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shoes & sleeping bags

fiona O’Connor

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june 2018
hi all
im walking the camino from ferol in june & am wanting to whether i need weather proof shoes & whether a very light sleeping bag would be enough. i realise it can be warm during the day but i understand there is often rain too
ill be with my teen daughter


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Waterproof boots will not be necessary in June. It is not likely to rain beyond a mist.

You need a sleeping bag/sack for albergues, but several of the stopping points are hostales/hoteles. It will not be cold, there are no "high" elevations, so you will not need extreme warmth. A silk/nylon/cotton sleep sack will be sufficient.

Jo Jo

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IMO, never waterproof boots (except the dead of winter when your feet will not sweat). They take forever to dry once they inevitably get wet (usually after about an hour of rain), and can cause massive blisters because they create sweaty feet.

For a summer Camino, I would not carry a sleeping bag. Just a liner bag (my favorite is Cocoon-- ripstop silk for the shoulder seasons (4oz), Egyptian cotton for the summer (more breathable), sleeping pilgrims stacked in bunk beds generate amazing amounts of heat. If you do hit a cool night, I carry a lightweight down jacket that I can also sleep in (if there is no blankets). Look at MH Ghostwisperer or MontBell.

Buen Camino,
Jo Jo


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C. Ingles March 2018
can support that waterproof boots only needed in the spring when I did the Ingles. now all the spring puddles and the mud on the Ingles should be dry long ago, so trail runners or similar should suffice. In June, if it does rain, these should soon dry out
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