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Camino de Santiago mild packing listing 2019 – all seasons

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Caminos de SantiagoThe Camino de Santiago is a life-changing experience for many, we all know many individuals that have been planning this pilgrimage for years, getting ready, studying, coaching. To be sure to take pleasure in it, take the best gear, don’t overload your backpack, have snug sneakers which you could stroll in for days, and so on. We discovered this throughout our personal painful experience. We’ve walked six totally different Caminos de Santiago routes thus far; Camino Portugués from Lisbon,  Camino Primitivo, Camino del Nort, Camino Finisterre-Muxia, Camino Inglés and Through de la Plata (214 km from Seville to Mérida). In whole, within the 2018/2019 Camino season, we’ve walked 2430km on totally different Camino routes. Subsequent yr we’re planning to proceed our Camino saga and to stroll the Camino Francés and to complete the Through de la Plata.

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We’re skilled hikers and stroll loads within the mountains with a lot heavier backpacks, earlier than our first Camino we thought it was tremendous straightforward to stroll from albergue to albergue with a lightweight backpack, carrying solely garments, eating places and occasional retailers on the way in which. After a primary week on the Portuguese Camino our toes have been destroyed, we each had large blisters, mainly, our toes have been only one massive blister! all as a result of we didn’t have climbing sneakers and determined to stroll in our path trainers. I need to say that on the primary 4 days we walked greater than 140km right here after we determined to decelerate and even had a break day in Fatima. Don’t make the identical mistake, take your time particularly at first, let your physique to get used to it and don’t comply with someone’s itinerary if it’s too robust for you, stroll shorter days, relaxation, keep longer and also you’ll benefit from the Camino de Santiago way more.

Our accomplished Caminos de Santiago routes

    • Portuguese Camino from Lisbon – Might 2018
  • Camino Primitivo – June 2018
  • Camino del Norte – October 2018
  • Camino Finisterre & Muxía – November 2018
  • Through de la Plata (214 km from Seville to Mérida) – April 2019
  • Camino Ingles – Might 2019

We walked the Caminos in numerous seasons all through one yr (we on goal skipped the excessive season – July and August, as we don’t like crowds), on this publish you’ll discover packing ideas for various climate and seasons.

The Camino de Santiago just isn’t your regular hike within the wild the place it’s a must to carry tenting gear and meals which is an efficient factor because it’s attainable to pack mild. Each evening pilgrims keep at albergues, no tent and tenting mat is required, all you want or we’d advocate bringing with is a sleeping bag. In our experience the 2 most essential things to have on the Camino are a cushty backpack and a pair of fine climbing sneakers – these two you’ll use daily and if even considered one of them doesn’t match good or uncomfortable it may utterly spoil your Camino.

Journey insurance coverage for the Camino

Strolling like some other out of doors exercise includes a threat of getting an damage or shedding among the gear. It’s at all times beneficial to have journey insurance coverage once you go away. The Camino de Santiago just isn’t an exclusion although it’s not a excessive altitude wild hike by distant areas it’s nonetheless a bodily difficult experience and accidents are fairly frequent. Make sure that it is possible for you to to get medical help any time you want. It’s fairly helpful to have insurance coverage in case of a gear or machine break/loss you possibly can at all times declare it again. It makes the stroll much less irritating when you already know you’re lined in case of any unpredictable emergencies. Let your insurance coverage firm fear about you and your stuff when you take pleasure in strolling the Camino.  

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Paperwork

There’s not a lot you want for the Camino.

Passport/ID for European residents.

Credential (Camino passport) – a small ebook that confirms you’re a pilgrim the place you accumulate stamps from albergues you keep in (some bars and eating places have stamps as properly). You want it to start with to have the ability to keep in albergues and second to get the Compostela – a certificates about finishing the Camino de Santiago. Observe! To get it a pilgrim should stroll greater than 100km on the Camino. You should buy a credential at your regional Camino de Santiago workplace, some cathedrals on the Camino routes promote them as properly. In case you don’t discover it, we noticed some pilgrims that for some reason couldn’t get a credential strolling with a spreadsheet (A4 format) the place they have been accumulating stamps.

Camino de Santiago gear

Backpack

I walked with a 40L backpack it was sufficient particularly in the event you’re not going to pack a laptop computer as I did. Campbell walked with a 50L backpack which was sufficiently big although he had our mirror digital camera with two lenses in a digital camera bag packed inside as properly. Keep in mind, the larger backpack you get the extra pointless stuff you’ll slot in. For climbing in winter or late fall/early spring once you want hotter garments we’d advocate a 50L backpack for women and men. It’s attainable to stroll solely with a day pack in the event you organize a supply to your baggage from albergue to albergue, it prices between four and 5 Euro per backpack per day. On this case, a small 20L backpack can be greater than sufficient. Make sure that your backpack has a rain cowl if not purchase a separate one. 

Backpacks for girls

| Deuter Aircontact Lite 50Osprey Farpoint 55 | Osprey Farpoint 40 |  Excessive Sierra Summit 40 |

Backpacks for males

| Osprey Farpoint 55 | Excessive Sierra Tech 55Osprey Fairview 40 | Deuter Futura Professional 40 |

Neck again

We advise to have a neck bag the place you possibly can put your helpful stuff and take it with each time you permit an albergue, most municipal albergues don’t have lockers. Don’t be too careless although it’s a pilgrimage someone can steal your cash in the event you go away it unattended. We didn’t have any points however heard just a few tales about stolen cash. As an possibility you possibly can take a pouch it’s small, waterproof (will maintain your passport, cash, and credential clear and dry). I don’t assume it’s essential to put on it when you’re strolling except you’re planning to go away your backpack unattended for some time however once you exit of albergues you possibly can take your valuables with. For the interval of strolling, you possibly can simply put it into your backpack.

Sleeping bag

In our experience a lot of the albergues had blankets however it’s simply nicer to have your individual sleeping bag. These blankets with out linen don’t look very interesting I imagine you should utilize them for some further heat in winter over your sleeping bag. A lightweight sleeping bag with consolation temperature restrict +12°C/50°F can be sufficient except you stroll in chilly months than it’s higher to have a bit hotter sleeping bag that goes to +5°C consolation. From my winter experience in Spain (primarily in Barcelona, Madrid, and Valencia) a lot of the locations don’t have any type of heating and it will get fairly chilly at evening, I at all times slept with a number of blankets. After our upcoming Camino del Norte pilgrimage in October-November, we’ll replace you extra on temperature.

Trekking poles

We aren’t used to strolling with them in any respect however I do know for folks with knee or hip issues they assist loads to cut back stress on joints. For some Caminos e.g. Camino Primitivo with many ascends and descends, we’d positively advocate taking trekking poles.

Fast-dry towel

This merchandise we at all times take with on all our travels. Fast dry towels are very mild, pack small, dry fast (as you possibly can guess from the title), sturdy and are available in many various colours. We’d counsel marking your towel with initials, footage or one thing like that, at some albergues with many individuals I spent a while attempting to determine which towel on the washing line was mine.

Water bottle

We positively want a water bottle over a water bladder, as a result of it suits properly in a aspect pocket, straightforward to take out and refill, even when it leaks it gained’t make something inside your backpack moist. Faucet water in each Spain and Portugal is drinkable we didn’t use any purification or filters. I do know a few of you like utilizing a bladder for climbing because it’s simpler to drink out of it. We tried a few instances climbing with bladders however it didn’t work out properly, to start with, as a result of in contrast to a water bottle it’s a must to match bladder inside your backpack it takes further area, plus it would leak and all you might have inside will get moist. 

Headlamp

In albergues lights are normally turned off fairly early and if you wish to learn, unpack or discover one thing in your backpack a headlamp may be very helpful. Identical within the morning if you wish to begin strolling actually early you’ll should dress and pack in the dead of night.

Swiss knife

We at all times take it with on hikes, highway journeys and simply touring. Normally, it’s troublesome to discover a sharp knife in albergues we at all times used our Swiss knife for slicing, opening cans in addition to for opening packs slicing when having lunch on the way in which. Observe! Don’t neglect in the event you fly solely with hand baggage no knives can be allowed. 

Energy adapter

In Spain and Portugal, they use Euro Plug retailers in the event you’re coming from the US, UK, Australia, Canada or another nations outdoors Europe you’ll want an adapter that can be utilized as a multi-plug as properly.

Earplugs

You’ll very prone to get no less than on loud night breathing individual each evening staying at albergues so earplugs can be fairly helpful.  

Campbell on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago in May
Campbell with our wonderful host on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago in Might.

Helpful extras

You’ll be positive in the event you don’t pack any or a few of these things however they may make your journey simpler and extra snug.

Silk liner/sleeping sack

As an possibility as a substitute of sleeping bag for strolling the Camino within the hottest months, you possibly can pack a silk liner to make use of it for sleeping if it’s actually scorching at evening. We did have a few nights like that on the Portuguese Camino in the event you get chilly you possibly can at all times use a blanket. 

Stuff sack

You need to use a compression stuff sack to start with for higher organizing your backpack particularly if it has just one compartment and is high loaded – it’s straightforward to take a stuff sack out and put it again. Second, if you wish to separate your soiled and clear garments it’ll be fairly helpful as properly. As an possibility, you should purchase a mesh stuff sack for a similar goal. Plus, compression sack might be squeezed your garments will take much less area in your backpack.

Padlock

Some albergues have lockers however don’t have locks if you wish to retailer your valuables in there convey your individual padlock.

Washing pegs

Some albergues have washing machines (some even drying machines), some solely basins and washing strains although there are by no means sufficient pegs. Plus you should utilize pegs to hold some moist stuff out of your backpack whereas strolling.  

Journey clothesline

One other choice to convey a journey clothesline from twisted wire it doesn’t want pegs and might be put up anyplace – it has suction cups on each ends.

Stitching package

We didn’t have one and by no means actually wanted it however in the event you prefer to be prepared for “simply in case” take a small journey stitching package, it’s small and light-weight, in a small plastic shell.

Mattress bug spray

We have been fairly fortunate and didn’t have mattress bugs anyplace we stayed however in the event you stroll a busy Camino in excessive season you may get them in some albergues. We haven’t used mattress bug spray simply noticed folks utilizing it, it’s not a 100% assure however it is going to assist maintain them away.

Plastic spork

Typically there aren’t sufficient utensils or if you wish to have lunch someplace on the way in which will probably be helpful to have a spork or plastic fork and spoon.

Eye masks for sleeping

In case you wish to go to mattress whereas lights are nonetheless on or wish to sleep within the afternoon a watch masks can be helpful.

Pocket book and a pen

Take a pocket book in case you wish to make some notes, write down names of locations or some helpful Spanish/Portuguese phrases.

Advised gear for Camino de Santiago

| Sleeping bagSilk liner  | Backpack | Stuff sackEnergy adapter | Pouch | Trekking poles | Water bottle | Towel | Swiss knife HeadlampSpork | Padlock  | Stitching package | Earplugs | Eye masks Journey clothesline | Pocket bookMattress bug spray |

Garments for the Camino

Mountain climbing sneakers

Don’t underestimate the significance of climbing sneakers, ultimately, you’ll spend more often than not strolling in them. We’d advocate strolling the Camino, particularly in the event you’re planning to stroll an extended distance, in correct boots not in trainers or sneakers – they (or your toes) simply gained’t make it. We tried on the Portuguese Camino to stroll in our trainers that have been very snug at first and never too scorching however it destroyed our toes within the first couple of days. For extremely popular climate climbing sandals generally is a good different to the boots. Trendy climbing sneakers normally have good air flow however typically it simply will get too scorching and it’s good to placed on sandals for some time. Observe! Put on socks with sandals barefoot within the warmth you’ll get blisters instantly. I simply received for myself a brand new pair of Salomon Ellipse 2 climbing sneakers; snug and light-weight. Precisely what I needed a pair of sneakers that may be worn for each highway strolling and climbing within the mountains – a compromise between two. I’ve walked the Camino del Norte and Camino Finisterre in them (about 1000km in whole) and so they labored nice, my toes received moist thrice once we received a horrible storm with sturdy wind,  it occurred partly as a result of I wasn’t carrying gaiters so the water from my pants ran down into the sneakers. I didn’t get any blisters although the sneakers have been new and I’d worn them earlier than little or no. This mannequin is a bit slender when you’ve got vast toes they may be too tight.  Different related choices to have a look at – KEEN Targhee II and Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof or a bit cheaper mannequin – Columbia Dakota Drifter.

Mountain climbing sneakers for girls

Mountain climbing sneakers for males

For strolling within the heat season – Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof or Salomon X Extremely Prime are good choices for you; sturdy, waterproof, snug, have a very good grip. For strolling in winter one of many high-cut fashions may be a greater possibility – KEEN Targhee II Waterproof or extra price range – Columbia Granite Ridge. When you purchase a brand new pair put on them earlier than you go on a hike even tremendous high quality new sneakers may trigger blisters. It’s not possible you’ll stroll within the snow on the Camino even in winter however it may occur.

Socks

For an extended stroll just like the Camino, it’s essential to have good sturdy socks that defend toes and forestall blisters. Our first Camino we walked in regular socks and did get blisters. From many skilled pilgrims we heard about merino wool socks which might be nice for strolling; snug, delicate, assist to stop blisters, dry fast, don’t take up odors and straightforward to clean. We determined to present it a attempt to subsequent Camino walked in these socks, they labored nice, no blisters, no itching or hurting. 

Rain jacket 

We’d counsel having one, in the event you stroll in July or August possibilities of rain are fairly small, although in Galicia it may rain any time. For different months rain jacket is a helpful factor to have. We walked The Portuguese Camino in Might and didn’t have loads of rain however on the Coastal Route it was fairly windy typically we have been glad we had our jackets. We used our rain jackets and ponchos loads in June, on the Camino Primitivo it rained virtually all the way in which in each Asturias and Galicia. When you’re going to hike in winter, take heat water and windproof jacket. 

Rain poncho

When you’re going to stroll in scorching months (July, August) you may not want a jacket in any respect. As an possibility you possibly can take a rain poncho – it’s small, mild and can defend you and your backpack from any rain. I like ponchos with sleeves that include a backpack pocket no want to fret about your stuff getting moist.

Advised summer time garments for girls

| Rain jacketFleeceWorking T-shirt Working T-shirt | Yoga pants | Knee climbing pantsRain poncho | Denims shorts | Pajama shorts | Pajama T-shirtSports activities bras | Panties | Socks | Cap | Sun shades | Mountain climbing sneakers | Flip flops |

Trekking pants

I want climbing in yoga pants, they’re snug and light-weight, stretch loads, dry fast and pack small. For summer time I’d counsel taking one pair of lengthy pants and a pair of climbing shorts or knee pants although I normally stroll in lengthy pants for solar safety even when it’s scorching. For strolling in colder months or in winter a pair of thicker climbing pants with fleece inside can be positive, for further heat you possibly can at all times put thermal pants beneath. For males – for summer time skinny climbing pants that convert into shorts, for winter thicker climbing pants with fleece.

Mountain climbing shirts

For girls – relying on what you like to put on for climbing it may be a climbing shirt or a working T-shirt. I don’t like shirts I packed two working T-shirts; one with lengthy sleeves and one with brief. For strolling in July and August you in all probability gained’t want an extended sleeve one, quite pack two brief sleeve T-shirts. I wouldn’t advocate, even when it’s extremely popular, to stroll in a high – be sure that your shoulders and neck are lined or put suncream in any other case you’ll get dangerous sunburns. For males – Campbell at all times hikes in Columbia shirts, they’re nice; mild, snug, respiration, dry very fast and straightforward to clean. Pack two shirts otherwise you’ll should do laundry daily.

Fleece

All the time good to have a fleece even in summer time, most individuals begin strolling early morning when it’s normally nonetheless fairly chilly. We wore fleeces on each our Caminos; in Might on the Portuguese Camino and in June on the Primitivo however largely after climbing once we went out for dinner or drinks.

Advised summer time climbing garments for males

| Rain jacketMountain climbing shirt | Mountain climbing T-shirtMountain climbing pants | Rain poncho | Board shortsPajama T-shirt | Pajama shortsBoxer shortsBuff | Mountain climbing beltHatSun shades | Socks | Mountain climbing sneakers Flip flops |

Sleeping garments

For summer time I’d counsel to take a cotton T-shirt and shorts for sleeping and altering after bathe for girls. For males cotton shorts and a vest/T-shirt. For winter you should utilize a thermal shirt and pants for sleeping for girls and lengthy fleece pants and a thermal shirt for males. An awesome merchandise to have for sleeping and carrying after the bathe is one toe socks that may be worn with flip flops. It’s not needed for summer time however good to have for colder months. 

Additional garments to vary

In case you exit for dinner or a drink. It’s elective; for summer time I packed one T-shirt and a pair of shorts. A very good different for guys are board shorts, you possibly can put on them as a change and for swimming (in the event you stroll one of many coastal Caminos). For winter we didn’t take any extras like heat garments take an excessive amount of area.

Alya on the Camino del Norte in October
Alya on the Camino del Norte originally of October, carrying lengthy trekking pants, shirt, fleece, cap, and Salomon sneakers.

Underwear

For girls. I’d advocate sports activities bras over regular bras – they’re positively extra snug for climbing. Pack three-four pairs of panties, identical with boxer shorts. On each Caminos, we had a washer no less than in each third albergue (besides the a part of Camino Portugues from Lisbon to Porto the place services, normally, are poorer than to the opposite routes), plus many albergues have drying machines as properly, we virtually by no means did hand washing.

Flip flops

Extremely beneficial to take a pair of flip flops to put on in albergues, your toes should relaxation from carrying heavy climbing boots all day. In summer time you possibly can put on them outdoors as properly it’s too scorching to stroll round in sneakers.

Advised spring/fall garments for girls

| Rain jacketFleeceWorking shirt Working T-shirt | Mountain climbing pants | Yoga pantsRain poncho | Pajama pants | Pajama T-shirtSports activities bras | Panties | Socks | Cap | Sun shades | Mountain climbing sneakers | Flip flops |

Cap or hat

For summer time season it’s vital merchandise, a lot of the routes undergo open areas with out shade, you have to some solar safety to your head. I want carrying a cap it’s extra snug for me. Campbell at all times hikes in a hat which is best for solar safety because it covers a much bigger space.

Swimming costume

When you stroll one of many routes alongside the coast in summer time, take a swimming costume or bikini. Plus there are scorching springs or thermal baths as properly on some Caminos.

Headwear or buff

For some further solar safety take a buff. Campbell was carrying it on the Portuguese Camino virtually on a regular basis. It’s a multi-use merchandise you should utilize it to cowl your neck, face, head, and so on.

Sun shades

For summer time positively, pack sun shades although on some Caminos e.g. Primitivo in June we didn’t get many possibilities to put on them.

Advised spring/fall garments for males

| Rain jacketFleece | Mountain climbing shirts | Mountain climbing pants | Mountain climbing pantsRain poncho | Pajama T-shirt | Pajama shortsBoxer shorts | CapBuff Mountain climbing belt  |  Sun shades | Socks | Mountain climbing sneakers Flip flops |

Winter addition 

When you enterprise to stroll the Camino in winter you’ll positively want some further heat garments so put together to your backpack being fuller and heavier. When you stroll shoulder season; early spring or late fall pack extra heat gadgets like for winter it’s very probably you’ll want it. 

Good wool shirt

For strolling in chilly months a merino wool climbing shirt can be nice; it’s mild and skinny, might be worn beneath a fleece if it’s actually chilly, retains your physique heat, doesn’t take up odors and straightforward to clean and dry.

Thermals

Very helpful to have thermal shirt and pants for the chilly season you should utilize it for each, sleeping and, if it will get actually chilly, for carrying it beneath your climbing garments. We didn’t take it for summer time and there was no want even on uninteresting and wet days it wasn’t that chilly. We each have packed thermal underwear for strolling Camino del Norte in October with an thought to put on it primarily for sleeping. 

Gaiters

We didn’t pack them and did remorse about it once we have been strolling the Camino Finisterre in November, it rained very sturdy and loads, we didn’t have waterproof climbing pants and as soon as our pants received moist water began working down into the sneakers. For the low season, gaiters can be fairly helpful. A few of our fellow pilgrims tried to make them out of plastic baggage however with a powerful wind, it didn’t work in any respect. When you stroll the Camino in winter and get caught within the snow (it occurred to our mates that walked the Primitive Means in late October) gaiters will work as properly.

Gloves

Don’t pack thick gloves only a pair of fleece gloves can be positive even when it will get chilly it’s unlikely it’ll go far beneath 0°C/32°F throughout the day.

Beanie

Identical as with gloves take a beanie for chilly days.

Advised winter garments for girls 

| Heat jacketFleeceWorking shirt Merino wool shirt | Mountain climbing pants | Fleece climbing pantsRain poncho | Gaiters | Thermal underwear | Sports activities bras | One toe socksPantiesSocks | Gloves | Beanie | Mountain climbing sneakers | Flip flops |

Advised winter garments for males

| Heat jacketFleece | Merino wool shirt | Mountain climbing shirt | Mountain climbing pants  | Fleece climbing pants | Rain poncho | Fleece pants Thermal high Boxer shorts | Beanie | Gloves | Socks | One toe socks | Gaiters | Mountain climbing belt | Mountain climbing sneakers Flip flops |

Devices and units

It’s all as much as you to resolve whether or not to make your backpack heavier by packing a giant digital camera with lenses or maintain it mild and take photographs with a cellphone or possibly pack a GoPro for taking movies. Ultimately, the Camino is about private experience and it’s your selection what sort of experience you wish to have. 

Smartphone

Most likely essentially the most helpful machine you possibly can tackle the Camino you should utilize it for navigation, Camino apps, taking photographs, utilizing social media, listening to music or audiobooks, alarm, and so on. Don’t learn about you however we want Samsung over iPhone. I lately purchased a brand new cellphone Samsung Galaxy S9 and fairly pleased with it.

Digital camera

When you nonetheless don’t belief the standard of your cellphone photographs take a digital digital camera like Olympus OM-D, it takes good photographs and okay video, plus it’s small and light-weight. We at all times take our Canon 80D with however the one reason we do it as a result of we’re bloggers if it wasn’t for that we wouldn’t even think about taking this massive digital camera with two lenses.

GoPro

One other cool and small factor that may assist to seize your Camino. We simply purchased a brand new GoPro Hero 6 and are fairly impressed with the standard of the footage although we used it largely underwater. Even the photographs are fairly good. When you’ve got a smartphone and a GoPro no must pack a digital camera as properly. It’s very straightforward to do modifying with free GoPro Quik app simply join the GoPro to your cellphone and in 10 minutes you’ll get an superior video with music. Simply a few months after we purchased it they launched GoPro Hero7.  In order for you a price range different test AKASO EK7000 it may be not as nice as GoPro however prices lower than half.

All of the movies on this publish have been taken with GoPro Hero6. Right here is one other instance of the footage we took with it on the Camino del Norte.

Kindle

Campbell’s finest pal, he at all times packs it once we go touring. It’s an important factor to have on the Camino, in weeks of strolling you’ll have time to learn a number of books and it’s not at all times straightforward to discover a ebook in a language you already know simply obtain a few books and it’s final your for the entire approach. I’d counsel shopping for Kindle Paperwhite on this case you gained’t want further mild to learn in the dead of night. When you learn loads it may be value becoming a member of Kindle limitless program by Amazon you get entry to lots of of hundreds of Ebooks and audiobooks with it.

Energy financial institution

We had one however by no means used it, there are electrical energy and energy retailers in all albergues, eating places or cafes on the way in which, no want to hold an influence financial institution however I do know some folks at all times take it with.

| Canon digital camera | Olympus digital cameraGoPro Hero7 BlackKindle | SmartphoneGPS Watch | Energy financial institution | Earphones |

Toiletries

  • Rest room paper (by no means wanted)

| Toiletry bag Razor | Silicone journey bottles | Silicone cream jars | Small manicure set | three in 1 Cleaning soap | Cleaning soap case |

First help package

You stroll previous a number of pharmacies daily we have been at all times in a position to purchase some drugs or plasters on the way in which. Observe! If it’s good to purchase one thing with a prescription you possibly can ask your physician again dwelling to ship it to you through e-mail and print it someplace, we by no means had an issue of shopping for drugs this manner in Spain or Portugal. Typically if we didn’t have a printed prescription we may ship it to the pharmacy’s e-mail.

    • First Support package – you should purchase a prepared made package and take out some pointless stuff and add one thing else. This package has plasters, bandages, security pin, scissors, even a mini stitching package, and plenty of different gadgets. 
    • Plasters – one thing you’ll positively want for the Camino. Tip! When you’ve got spots in your toes the place you normally get blisters, attempt to forestall them by first placing some vaseline on it after which plaster. If you have already got blister you should utilize Compeed – a particular plaster which you could placed on blisters, it reduces the ache and protects towards rubbing. There are particular blister prevention patches for sneakers as properly. We’ve by no means used them however the evaluations are fairly good.
    • Antiseptic/iodine.
    • Vaseline – you should utilize it for blister prevention put it each morning in your toes (some areas) earlier than you begin strolling. It’ll assist to cut back chafing.
  • Imodium – in case you might have some abdomen issues, we by no means had any points in Portugal or Spain.
  • Anti-inflammatory – to cut back muscular ache, swelling, e.g. Ibuprofen.
  • Aspirin – in case you get chilly or flu.

| First Support Equipment | Blister Patches | Compeed | Vaseline | Imodium | Ibuprofen | Aspirin |

Beneficial Camino apps

  • Clever Pilgrim
  • Buen Camino
  • Trek Proper
  • Maps.me

Books and information books

We listed right here information books for various Caminos, plus some associated to Camino de Santiago books.

    • The Northern Caminos (Camino del Norte, Camino Primitivo, Camino Ingles, and Finisterre) by Dave Whitson. Paperback and Kindle.

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