Cough" so to speak. I don't travel without it, it works really well for me. I only pack a few doses worth.

I could look for a shampoo and conditioner combo but at my age, my skin and hair react better to some products then others, they must stay maintained, at my age. They say the 50's are the new 40's and I have to agree. ;) these are all small travel size containers and the weight will reduce as I use. We are talking 3 0Z each. except scrub - it's less.

I might get a smaller backpack - I have the Osprey Kestrel 38. I'm thinking it's too big.

Thank you for your feedback and well wishes.
 

FourSeasons

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF Sept/Oct 2013
CF April/May 2016
Norte (July/August 2019)
#5
I did the CdN July-August last year - and LOVED it. I'm looking forward to my partial CF next year, but I know I'll be back to the Norte soon. I just miss it. So I'm super excited for you that you're giving this one a try!

I carried a little more than you did and there isn't a single item I regret carrying (yes, not even the sarong that I used as a dress/blanket/ocean swim towel or the knife and fold-up tupperware!). You're an experienced pilgrim, so you will know best whether wear-one-pack-one is best for you, but if I understand your post right, you're taking only two changes total. I would at least add a light sleeping layer if you can; mine came in at 140g more and it was more than worth it. From what I've heard about the Frances, the Norte albergues are generally smaller and often more rustic (particularly after Gijon). You'll want to be comfortable when you can - evening/sleep clothes help. It'll also mean you have something dry and 'clean' if you happen to have two sets of wet clothes due to rain/laundry difficulties. It happens....

It rained more than half of my Camino (only clearing significantly after we left the coast!); the year before a friend did it in May and she had only 2 days of rain in the 33 she was out there. Weatherwise, the Norte is much less predictable than the Frances, for example, and you should both be physically and mentally prepared for that. I recommend a poncho even with the pack cover - this will keep your straps dry and stop water potentially flowing between your jacket and your pack. I got a great, light one from Decathlon. You'll also likely get less soaked than you would in a jacket if you're caught in a downpour, as it's better ventilated.

I wouldn't do it without trekking poles, particularly in the Basque country. You can always strap them to your back if you have a day when you'd rather walk without them. The ball cap is essential, for rain and sun. I ended up dumping my sunglasses and just using the cap after 2.5 weeks. I had a bandana/buff that I doubled up on my wrist to wipe sweat and rain from my forehead - can only recommend you pick up a cheap one.

I used a silk sack and I was one of the only ones who did last summer. I hated it, and next time I'll take a 10-15°C bag. It wasn't quite warm enough on a few nights (and I'm a warm sleeper) and I didn't know how much the feeling of the silk on my atypically dry feet and skin would bother me. Be sure this is the direction you want to go before you commit to it. The rain/ocean will chill you and a warm shower is not guaranteed on the Norte. I would also recommend a small tub of nivea cream or vaseline unless you're sure you sure you don't need them, and 1+ compeed and a needle, just in case.

From one long-haired lady to another (bra + eyeliner, I'm making assumptions here ;) ), ditch the bottled haircare and get some shampoo/conditioner bars. I used a lush one (shamp+cond together) with a round storage tub; I could actually have easily only taken half of it and it worked as body wash too. Wasn't the hair smell or texture I was used to but it was super light and easy for daily use, and I never had to worry about finding replacements on the Way. I also took along an eyeliner - wore it only 5-6 times but on those days I just wanted to wear it for me. Would do it again ;)

Unless you're attached to a guidebook, I'd say use an app instead. Less weight, less hassle. My tip to anyone is also to download the google maps for each major stop to major stop stretch (Irun-Bilbao-Santander-Gijon-Ribadeo-SdC) - just find a wifi connection. It's a handy back-up. You'll be carrying your phone anyway. And use a Bible app too if you can; YouVersion lets you download a number of versions so it'll always be there.

You'll possibly need to carry more than a snack/granola bar as emergency fuel as some stages are quite remote. 15-20km without a cafe/town/church happens more than once if you follow the standard stages, and (possibly also due to the rain) I only encountered 2 donativo stalls on the entire 32 day walk from France to Fisterre - don't count on them but celebrate then when they're there.

Only 1 pair of socks, undies and bra? I would recommend carrying at least 2 of each.
And you've forgotten sunscreen.

Sorry about the essay! But hope it helps. Buen Camino!
You guessed it, I’m a lady. LOL

Oh yes the sarong.....I loved it on the Frances (I might consider it again) But I’d rather do sleep ware first. I really need to keep pack as light as possible due to lower back.

I have a buff and will be taking it. i forgot to mention it because I’ll be wearing it.

Of course I am praying for little rain but will most likely add a cheap poncho to cover me and my pack.

I have a nice sleeping bag I used on both CF’s but was hoping to do with just a liner that comes with a down blanket (these are custom made and weigh less then bag and less bulky) i never used a liner before but might try it for the reduced weight.

I just can’t compromise on the hair and facial products. This is my luxury.

I like the idea on using an app instead of guide book but will take my small Bible. I love the feel of the onion skin pages and the Word feels more alive to me when holding the Bible. It’s a small bible like the size of a cell phone. It will be in my fanny pack.

I will consider 3 pair socks and 3 undies in total. 1 wear, 2 pack.

I appreciate all your suggestions and I can feel your excitement. What part of the CF will you do?
 
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FourSeasons

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Camino(s) past & future
CF Sept/Oct 2013
CF April/May 2016
Norte (July/August 2019)
#6
It seems I will have to say NAY to the umbrella. I received it today and was surprised to see it doesn’t retract, is not compact by no means. I’m sure it’s great especially for the heat but seems more cumbersome then not. I’ll just have to rough it like I did on the CF. LOL. Saves me weight and money.....can’t beat that. Now for the return label.
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#7
Oh yes the sarong.....I loved it on the Frances
Take the sarong and ditch the travel towel. You can use the sarong as your towel. That's what I took on the Norte, and it worked well until I left it behind in an albergue. :(

It seems I will have to say NAY to the umbrella. I received it today and was surprised to see it doesn’t retract, is not compact by no means
Did you get the telescoping model? It's not super small, but does compact. I brought a lighter weight non-handsfree umbrella - the Light Trek Ultra, which is much smaller and lighter. I rigged up attachments out of velcro, but it didn't work as well, and wasn't as easy to deploy as the hands free model. That said, I didn't use it nearly as much on the Norte as on the Frances. I think that I will adapt the attachments that came with the handsfree model to fit the smaller shaft of the lightweight one for my next Camino.
 

Yctoo

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino ingles (2018)
#8
You guessed it, I’m a lady. LOL

Oh yes the sarong.....I loved it on the Frances (I might consider it again) But I’d rather do sleep ware first. I really need to keep pack as light as possible due to lower back.

I have a buff and will be taking it. i forgot to mention it because I’ll be wearing it.

Of course I am praying for little rain but will most likely add a cheap poncho to cover me and my pack.

I have a nice sleeping bag I used on both CF’s but was hoping to do with just a liner that comes with a down blanket (these are custom made and weigh less then bag and less bulky) i never used a liner before but might try it for the reduced weight.

I just can’t compromise on the hair and facial products. This is my luxury.

I like the idea on using an app instead of guide book but will take my small Bible. I love the feel of the onion skin pages and the Word feels more alive to me when holding the Bible. It’s a small bible like the size of a cell phone. It will be in my fanny pack.

I will consider 3 pair socks and 3 undies in total. 1 wear, 2 pack.

I appreciate all your suggestions and I can feel your excitement. What part of the CF will you do?
Only other suggestions I have are a headlight/flashlight, compeed and moleskin
 

backpack45scb

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2001 CF, 04-6 LP, 07 Port, 08-10 Arles, 11 Mozá,12-13 Gen-LP. 00-10 PCT, 15 Norte, 16 Primi
#9
My thoughts, anything unmentioned is a yes.

hands free umbrella for rain/hot sun yes
this is everything that will be in my pack


1 socks - Take 3 including the pair you are wearing, same for undies
1 undies


I have pack cover so leaning towards the wind/rain jacket just incase the temps drop Yes
silk sleepsac with pillow case - no, take down quilt

conditioner Buy on Norte if you decide it is mandatory
deodorant No - if body wash works, shouldn't need this
facial scrub No - not much time for all this prep work

guide book - also have wise pilgrim Norte app, and if possible, guide book on Kindle in case you lose hard copy

What will be in my fanny pack:
phone charger, European outlet adaptor,

eye liner - A possible irritant - why take the risk

My Norte Packlist: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TIO-Uant4ULke420zos-fcymExxO8f3WD-i4i0uHEbk/edit?usp=sharing
 

FourSeasons

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CF Sept/Oct 2013
CF April/May 2016
Norte (July/August 2019)
#11
Only other suggestions I have are a headlight/flashlight, compeed and moleskin
I have a headlamp but will most likely leave it behind and utilize the flashlight in my phone if need be. There is plenty of daylight in the summer months.

On both CF’s I was blessed with no blisters but will consider moleskin. I heard compeed is a horrible mess.

Thanks so much for your suggestions.
 

FourSeasons

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CF Sept/Oct 2013
CF April/May 2016
Norte (July/August 2019)
#12
My thoughts, anything unmentioned is a yes.

hands free umbrella for rain/hot sun yes
this is everything that will be in my pack


1 socks - Take 3 including the pair you are wearing, same for undies
1 undies


I have pack cover so leaning towards the wind/rain jacket just incase the temps drop Yes
silk sleepsac with pillow case - no, take down quilt

conditioner Buy on Norte if you decide it is mandatory
deodorant No - if body wash works, shouldn't need this
facial scrub No - not much time for all this prep work

guide book - also have wise pilgrim Norte app, and if possible, guide book on Kindle in case you lose hard copy

What will be in my fanny pack:
phone charger, European outlet adaptor,

eye liner - A possible irritant - why take the risk

My Norte Packlist: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TIO-Uant4ULke420zos-fcymExxO8f3WD-i4i0uHEbk/edit?usp=sharing
You’re so kind to offer critique.

I will take extra pair of undies and socks.
Still not sure about the umbrella. I survived CF in the heat and rain. I really do need to keep it light.

Wind/Rain jacket, yes I will bring it.

The sleepsac I am considering comes with a small down blanket to slip inside. 14.6 oz for both.
I have a Mountain Hardware down flip 35/50 F sleeping bag that weighs 1lb 12oz. Would you take it over the sleep-sac and down blanket? If so, why?

Conditioner - mandatory
Deodorant - I tried to go without on my first CF, I had to purchase after 5 days.
Facial Scrub - always time for health and beauty. I do this once every three days or so during my nighttime brushing teeth routine. It’s such a small amount, worth it.

Will get the Wise Pilgrim App
Don’t have nor would I carry a Kindle.

Yes European charger I forgot to list.

Do you know nothing about a woman. LOL :) Hahahaha!
Eyeliner makes me feel good. Has never been an irritant. Not for everyday use, just because.

Thank you for your time
 
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SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#14
I will take extra pair of undies and socks.
Still not sure about the umbrella. I survived CF in the heat and rain. I really do need to keep it light.
I found the umbrella a lot less useful on the Norte than the Frances, mostly because I used it on the Frances for sun protection, and there is a lot more shade on the Norte. I would probably still take my new ultralight umbrella on the Norte again though.
The sleepsac I am considering comes with a small down blanket to slip inside.
I have a Mountain Hardware down flip 35/50 F sleeping bag that weighs 1lb 12oz. Would you take it over the sleepsac?
Of course I think that the sleep sack and down blanket will work better - and save you almost a pound in weight.
Eyeliner makes me feel good. Has never been an irritant. Not for everyday use, just because.
I bring mascara for the same reason!

As far as hair care goes, after my first Camino I totally switched to bar shampoo. I also have long hair, that's wavy/curly/frizzy. My hair is so much smoother and healthier looking using the bar shampoo. I also have a solid conditioner bar, but honestly, my hair does fine without it. I can easily comb through it with a wide tooth comb in the shower. Then I put my hair up in my Buff while I get dressed. I used to have to use tons of conditioner. I don't use the soap based shampoo bars like Liggets, which really dry my hair. I buy mine from a couple of different Etsy shops, and they have all been good. You might want to give it a try before the Camino. I use the shampoo bar for my body too.
 

FourSeasons

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CF Sept/Oct 2013
CF April/May 2016
Norte (July/August 2019)
#15
Take the sarong and ditch the travel towel. You can use the sarong as your towel. That's what I took on the Norte, and it worked well until I left it behind in an albergue. :(



Did you get the telescoping model? It's not super small, but does compact. I brought a lighter weight non-handsfree umbrella - the Light Trek Ultra, which is much smaller and lighter. I rigged up attachments out of velcro, but it didn't work as well, and wasn't as easy to deploy as the hands free model. That said, I didn't use it nearly as much on the Norte as on the Frances. I think that I will adapt the attachments that came with the handsfree model to fit the smaller shaft of the lightweight one for my next Camino.
I really loved my sarong.....so many uses. Will definitely consider using it as a towel too.

I think I’m just going to go without the umbrella. Saves me $60 and extra weight. I have a pretty good system for the rain and the heat/sun.....Well, I’ll just get through it as I did before. Thanks though.
 

FourSeasons

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CF Sept/Oct 2013
CF April/May 2016
Norte (July/August 2019)
#16
I found the umbrella a lot less useful on the Norte than the Frances, mostly because I used it on the Frances for sun protection, and there is a lot more shade on the Norte. I would probably still take my new ultralight umbrella on the Norte again though.

Of course I think that the sleep sack and down blanket will work better - and save you almost a pound in weight.

I bring mascara for the same reason!

As far as hair care goes, after my first Camino I totally switched to bar shampoo. I also have long hair, that's wavy/curly/frizzy. My hair is so much smoother and healthier looking using the bar shampoo. I also have a solid conditioner bar, but honestly, my hair does fine without it. I can easily comb through it with a wide tooth comb in the shower. Then I put my hair up in my Buff while I get dressed. I used to have to use tons of conditioner. I don't use the soap based shampoo bars like Liggets, which really dry my hair. I buy mine from a couple of different Etsy shops, and they have all been good. You might want to give it a try before the Camino. I use the shampoo bar for my body too.
Will you send me a pic of the down blanket? I know the weight is about a pound less. I like that.

I’ll research the bar shampoo and conditioner. You say Etsy has them. Any particular kind you like best? Fragrance? Ingredients?
 
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SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#17
Will you send me a pic of the down blanket? I know the weight is about a pound less. I like that.

I’ll research the bar shampoo and conditioner. You say Etsy has them. Any particular kind you like best? Fragrance? Ingredients?
These are the Etsy shops that I've bought the shampoo bars from: https://www.etsy.com/listing/68495093/hair-care-that-rocks-n-rolls-solid?ref=user_profile&frs=1
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScenterSquare?ref=shop_sugg&section_id=11560472
And this is where I bought the conditioner bar, which lasts forever. I cut mine in half for the Camino https://www.etsy.com/listing/189275869/solid-conditioner-bar-argan-oil-shea?ref=user_profile&bes=1
I'll send you a picture of the blanket
 

FourSeasons

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CF April/May 2016
Norte (July/August 2019)
#18
These are the Etsy shops that I've bought the shampoo bars from: https://www.etsy.com/listing/68495093/hair-care-that-rocks-n-rolls-solid?ref=user_profile&frs=1
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScenterSquare?ref=shop_sugg&section_id=11560472
And this is where I bought the conditioner bar, which lasts forever. I cut mine in half for the Camino https://www.etsy.com/listing/189275869/solid-conditioner-bar-argan-oil-shea?ref=user_profile&bes=1
I'll send you a picture of the blanket
I was just looking at the rock and roll Lather Up site. My hair is already silky smooth and soft. I’m so reluctant to try something new and these aren’t cheap. Will think about it. Thanks!
 

lt56ny

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2013-Frances SJP-Finisterre, 2015 Camino Le Puy-Santiago, 2017 Portugues Lisbon-Santiago 2018 Norte
#20
You don't need to spend money on a European charger just get an adapter they are cheap and work just fine. I wear an Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap. It has a removable skirt that protects your face and neck. It was really sunny for the first half of my Camino Norte this fall. I don't know when you are leaving but I doubt it will be cold. The last couple of weeks at the end of October it was really cold. In fact it was colder in a few of the albergues at night than it was outside! I just have a sleep sac and I was fine most of the way. Later on all the allergies had blankets so I was fine, although a few nights I slept in all my clothes.
 

FourSeasons

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CF April/May 2016
Norte (July/August 2019)
#21
You don't need to spend money on a European charger just get an adapter they are cheap and work just fine. I wear an Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap. It has a removable skirt that protects your face and neck. It was really sunny for the first half of my Camino Norte this fall. I don't know when you are leaving but I doubt it will be cold. The last couple of weeks at the end of October it was really cold. In fact it was colder in a few of the albergues at night than it was outside! I just have a sleep sac and I was fine most of the way. Later on all the allergies had blankets so I was fine, although a few nights I slept in all my clothes.
Right, I already have an adapter. Did I say charger? Not what I meant :) I usually wear a buff around my neck to protect it from the sun and my cap has a nice visor for protection. I am going in summer and will most likely take the sleep sac. It will also save me a pound in weight. If I take the sleeping bag, I’m afraid I’d be too hot most nights. Thanks so much. I’m feeling excited today. :)
 
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#22
This is what I am hoping/planning to take on my Summer del Norte.

Please offer any suggests or give me the thumbs up...........:)

Clothes (wear one, pack one)
I will wear a ball cap for shade and keeps rain off face
sunglasses
trekking poles
hands free umbrella for rain/hot sun (yeah or nay)

this is everything that will be in my pack

1 short sleeve
1 running shorts (has handy pocket on leg for cell phone)
1 socks
1 undies
1 bra
2 coolmax sleeves with thumb holes (trying something new) takes place of long sleeve shirt.

wind/rain jacket or poncho (haven't decided yet)
I have pack cover so leaning towards the wind/rain jacket just incase the temps drop (Yeah or nay)

silk sleepsac with pillow case
travel towel
flip flops
ziplock for moneybelt

shampoo
conditioner (hair is long)
travel hair brush
body wash/laundry soap
deodorant
facial scrub
facial lotion (olay)
toothbrush
toothpaste
floss

Advil regular and PM
Nyquil gel caps
earplugs

pilgrim passport
guide book

water/snack

What will be in my fanny pack:
phone charger
chapstick
eye liner
gum
money for the day
small Bible

I will wear a money belt

Okay so I hope to stick with this list - I hope that's it (it still seems like too much)

Third Camino is the charm - in more ways then one - right?

:)
I'd add a swimsuit or make sure some of your clothes can double as swimwear....maybe your running shorts and a sports bra that can dry quickly. I loved the beaches on the Norte and many albergues are within walking distance. You might also want to consider a hat that will offer a bit of shade for your ears as the sun can easily "fry" them.
 

Kanga

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Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese.
#23
I took an umbrella on the Norte and used it, but we were walking very early in the spring and rain was inevitable. It was too cold to swim although I did have a swimsuit with me (always the optimist).
 

lt56ny

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013-Frances SJP-Finisterre, 2015 Camino Le Puy-Santiago, 2017 Portugues Lisbon-Santiago 2018 Norte
#24
Right, I already have an adapter. Did I say charger? Not what I meant :) I usually wear a buff around my neck to protect it from the sun and my cap has a nice visor for protection. I am going in summer and will most likely take the sleep sac. It will also save me a pound in weight. If I take the sleeping bag, I’m afraid I’d be too hot most nights. Thanks so much. I’m feeling excited today. :)
I have only used a sleep sack on all 4 of my Caminós and I always start around the 3rd week of September. Buen Camino
 

agu

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2018
#25
I do regular day hiking trips in the forest back at home. Sometimes some weekly trips as well. So I had some basic idea, what one might need during Camino.
I am a person who likes some comfort, so my packing list is quite long. But at the same time I like to hike light.
In the beginning of this year, when I was planning my first Camino del Norte, I was very happy, then I found packing list by Simon Wijma: packing-list-camino-spain-april-october.41855. Thank you so much, Simon!
For me it worked very well in general. I did only some minor adjustments.
In the summer 2019 I am planning to do Camino Norte no.2 (In the summer 2018 I had knee problem and I only did half of it) and I’ll do just minor adjustments comparing to, what I had last summer.
My packing list:
1. Things to wear, when the wether is nice:
  • Underwear (briefs)
  • Light Convertible Trousers with one zip pocket (usually lower legs zipped off)
  • Short Sleeve Run T Shirt
  • Lorpen Coolmax Light Hiker socks
  • Running shoes Salomon Speedcross 4 (next year will be waking shoes Salomon XA GTX)
  • Apple iPhone in carry case holding bank card, ID card and European Health Insurance Card in trousers zipped pocket
  • Asphalt pads for hiking poles in the other trousers pocket while not in use
  • Fitness tracker Polar 360 on my wrist
2. Things to put into Running Belt
  • Runners Sunglasses while not in use
  • Ear plugs
  • Foldable mug
  • Pocket knife Victorinox
  • Plastic fork/spoon/knife
  • Money for current day
  • Pone adapter and wires
  • Very small reading classes in carry case (in dim light one in my age sometimes needs them)
  • Sports gloves Nike while not in use
3. Things in my backpack
  • Running shorts
  • Underwear 2 pairs (briefs)
  • Short Sleeve Run T Shirts 2 pairs
  • Lorpen Coolmax Light Hiker socks 2 pairs
  • Light fleece
  • Swimsuit
  • Lower legs for Convertibel Trousers
  • Everlast Massage Sliders
  • Buff
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Gaters
  • Long sleeved thermal zip top
  • Thermal leggings
  • Light thermal hat
  • Hiking poles fastened to backpack while not in use
  • Sleeping bag Ferrino Lightec 550g
  • Sleeping bag liner Ferrino Mummy 110g
  • Gelert Soft Fiber Travel Towel
  • Dry bag XXS size
  • Pocket size standard first aid kit
  • Medicine (vaseline, iodine, ibuprofen, emphasis)
  • Purse with some money and spare bank cards
  • Pilgrims passport
  • Very light small backpack
  • Bottle for drinking water Lifestraw 650ml fastened to shoulder strap of the backpack on my hip
  • Toilet paper, inner tube taken off
  • Sun cream
  • Piece of soap and small microfiber cloth in small plastic container
  • Kids toothbrush
  • Kids toothpaste
  • Kids shampoo (for hair and laundry)
  • Shaving kit
  • Small Shaving gel
  • Pen
  • Mountain whistle
  • Small scissors
  • Nail cutters
  • Safety pins
  • Small cable ties
  • Small massage ball
  • Folding sit mat
My backpack is Vaude Vizard 18+4 litres. It has raincap.
Yes, everything fits in. And where is still some space left for snacks.
My backpack weights 6,4 kg without water and snacks. So no weight or size are problem with airlines.
All my stuff together is 8 kg.
To transport my hiking poles and liquids (creams, toothpaste, shampoo etc) on planes, I used and will use again Badminton Racket bag by Carlton. It was and will be my giveaway luggage. In case flight company will loose my luggage, all the items are easy to replace.
I am more rain jacket plus rain pants person. And when the wether is chilly while raining, I am using thermal underwear and thermal cap. Last summer I didn’t have thermal underwear with me. That is the reason, I had to give up my Norte.
I tried to sleep using only sleeping bag liner but for me it didn’t work out even on Meseta on the Frances last summer. My tired feet must be really warm while sleeping.
I like all the time to know, where I am, so I am using some navigation app while hiking.
Fitness trackers main use during Camino is to use it as watch and alarm clock. So my phone is all the time in silent mode. Even back at home it’s on the silent mode. Fitness tracker alerts me, then there is incoming call, new message or e-mail. Why to make noises?
Running shoes are good and have very good grip, but will wear out rather quick. Next summer I will try hiking shoes.
Massage Sliders are very good to flex feet soles. I used and will be using them on the evenings.
I already had Lifestraw water bottle for hiking. Why not to take it? Less problems with drinkable water.
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Via de La Plata (spring, 2019)
#26
Besides a tiny squeeze flashlight, I strongly suggest solid shampoo and conditioner bars. Small ones will last the whole walk. No liquid to spill and, on top of all that, they make your hair feel more wonderful than any liquid shampoo or conditioner ever has. (I'm not talking about using regular soap on your hair.. this is a specialized product). I make my own and use it all the time; not just when I'm traveling. Great stuff and especially great for travel.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018. Many more to come in my future God willing !
#27
I would lean more towards the poncho as it does not cling close to the body, (It breathes) covers your pack, has an integrated hood (No neck exposure), can be shaken dry, does not retain water, easy to fold up (Bundle) and provides some simultaneous mid body coverage as well.
I did the CDN this last July/August and needed it about every 2-3 days. Stayed dry and no problems. Just my opinion though..........

One other item....It can also double for a bed/floor liner if you needed it as well.
 

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