My Camino Packing List

I searched long and hard for the perfect Camino packing list. In the end, the best advice I got was from a Facebook friend of mine @HelenZee who walked the Camino in 2014. I believe that advice is always best served when you actually know what you’re doing, so since Helen has experienced the joy and tribulations of the Camino first hand I figured she’d be the perfect source.

Here’s my Camino packing list:

  • 34 l Deuter backpack
  • 2 long hiking pants – which also roll up to 3/4
  • 3 merino t-shirts
  • 1 long sleeve merino top
  • 3 pairs of merino socks
  • 3 pairs of undies (I ordered Exofficio undies from Amazon, but they never made it to France so now I’m forced to walk with my normal undies)
  • 3 sports bras
  • 1 Goose down jacket
  • 1 rain jacket
  • 1 silk liner
  • 1 pair of Ecco walking shoes
  • 1 pair of Keen walking sandals
  • 1 pair of light(ish) trekking poles
  • 1 very cheap pair of flip flops (for the auberges + grotty showers)
  • 1 quick-dry towel
  • Limited bathroom supplies (toothbrush in holder with pincer, ear buds, shavers, toothpaste, comb, bar of soap, hair wash, face cream, doe, vaseline, sun cream, coconut oil)
  • First Aid pack
  • My 11 inch MacBook Air + charger
  • My Moleskine diary (can’t function without that)
  • iPhone charger + plug, blue power pack + cable, iPod + charger cable)
  • Wet wipes
  • BIG safety pins
  • Light pair of gloves (for cool mornings)
  • Long poncho
  • blue silky shawl
  • Merino beanie (for cool mornings)
  • Sunhat
  • Tissues
  • Platypus 1 l water bottle (foldable) with drinking tube

This list is not 100% confirmed yet until we actually pack for real and I will post a few pics once that happens.

Update; be sure to checkout The Essential What to Pack For The Camino de Santiago Guide which is where we show you exactly what we had in our backpacks.

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