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Sleeping bag or just a liner in July


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2016 July - August
We're heading out to Oviedo on 5th July and intending to walk the Camino Primitivo. We've seen postings here recently about the bad weather and mud on the Camino Primitivo. I'm hoping that things have improved now. We'll be taking good water-proof jackets and trousers in any case. I'd just like to get some opinions on whether we should take our light-weight sleeping bags or just the silk liners? Any suggestions please?


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Just liners in my view. That's all we took on the Primitivo that we finished just over two weeks ago and we weren't cold at night. All the albergues that we stayed in had blankets.


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A few times, but soon again I hope....
and for those about to do a Frances in July? liner


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I've only walked in the summer - July, August, September, and take a silk liner and a tiny 7 ounce down blanket that I can tuck inside the liner for extra warmth when I need it so that I don't have to rely on iffy looking albergue blankets. As a bonus I use it between my silk liner and sticky plastic covered mattresses on hot nights.


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Camino del Norte 2018
Agree with the other comments. Just back last week from the Primitivo and warm most nights in a liner and as also stated blankets were available.

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