Packing List: El Camino de Santiago

Camino Frances route (~500 miles, 780 km); springtime

Here’s a list of all the items I brought (and/or recommend) when I hiked the Camino Frances route of el Camino de Santiago this May.

(Note: I’ll hyperlink the items in this list to my reviews as I write them; otherwise, the links are to product pages. Remember, you can probably find items less expensive than retail price – check the product site, but also outdoor retailers, Amazon, and thrift shops. Here’s my post breaking down my el Camino finances, gear included.)  

Pack:

Clothes:

Health and Hygiene (definitely need more things than on the AT):

  • Clothes pins and safety pins (for hanging laundry on lines and on pack)
  • Bar laundry soap
  • REI Co-op Multi Towel Lite X-Large (doubled as a blanket if the albergue didn’t provide one)
  • Sawyer Permethrin Repellent (coated my backpack and sleep sack before I left)
  • Toiletries: (travel size as much as possible) sunscreen, tiger balm, chapstick, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste; toothbrush; comb, emergency toilet paper, Febreeze (for hiker funk on pack)
  • First aid: needle, thread, bandaids
  • Dr. Scholl’s Moleskin Plus Padding – 3 Strips

Sleep:

Technology:

Miscellaneous:

Optional (purchased at the H&M in Burgos when I realized I would be spending way more time in civilization than previously thought and wanted to look decent-ish in town and not stick out so much):

You’ll notice there are items in the picture that aren’t on this list. I always do a shakedown and CUT CUT CUT anything I probably don’t need. I encourage you to do the same!

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