Please tell me what I can leave behind
The question was:
We are planning on slowly walking Leon to Santiago (or Finisterre if we have time) from September 7 to 30. Proposed packing list is as follows, but I have some questions and do NOT want to carry any more than we need to. Please tell us if we could leave anything behind (bearing in mind that we will then have two weeks in England when we finish and I’m guessing it might be getting a bit cool there by mid-October)
1x long pants
1x long-sleeved shirt
Light fleece jacket
2x bras for the females
????thermal longjohns and thermal long sleeved top??????
Also, our youngest children have grandpa-made custom-sized thin microfleece sleeping bag liners – do you think they will need a sleeping bag aswell – if we can reduce their weight it would be ideal. Could they get by without a sleeping bag at all, or should they take one to share between two (they can top-n-tail on a bed)? I’m just not sure about how cold it will get at night (of course, they could wear all their clothes!!!)
Finally, I’ve read on this forum that the cooking facilities through Galicia are not as good as the rest of the Camino. Does that mean we are not going to be able to cook for ourselves? Or will we be able to if we carry a bowl and spoon for everyone and a sharp knife? Would we get by with that? (We’re hoping to do at least some of our own cooking)
Thanks for your words of wisdom.
EDITED TO ADD: One more question – do we need to carry pegs/clothespins?
Read the good advice on what to bring with you on the Camino de Santiago here.