The Big Question – What to Pack?
An objective camino packing list is the best way of assuring your fullest enjoyment of the Camino. This is only my opinion what to pack, drawing from personal experience.
This guide will cover hiking only in the relatively ”warm” months of the year.
So, if you pack right – that is going to make your life 100 times easier on the Camino, like I enjoyed my Camino.
- 2 T-shirts (preferably not a cotton one, and to dry quick)
- 2 pairs of undies (you wont be needing more, trust me)
- A hoodie, shorts
- Needle and a thread – this will help you in case of blisters (which you will probably get)
- SLEEPING BAG – 100% necessary(you dont know where you will be sleeping)
- Sunscreen – 100%, if you dont want to have hell on earth during the Camino, because it can get real hot during summer.
- Toiletries – dont overexaggerate, you can get most of the stuff during the way in small villages
- Sandals for evenings – after 7-8h of walking you will need something comfy to slip in.
- Plastic bags – to put your stuff to protect it from rain, you don’t want your toilet paper roll to get wet..
- Head torch / Phone’s flash – for walking early in the mornings when it’s still dark.
- Preferably a pocket knife with a corkscrew (you don’t know when you will need to open a wine bottle)
- Rain gear (you will get rain inevitably somewhere on the way)
- HAT (Sun protection, because in summer, it could get really hot)
- Money belt ( It’s really useful so you dont have to keep money in the bag, instead it’s really close to you all the time)
- Guide book of sorts (for guiding you thought the Camino and making decisions)
- WATER BOTTLES (that’s a MUST, can’t stay dehydrated on the way)
There are more things you could add to your backpack, but if the backpack is going to be too heavy, your’e just not going to enjoy the walk instead you will focus on the back pain..
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