The Camino Packing List…
I think most first time Camino Pilgrims agonise a bit over their packing list. I certainly did!
The advice from experienced Pilgrims on this great forum was invaluable: Camino de Santiago Community
Only take what is essential. Try to take things that have a dual purpose. Take ‘light weight’ versions of things. You will feel every extra kilogram over the journey!
I made the mistake of rushing out to buy things too early and ended up with a lot of equipment that I didn’t need or that was not appropriate.
But I’m happy with what I have now. Though I still expect to ‘ditch’ a few things in the early days if they don’t work out to be essential.
Here’s my final list…. No sleeping bag, as I don’t plan to use Albergues (communal hostel type accommodation)
I should explain….
FSO = From the Skin Out. The total weight being carried including clothing that I am wearing. Thank you Doug Fitz for explaining this…
It’s generally recommended to keep pack weight below 10% of body weight, so at 5.9% I think I’ll be OK. Lighter than most ….