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mike mcbroom

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francis June 17, 2015 ,Portagusee from Porto to Santiago August 2016, Francis may 2018 this year wil
this May I will start my 4th camino on the Portuguese Way and finish on the Francis.

I always carried to much, upwats of 20 lbs before water.

This time I think I have it correct. I am at 15 lbs before water and that includes guide books (paper). I am feeling pretty good about it this time.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
this May I will start my 4th camino on the Portuguese Way and finish on the Francis.

I always carried to much, upwats of 20 lbs before water.

This time I think I have it correct. I am at 15 lbs before water and that includes guide books (paper). I am feeling pretty good about it this time.
Good job. Your back and legs will thank you every day. :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
St Jean to Santiago (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019)
Via Francigena (2018); Via Podiensis (4-6, 2020)
this May I will start my 4th camino on the Portuguese Way and finish on the Francis.

I always carried to much, upwats of 20 lbs before water.

This time I think I have it correct. I am at 15 lbs before water and that includes guide books (paper). I am feeling pretty good about it this time.
I just really don't do well with weights. Started with a little over 10lbs but as of today, 2 weeks later, I'm walking with about 8. My water is in my pocket.
 

c0484

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013
this May I will start my 4th camino on the Portuguese Way and finish on the Francis.

I always carried to much, upwats of 20 lbs before water.

This time I think I have it correct. I am at 15 lbs before water and that includes guide books (paper). I am feeling pretty good about it this time.
I do not recommend carrying any water in a backpack for the simple reasons is that it is not necessary and water in the pack can adversely effect your balance at critical moments. I recommend that you use a waist pack with one or two bottles.
 

Jeff Mayor

Member
Camino(s) past & future
French route (04,05,06,18) Portugues (07) VDLP (09,10,11) Aragon (4,13) Levante (16) Ebro (19)
this May I will start my 4th camino on the Portuguese Way and finish on the Francis.

I always carried to much, upwats of 20 lbs before water.

This time I think I have it correct. I am at 15 lbs before water and that includes guide books (paper). I am feeling pretty good about it this time.
10 percent body weight is a good target to aim for.
 

dougfitz

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2014, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011, 2019. CP (tbc)
I do not recommend carrying any water in a backpack for the simple reasons is that it is not necessary and water in the pack can adversely effect your balance at critical moments. I recommend that you use a waist pack with one or two bottles.
@c0484 I am having difficulty comprehending this. What sort of 'critical moments' might one face where water carried in a water bladder or water bottle in a backpack would affect one's balance? How would one's balance be affected?
 

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