Packing Light for the Camino-Only10 Pounds!

This list is from a Camino training provided by Anita Baroldi, who has walked 5 times in the last few years.

Don’t “carry your fears” in your backpack. Plan for the best case scenario and pack light. You can easily buy anything you need along the way.

Pack items in same category into small bags-REI Eagle Creek.

Bed & Bath

Bath towel-REI-Ultralite Mini Towel

Sleeping Bag/Cocoon Travel Sheet

Clothing-mostly synthetic for layering-it dries quickly

Travel dress for evening or sleeping-light weight fabric

2 tank tops (with built in bra) /2 light weight shirts-REI Hardwear

2 Shorts/capris/zipper pants

Socks-REI no seams-Seirus for cold and wet weather

3 pairs SmartWool anklets

Wind-breaker-Houdini It folds into a pocket.

Jacket-Patagonia

Footwear

Boots-Merrel   Many people don’t like the heaviness of boots and prefer TEVAs

Flip flops for shower

TEVA or Croc sandals

Gear

Backpack-Osprey Talon 22 liter, rain cover

Hat-bucket hat/waterproof baseball cap

Headlamp

Money belt or pouches-to carry cell phone, money, passport-Amphipod

Walking poles with cork handles, some like springs

Toiletries

Advil/Ibuprofen

Bedbug Spray

Concentrated soap

Earplugs

First aid kit-moleskin, toe gel caps, antibiotic ointment-pharmacies have   everything

Safety pins

Sunscreen

1 roll toilet paper-remove tube

Travel size shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brush

Vaseline in tube-some recommend rubbing into feet at start of day to prevent blisters

Other recommendations

Adaptor plug

Smart Phone-serves as your camera, address book, flashlight, calculator, alarm clock, dictionary, guide book. . .

SIM card-buy there for local calls

One-way ticket-not much extra cost and gives flexibility

Fly into Madrid/Barcelona/Paris

Travel Insurance

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