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Sleeping bag or just a sleeping sheet

Paul Keating

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Via de Plata
Hello Everyone

I am starting the Camino Del Norte September 12 from Irun. I am packing and want to avoid the mistake I have made before in taking too much stuff. Can I just pack a merino wool sleeping sheet sac and count on blankets being available in the Alburges ?
Is it better to take a light weight sleeping bag as well.

Please let me know what you think
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
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C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Via de La Plata (spring, 2019)
take a down quilt along with the sleep sack.
 

JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
Camino(s) past & future
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I'd say sleeping bag on that Camino in this season.

The weather has really started cooling down in Southern Europe ; still warm enough now, but the autumn rains etc are starting.
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF: (2001, 2002, 2004, 2014). Hospitalera: 2002, Ponferrada. 2004, Rabanal del Camino.
Lightweight bag.

Chilly nights and mornings. Not all albergues have blankets some do not turn on heat.
 

Rover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis, Fall 2016
Hello Everyone

I am starting the Camino Del Norte September 12 from Irun. I am packing and want to avoid the mistake I have made before in taking too much stuff. Can I just pack a merino wool sleeping sheet sac and count on blankets being available in the Alburges ?
Is it better to take a light weight sleeping bag as well.

Please let me know what you think
Paul, the short answer is yes, a liner along with blankets provided by alburgue's and pensions, should be adequate. That said, I also wrestled with this question, ultimately choosing to take a ultra-lite down bag (an ounce of prevention). Two years ago, I started my trek from St. Jean on September 19th and reached Santiago on November 4th. For the most part, I encountered moderate weather but in the end, I was glad to have the sleeping bag for some of the chiller, rainy nights I encountered during my journey. Happy Trails
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Via Tolosana
Hello Everyone

I am starting the Camino Del Norte September 12 from Irun. I am packing and want to avoid the mistake I have made before in taking too much stuff. Can I just pack a merino wool sleeping sheet sac and count on blankets being available in the Alburges ?
Is it better to take a light weight sleeping bag as well.

Please let me know what you think
I’d take a sleeping bag.
 

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