Tagged: Backpack

Is the AARN backpack a good option? 2

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...

Backpack security – do I need locks and a mesh? 2

Backpack security – do I need locks and a mesh?

The question was: I’ll be walking from SJPP in mid April. I’ve read on a couple of blogs that some pilgrims have secured their backpacks in their albergues using a Pacsafe mesh cover. I’ll...

Should my backpack be 10% of my weight? 7

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...

Pack list for the Camino de Santiago 11

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...

What was the SINGLE smartest “unexpected” item you included in your backpack? 9

What was the SINGLE smartest “unexpected” item you included in your backpack?

The question was: OK peregrinos, this first-time pilgrim (leaving SJPdP on May 19) hopes to learn from your experience. What was the SINGLE smartest “unexpected” item you included in your backpack? Keep it to...

Backpacks: 28 liters, 30 liters or 40 liters? 14

Backpacks: 28 liters, 30 liters or 40 liters?

The question was: Although my first Camino is still at least two years away Im beginning to formulate my gear list and will soon begin the “boy in the toystore” phase (my wife accuses...

Are there “Backpack Taxies” on the Camino de Santiago? 0

Are there “Backpack Taxies” on the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I saw a reference to “backpack taxis”. Is that what I think it might be? A van that ferrys backpacks to the next stop for a fee so that the Pilgrim...

Please tell me what I can leave behind 10

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...

Backpacks and poles = check or carry on? 3

Backpacks and poles = check or carry on?

The question was: In the past few years, we have come up against various “rules” regarding luggage which seem to make no sense. For instance, last week I traveled from California to Oregon via...

An example packing list for the Camino de Santiago 2

An example packing list for the Camino de Santiago

One of our members in our forum has posted his entire packing list for his upcoming Camino de Santiago. Although each pilgrim is different, it might give you an idea of what you should bring with...

What is the ideal size of the backpack for the Camino de Santiago? 8

What is the ideal size of the backpack for the Camino de Santiago?

The question was: I plan to go shopping this weekend but am unsure of what SIZE a backpack to purchase? Read what our veteran pilgrims say about a good backpack size for the Camino...