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Travelling light July: sleeping bag? Or will a bag liner do?

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30 March 2017
Hi 7 of us are travelling from SdC to Finisterre in late July/early August 2018. We would prefer to avoid carrying too much gear. Is a sleeping bag necessary in your experience? Will we be warm enough with a liner? Obviously we can do a 5 day weather forecast before we set off. I just wondered what a Wise Pilgrim would recommend?


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We're doing it at the moment with a double bed sheet folded in half, half for sleeping on and half for being covered over. So I would say a bag liner is fine X


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No one can tell you for sure what the eather will be like but more than likely a sleeping bag is not necessary. You can always sleep with your clothes on if there is a cool night.


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I walked the CF late May/June from SJPP with just a silk liner. Also the Portuguese from Lisbon around the same months. No problem with either without a sleeping bag. Some albergues have blankets and you can also wear extra clothes if it gets cool.

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I just got back from CF and Ingles with just a liner - the nights have often been a significantly chillier than my experience last year, and not every albergue has blankets available. I was fine with just the liner and at times just wore more clothes at night, but the women I was travelling with are more sensitive to the cold than me, and wouldn't have been comfortable without a sleeping bag...so the answer probably depends on how sensitive you are to cold in general.

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