What should I carry in my backpack to make the way to Santiago?

Depending on the time of the year we will carry more things or less, but here we give you a basic list of how to prepare a good backpack

Unwritten Rules

Of everything you think you'll need, leave half. The end in the Camino We have stores in all cities, it is not necessary to carry the house with you. If an unforeseen event arises, you go to a store and that's it.

La backpack is very important , in general with a backpack of 40 liters we will have more than enough. Always look for a backpack that is comfortableand that adapt to our body. Important today the backpacks have sex, that is, there are designed for the contour of the body of man and woman. If we have to buy a new backpack we can find very good products from 60 euros.

The norm of an 10%. If possible, your backpack should never exceed the 10% of your weight.

The obligatory (clothes)

  • Footwear: Along with the backpack the two most important things for a pilgrim. We must wear shoes that we find comfortable. If we have to buy it new it is convenient to buy it a month before and go using it at home and for walks.
  • Shorts-Shorts : like new shoes, they could cause chafing and force us to go very uncomfortable or in extreme cases to have to leave the Camino. Today's sports shorts come in handy as the materials are very light and dry very quickly. In winter we should not use this type of clothing.
  • Jersey or sweatshirt: a warm sweater for those cold days, which in turn does not weigh much since we will have to carry the rest of the time.
  • Long pants : This may be a mountain, since on cold days and in the mornings we may feel like walking with long pants until the sun begins to warm.
  • Technical socks : are socks that have no seams and are ready to run or mountain. They come very well to avoid blisters
  • Underwear : Although this is very personal, more than 3 games will be charged for loading. Remember that normally we will wash the clothes used that day.

The essential (not clothes)

  • Flip flops: for the shower and you can take others for a walk in the afternoon.
  • Personal hygiene: toothbrush, paste, soap, deodorant, etc.
  • Sleeping bag: important to consider the time of year.
  • Towel: We recommend carrying one of these small synthetic towels that dry very quickly and weigh and take up very little space.
  • Lantern : to use at the lodge and some mornings for the early risers
  • Solar protection : mostly in summer.
  • Detergent : We will wash the clothes in the shelters, in some they have a machine but usually we will do it by hand.
  • Clothespins and safety pins : to hang clothes in hostels and also during the day of our backpack.
  • Pillowcase.
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Documentation: a waterproof case is recommended to put all our documents.
  • Pilgrim's credential.
  • Swimsuit (for summer)
  • Cap-hat-visor

The first aid kit

It is always advisable to carry a small first aid kit. We recommend the following:

  • Disinfectant: betadine
  • Suero : eye drops boats to clean wounds.
  • Gauze
  • Needles
  • Tape
  • Compeed
  • Vaseline
  • Analgesics
  • Small scissors
  • Strips

This is a guide

Depending on the time of the year we will carry more things or less, but here we give you a basic list of how to prepare a good backpack

Of everything you think you'll need, leave half. The end in the Camino We have stores in all cities, it is not necessary to carry the house with you. If an unforeseen event arises, you go to a store and that's it.

La backpack is very important , in general with a backpack of 40 liters we will have more than enough. Always look for a backpack that is comfortableand that adapt to our body. Important today the backpacks have sex, that is, there are designed for the contour of the body of man and woman. If we have to buy a new backpack we can find very good products from 60 euros.

The norm of an 10%. If possible, your backpack should never exceed the 10% of your weight.

  • Footwear: Along with the backpack the two most important things for a pilgrim. We must wear shoes that we find comfortable. If we have to buy it new it is convenient to buy it a month before and go using it at home and for walks.
  • Shorts-Shorts : like new shoes, they could cause chafing and force us to go very uncomfortable or in extreme cases to have to leave the Camino. Today's sports shorts come in handy as the materials are very light and dry very quickly. In winter we should not use this type of clothing.
  • Jersey or sweatshirt: a warm sweater for those cold days, which in turn does not weigh much since we will have to carry the rest of the time.
  • Long pants : This may be a mountain, since on cold days and in the mornings we may feel like walking with long pants until the sun begins to warm.
  • Technical socks : are socks that have no seams and are ready to run or mountain. They come very well to avoid blisters
  • Underwear : Although this is very personal, more than 3 games will be charged for loading. Remember that normally we will wash the clothes used that day.

  • Flip flops: for the shower and you can take others for a walk in the afternoon.
  • Personal hygiene: toothbrush, paste, soap, deodorant, etc.
  • Sleeping bag: important to consider the time of year.
  • Towel: We recommend carrying one of these small synthetic towels that dry very quickly and weigh and take up very little space.
  • Lantern : to use at the lodge and some mornings for the early risers
  • Solar protection : mostly in summer.
  • Detergent : We will wash the clothes in the shelters, in some they have a machine but usually we will do it by hand.
  • Clothespins and safety pins : to hang clothes in hostels and also during the day of our backpack.
  • Pillowcase.
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Documentation: a waterproof case is recommended to put all our documents.
  • Pilgrim's credential.
  • Swimsuit (for summer)
  • Cap-hat-visor

It is always advisable to carry a small first aid kit. We recommend the following:

  • Disinfectant: betadine
  • Suero : eye drops boats to clean wounds.
  • Gauze
  • Needles
  • Tape
  • Compeed
  • Vaseline
  • Analgesics
  • Small scissors
  • Strips

Finally you will be the one to carry and carry the backpack. So we recommend that you make a list and read it a couple of times to be sure that you do not miss anything you need. In the event that you leave something, calm down. There are stores all over the Camino and you can have what you need.

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