Things I packed for my Camino:


  1. Prana hiking pants
  2. Athletic shorts
  3. Swiftwick hiking socks
  4. REI light hiking socks
  5. Wigwam light hiking socks
  6. Patagonia Capilene 2 L/S 1/4 zip shirt
  7. Patagonia Capilene 3 L/S shirt
  8. REI Sahara L/S shirt
  9. REI Lightweight Base Layer bottoms
  10. Cap
  11.  Blue jeans
  12. 2 Pair of Exofficio boxers
  13. Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
  14. REI Rain Jacket
  15. REI Rain Pants


  1. Pair of Lowa Renegade II Mid Hiking boots
  2. Pair of Z/2 Unaweep Chacos


  1. Osprey 50L Pack
  2. REI Flash 18 pack
  3. REI Sleeping Bag (45 deg.)
  4. John Brierley Guide to the Camino
  5. First Aid Kit (band aids, alcohol wipes, Neosporin, Dayquil, Nyquil, Excedrin, etc…)
  6. Small waterproof bag (for electronics)
  7. Waterproof compression bag (for clothes)
  8. Large REI Ultra Light Towel
  9. REI 1L water bottle


  1. Passport
  2. Passport Neck Wallet
  3. Photocopy of Passport
  4. Photocopy of Passport
  5. Photocopy of Driver’s License
  6. Driver’s License
  7. Credit Card
  8. Check Card
  9. 1 Book (The Great Gatsby)
  10. 6 Protein bars


  1. Toothbrush
  2. Tube of toothpaste
  3. Travel bottle of shampoo
  4. Travel bottle of body wash
  5. Comb


  1. iPhone
  2. Sony Cybershot Camera (with spare battery and memory stick)
  3. Steripen (emits a UV light which kills bacteria and viruses in water)

Things I bought on the trail:

  1. Tube of toothpaste
  2. Travel size bottle of shampoo/bodywash
  3. Snacks
  4. S/S hiking shirt
  5. Pilgrim Passport
  6. Pilgrim shell
  7. Small writing journal

Things I wish I’d left at home:

  1. Camera- I used my camera for the first week until I realized it was much easier to use my iPhone, which was always in my pocket and more easily accessible than my camera.
  2. Shampoo- It would have been more efficient to just carry a body wash/shampoo in one kinda deal.
  3. Steripen- I didn’t really trust the fountains along the trail, but I did use the water from the albergues and convents I stayed in.
  4. Blue Jeans-I’m most comfortable in blue jeans, but I should have left these at home or left something else to accommodate for the weight.  I ended up mailing these to myself in Santiago so I wouldn’t have to carry them any more.
  5. Patagonia Capilene 3 L/S shirt- I already had 1 Capilene 2 shirt with me.  Layering would have been more efficient and would have made my pack lighter.

One thought on “Gear

    wisemonkeysabroad said:
    February 14, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Interesting list – as we prepare, we have already got a few of these things. We might need to compile a list of our own 🙂

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