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Needed laminated documents?

lrisvold

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I know I read somewhere else on this forum that a pilgrim took some papers and laminated them to assist with their camino, such as the stages pages from Brierley's guide. I'm considering not taking the whole book but instead just taking what I need from it and laminating it so it stays nice. Also, being a practicing Catholic, I'm thinking of typing up the Mass responses in Spanish so that I have them. Is there anything else that would be handy to have on paper?
 
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I know I read somewhere else on this forum that a pilgrim took some papers and laminated them to assist with their camino, such as the stages pages from Brierley's guide.
It was probably me. Laminate what you need. Passport copy/Driver's licens, etc. I found it very convenient to lamite the whole route as planned and then printed out from http://www.godesalco.com/plan. It gives a wealth of information on 3 laminated back-to-back sheets.

BTW: I do not know the Brierley's guide (I use the Confraternity in London's: Cheap, lightweight and good) but I know it would definitelity send me to the same albergues/towns as all other pilgrims. I make my stops in between: Shorter days, longer days, small villages, etc. Always a bed for me: I have never met a full albergue.
 
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Anemone del Camino

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I know I read somewhere else on this forum that a pilgrim took some papers and laminated them to assist with their camino, such as the stages pages from Brierley's guide. I'm considering not taking the whole book but instead just taking what I need from it and laminating it so it stays nice. Also, being a practicing Catholic, I'm thinking of typing up the Mass responses in Spanish so that I have them. Is there anything else that would be handy to have on paper?
If you laminate you will carry extra weight, and bin a whole lot of plastic. For the short time you will be using each page you will be poluting forever.

If you do not want to carry a guide think of; 1) photographing pages with smart phone and carrying that; 2) photocopying pages of the guide at 50% of the original size of so, and keep recycling pages at you go. Works wonders, both ways.
 
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Mark Lee

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Really no need to cut up a guidebook and laminating the removed pages. Having the whole book intact is more convenient to use, and just keep it in a ziplock bag in your pack. The tiny amount of weight that would be saved by cutting the pages out is negligible.
 

scruffy1

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Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
Mark Lee got it right, ziplock bags are a good solution, the heavy duty freezer bags will last the whole Camino but if you are still concerned, there are all sorts of waterproof pouches in which to put the ziplocked pages. My first Brierley was heavily annotated by yours truly, fell into a creek, rode in a sweaty back pocket, and survived fog, rain and a large Estrella Galicia cerveza spilled over it, no need to laminate the book.
 
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Tia Valeria

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True photocopies do not 'run' when wet but computer print-outs do - and badly. If you want to protect these then a spray with hairspray or a clear varnish spray will give some protection and keep in a plastic bag as already suggested.
 

TricieSue

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wanted to April start but now late Aug-Sept 2013 start
Laminating: also just think of emailing yourself (and others you know will be back home in a pinch) copies of your docs. Use an email service with online capabilities (Yahoo, Gmail, etc.) You could always pull these up from the road - even if you lose Your tech (phone, tablet, whatever) if you are into that - you could visit an Internet site or use someone else's.
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