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Waterproof pouch for your passport

Iriebabel

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Camino Frances 2018
Camino Del Norte & part of Lebaniego 2019
Wanted to share this find from Walmart for under $7 USD (no commercial affiliation)

I was looking for something other than a ziplock baggie for my passport and pilgrims passport. I found this Outdoor dry pouch comes in different colors and which can be used for pilgrims passport/ passports/ money or whatever you want to put in it.

On the Camino Frances although the ziplock baggie worked for a time, eventually the bag became worn and the edges of the bag split open. In the end I found the bag cumbersome to open and close. This Outdoor dry pouch is my replacement and weighs about the same as a ziplock. Hope someone finds it useful
 

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Thanks for this. The new Canadian passports (I got one of the 10-year ones--- a sign of optimism??? or of over-confidence in Providence??) have a chip in them, and too much moisture can fry them.
 

Iriebabel

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2018
Camino Del Norte & part of Lebaniego 2019
Thanks for this. The new Canadian passports (I got one of the 10-year ones--- a sign of optimism??? or of over-confidence in Providence??) have a chip in them, and too much moisture can fry them.
You are welcomed. I am renewing my passport next week and it seems this will work for both of us
 
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2016 CF
2017 CF and Finnisterre
2019 CP and Muxia
I'm going to head to Walmart tomorrow and check this out! My daughter's passport got soaked in the rain and it was almost rejected when she tried to cross the US border. Thanks for the post and the pictures.
 

David Tallan

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
I just put my passport, along with my credencial, in a ziplock bag.

That is what i use all the time!

Although, thinking a bit more, I should point out that after a while on Camino those ziplock bags with the passport and credencial cease to be waterproof and need to be replaced. They are subject to a fair amount of both wear and tear.
 

Dani7

Stop wishing, start doing.
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
When the time is right
Wanted to share this find from Walmart for under $7 USD (no commercial affiliation)

I was looking for something other than a ziplock baggie for my passport and pilgrims passport. I found this Outdoor dry pouch comes in different colors and which can be used for pilgrims passport/ passports/ money or whatever you want to put in it.

On the Camino Frances although the ziplock baggie worked for a time, eventually the bag became worn and the edges of the bag split open. In the end I found the bag cumbersome to open and close. This Outdoor dry pouch is my replacement and weighs about the same as a ziplock. Hope someone finds it useful
WoW. I love love love this mini waterproof bag. I hope Walmart in Canada carry them. Thanks for posting with the pics 👍
 

jrm

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great piece of kit to share! I used a small sandwich ziploc bag... this would have been a MUCH better solution. Marked for next time. Thanks!
 

Malachiuri

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Camino(s) past & future
St Jean to Burgos '17
St Jean to Fisterra '18
St Jean to Astorga '20
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Norte '21
I got one of these after getting tired of taping up worn zip top bags:


Light as air and works great for pilgrims passport, laminated colour copy of US passport info page.

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Meshewszon

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Portuguese
I use/have used those bags you get your fruit in from Aldi/Intermarche/ PingoD et al. Not had a problem with them so far.
 
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This is my choice for a highly water-resistant pouch. It is not waterproof for submersion for a long period of time, but it keeps out rain, shower water, laying in wet and soaked mud, etc. I've now used one for over three years.


 
Camino(s) past & future
Norte (2017-18)
Portugues (2015)
Frances (2014)
great piece of kit to share! I used a small sandwich ziploc bag... this would have been a MUCH better solution. Marked for next time. Thanks!
There is a difference between zip-closure bags. I use the sturdier, freezer type and it holds up for the Camino. (Multiple times, different routes.) The storage type has thinner plastic and isn't as sturdy.
 

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