Is the AARN backpack a good option?

The question was: I’m walking my first Camino (Frances) September/October 2014. I have heard good things about different packs …. and in particular the AARN packs. Has anyone used these packs? Any advice/info would be most appreciated. Read all about the¬†AARN backpack and the Camino de Santiago here.

Should my backpack be 10% of my weight?

The question was: Someone somewhere arbitrarily came up with this guideline that one should strive to restrict the weight of their backpack to 10% of body weight. This gets passed around over and over again and seems now to have become a golden rule. Where does it come from? Obviously it helps to limit weight,…

Pack list for the Camino de Santiago

Not so much a question, but one of our forum members shares his pack list and asks for advice: First draft packing List, approximately one year in advance of trip, April 2013. From Nebraska USA to Pamplona through Santiago de Compostela to the refugios on the sea. This is what I’m currently putting together to…

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…