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Weight-ing to Start

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Caminos Madrid, Frances and Finisterre (2015)
Camino Norte-2017; Camino Ingles from A Coruna - 2017
Like many people on this forum, I am always looking for ways to lighten the load in my backpack. Back at the time of my first Camino I remember people suggesting that I cut the labels out of my clothes as yet another way to reduce pack weight. So, my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to see for myself how much difference it would make if the labels were removed from my gear. Not much it turns out (see attached picture).

I suppose if I'm really serious about moving less mass down the trail, I'll cut back on my consumption of chocolate and almond butter.....:eek::eek::eek:....time to go cut the handle off of my toothbrush.



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Francés SJPP-SdC Sept-Oct 2016
Just TRAIN! Then you can carry a lot more.

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