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Time of past OR future Camino
2022
Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). IMG-0011.jpg
 
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RJM

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Camino's Frances, Fisterre, Portuges. Over 180 day
Looks good to me. I wouldn't change a thing, and remember it's a walk through populated areas, not a wilderness hike. If you need something else you can buy it.
Also for what it's worth I have over six months walking experience on the Camino as well as actual wilderness hiking and ruck marches in the army.
 
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2022
Looks good to me. I wouldn't change a thing, and remember it's a walk through populated areas, not a wilderness hike. If you need something else you can buy it.
Also for what it's worth I have over six months walking experience on the Camino as well as actual wilderness hiking and ruck marches in the army.
Thanks RJM! I forgot to include the weighty Brierley guide, iconic shell and the all important credential. Maybe another 1lb on top of 11 lbs, sans 3-4 lbs water weight.
 

Vacajoe

Traded in my work boots for hiking ones
Time of past OR future Camino
2019
Looks like a great list - why so big of a bag, though?!?!? That’s about what I take and it easily fits into a 40L. Having too much void space is not good.
 

Anhalter

Active Member
Time of past OR future Camino
2019 CF
Looks like a pretty good list to me. Sure, the bag is overkill, but you are light enough that it doesnt really matter much and you own it already so why not keep it.
I would not take the spork and mirror, but thats debatable and the weight is neglectable.
I would maybe add some sort of cream. Foot cream, vaseline, deer talk. Whatever works for you.
 
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markie6

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Frances 2018, 2019 2022
Looks good, the advantage of having a bigger than needed bag is you hopeful won't have to tip every single thing out when you go delving. There will always be something you forgot and many things you won't need, thats all normal. My first camino I think my pack was 13+ kg , next was 10 , this next one will be even less.
 
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2022
Looks like a pretty good list to me. Sure, the bag is overkill, but you are light enough that it doesnt really matter much and you own it already so why not keep it.
I would not take the sport and mirror, but thats debatable and the weight is neglectable.
I would maybe add some sort of cream. Foot cream, vaseline, deer talk. Whatever works for you.
It was challenging looking for a backpack that fit my small 59" (150 cm) 105 lbs frame. Most had hip belts where I maxed out. This large one had extra material for me at the hip belt - rather important feature for me to get snug fit at the hip to make good use of weight distribution. I wasn't going to use alternatives such as extra cushion to get hip belt to fit. Plus I will lose some weight on this Camino so extra cinch at hip belt is a plus. I'll try to eat more to fatten up! Instead of vaseline, I think lip balm for foot cream could work- similar ingredients. My question to you Anhalter - what is "deer talk"? ;)
 
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2022
Looks good, the advantage of having a bigger than needed bag is you hopeful won't have to tip every single thing out when you go delving. There will always be something you forgot and many things you won't need, thats all normal. My first camino I think my pack was 13+ kg , next was 10 , this next one will be even less.
good point - thanks for adding that positive side of oversized backpack. Plus at the end, before we fly home, I could shop a lot and pack more in ;)
 

roving_rufus

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Time of past OR future Camino
Frances (2013-2015) Portugues (2017-2019) Via Francigena (2018-??) Camino from Ireland (2020-??)
There are possible small trims eg I normally take 2 bras, I'd skip the mirror ( I just presume to look a bit rough like nearly every other pilgrim- apart from a few french ladies who carried hairdryers and makeup).
I ditched clothes pegs in favour of safety pins for hanging washing but I know some folks don't like putting holes in clothes.
And love my spork but so rarely used my Swiss army knife on main camino routes that only on less travelled or if camping (which I am currently doing on camino through France) do I bother with one.
Maybe I would slightly trim first aid slightly- every small town has a pharmacy with supplies for pilgrims- eg 5 alcohol wipes

But a fairly good list! As for advice about backpack size, it's often about helping people not to overpack- but the fit is the more important aspect. I love my 30l osprey tempest so much- I squeezed my camping gear into it rather than take a larger pack which I find less comfy fit-wise (and there is still room in an outside pocket for a baguette).
 

henrythedog

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Time of past OR future Camino
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.Anhalter - what is "deer talk"? ;)
It may be - I hope - deer tallow. Rendered deer fat.

The schoolteacher who first got me into walking and climbing (FWS QUEP) many years ago carried a tiny tin of such which he said he was given by a German friend. It was used on any ‘hot spot’ to prevent blisters forming.

If I’m correct @Anhalter is it easily available in Germany? I’ve looked long and hard in the UK without success. I do know some stalkers so I suppose I could render some of my own …
 
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I began to read your list, but then I said: what do I know? I know another forum member who has a bag bigger than she needs - but it suits her, and she does not pack it to the brim. Trust yourself. Of course, pay attention to the wisdom of others, but trust yourself. You will learn as you walk. Buen camino.
 

Anhalter

Active Member
Time of past OR future Camino
2019 CF
My question to you Anhalter - what is "deer talk"? ;)

It may be - I hope - deer tallow. Rendered deer fat.

The schoolteacher who first got me into walking and climbing (FWS QUEP) many years ago carried a tiny tin of such which he said he was given by a German friend. It was used on any ‘hot spot’ to prevent blisters forming.

If I’m correct @Anhalter is it easily available in Germany? I’ve looked long and hard in the UK without success. I do know some stalkers so I suppose I could render some of my own …
Yeah, sorry, deer tallow might be the better translation (German word is "Hirschtalg" in case you want to google it). It is pretty much just a cream based on deer fat which for reasons unknown to me is quite popular in germany and hard to get in most other parts of the world. It's something i swear by regarding blister and other skin problems (rash? chafing? not sure about the correct terms), but other people use different things with similar results and if you take some other kind of cream that you can use in multiple applications thats probably fine.
 

Jeff Crawley

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Time of past OR future Camino
A "Tourigrino" trip once Covid has passed, so 2023
If you are going to take a poncho you might want to leave the pack cover behind? Use the pocket instead for a spare pair of insoles for the trail runners (of the same brand - I always swap out the original ones anyway) that way if your runners do get wet you can speed up the drying process with fresh, dry insoles and pin the damp/wet ones to your pack (beneath your poncho of course ;) )

Otherwise, have a great Camino!
 

xin loi

Active Member
Time of past OR future Camino
Walked May 14, 2014 from St Jean France

starting to walk again August 25, 2016 --SJPDP to Finisterre
Yeah, sorry, deer tallow might be the better translation (German word is "Hirschtalg" in case you want to google it). It is pretty much just a cream based on deer fat which for reasons unknown to me is quite popular in germany and hard to get in most other parts of the world. It's something i swear by regarding blister and other skin problems (rash? chafing? not sure about the correct terms), but other people use different things with similar results and if you take some other kind of cream that you can use in multiple applications thats probably fine.
Wow! And I just put out fat from 2 or 3 deer every year for the woodpeckers and chickadees. Never thought of using it for blisters.
 

xin loi

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Time of past OR future Camino
Walked May 14, 2014 from St Jean France

starting to walk again August 25, 2016 --SJPDP to Finisterre
No sleeping bag? It will be cold at night in the mountains and NOT all albergues give out blankets. Walked five Caminos and always used both a sleeping bag and a pad. As to Pharmacies, they are NOT always open in small villages or on weekends. In some rural areas, they take turns staying open on weekends and nearest pharmacy may be an hour walk from where you are staying. Take your spork and a P-38 can opener.
 
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Debora

Beautiful Burgos
Time of past OR future Camino
SJPdP to Santiago May (2016)
SJPdP to Belorado May (2019)
Overall good list. Your hiking shoes look a bit worn...you will need support and you should have a solid hiking shoe that's not worn on the bottom. If you drink wine...I brought a corkscrew and was often sought out by other pilgrims for a quick "borrow". I brought my own pillow case, stored it in a zip lock bag and covered my pillow each night with it. That made me feel safer and helped me sleep cuz it was a piece/peace of home. I sprayed my backpack and silk liner with Permethrin bug repellent before leaving home and never saw a bedbug. You will be fine. Anything you forgot you can pick up along the way in many places. Have fun. Buen Camino.
 

norfolk-keith

New Member
Time of past OR future Camino
2019
Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). View attachment 131177
Well done that’s not a bad rucksack, personally I would have gone for a sleeping bag believe me some of those nights are cold and there’s nothing worse than shivering when you’re trying to sleep. Buen Camino Keith
 

aerialobserver

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Time of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (Sept/Oct 2018)
For nights, I would add a sleep mask and foam earplugs. That's the closest you'll get to a "do not disturb" sign in an albuergue. A headlamp with red light option is useful for gathering gear in the dark and those times when you may be walking in darkness. A length of thin nylon cord can be useful as a clothesline or otherwise. I would add nail clippers and subtract tweezers and the knife--I wandered all over to find one before starting out and didn't use it once. For raingear, I considered the options and ended up getting a bright orange poncho with a hump on the back to cover my pack as well as me. Worked well with a clip to adjust the depth of the hood and made for local contact when I was once mistaken for a Spanish emergency worker in the rain. I too took a larger ultralight pack, figuring I could use it for wilderness trips at home. Worked great.
 
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September 2022
Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). View attachment 131177
I am leaving a day after you and no nearly as organized for my first camino. Two questions:
hiking gloves (fingerless) - Do you use this to keep from getting blisters with the hiking poles?
Half buff - What is this?
 

aerialobserver

New Member
Time of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (Sept/Oct 2018)
Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). View attachment 131177
Notice you have thong-type sandals. So did I on my first Camino. That is one change I'm making for my second. I now have foam "slide" type sandals. Since albuergues require shoe removal, I found it really clumsy to have to take off my walking shoes and socks and put on sandals both coming and going. The Merrell slides I bought are 10.75 ounces, can be worn with socks and should work as shower shoes too.
 
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Nanouk

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There are possible small trims eg I normally take 2 bras, I'd skip the mirror ( I just presume to look a bit rough like nearly every other pilgrim- apart from a few french ladies who carried hairdryers and makeup).
I ditched clothes pegs in favour of safety pins for hanging washing but I know some folks don't like putting holes in clothes.
And love my spork but so rarely used my Swiss army knife on main camino routes that only on less travelled or if camping (which I am currently doing on camino through France) do I bother with one.
Maybe I would slightly trim first aid slightly- every small town has a pharmacy with supplies for pilgrims- eg 5 alcohol wipes

But a fairly good list! As for advice about backpack size, it's often about helping people not to overpack- but the fit is the more important aspect. I love my 30l osprey tempest so much- I squeezed my camping gear into it rather than take a larger pack which I find less comfy fit-wise (and there is still room in an outside pocket for a baguette).
Well, i am walking my first Camino in three weeks and I AM taking a hairdryer! (no makeup). First, I AM French! BUT, more importantly , someone online said she took one not for her hair but to dry out her socks, clothes, shoes quickly if needed. Mine weights only 8 oz. and I have the room for it. (hey, won't mid having decent hair for the evenings too!).
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Time of past OR future Camino
10/22 Aragones/Frances
I am not sure why you need two large garbage bags. I am not sure if you can fit your backpack in an overhead. I am sure others are more knowledgeable about this. There is always a debate on whether or not you can take hiking poles in your carry on. If you are planning to check your pack I would strongly recommend against this especially now that there seems to be even more lost luggage but again I am not sure. But I am sure if you arrive at your destination and your pack is lost you are in for a major headache. I also do not think you need to have a poncho and a rain jacket if you will also be getting a backpack cover. Three bedsheets seem like alot. I have never carried them so I do not really know from what I speak on this subject.
One final note I have learned that buying an inexpensive pocket knife with a good cutting knife in it, a scissor, and for those who need it a corkscrew can work just fine and is a fraction of the cost of a Swiss Army Knife. Three years ago I picked one up at Caminoteca the pilgrim outdoor store in Pamplona. it is about 2 minutes from the Jesus Y Maria albergue and I picked up a good knife there for about 5 Euros.
 
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Thanks for comments.
Backpack will be carry on. Not taking chances checking them in. One garbage bag to keep interior of backpack dry. Second garbage bag may be used for poncho - a tbd. - I plan on taking the hiking poles and burying them along spine of backpack. If they confiscate them I'll need to get new poles when we arrive. I've heard others doing this with success - so I'll take my chances. I don't have 3 bedsheets, just one silk liner. If it gets cold at night, I'll wear warmer clothes.

Looks like a great list - why so big of a bag, though?!?!? That’s about what I take and it easily fits into a 40L. Having too much void space is not good.
Thanks for feedback. Had a hard time finding a backpack that fits my small frame so this was it. I can cinch the backpack down to look smaller than my husband's 40L.
 
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There are possible small trims eg I normally take 2 bras, I'd skip the mirror ( I just presume to look a bit rough like nearly every other pilgrim- apart from a few french ladies who carried hairdryers and makeup).
I ditched clothes pegs in favour of safety pins for hanging washing but I know some folks don't like putting holes in clothes.
And love my spork but so rarely used my Swiss army knife on main camino routes that only on less travelled or if camping (which I am currently doing on camino through France) do I bother with one.
Maybe I would slightly trim first aid slightly- every small town has a pharmacy with supplies for pilgrims- eg 5 alcohol wipes

But a fairly good list! As for advice about backpack size, it's often about helping people not to overpack- but the fit is the more important aspect. I love my 30l osprey tempest so much- I squeezed my camping gear into it rather than take a larger pack which I find less comfy fit-wise (and there is still room in an outside pocket for a baguette).
Thanks for the suggestions - 2 bras will be it. Mirror - I'm too vain (tsk tsk) Oh with the extra room I could carry a few baguettes! ;) Between me and hubby we can share one pocket knife with him carry it.
 
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I began to read your list, but then I said: what do I know? I know another forum member who has a bag bigger than she needs - but it suits her, and she does not pack it to the brim. Trust yourself. Of course, pay attention to the wisdom of others, but trust yourself. You will learn as you walk. Buen camino.
thank you for such sage words
 
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Well, i am walking my first Camino in three weeks and I AM taking a hairdryer! (no makeup). First, I AM French! BUT, more importantly , someone online said she took one not for her hair but to dry out her socks, clothes, shoes quickly if needed. Mine weights only 8 oz. and I have the room for it. (hey, won't mid having decent hair for the evenings too!).
I am bringing one luxury item - a travel dress. We plan on staying in private rooms so if there's a hair dryer, I'll be lucky. A good day's hike is better than a bad hair day.
 

CarolamS

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Time of past OR future Camino
2019
Well, i am walking my first Camino in three weeks and I AM taking a hairdryer! (no makeup). First, I AM French! BUT, more importantly , someone online said she took one not for her hair but to dry out her socks, clothes, shoes quickly if needed. Mine weights only 8 oz. and I have the room for it. (hey, won't mid having decent hair for the evenings too!).
Check your hairdryer is compatible with European electricity or it could catch fire! Spain uses much higher voltage than North America.
 

xin loi

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Walked May 14, 2014 from St Jean France

starting to walk again August 25, 2016 --SJPDP to Finisterre
I like to have 3 sets of underwear/socks. Sometimes laundry can be complicated by weather or location, and I can walk fer sure in a dirty shirt or shorts... but feet and underwear I like to always be clean... just me though.
Learned on my first camino fraces that expensive underwear/socks , Under Armour or Smartwool , has a habit of walking away from drying clothes lines. Replacing such gear is EXPENSIVE in Spain. I take 4 sets now since I expect to "lose" at least one pair.
 

trecile

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Time of past OR future Camino
PAST - Francés, Norte, Salvador, Portuguese
I like to have 3 sets of underwear/socks. Sometimes laundry can be complicated by weather or location, and I can walk fer sure in a dirty shirt or shorts... but feet and underwear I like to always be clean... just me though.
Three pair of underwear for me in case one pair goes missing from the clothesline - I wouldn't want to be down to just one pair! And three pairs of socks so that I can change sweaty socks more often.
 
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Three pair of underwear for me in case one pair goes missing from the clothesline ...
Darn it! That happened to me in April 2022 on The Norte. After a "communal laundry" I lost a pair of my beloved exofficios, or whatever they are called. I joked that some skinny guy will not be satisfied with my size! For me the solution was a china store with cheap male quick dry imitation underwear... they chaffed, and were cheap, but were ok.
 

darealdeal77

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2014 Camino Frances
It looks great! I would take the Patagonia puff, don’t know about the garbage bags??? If you’re using waterproof sacks for the clothing inside the backpack and other items, garbage bags it’s extra weight, unless you’re using as a pack cover. The first aid is good, toiletries like toothpaste, soap, shampoo, that you can buy in Spain unless you’re really set on your stuff! The bed sheets, I didn’t bring any, I only used my Therma-Rest silk liner (which I sprayed with Permethrin for bed bugs) and a zippered pillow case. You really don’t need a lot of extras. We never encountered dirty bed sheets in our Camino (maybe we were lucky) and the only bed bugs encountered on our 42 days Camino Frances was in a 4 star hotel near the Barajas airport. I hope this helps, Blessings and Buen Camino!
 
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It looks great! I would take the Patagonia puff, don’t know about the garbage bags??? If you’re using waterproof sacks for the clothing inside the backpack and other items, garbage bags it’s extra weight, unless you’re using as a pack cover. The first aid is good, toiletries like toothpaste, soap, shampoo, that you can buy in Spain unless you’re really set on your stuff! The bed sheets, I didn’t bring any, I only used my Therma-Rest silk liner (which I sprayed with Permethrin for bed bugs) and a zippered pillow case. You really don’t need a lot of extras. We never encountered dirty bed sheets in our Camino (maybe we were lucky) and the only bed bugs encountered on our 42 days Camino Frances was in a 4 star hotel near the Barajas airport. I hope this helps, Blessings and Buen Camino!
Thanks for your input on the Patagonia puffy, truly. Still figuring out what is the best rain gear comb. One thing for sure I'm finding the backpack cover is worthless, even in a 5 min shower there's a pool of water at bottom of cover. Even the drain hole doesn't do the job. Maybe my oversized backpack cover due to oversized 55L backpack so strapped down smaller than a 40L?
 

darealdeal77

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Thanks for your input on the Patagonia puffy, truly. Still figuring out what is the best rain gear comb. One thing for sure I'm finding the backpack cover is worthless, even in a 5 min shower there's a pool of water at bottom of cover. Even the drain hole doesn't do the job. Maybe my oversized backpack cover due to oversized 55L backpack so strapped down smaller than a 40L?
Okay, I think you said you are starting end of August? We started on August 30 through October 4, we only saw 4 days of rain, maybe it was luck, I can say we did have a lot of fog, and very cold mornings. I brought my Patagonia Puff and a NorthFace rain jacket which I used as extra cover/wind breaker it worked great! Pack covers are tricky and you’re always gonna get water in, I brought ziplock bags for phone, camera and extra things. We also had a 20 foot piece of parachord which we used as a clothe line in pensiones, and B&B; on albergues we usually hung the stuff around the bunk beds, and sometimes they provide clothes lines to use. A few times we walked with wet socks on our backpacks and they usually dried by noon! I know weather patterns have changed a lot lately. We went in 2014, but that time of the year was great!
 

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Thanks for your input on the Patagonia puffy, truly. Still figuring out what is the best rain gear comb. One thing for sure I'm finding the backpack cover is worthless, even in a 5 min shower there's a pool of water at bottom of cover. Even the drain hole doesn't do the job. Maybe my oversized backpack cover due to oversized 55L backpack so strapped down smaller than a 40L?
I'm with you as far as backpack covers. I think it has something to do with backpack design. A cover on one of my smaller Ospreys was worthless, but when I switched to one of my Gregories with a nicely padded hip belt and the construction design around the upper, it worked like a charm. I think the backpack poncho may be the best choice.
That said, I've postponed my Camino Frances trip to commence about the 15th of September and am viewing this thread with interest. For one, I hadn't considered a sleeping bag... thinking maybe just a liner and pillowcase would do. Am thinking now, liner, pillowcase and lightweight, warm blanket?
Regarding your backpack, the Gregories are heavier, but for my wilderness backpacking experiences (carrying everything, sometimes a packraft), I found them to be better for me, as the bigger ones (Devas) have shoulder straps that pivot on the back, where they join, making them able to adjust to your shoulders better, allowing you to carry more weight, more comfortably.
 
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darealdeal77

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I'm with you as far as backpack covers. I think it has something to do with backpack design. A cover on one of my smaller Ospreys was worthless, but when I switched to one of my Gregories with a nicely padded hip belt and the construction design around the upper, it worked like a charm. I think the backpack poncho may be the best choice.
That said, I've postponed my Camino Frances trip to commence about the 15th of September and am viewing this thread with interest. For one, I hadn't considered a sleeping bag... thinking maybe just a liner and pillowcase would do. Am thinking now, liner, pillowcase and lightweight, warm blanket?
Regarding your backpack, the Gregories are heavier, but for my wilderness backpacking experiences (carrying everything, sometimes a packraft), I found them to be better for me, as the bigger ones (Devas) have shoulder straps that pivot on the back, where they join, making them able to adjust to your shoulders better, allowing you to carry more weight, more comfortably.
That’s going to be a great time to walk! You can also look into a quilt! I purchased one, not really expensive, but I have taken it to the Appalachian Trail on several hikes and slept great in 45° weather. It weighs less than a pound and goes into a sack the size of a water bottle. In Camino I used my Silk liner, I think I said it was aTherma-rest, but it was a SeaToSummit, sometimes I mix my gear! “Reactor Xtreme” goes to 25°. I had no issues on the whole Camino, but your probably walking into November. I don’t know how the temps are at that time!
 
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That’s going to be a great time to walk! You can also look into a quilt! I purchased one, not really expensive, but I have taken it to the Appalachian Trail on several hikes and slept great in 45° weather. It weighs less than a pound and goes into a sack the size of a water bottle. In Camino I used my Silk liner, I think I said it was aTherma-rest, but it was a SeaToSummit, sometimes I mix my gear! “Reactor Xtreme” goes to 25°. I had no issues on the whole Camino, but your probably walking into November. I don’t know how the temps are at that time!
If I leave SFPDP on September 15, finishing October 15? Who knows? It's not a race for me. Am in Idaho, either 1.5 or 2.5 hrs from a Costco. Will look online for something similar. There is also an REI 2.5 hrs. away. It's great to know these little gems. I am prepared to walk, but getting a good night's sleep is key for me! Thank you all!
 

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Perhaps a crepe bandage would be useful ....support sore limbs, joints and muscles until you get to town and rest/recover.
 
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Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). View attachment 131177
The list looks good. I’d be thinking about 2 things: how much does it all weigh and is my backpack too big? My guess is you might be able to get away with. 38 l. pack or thereabouts. If the bag is too big, the weight will sit too low on your back. Have you tried, say, a 10 mile walk with the pack fully loaded?
 
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The list looks good. I’d be thinking about 2 things: how much does it all weigh and is my backpack too big? My guess is you might be able to get away with. 38 l. pack or thereabouts. If the bag is too big, the weight will sit too low on your back. Have you tried, say, a 10 mile walk with the pack fully loaded?
HI Craig - Total weight is about 11 lbs. I have had a heck of a time trying to find a backpack that fits my small 4'11" & 105 lbs frame and where I don't max out at the hip belt. Meaning the tightest setting at hip belt is not enough and this was what I found on most 38L backpacks, unfortunately. This large one of them that gave me ample cinch room at hip belt. I have trecked in this on 8 mile hike w/2000 ft elevation gain, several times, doable for me. There are straps overlapping bottom that can tighten down this big backpack. thanks for your input.
 

darealdeal77

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HI Craig - Total weight is about 11 lbs. I have had a heck of a time trying to find a backpack that fits my small 4'11" & 105 lbs frame and where I don't max out at the hip belt. Meaning the tightest setting at hip belt is not enough and this was what I found on most 38L backpacks, unfortunately. This large one of them that gave me ample cinch room at hip belt. I have trecked in this on 8 mile hike w/2000 ft elevation gain, several times, doable for me. There are straps overlapping bottom that can tighten down this big backpack. thanks for your input.
Hi Carry, have you tried any Osprey packs, I have a Kyte 36L with built in rain cover and I love it! I’m 5’-00”, 120 lbs and I hiked on the Appalachian Trail with 30lbs and is comfortable. When I did my Camino I used my Osprey Viva 50L and by the time I got to Pamplona I mailed it home with about 10 lbs of extra stuff I didn’t need! Lol 😂…..I purchased a 34L Deuter pack in Barabes an outdoor place in Spain and did the rest of Camino with that! When I do Camino again, I will get a 30-40L Osprey to do it with. But these are just opinions and if you feel good with your pack and do not want to purchase another bag, then do what is best for you! Buen Camino
 

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If I leave SFPDP on September 15, finishing October 15? Who knows? It's not a race for me. Am in Idaho, either 1.5 or 2.5 hrs from a Costco. Will look online for something similar. There is also an REI 2.5 hrs. away. It's great to know these little gems. I am prepared to walk, but getting a good night's sleep is key for me! Thank you all!
Hi PepperPt-I will be starting then as well-may meet you along the way! Buen Camino!
 

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Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). View attachment 131177
I vote yes for the S hook. I have found it invaluable for hanging up my pack on the end of my bunk (or elsewhere) to keep it off the floor or my bed.
 
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Something I cannot see from the list is electronics? Phone charger? Plug adaptor?

Another nice to have: power bank (sometimes you cannot charge your phone overnight next to you). Even in private rooms, I stayed once where there were no sockets by the bed or table, there was only one socket in the room - I had to drag a chair cos the cable to charge my camera was quite short and would not rest on the floor.

So not only for security reasons (wanting to keep your phone tucked in with you/inside sleeping bag) but also when in private rooms and not worried about security, merely for convenience, I think a power bank is useful.
 
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Something I cannot see from the list is electronics? Phone charger? Plug adaptor?

Another nice to have: power bank (sometimes you cannot charge your phone overnight next to you). Even in private rooms, I stayed once where there were no sockets by the bed or table, there was only one socket in the room - I had to drag a chair cos the cable to charge my camera was quite short and would not rest on the floor.

So not only for security reasons (wanting to keep your phone tucked in with you/inside sleeping bag) but also when in private rooms and not worried about security, merely for convenience, I think a power bank is useful.
Ah my husband will be carrying a 4 port USB outlet w/adapter, plus cables for our cell phones. I will have USB cord for a battery charger for my cochlear implants. I will have all my cochlear implant parts & spares ("electronics")+ medical stuff in a small dry bag all weighing 1.2 lbs. We will not be carrying power banks - too heavy. Thanks for input :)
 

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I often have a piece of waxed cloth with me. Nice to have if I am carrying a chunk of cheese or a sandwich
 
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Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). View attachment 131177
If your convertible pants are the same, only take one bottom. Why the day pack? Are you thinking of using Jacotrans?
 
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Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). View attachment 131177
I’d take only 2 bras it’s warm now and it will dry. On the meds, personally I’d take less. I’d add hikers wool instead of bandaids especially in this heat. Take only the section of the the book you needs. I see you have the backpack cover as TBD - it’s take it. I used a long sleeve under my outdoor rain jacket and didn’t need more than that. Good luck, less is more :) enjoy and travel safe.
 

Nanouk

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Check your hairdryer is compatible with European electricity or it could catch fire! Spain uses much higher voltage than North America.
Thank you for a good advice . I have since decided to ditch the hair dryer given that I am going for a pack no heavier than 10lbs. I am small and light and don't want to have to carry too much weight. I'll live with limp hair and perhaps damp shoes if it rains.
 

pepi

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Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). View attachment 131177
Hey Carrie, I am starting a day ahead of you....and this is my pack if you want to compare :)
Maybe you'll catch up! Buen Camino
 

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Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). View attachment 131177
I am a couple of years (I hope!) away from my Camino but I look forward to reading this site every Saturday! Thank you for putting what you are wearing and what you are packing! When I read packing lists I always wonder “is what they are wearing in this list or on their body?” So thanks for being clear and Buen Camino!
 
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I like to have 3 sets of underwear/socks. Sometimes laundry can be complicated by weather or location, and I can walk fer sure in a dirty shirt or shorts... but feet and underwear I like to always be clean... just me though.
You never know when you’re going to be hit by a car, which seemed to be the main rationale behind my mother never allowing me to leave the house other than with clean underwear. I’m not sure that it would have survived the (thankfully) theoretical traffic accident though.
 

pepi

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Be cool if we meet on the Camino. Our first 2 days were “yo-yoing” from SJPDP: 1st day hike SJPDP - Orrison, 2nd day taxi from SJPDP to Orisson then hike from there to Roncesvalle.
As I take the train from Barcelona, I'll start walking from Pamplona this time (I'm definitely not the yo-yo guy!). As for the yo-yo, why do it so complicated, you can walk the SJPdP to Roncesvalles bit in one go, trust me. Not only did I do it 3 times (at well over 70 yo) but carried on to the Hotel Burgette too. Ever since Ernie Hemmingway stayed there, the bottle of wine with dinner is free by tradition. To me, that makes it worth the extra 3km.
Buen Camino
 

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You never know when you’re going to be hit by a car, which seemed to be the main rationale behind my mother never allowing me to leave the house other than with clean underwear. I’m not sure that it would have survived the (thankfully) theoretical traffic accident though.
My mum used the same ‘threat’ although she ‘raised the ante’ by insisting I may get hit by a bus, and a ‘double decker’ bus at that!
 
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As I take the train from Barcelona, I'll start walking from Pamplona this time (I'm definitely not the yo-yo guy!). As for the yo-yo, why do it so complicated, you can walk the SJPdP to Roncesvalles bit in one go, trust me. Not only did I do it 3 times (at well over 70 yo) but carried on to the Hotel Burgette too. Ever since Ernie Hemmingway stayed there, the bottle of wine with dinner is free by tradition. To me, that makes it worth the extra 3km.
Buen Camino
We were originally going to start 8/30 from SJPDP all the way to Roncesvalles. A local peregrino here in Silicon Valley suggested we take one of the free days we set aside in SJPDP to hike up to Orisson for the 1st day (8/29) , then taxi next day from SJPDP to Orisson to hike onwards to Roncesvalle on 8/30. Nice way to break up the challenging trek of 1st Brierley stage, with aim to go easier from start (having our packs schlepped from Orisson to Roncesvalle) then carry everything from then onwards. Buen Camino! PS - I know there will be some envious backpackers as we trek over the Napoleon route sans large backpack so we'll try to keep a low profile ;)
 

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We were originally going to start 8/30 from SJPDP all the way to Roncesvalles. A local peregrino here in Silicon Valley suggested we take one of the free days we set aside in SJPDP to hike up to Orisson for the 1st day (8/29) , then taxi next day from SJPDP to Orisson to hike onwards to Roncesvalle on 8/30. Nice way to break up the challenging trek of 1st Brierley stage, with aim to go easier from start (having our packs schlepped from Orisson to Roncesvalle) then carry everything from then onwards. Buen Camino! PS - I know there will be some envious backpackers as we trek over the Napoleon route sans large backpack so we'll try to keep a low profile ;)
Never mind and never care about the envious backpackers. Do your thing and kudos for your decision of having your (heavy-hm-hm) packs transported.
 

cbacino

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Camino del Norte - Primitivo (2018)
Via Francigena (2017)
Appalachian Trail (2016)
Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). View attachment 131177
In thousands of miles hiking, I’ve only used a box cutter, not a knife. Never had the need for anything else. Pack covers will not keep your pack dry in extended or heavy rain. Put a trash compactor bag inside your pack and your stuff will always be dry.
 

Jsazevedo

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2021 -Camino Frances
Greetings Peregrinos!
We start the Camino Frances Aug 29 out of SJPDP. I do have an oversize 55L backpack I got on sale that weighs less than the Gregory 38L I almost considered. Important features- only pack I can find that has ample hip belt for my small frame (I'm 4'11"), plus I love their angled side pockets where it's easier to grab water bottles.

1 convertible pants + 1 convertible to wear
1 short sleeve merino shirt + 1 long sleeve merino + 1 short sleeve merino to wear
2 pairs of injinji socks + 1 wright sock to wear
2 pairs of quick dry undies + 1 to wear
2 bras + 1 to wear ( 2 or 3 total?)
sarong (towel + wear)
1 travel dress

1- light weight down jacket - Patagonia down jacket or Andrew Marc (Costco) jacket w/hoody?
1- silk sleeping bag liner
1- OutDoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

1-2 large garbage bags
2 large & 2 small ziplock bags
dry sack (for cochlear implant stuff & meds)
stuff sack (for clothes)

Luna sandals (w/ plastic bag)
Altra Timp4 trail runners
sun hat
hiking poles
sunglasses+cover
hiking gloves (fingerless)
Half buff
55L Gregory ultralight backpack + lip balm, hair bands & hand sanitizer, wallet & phone, etc
1 Ultra Sil Day Pack

Toiletry bag w/loop
1-disposable razor
2-toothbrush+cover
1- travel size dental floss
1-small tube toothpaste
1 small chunk Dr Bonner's shampoo/soap
1/4 of hair conditioner bar
comb
small mirror
folding brush
Qtips
1st aid kit: 3 immodium, bandaids: 5 reg, 2 butterfly & 1 patch, 1 moleskin patch, 4 KT tape strips, 3 compeed patches, 18 ibuprofen tabs, travel sewing kit, 2 afterbite, 4-3x antibiotic gel, 5 alcohol wipes
1 spork
3 laundry sheets
6 large safety pins
8 small clothes pins
Tweezers????
S-hook????

Cochlear Implant spares/accessories + meds = 1.2 lbs

Missing or TBD: rain poncho, backpack cover, sunscreen; climbing tape; pepto; 1-2 disposable 1L water bottles; swiss army knife (buy overseas). View attachment 131177
Hi CarrieJL,
Looks good, I recommend taking one or two face masks because you will need them for travelling in public transportation and to enter the Pilgrim Office in Santiago. Buen Camino!!
 
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Hi CarrieJL,
Looks good, I recommend taking one or two face masks because you will need them for travelling in public transportation and to enter the Pilgrim Office in Santiago. Buen Camino!!
Oh most definitely! - it’s in photo forgot to list it. Thanks ! Heading out to Lisbon today and next week we take our inaugural step onto Camino Frances!
 
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Camino Frances Sarria to Santiago (2018)
Camino Francés SJPDP to Finisterre planned for June 2020
I started my Camino from SJPDP on 31 August 2020. I would add a lightweight sleeping bag. I also bought fleece hat and gloves in Astorga as it was starting to get chilly in the mornings. So glad I bought them as I walked up to Cruz de Ferro and down into El Acebo in a blizzard.
 

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trecile

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PAST - Francés, Norte, Salvador, Portuguese
Wow - good to know to get a hat & gloves in prep for Galicia. Here on the meseta with chilly mornings (50s) & blessedly cool (hi 70s) temps during day.
I needed gloves up at O Cebreiro in late July one year!
I hadn't packed them for my July/August Camino, so I put some socks on my hands instead.
 

Anhalter

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2019 CF
Even with being pretty light at below 4kg i always carry some cheap Decathlon fleece gloves and have never regrettet that. Yes, socks do the same in an emergency, but i gladly carry the extra 25g and even in May/June i found most mornings cold enough to justify wearing them.
 

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