Camino de Santiago gentle packing checklist 2021 – all seasons – STINGY NOMADS

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The Camino de Santiago is a life-changing expertise for many, we all know many individuals that had been planning this pilgrimage for years, making ready, studying, coaching. To ensure you get pleasure from it, take the precise gear, don’t overload your backpack, have comfy sneakers that you would be able to stroll in for days, and so forth.

We realized this throughout our personal painful expertise. We’ve accomplished a number of completely different Caminos de Santiago routes. In whole, within the 2018/2020 Camino season, we walked over 3500 km throughout Spain, Portugal, and France following completely different Camino routes. We’re planning to proceed our Camino saga within the nearest future.

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Our accomplished Camino de Santiago routes

  • Portuguese Camino from Lisbon – Could 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 Inglés – Could 2019
  • Camino Francés – September 2019

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We’re skilled hikers and stroll rather a lot within the mountains with a lot heavier backpacks, earlier than our first Camino we thought it was tremendous simple to stroll from albergue to albergue with a lightweight backpack, carrying solely garments, with many eating places, and low retailers on the best way.

After the primary week on the Portuguese Camino our ft had been destroyed, we each had big blisters, principally, our ft had been only one large blister! All as a result of we didn’t have correct mountain climbing sneakers and determined to stroll lengthy distances. Within the first 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 to start with, let your physique get used to it, and don’t observe any person’s itinerary if it’s too powerful for you, stroll shorter days, relaxation, keep longer and also you’ll benefit from the Camino de Santiago far more.

We walked the Caminos in numerous seasons all through one 12 months (we on function 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 will not be your regular hike within the wild the place you will have to hold tenting gear and meals which is an efficient factor because it’s doable to pack gentle. Each night time pilgrims keep at albergues, no tent and tenting mat is required, all you want or we’d suggest bringing with is a sleeping bag. In our expertise the 2 most essential issues to have on the Camino are a cushty backpack and a pair of fine mountain climbing sneakers – these two you’ll use each day and if even one among them doesn’t match effectively or uncomfortable it may fully spoil your Camino.

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Paperwork to take with on the Camino

A passport or an ID for European residents – you’ll want it for checking in to albergues and lodges.

The Credential (Camino passport), a small paper e-book together with your identify the place you accumulate stamps from albergues, lodges, church buildings, eating places, and so forth. alongside the best way. You will get a Credential at a Camino de Santiago workplace in your nation or at albergues/cathedrals or church buildings on the Camino. You want the Credential to remain at public albergues (the place solely pilgrims are allowed to remain) and to get your Compostela in Santiago.

The Compostela is a certificates that pilgrims get for finishing any route of the Camino de Santiago. With a view to get it, it’s a must to stroll a minimum of the final 100 km to Santiago.

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Camino de Santiago important gear

Backpack

I walked with a 40L backpack it was greater than sufficient particularly in the event you’re not planning on carrying a laptop computer as I did. Campbell walked with a 50L backpack however could be completely positive with a 40L pack. Keep in mind, the larger backpack you get the extra pointless stuff you’ll slot in. Should you stroll in summer season you may get away with a smaller 30-35L backpack.

For mountain climbing in winter or late fall/early spring if you want hotter garments a 40-45L backpack for women and men will likely be sufficiently big. Make certain your backpack has a rain cowl or purchase a separate one it’s all the time nice to have it particularly in the event you stroll low season.

On the Camino routes, there are a number of firms that provide a door-to-door baggage supply service. Correos, Camino Facil, and Pilbeo are the three important firms that provide baggage transfers on completely different Camino de Santiago routes. It really works very simple; you permit your backpack within the morning on the reception of your albergue/lodge they decide it up and drive to your subsequent lodging place. The service prices 5-6 Euro per backpack per stage.

Should you’re planning to make use of this service on the Camino you’ll be able to convey a giant backpack or perhaps a suitcase and stroll with a day pack carrying solely valuables, water, and snacks. Make certain your daypack is comfy for lengthy strolling and has padded straps, and pickets to suit a water bottle. Osprey Talon 22 Males’s Mountain climbing Backpack and even smaller Osprey Daylite 13L Daypack are nice choices for a day pack.

Urged backpacks for ladies

Four backpacks for women to walk the Camino de Santiago. Two 40L backpacks, one 30L pack and one 13L daypack
Backpacks for ladies for strolling the Camino.

Urged backpacks for males

Four backpacks for walking the Camino; A 50L Osprey, a 44L Osprey, a 30L Deuter and a 22L Osprey
Mountain climbing backpacks for males for strolling the Camino

Mountain climbing sneakers

Don’t underestimate the significance of mountain climbing sneakers, in the long run, you’ll spend more often than not strolling in them. We’d suggest 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 ft) simply gained’t make it. We tried on the Portuguese Camino to stroll in our trainers. They had been very comfy to start with however after a few days of strolling on cobblestones and asphalt, our ft had been destroyed.

For very popular climate mountain climbing sandals generally is a good different to the boots. Fashionable mountain climbing sneakers often have good air flow however typically it simply will get too scorching and it’s good to placed on sandals for some time.

Should 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.

Urged mountain climbing sneakers for ladies

The final 5 Camino routes and a few mountain climbing routes in Nepal I walked in Salomon Ellipse 2. They’re comfy and light-weight. Precisely what I needed a pair of sneakers that may be worn for each strolling the Camino and mountain climbing within the mountains. My ft acquired moist a few instances once we acquired a pouring rain with robust wind on the Northern Camino and the Camino Finisterre.  It occurred partly as a result of I wasn’t sporting gaiters the water from my pants ran down into the sneakers. I didn’t get any blisters though the sneakers had been new and I hadn’t worn them earlier than. This mannequin is a bit slim when you’ve got vast ft they may be too tight. 

For strolling the Camino low season when it rains rather a lot and on some routes, you’ll be able to even get snow I can suggest Salomon X Extremely 3 GTX boots. These sneakers are wonderful for tougher mountain climbing routes and strolling in unhealthy climate circumstances. I’ve carried out Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek in them and for hours walked in deep snow and my ft stayed heat and dry.

Suggested hiking shoes for women for walking the Camino
Girls mountain climbing sneakers for strolling the Camino

Urged mountain climbing sneakers for males

Campbell’s walked 4 Camin routes and a number of other mountain climbing routes in Canada in his Salomon X Extremely mountain climbing sneakers. These sneakers are an amazing choice; gentle, sturdy, comparatively waterproof, comfy, have grip. For strolling low season when you may get a whole lot of rain and occasional snow a high-cut mannequin may be a greater choice.

Campbell identical to me purchased a brand new pair of waterproof mountain climbing boots Salomon Extremely 3 Mid GTX for trekking within the mountains. He hasn’t carried out any Camino in them but however for mountain climbing in heavy rain and thru snow and dirt these boots are wonderful. They’re very comfy and light-weight, keep dry for hours and maintain your ft heat particularly in the event you put on merino wool socks.

Recommended shoes for men for the Camino de Santiago. Keen hiking sandals, Salomon shoes, Merrel shoes and Salomon GTX hiking boots
Males mountain climbing sneakers for strolling the Camino

Sleeping bag

In our expertise, most albergues present blankets however often, with out covers, I desire to make use of my very own sleeping bag, and if it’s actually chilly I take advantage of a blanket over it. A lightweight sleeping bag with a consolation temperature restrict +12°C/55°F will likely be adequate.

Should you stroll the Camino in summer season (July, August) when it will get fairly scorching, as a substitute of a sleeping bag you’ll be able to pack a silk liner. We walked a few Caminos in June and typically it was too scorching at night time for utilizing a sleeping bag. Should you get chilly you’ll be able to all the time use a blanket over your liner. 

Should you’re not planning to remain at lodges (personal rooms) as a substitute of albergues you don’t want to hold a sleeping bag, all lodges and guesthouses present blankets and bedding.

Trekking poles

We often use trekking poles once we go trekking within the Andes or in the Himalayas. For strolling the Camino we don’t take poles however I do know many pilgrims use them. Trekking poles are nice when you’ve got knee or hip issues, shin splint, and so forth. They assist rather a lot to scale back stress on joints. For some Caminos with many ascents and descents e.g. the Camino Primitivo or some elements of the French Camino (strolling over the Pyrenees), the poles will likely be very useful.

Fast-dry towel

This merchandise we all the time take once we go touring. Fast-dry towels are very gentle, pack small, dry fast (as you’ll be able to guess from the identify), sturdy, and are available many alternative colours. We’d recommend marking your towel with initials or an image at some albergues with many individuals I spent a while making an attempt to determine which towel on the washing line was mine.

Water bottle

We undoubtedly desire carrying a water bottle over a water bladder. A bottle matches in a aspect pocket, it’s simple to take it out and refill, even when it leaks it gained’t make every thing inside your backpack moist. We like utilizing water bladders on day hikes although. Faucet water in Spain and Portugal is drinkable we often don’t use any filters. I didn’t drink faucet water within the Meseta a part of the Camino Frances as I’d heard from different pilgrims that that they had abdomen issues there from ingesting faucet water. When you’ve got a delicate abdomen, pack a water filter for the Camino.

Headlamp

Having a headlamp on the Camino is kind of helpful. In albergues lights are often turned off fairly early if you wish to learn or discover one thing in your backpack you should use a lamp. Within the morning if you wish to go away early whereas others are nonetheless asleep it’s fairly useful as effectively. You should utilize your telephone as effectively but it surely’s extra comfy to put on a lamp than to stroll or pack holding a telephone in your hand.

Neck again

We advise having a neck bag or a water-proof pouch the place you’ll be able to maintain your paperwork, telephone, cash, and bank cards. At all times take it with if you go away an albergue, most albergues don’t have lockers. Don’t be too careless we’ve heard some tales from different pilgrims whose cash and even Credentials left unattended disappeared. We’ve got by no means had any points however all the time attempt to watch out with useful objects.

8 important objects to pack for the Camino stroll

Eight essential gear items to pack for the Camino walk
Important issues to pack for the Camino de Santiago

Miscellaneous objects to pack for the Camino

You’ll be positive in the event you don’t pack any of this stuff however they’ll make your journey simpler and extra comfy. Should you’re like me and moderately below pack than overpack, don’t fear in the event you want any of those on the Camino it’s very possible you’ll be capable to purchase it alongside the best way.

Swiss knife

We all the time take our Swiss knife once we go mountain climbing, street tripping, or simply touring. Often, it’s tough to discover a sharp knife in albergues we all the time used our knife for reducing, opening cans in addition to for opening packs slicing when having lunch on the best way. Keep in mind in the event you use a funds airline and your ticket contains solely hand baggage you’ll be able to’t pack a knife.

Energy adapter

In Spain and Portugal like in most European nations, energy sockets are Kind C. Should you’re coming from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, or another nations outdoors Europe you’ll in all probability want an adapter that can be utilized as a multi-plug as effectively.

Earplugs

You’ll very prone to get a minimum of on loud night breathing individual each night time staying at albergues so earplugs will likely be fairly helpful.  

Stuff sack

You should utilize a stuff sack for higher organizing your backpack particularly if it has just one compartment and is prime loaded – it’s simple to take a stuff sack out and put it again. You should utilize it as effectively to separate your soiled and clear garments.

Small padlock

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

Washing pegs

Some albergues have washing machines (typically even have dryers), some solely basins and washing traces. There are by no means sufficient washing pegs. You should utilize pegs to hold some moist stuff out of your backpack as effectively. They’re fairly helpful in the event you carry a pack of espresso, oats, and so forth. for maintaining it to closed.

Journey clothesline

You possibly can convey your personal journey clothesline from a twisted wire that doesn’t want pegs. You might be put it up anyplace – it has suction cups on each ends. Many locations have washing traces however there are by no means sufficient washing pegs as a substitute

Stitching equipment

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 equipment, it’s small and light-weight, in a small plastic shell.

Mattress bug spray

We had been fairly fortunate and had mattress bugs solely at 3 albergues out of lots of we’ve stayed. Should you stroll a busy Camino route within the peak season and keep at albergues you may get mattress bugs. We haven’t used mattress bug spray ourselves however noticed folks utilizing it. It’s not a 100% assure however it’s going to assist to maintain them away.

Eye masks for sleeping

In case you wish to go to mattress whereas lights are nonetheless on or wish to sleep within the afternoon an eye masks will likely be helpful.

Stingy Nomads at Cape Muxia looking at the church and the sea
Stingy Nomads at Cape Muxia, the top of the Camino Finisterre-Fuxia early November. We acquired a whole lot of rain on this route and had been very pleased we packed our rain jackets.

Garments to pack for the Camino de Santiago

Camino outfit for ladies

Mountain climbing garments

Rain jacket 

We’d recommend having one. In northern Spain (particularly in Galicia), it rains rather a lot all year long. Should you stroll in July or August the probabilities of rain are smaller you may get away with a rain poncho, it’s small, gentle and can defend you and your backpack from any rain. For the remainder of the 12 months, a rain jacket is a helpful factor to have.

We walked the Portuguese Camino in Could and didn’t have a whole lot of rain however on the Coastal Route it was fairly windy we had been glad we had our jackets. I used my rain jacket and a poncho rather a lot on the Camino Primitivo in June and on the Camino del Norte in October.  

Trekking pants

I desire mountain climbing in yoga pants, they’re comfy and light-weight, stretch rather a lot, dry fast and pack small. I all the time pack two pairs of pants: one pair of stretchy pants and one pair of regular mountain climbing pants. For summer season you’ll be able to pack one pair of lengthy pants and a pair of mountain climbing shorts or knee pants although I desire strolling in lengthy pants even in summer season for solar safety.

Mountain climbing shirt

Relying on what you like to put on for mountain climbing it may be a mountain climbing shirt or a working T-shirt. I don’t like shirts for the Camino I often pack two working T-shirts; one with lengthy sleeves and one short-sleeve. For strolling in summer season you in all probability gained’t want a long-sleeve one, moderately pack two short-sleeve T-shirts. I wouldn’t suggest strolling in a prime even when it’s scorching. At all times be sure your shoulders and neck are lined or put suncream in any other case you’ll get unhealthy sunburns.

Fleece

It’s all the time good to have a tender and heat fleece. Even in summer season in the event you begin strolling actually early within the morning it may be a bit chilly. We often put on fleeces after mountain climbing once we exit for dinner or drinks within the night.

Mountain climbing socks

For an extended stroll just like the Camino, it’s crucial to have good sturdy socks that defend ft and stop blisters. Our first Camino we walked in regular socks and acquired unhealthy blisters. From many skilled hikers we heard about merino wool socks which can be nice for strolling; comfy, tender, assist to stop blisters, dry fast, don’t take up odors, and simple to scrub. We determined to offer it a attempt to since then we’ve been strolling and mountain climbing solely in merino wool socks – no blisters, no sticky socks, no itching. 

Cap/hat

For the summer season season, it’s a must-pack merchandise. A lot of the Camino routes undergo open areas with none shade, you’ll have to defend your head from the solar. I don’t like hats and like sporting a cap it’s extra comfy for me.

Headwear or buff

For some additional solar safety on your neck pack a buff. It’s a multi-use merchandise you should use it to cowl your neck, face, head, to place your hair up, and so forth.

Sun shades

For strolling the Camino in summer season you’ll undoubtedly want sun shades. You possibly can put on your informal pair or purchase a pair of sun shades for outside actions.

Girls’s mountain climbing garments for the Camino packing checklist

Recommended outfit for women for walking the Camino
Mountain climbing outfit for ladies to pack for strolling the Camino de Santiago

Underwear and garments for altering

I’d suggest sports activities bras over regular bras – they’re undoubtedly extra comfy for mountain climbing. I often pack two pairs of working bras and three or 4 pairs of panties. I wash my underwear and socks each day, it doesn’t take lengthy and it dries fast.

I all the time pack a cotton T-shirt and shorts for sleeping and altering after a bathe. For summer season shorts are one for sleeping however for the low season, I’d suggest packing lengthy sleeping pants.

In case you exit for dinner or a drink. You are able to do with out it however I’ personally like sporting a distinct outfit now and again. I often pack a cool T-shirt and a pair of shorts or a easy summer season gown. If we stroll in colder months I don’t convey any additional garments it takes an excessive amount of house.

Extremely beneficial to take a pair of flip flops to put on in albergues, your ft need to relaxation from sporting mountain climbing boots all day. In summer season you’ll be able to put on them outdoors as effectively it’s too scorching to stroll round in sneakers.

Garments for ladies to pack for the Camino

Extra clothes for women to pack for the Camino
Additional clothes objects for ladies so as to add to your Camino packing checklist

Camino outfit for males

Mountain climbing garments

Rain jacket

Campbell often packs his rain jacket for the Camino. Within the scorching summer season months, you may get away with out it however I’d nonetheless suggest bringing a rain poncho and a rain cowl on your backpack.

Trekking pants

I’d undoubtedly suggest packing trekking pants for the Camino. A pair of quick-dry gentle pants will work nice. For summer season you’ll be able to convey a pair or lengthy trekking pants and a pair of mountain climbing shorts or as an choice to purchase a pair of convertible pants with zip-off legs.

Mountain climbing shirts

Campbell often wears Columbia mountain climbing shirts or working T-shirts on the Camino. mountain climbing. They’re nice; gentle, comfy, respiration, dry very fast, and simple to scrub. Pack two shirts otherwise you’ll need to do laundry each day.

Fleece jacket

It’s good to have a tender fleece to put on in albergues or in the event you exit within the night. We often pack our fleece for the Camino. For summer season, Campbell brings a fleece vest for low season a long-sleeve one.

Mountain climbing socks

Similar to me, Campbell wears merino wool socks for long-distance strolling and mountain climbing. He purchased his first pair simply earlier than we walked the Camino del Norte and since then has been strolling solely in merino wool socks. He often packs two pairs of socks. There are a lot of nice issues about them; final lengthy, forestall blisters, maintain your ft heat and dry, don’t get smelly even after two full days of strolling.

Headwear

For strolling in summer season a cap or a hat is a must have merchandise on the Camino. Carrying a hat works higher for solar safety because it covers your neck as effectively. Campbell prefers sporting a cap over a hat, to guard his neck he wears a buff. Sun shades is one other essential factor so as to add to your Camino packing checklist.

Males’s mountain climbing garments for the Camino

A suggested hiking outfit for a man for walking the Camio
Mountain climbing garments for males to pack for the Camino de Santiago

Underwear and garments for altering

Underwear

Pack 2-3 pairs of underwear for the Camino. Most albergues have washing basins and washing traces you’ll be able to wash your underwear and socks each day if it’s obligatory.

Garments for sleeping

Should you’re planning to remain in albergues with many different folks I’d recommend bringing a cushty sleeping outfit. A pair of sunshine cotton shorts and a vest will work simply positive.

Additional garments for altering

Should you’re planning to stroll one of many coastal routes in summer season, undoubtedly pack a pair of boardshorts. On the Camino del Norte and on the Portuguese Coastal Route there have been many good seashores nice for swimming and chilling.

Campbell often packs one informal T-shirt that he wears once we exit or after the bathe. It’s optionally available, if you wish to carry as little stuff as doable you may get away with out an additional T-shirt.

Flip flops is a good factor to pack for the Camino. It’s a tremendous feeling when after an extended day of strolling you are taking off your mountain climbing sneakers and placed on flip flops. They’re nice to have for sporting in albergues, on the seashore and out of doors in summer season.

Males’s clothes objects for the Camino packing checklist

Men's extra clothes and underwear to pack for the Camino de Santiago
Males’s underwear and garments for altering to pack for the Camino

Heat garments to pack for strolling the Camino low season 

Should you enterprise to stroll the Camino in winter you’ll undoubtedly want some additional heat garments which suggests your backpack being fuller and heavier.

Fleece mountain climbing pants

For strolling in colder months or in winter it’s good to have a pair of thicker mountain climbing pants with fleece inside (males’s choice). For additional heat, you’ll be able to all the time put thermal pants beneath.

Sensible wool shirt

If strolling in chilly months a merino wool mountain climbing shirt (males’s mannequin) will likely be an amazing merchandise to pack for the Camino. It’s gentle and skinny might be worn below a fleece if it’s actually chilly. It retains your physique heat, doesn’t take up odors, and simple to scrub and dry.

Thermals

Very useful to have a thermal shirt and pants (males’s mannequin) for the chilly season you should use it for each, sleeping and, if it will get actually chilly, for sporting it below your mountain climbing garments. In winter you’ll be able to put on them for sleeping. We by no means pack it for summer season and there was no want even on boring and wet days it wasn’t that chilly.

An ideal merchandise to have for sleeping and sporting after the bathe is one toe socks that you would be able to put on with flip flops. It’s not obligatory for summer season however good to have for colder months. 

Gaiters

We didn’t pack gaiters and did remorse it on the Camino Finisterre in November. It rained very robust and rather a lot, we didn’t have waterproof mountain climbing pants, and as soon as our pants acquired moist water ran down into the sneakers. For strolling the Camino the low season, gaiters will likely be very helpful. Should you stroll in winter and get caught within the snow, gaiters will work as effectively.

Gloves

Don’t pack thick gloves, a pair of skinny fleece gloves will likely be positive even when it will get chilly it’s unlikely it’ll go far under 0°C/32°F through the day.

Beanie

In fall/winter you’ll undoubtedly want a beanie, mornings and evenings are fairly chilly.

Campbell & doña Rosa standing next to a small white house in rural Portugal
Campbell is his summer season Camino outfit with our wonderful hospitalera on the Portuguese Camino in Could

Electronics to tackle the Camino

It’s all as much as you to determine whether or not to make your backpack heavier by packing a giant digital camera with lenses or maintain it gentle and take images with a telephone or a GoPro. Ultimately, the Camino is about private expertise and it’s your alternative of what sort of expertise you wish to have. 

Smartphone

In all probability probably the most helpful machine you’ll be able to pack for the Camino. You should utilize it for navigation, utilizing Camino apps, taking images and movies, utilizing social media, listening to music or audiobooks, alarm, and so forth. Whichever to purchase Samsung or iPhone is as much as you, I, personally desire Android.

GoPro

We used to stroll carrying our large mirror digital camera however the high quality of the footage with it wasn’t adequate for making YouTube movies. We determined to purchase a brand new GoPro HERO8. Since then we’ve been utilizing it for taking movies and even images. It’s very small, gentle, waterproof, and simple to make use of. On the final couple of Caminos, we had our GoPro and telephones no digital camera in any respect. and are pleased with One other cool and small factor that may assist to seize your Camino. It’s very simple to do enhancing with the free GoPro Quik app simply join your GoPro to your telephone and in 10 minutes you’ll get an superior video with music.

GPS watch

I acquired my first Garmin Fenix watch as a gift from Campbell 2 years in the past and since then I’ve been utilizing it rather a lot once we go mountain climbing, strolling, working, or simply coaching within the fitness center. It’s wonderful how a lot data you may get from it: distances, velocity, elevations, energy, coronary heart fee, restoration time, maps, and so forth. The watch works nice for any exercise; mountain climbing, working, biking, swimming, browsing, and so forth. We cherished my watch a lot that determined to purchase one for Campbell as effectively. Now we each have it.

Digital camera

Should you like pictures and aren’t happy with the standard of the telephone and GoPro images then a small digital digital camera like Olympus OM-D is a good choice. It takes actually good images, okay movies, and it’s small and light-weight.

Kindle

Campbell all the time packs his Kindle once we go touring or mountain climbing. It’s an amazing factor to have on the Camino particularly in the event you’re strolling alone. Within the evenings you’ll have loads of time to learn. It’s not all the time simple to discover a e-book in your language (except it’s Spanish).

With the Kindle, you’ll be able to obtain as many books as you need. I’d recommend shopping for a Kindle Paperwhite on this case you gained’t want additional gentle for studying in the dead of night. Should you learn rather a lot it may be value becoming a member of Amazon Kindle limitless program to get free entry to lots of of hundreds of Ebooks and audiobooks.

Energy financial institution

We packed an influence financial institution for the primary two Caminos however by no means used it. Except you will have a drone or take a whole lot of images and movies it’s not obligatory to hold it. There are electrical energy and energy retailers in all albergues, eating places or cafes alongside the best way.

Toiletries

Toiletries to pack for the Camino de Santiago

First help equipment & medication

You stroll previous a number of pharmacies each day we had been all the time capable of purchase some medication or plasters on the best way. If you should purchase one thing with a prescription you’ll be able to ask your physician again house to ship it to you by way of e-mail and print it someplace. We’ve by no means had issues shopping for medication this fashion in Spain or Portugal. Typically if we didn’t have a printed prescription we might ship it to the pharmacy’s e-mail.

First Help equipment – you should buy a ready-made equipment, take out some pointless stuff and add no matter additional you want. This equipment has plasters, bandages, a security pin, scissors, even a mini stitching equipment, and lots of different helpful objects. 

Good plasters (toe plasters) are one thing you’ll undoubtedly want on the Camino. Tip! When you’ve got spots in your ft the place you often get blisters, attempt to forestall them by placing in some vaseline and a plaster. If you have already got blisters you should use Compeed blister plasters, particular plasters that you would be able to put in your blisters. It reduces the ache and protects in opposition to rubbing. There are particular blister prevention patches for sneakers as effectively. We’ve by no means used them (as I discussed above merino wool socks work nice for us) however the evaluations are fairly good.

  • Alcohol pads for disinfection.
  • Imodium – in case you will have some abdomen issues.
  • Anti-inflammatory – to scale back muscular ache, swelling, e.g. Ibuprofen.
  • Aspirin – in case you get chilly or flu.

Books and information books for the Camino

Right here you will discover information books for various Camino routes in addition to some Camino associated books that you just may get pleasure from studying earlier than or through the stroll.

Really helpful Camino apps

  • Camino Pilgrim – Frances. A private scheduler for the Camino Frances. Free. Out there for Android
  • Camino de Santiago companion (Camino Frances). Free. Out there for Android and iPhone.
  • Free Camino de Santiago Information (Camino Frances). Free. Out there for Android & iPhone
  • Camino de Santiago Information (Camino Frances & Camino Finisterre-Muxia). US$3. Out there for Android and iPhone.
  • Approach of St.James (Buen Camino), contains Camino Frances, Camino del Norte, Camino Primitivo, Camino Portuguese from Porto, Camino Ingles, Camino de Invierno, Camino Sanabres, Camino Finisterre-Muxia. Free. Out there for Android and iPhone.
  • Maps.me an offline navigation map that has many mountain climbing and strolling routes everywhere in the world. Free. Out there for Android and iPhone.

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