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My Camino – The Packing List

My Camino – The Packing List

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It’s only a week until I fly to spain and hike the Camino de Santiago. I packed my backpack today as a trial and made it to 10 kg (22 lbs). I am very pleased with this weight, since it includes already 2 liters of water.

This is what I packed and why.

Edit: I updated the list. Crossed out some things and added some other. With these things, I will go on a Camino hike next time.

Those are the clothes that I packed:

One set for colder days:

– long hiking pants
– long sleeve
sport underpants
– hiking socks

One set for warmer days:

– zip-off hiking pants
– t-shirt
– sport underpants
– hiking socks

One evening outfit:

– hiking pant-skirt
– hiking blouse
– sport underpants

I can also wear the evening outfit on hot days, since it is also made of functional fibers. I also have in my pack:

– functional underwear as pyjama (When it’s to hot at night, I’ll switch to a t-shirt and my bikini bottoms)
– bikini
– rain jacket
– thin, warming pullover
– hat (Either a Benjy or a rain proof hat, depending on the weather forecast before I leave)

[cml_media_alt id='6433']Jakobsweg Packliste Kleidung[/cml_media_alt]
My hiking boots are worn-in and I never had a blister, so hopefully it stays that way with these long hikes. For the evenings and to relax my feet, I packed some hiking sandals. You can also hike in water with them, so I can use them in the shower, too.

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My cosmetic bag looks like this and contains:

– a shower towel (which is a micro fibre floor cleaning cloth) I’ll take a bigger micro fiber towel next time
– a small towel (which is a micro fibre all-purpose cloth)
– toothbrush
– toothpaste
– 2 1 disposable razors
– scrunchies and hair clips
– brush
– mini penknife with file and scissors
– file
– solid shampoo from Lush as shampoo, shower gel and detergent
– deo cream
– facial cream
– sun screen (wrapped with sport tape for taping sore soles)
– mosquito repellent
– personal luxury: eyebrow powder and mascara for special occasions, or when I like to ? I have not once used it

[cml_media_alt id='6434']Jakobsweg Packliste Kosmetik[/cml_media_alt]
I packed all this in a freezer bag, since my cosmetic bag weighs 180 g and I thought, I can use that another way.

My First aid kit is very small. I will buy the stuff I’ll really need in Spain. I am taking this with me:

– a self-retaining bandage (because I had trouble with my wrist a couple of days ago, also it weighs like nothing)
– my emergency baggy with band aids, sowing kit, 2 tampons, medicine for sickness, fever, diarrhea and pain killers
– some gummy tape (to tape the little toes before they get blisters
– two blister band aids
– my Lunette
– ibuprofen
– valerian (because I am a sissy) But Voltaren and Tape instead
– wound cleansing tissues

[cml_media_alt id='6435']Jakobsweg Packliste Reiseapotheke[/cml_media_alt]
For sleeping I need:

– a super light sleeping bag

– an inflatable pillow (which I will cover with a buff cloth)
– ear plugs

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Some people might roll their eyes when they read the next point, but I will do it anyway. I will bring these technical gadgets:

– my Macbook Air with its case
– my iPhone
– a head lamp
– a power bank
– chargers
– earphones

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In my last post about the first preparations for my Camino I told you, I bought a bluetooth keyboard and will use it with my mobile phone as a blogging solution. But the more I thought about it, the more annoyed me the thought of blogging on such a small screen. So I am taking my Macbook with me, because it is MY way. Everybody needs to walk the Camino on his own. Even though you meet a lot of people and have company if you wish, you are still on your own. And I’m doing the Camino my way. It is a vacation for me, too. So I will do the things I love. And keeping you in touch and blogging for you, is a thing I love. So it’s decided.

The most important things I will carry in my bumbag to keep them handy. It will carry my credencial, my phone for photos, navigation and as a dictionary, a lip cream and the emergency baggy.
[cml_media_alt id='6431']Jakobsweg Packliste Bauchtasche mit Pilgerausweis[/cml_media_alt]

The guide book, my penknife are also in my pack along with a plastic container and a spork, that help me store the leftovers from dinner as a lunch for the next day. I will read the guide book in the evening to know which route I will have to do the next day and take a picture with my phone. So the book can stay in the pack.
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When I have wi-fi access, I will download the part of the map where I am hiking the next day to offline maps, so that I can let me navigate without mobile network, when I lose the way. Also I will use wi-fi for blogging and keeping you posted on my Facebook page. When I am offline, I have time to write the texts and do some picture editing. Only the assembling of a post I will have to do online.[cml_media_alt id='6437']Jakobsweg Packliste Rucksack und Trinksystem[/cml_media_alt]My backpack, and the water tank, that I use, you already know from my other hikes. I will fill it up to 1 – 1 1/2 liters, depending of the length of the stage and its source density. And this is how my pack looks (only the hiking sticks are missing):

[cml_media_alt id='6432']Jakobsweg Packliste gepackter Rucksack[/cml_media_alt]That’s it. I am curious, if I miss anything and will buy it in Spain or which things I won’t use.

The next time you’ll hear from me, it will be from Spain.

Buen Camino!


P.S.: In May 2019 I hiked another Camino. Here is the latest packing list.


  1. Sarah
    Saturday July 14th, 2018 / 08:14 AM


    Wie ich von deinem Blog entnehmen kann, bist du Veganerin. Ich werde den Weg bald laufen und bin auch Vegan und wollte dich gerne fragen, wie deine Erfahrungen diesbezüglich waren?

    Freu mich auf Tipps.

    Lieben Gruß, Sarah

    • Rina
      Saturday July 14th, 2018 / 09:47 AM

      Liebe Sarah,
      wenn du es ganz ausführlich nachlesen möchtest, dann kannst du das hier: Camino Francés
      Hier im Fazit, gibt es die Schnellversion: Mein Jakobsweg – Das Fazit
      Ich wünsche dir ganz viele tolle Erfahrungen!
      Liebe Grüße

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