What do you do about food and drink on long stages?

Tortilla Española, Camino de Santiago

The question was:

How do others cope with the lack of food and drink places on many of the Caminos?
Having just walked from Toulouse, where there seems to be even more villages without shops or bars than there are in Spain, and I know there are many in Spain, I found I was carrying food and drink for the day, emergency supplies in case there was no food in the evening, supplies to cope with Sundays and Mondays!! It was only when I stopped that I realised how heavy my food bag had become. Does anyone have some secret coping mechanism? how do others manage?

Read the conversation on food and drinks on the Camino de Santiago here.

Bottled water, tap water, river water – What is best on the Camino de Santiago?

Water bottle on the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

probably a silly question but here goes…
I presume there are plenty of places to buy water on the camino?
But…
what is the tap water like?
What is the river water like?
what are the best tablets to dose water (if suspect) with?

Read all the good advice on Water on the Camino de Santiago here.

What type and size water bottle to take on the Camino de Santiago?

Water bottle on the Camino de Santiago
Water bottle on the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

I want to know what type of water bottle I should be buying and what size?

Will any particular made bottles (e.g. aluminium) have a funny taste?

Any recommendations for something that is very eco-friendly?

Read all the good Water bottle advice on the Camino de Santiago.