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Preparation

Packing Lists

Having the right kit is essential for your Camino. It is the difference between not having an enjoyable time and wanting to return again. I made many mistakes in 2011 but with plenty of research, my back weight dropped and I had little to no foot problems in 2012. Over the years, I have been constantly researching so now my pack size is lower than it has ever been. 

Here are some of my packing lists from my previous Caminos. I hope they prove useful to you. My friend Linda has written extensively about her pack from a female point of view, on her site, details below.

Linda from SomewhereSlowly.com has posted her packing list. You can check that out here.

Camino de Santiago Guidebooks

Below are a list of books I own and links who where you can purchase them. These editions may have been updated:

  • The Camino Portugues – A Wise Pilgrim Guide (link for purchase)
  • The Camino Frances – A Wise Pilgrim Guide (link for purchase)
  • A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago – John Brierley (link for purchase)
  • A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino Portugues – John Brierley (link for purchase)
  • St Jean Pied de Port – Finisterre – Maps Only – John Brierley (discontinued)
  • Michelin Camino Frances Maps 2014 edition (link to 2018 edition)
  • Camino de Santiago – Way of St James from the Pyrenees to Santiago (Rother Walking Guide) (link to purchase)
  • Camino de Madrid – CSJ Guide by Johnnie Walker (link for purchase)
  • The Northern Caminos – Laura Perazzoli and Dave Whitson (link for purchase)
  • Camino Ingles – CSJ Guide by Johnnie Walker (link for purchase)

Useful information before you go

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