Camino 6 days to go: Wearing, Carrying and Packing List

Packing List:

The following is my original packing list, what I will leave Australia with and what I intend to get in Europe while walking Camino de Santiago:

Backpack:

  1. Osprey Kestral 48 litres

Backpack – Hanging off backpack:

  1. Lock – small combination style
  2. Socks 3 of 3 – Thick merino / wool combination – hanging off backpack using safety pins

Backpack – Top lock – Zipper outside / easy accessible

  1. Snacks and food – purchase along the way
  2. Spork (in zip-lock bag)

Backpack – Top lock – Zipper outside below and behind towards back

Zip-lock bag containing:

  1. Phone charger with European connector
  2. USB / firewire cable

Zip-lock bag containing:

  1. Clothesline
  2. Safety pins
  3. Sink plug

Backpack – Top lock – Zipper inside

  1. First Aid Kit containing:
    1. Alcohol wipes
    2. Antiacid (for minor stomach issues)
    3. Band aid (variety of sizes)
    4. Betadine (antiseptics wet wipes)
    5. Compeed for blisters (variety of sizes)
    6. Ibuphorin / neurofen (for headaches)
    7. Maxalon (for major stomach issues)
    8. Needle (to pop blisters, double as sewing needle)

Zip-lock bag containing:

  1. Shoe laces
  2. Duct tape around a pencil

Backpack – Front left and right pockets on lower straps

  1. Glasses cover – long distance glasses
  2. Glasses cover – reading glasses

Backpack – Side open pockets

  1. Plastic water bottle 1 – 500ml – 1l (buy, use, refill / reuse, discard)
  2. Plastic bottle 2 – 500ml

Backpack – Back open mesh pocket

  1. Book: “A pilgrims guide to the Camino de Santiago / The Way of St James” by John Brierley, 2014 edition
  2. Hand sanitizer (small bottle)
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Hat – Australian fisherman’s hat (when not wearing it)
  5. Knee support * 2 (1 for each knee) (when not wearing them)

Backpack – Mid compartment, hidden, going upwards

  1. Documents – paper copies in a plastic sleeve (in addition to online soft copies)
  2. Zip-lock bag with zip-lock bags (spares)

Backpack – Left side when wearing backpack

  1. Poncho
  2. Gloves for dry weather (old bicycle gloves)
  3. Gloves for wet weather (shell, can be used on top of dry weather gloves)

Backpack – Right side when wearing backpack

  1. Thongs / flip-flops – for bathroom visits – in thick plastic bag that double as valuable valuables storage in showers

Backpack – Bottom compartment

  1. Daypack – folded and in a cover – for shopping, day pack, flight carry on luggage
  1. Half roll of toilet paper (in a zip-lock bag) – The banos in Spain apparently do occasionally run out of toilet paper

Backpack – Inside compartment

  1. Shoes – non hiking – Sketchers (in a zip-lock bag)

Dry bag 1 of 4: Bathroom (blue) – 4 items

  1. Towel 1 of 2 – small for general drying
  2. Towel 2 of 2 – micro towel for feet only
  3. Undies 2 of 3 – Exefficio quick drying
  4. Washbag in 3 sections – which contains

Top:

  1. Foot scraper
  2. Foot balm

Middle:

  1. Hand and face cream (in a zip-lock bag)
  2. Shampoo small bottle (in a zip-lock bag) (doubles as washing powder)
  3. Soap (in a small plastic container)

Bottom:

  1. Comb – small plastic
  2. Cotton buds – a few
  3. Dental floss
  4. Razor blade
  5. Small scissors – for nails
  6. Toothbrush
  7. Toothpaste

Dry bag 2 of 4: Warm / extra layers (red) – 4 items

  1. Base layer – Black thermal shirt
  2. Mid layer – Anaconda green wilderness jumper
  3. Outer layer – Marmot wind and water proof soft shell jacket
  4. Scarf

Dry bag 3 of 4: Clean / extra clothes (red) – 5 items

  1. Pants 2 of 2 – Mont Non Zip off long pants
  2. Shirt 2 of 2 – LL Bean hiking shirt, long sleeves
  3. Socks 2 of 3 – Thick merino / wool combination
  4. Undies 3 of 3 – Exefficio quick drying
  5. Leggings – for presumably cold days and nights

Dry bag 4 of 4: Sleeping (orange) – 5 items

  1. Sleeping bag – Sea to Summit Traveller TR1 Large
  2. Liner – for use inside sleeping bag – brings comfortable temperature down to around +6 degrees
  3. Shirt – short sleeved – for sleeping (although these were discarded early on in Bayonne)
  4. Shorts – for sleeping (although these were discarded early on in Bayonne)

Zip-lock bag containing:

  1. Tablets for high blood pressure in a small plastic bottle – need to take 1 per day
  2. Ear plug 2 * 2
  3. Teeth plate – a must have as I am a teeth clencher (in a yellow plastic cover)
  4. Lip balm 2 of 2 (inside that yellow plastic cover)

Wearing List:

The following is a list of minimum wear, supplemented with items from backpack as required:

  1. Boots – Mammut Cirrus GTX Basefit – size 47 1/3 (normal 45.5 as feet will swell and using thick socks)
  2. Pants 1 of 2 – Mont Non Zip off long pants
  3. Shirt 1 of 2 – LL Bean hiking shirt, long sleeves
  4. Socks 1 of 3 – Thick merino / wool combination
  5. Undies 1 of 3 – Exefficio quick drying
  6. Watch – cheap digital time teller

Carrying List:

The following is a list of what I will carry, in pockets or hidden away on my body:

  1. Safety pouch
  2. Passport Australian
  3. Wallet 1 – money and ATM debit card
  4. Wallet 2 – money and purchases credit card
  5. Purse – coins and some notes
  6. Suncorp dongle – for Internet bank transactions
  7. Smart phone – iPhone 6
  8. Lip balm 1 of 2
  9. Notebook
  10. Pen
  11. Earbuds – for listening to music
  12. Credential del Peregrino – the Camino passport

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