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Pilgrims “on a mission….”

Zordmot

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I just recently completed my CF. At an albergue in Grañon I met a pilgrim “on a mission”. It was a helpful one at that. On a previous Camino he noticed that the kitchen knives in most albergues were woefully dull. So he brought a sharpening stone with him this time and carefully sharped them all up. What a great idea.

My idea for another mission: bring a can of WD-40 and lube up all of the bedroom doors in the albergues. Almost without exception the doors in the albergues squeak LOUDLY—- especially in the middle of the night. The only complication is that you can’t bring WD-40 with you on the plane. It’s very combustible. You’d have to pick it up somewhere in Europe.
 
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I just recently completed my CF. At an albergue in Grañon I met a pilgrim “on a mission”. It was a helpful one at that. On a previous Camino he noticed that the kitchen knives in most albergues were woefully dull. So he brought a sharpening stone with him this time and carefully sharped them all up. What a great idea.

My idea for another mission: bring a can of WD-40 and lube up all of the bedroom doors in the albergues. Almost without exception the doors in the albergues squeak LOUDLY—- especially in the middle of the night. The only complication is that you can’t bring WD-40 with you on the plane. It’s very combustible. You’d have to pick it up somewhere in Europe.
WD40, good for the joints as well. 😂
 
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I think that my mission might be to carry a white noise generator to help drown out my snoring
I encountered 2 pilgrims who were each travelling with their C-pap machines. They generate very low volume white noise while making sure the pilgrim wearing the gizmo doesn’t snore, and gets a good night’s sleep. Which means the rest of us also get a good night’s sleep. Serious snorers may want to investigate. Sleep apnea is linked to several serious long-term health issues.
 
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I just recently completed my CF. At an albergue in Grañon I met a pilgrim “on a mission”. It was a helpful one at that. On a previous Camino he noticed that the kitchen knives in most albergues were woefully dull. So he brought a sharpening stone with him this time and carefully sharped them all up. What a great idea.

My idea for another mission: bring a can of WD-40 and lube up all of the bedroom doors in the albergues. Almost without exception the doors in the albergues squeak LOUDLY—- especially in the middle of the night. The only complication is that you can’t bring WD-40 with you on the plane. It’s very combustible. You’d have to pick it up somewhere in Europe.
Might need a lubricant instead of a water/rust treatment. I spotted several hardware shops on my recent Frances from SJPP so finding some oil or spray lube locally shouldn’t be a problem.
 

Senmay

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September 2016 Sarria-Santiago
I encountered 2 pilgrims who were each travelling with their C-pap machines. They generate very low volume white noise while making sure the pilgrim wearing the gizmo doesn’t snore, and gets a good night’s sleep. Which means the rest of us also get a good night’s sleep. Serious snorers may want to investigate. Sleep apnea is linked to several serious long-term health issues.
Absolutely my one stopped me from snoring but it’s too big to bring. I’m looking at mini travel ones now!
 

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I encountered 2 pilgrims who were each travelling with their C-pap machines. They generate very low volume white noise while making sure the pilgrim wearing the gizmo doesn’t snore, and gets a good night’s sleep. Which means the rest of us also get a good night’s sleep. Serious snorers may want to investigate. Sleep apnea is linked to several serious long-term health issues.
I agree! My husband uses the travel version (which is the size of a soda can). Healthy for the user and respectful for co-sleepers 🤓
 
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I just recently completed my CF. At an albergue in Grañon I met a pilgrim “on a mission”. It was a helpful one at that. On a previous Camino he noticed that the kitchen knives in most albergues were woefully dull. So he brought a sharpening stone with him this time and carefully sharped them all up. What a great idea.

My idea for another mission: bring a can of WD-40 and lube up all of the bedroom doors in the albergues. Almost without exception the doors in the albergues squeak LOUDLY—- especially in the middle of the night. The only complication is that you can’t bring WD-40 with you on the plane. It’s very combustible. You’d have to pick it up somewhere in Europe.
I’ve done this! Squeaky doors are a pet peeve of mine and 3in1 weighs nothing. The trouble is that it is impossible to stay at all of the albergues, so the battle will need a much larger army.
 

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At an albergue in Grañon I met a pilgrim “on a mission”. It was a helpful one at that. On a previous Camino he noticed that the kitchen knives in most albergues were woefully dull. So he brought a sharpening stone with him this time and carefully sharped them all up. What a great idea.

I think I may have posted this link a while back, but any excuse to post it again. If you have 1hr 50 mins at your disposal you are very much likely to enjoy this film.
Stephen's mission was to make sure that all the bothies (very basic hovel/shelters for hill/mountain walkers) in the UK have hooks in place for hanging up wet clothes and gear. He decides to complete his mission on foot, wearing pink shorts, carrying hooks, screws and driver in a substantial pack...
 

mattythedog

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2022
I just recently completed my CF. At an albergue in Grañon I met a pilgrim “on a mission”. It was a helpful one at that. On a previous Camino he noticed that the kitchen knives in most albergues were woefully dull. So he brought a sharpening stone with him this time and carefully sharped them all up. What a great idea.

My idea for another mission: bring a can of WD-40 and lube up all of the bedroom doors in the albergues. Almost without exception the doors in the albergues squeak LOUDLY—- especially in the middle of the night. The only complication is that you can’t bring WD-40 with you on the plane. It’s very combustible. You’d have to pick it up somewhere in Europe.
Great idea for the squeaky hinges. Use any all purpose lubricating oil, even baby oil, rather than wd 40. Wd is too thin and won’t last long. Thicker the oil or grease, the better. Work Vaseline into the hinge for easy and very long lasting lube.
 
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Zordmot

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April-May 2022
Great idea for the squeaky hinges. Use any all purpose lubricating oil, even baby oil, rather than wd 40. Wd is too thin and won’t last long. Thicker the oil or grease, the better. Work Vaseline into the hinge for easy and very long lasting lube.
Excellent idea: Vaseline. Won’t be confiscated at customs if in 8 oz containers
 

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