packing list for el camino de santiago 2018

Packing list for El Camino de Santiago – September – October 2018

It’s recommended that you carry no more than 10% of your body weight.  For me, that means I should carry a maximum of 15 lb.  At this moment (August 24), my pack weights in at 16 lb, and that doesn’t include food or water.  So I’ll be looking to eliminate stuff (hopefully about 2lb) before I leave.

Waist pack:

  1. Passport
  2. Credit Card
  3. Debit Card
  4. Cash
  5. Pilgrim Credencial
  6. Train ticket to Hendaye / Beilari Res. / Orisson Res. / Plane ticket

In little over-the shoulder bag:

  1. Small point and shoot camera
  2. Phone & earbuds
  3. Lip balm
  4. Glasses
  5. Small note pad
  6. Pen

In backpack: 16lb as of 8/23/18 (I should elimate 2lb before I leave!)

  1. REI Osprey backpack 36 liter (3.3 lb.) with scallop shell patch sewn on (& sprayed with Permethrin against bed bugs)
  2. Sleeping bag – Helio Sak 55 degrees (Regular) & stuff sack (sprayed with Permethrin) – 750g
  3. 2 liter big zip Platypus (water bladder)
  4. Rain poncho – 245g
  5. Fleece layer – 212 g
  6. Small headlamp (Black Diamond Spot 300 lumens – 90g
  7. XL Microfiber camp towel – 270g / L Towel – 122g / M towel – 57g
    • Microfiber face cloth ??
  8. Electronics
    • Converter
    • iPhone charger
    • FitBit charger
    • Camera battery charger
    • Extra camera card
  9. Foot / blister / knee kit – 357g
    • 2 rolls of Rock tape – 158g / minus one roll = 79 g
    • Needle and thread
    • Iodine tincture 41g
    • Toe caps 4g
    • Tape – 10g
    • Moleskin
    • Vaseline – 63g
    • Scholl’s rubber pads for ball of foot x2 – 23g
    • Scholl’s blister cushions – 17g
    • Visco gel moleskin protective padding x2 – 14g
    • Achilles tendon blister pads – 13g
  10. First Aid kit – 108g
    • Arnica Cream
    • Bandaids, bandages, antiseptic wipes
  11. Prescription & OTC medications
    • Diclofenac
    • Ibuprofen
  12. Books & journals – 640g
    • John Brierly’s A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago 15 2017 with covers and extra pages torn out
    • Journal
    • Pens
    • Extra glasses
    • Hotel info for Braga (write in journal)
  13. Small hanging toiletries bag (Liquids in clear plastic bag for airport security) – 494 g
    • Wilderness wash Sea to Summit (shampoo & soap) (travel size)
    • Breathe Right Nasal Strips – yes, I’m one of the dreaded snorers!
    • Nail clippers
    • Sunscreen
    • Toothpaste (travel size)
    • Dental floss (travel size)
    • Small pliers to adjust hiking poles ??
    • Toothbrush
    • Razor
    • Ear plugs
  14. Shirts
    • Short-sleeve button up shirt – 157g
    • Long-sleeve knit top – 174g
    • Short-sleeve t-shirt – 113g (doubles as sleeping shirt)

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      shirts

  15. Hiking pants
    • Prana Capri leggings – 265g
    • LL Bean hiking Shorts – 146g
    • Under Armor Sleeping shorts – 123 g

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      pants

  16. Underwear – 2 pr. – 66g
  17. Bra – 1 – 78g
  18. Wool hiking socks – 2 pairs – 89g / 1 pair – _____g
    • Iniji socks – 1 pair – 52g
  19. Teva sandals – 1 pair – 497g – switch to lighter weight sandals from Japan (299g) ??
  20. Hat – 64g ??
  21. Buff multipurpose cloth (headband or washcloth) – 37g
  22. Extra bandanna
  23. Whistle (to scare away dogs or for emergency)
  24. Clothes washing supplies – 122 g
    • Laundry soap
    • small clothesline
    • safety pins
    • clothes pins
  25. Scallop shell – 44g
  26. Rock to leave along the way – FAITH – 60g ??
  27. Extra glasses
  28. Plastic bag for food storage – 55g
    • Bandana (tablecloth)
    • Combo spoon/fork/knife
  29. Toilet paper roll small crushed without cardboard
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    All the stuff spread out

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my 16-lb pack

To wear:

  1. Hiking pants with roll-up legs – 236g
  2. Long sleeve hiking shirt with roll-up arms – 166g
  3. Underwear – 29g
  4. Bra – 105g
  5. Wool Hiking socks – 58g
  6. Keen Targhee women’s hiking boots (broken in at least 100 miles) – mine have so far 255 miles on them

In box to check-in at airport

  1. Leki Hiking poles with cork grip
  2. Leki Rubber walking tips
  3. Pocket knife