Techno Geek’s Guide to the Camino
Much of this Forum’s questions are related to various technology issues that pilgrims want to address prior to leaving on their Camino. I have tried to capture as much of the information from various people’s posts to pull together a single location for information that will be a primer for future pilgrims to turn to. It should be a FAQ for the technically inclined.
May I caveat this first by stating that most people go on the Caminos to get away for their current lifestyle and a part of that is usually our inherent dependence on technology. One must keep this in mind when they travel with other pilgrims and be discrete and conscientious in the use of anything that can become an annoyance. Loud Ipod music or constantly beeping phones does not make for a good pilgrim experience.
Having said that, let’s look at some key reasons you may want to have technology with you on the Camino and some of the suggested solutions. The emphasis is on weight, cost, and functionality.