When we tell people we are doing the Camino and we will carry all our belongs on our back for 4-5 weeks, the next comment usually is how do you pack for that?!
So here it is, an outline of what will go into our backpack for our upcoming adventure
2 T-shirts (1 short, 1 long sleeved), plus the one I will wear
1 Trouser, 1 leggings plus my hiking shorts
1 Fleece or sweatshirt
1 Rain jacket
1 Swimsuit (we will be walking along coastal Portugal for part of the way)
1 Wrap (doubles as a towel, bedsheet, robe on the way to the shower, picnic blanket)
2 Buffs/adventure bands (doubles a sweat band, eye mask, sun protector, pillow cover)
1 Quick dry towel
Sandals* & hiking boots*
Sleeping bag liner
Sunglasses & reading glasses….yes it has gotten to that stage now!
Ear plugs…believe me that will be first into the bag!
Toiletries (all travel size, including wipes, bug spray, sunscreen)
Small first aid kit (including plasters, ibuprofen, antihistamine cream)
Foot care kit* (including plasters, competed, nappy cream – best thing ever for blister protection, I never leave home without it!)
Nappy pins & carabeeners for all sorts of uses
Diary, pen* & guide book* (the bible)
Tupperware, cutlery, can opener* and a sharp knife*
Technology (trying to keep it to the minimum – phone*, charger* & headphones)
Small day bag ( handy for going out in the evenings to carry all my bits)
Passport*, pilgrim passport & shell
Money belt*, credit cards* & cash* etc.
Water container*, we like the camelback style
Other things that will be added will be water, food and snacks
Total approximate weight: 7.5 kgs or 16.5lbs (excluding water)
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