Kit List

Le Puy to Santiago

The Pack – Osprey Exos 48.  Finding the right pack can be difficult, but it’s so important!  It’s a little like trying on shoes: when you find the right one, it just fits, and feels good.  If it doesn’t fit and doesn’t feel good, you haven’t found the right pack yet!

I went through several packs until I found the Osprey Exos 48.  I actually bought an Exos 38, but with going on a potentially cold weather camino, I needed more space.  I could have used the 38 if I didn’t take a sleeping bag and only one long sleeve shirt, but since I’m going through most of November, I didn’t want to risk it.

This is by no means a minimalist list.  I’m taking a few luxuries, like a larger than necessary towel!  But I am also carrying everything I will need for 12 weeks on my back, or on my person, so I tried to keep it fairly short.  It may seem like a big list, but a lot of the items are quite small!  It all adds up, though.  I was hoping to stay under 7kg without water (about 15 lbs), but I was a little naive.  This is where a good fitting pack comes in!  Hopefully the extra few pounds won’t be as noticeable…

Total Pack Weight = 22lbs.  Much more than I’d wanted!

Clothes

  • 2 short sleeve merino wool shirts, both 150 weight – 256g
  • 2 long sleeve merino wool shirts, one 200 weight and one 260 weight – 458g
  • 1 nice polyester shirt – 137g
  • 1 pair mountain hardware yuma pants – 314 g
  • 2 macabi skirts (splurging a bit!) – 314g ea (628g)
  • 3 pairs thorlo hiking socks – 279g
  • 2 pairs injinji liner toe socks – 74g
  • 1 pair sleeping pants – 150g
  • 3 sets of underwear – 368g
  • Visor hat – 47g
  • Merino wool buff – 46g
  • Arc’teryx Atom jacket with hood – 341g
  • Gloves and glove liners – 48g
  • Sierra rain jacket – 199g
  • Gaitor/boot covers – 178g

Toiletries

  • 3 oz shampoo – 202g
  • 1 oz sunscreen – 38g
  • 3 oz lotion – 100g
  • 2 chapsticks – 20g
  • 1 bar soap – 134g
  • 1 disposable razor – 12g
  • Small hairbrush with the handle cut off – 30g
  • Small nail clippers –
  • hairties – 10g
  • hairclip – 8g
  • First aid kit –
  • Toothbrush with handle cut in half (more for space than weight) – 13g
  • 2 oz toothpaste – 62g
  • Dental floss – 16g
  • Oils – 90g

Electronics

  • 1 portable battery 3200 hz – 76g
  • European plug adapter with 4 usb ports – 121g
  • Anker bluetooth keyboard – 355g
  • 6 plus iphone for pictures, blogging, and various apps and phone calls.

Documents

  • Money belt
  • Passport
  • Pilgrim’s credential
  • Credit card
  • 2 Debit cards
  • Medical insurance info
  • List of numbers

Misc

  • Safety pins – 12g
  • Clothes line – 13g
  • S hook – 12g
  • 2 small carabiners – 18g
  • Very small scissors – 3g
  • Small red photon light with clip – 16g
  • Shower flip flops – 116g
  • Big Agnes sleeping bag in compression sack – 932g
  • Sea to Summit sling bag – 60g
  • XL pack towel (luxury item) – 276g
  • Small journal – 138g
  • Pack rain cover –
  • Nuun natural U hydration electrolyte tabs (ridiculously heavy, but I need them when walking long distances.  I get headaches without them.) – 279g
  • Miam miam dodo guidebook – 257g
  • Scrubba – 140g
  • Sea to Summit laundry soap – 40g

 

Kit List II

Le Puy to Rome

A few changes! I know better what I need and don’t need this time. Most of it is the same.

Pack, Osprey Exos 48 – same as last time!

I will buy earplugs, laundry bar soap, and walking poles when I get to France.

I’m taking a bladder this time. I did fine with water bottles in my pockets last time, but this time I’m hoping to do some alpine hiking and will need more water. I don’t like the idea of having a bladder for 3 months and not being able to properly clean it, but I think it’s a good idea to have.

I’m taking a sleep sheet instead of a sleeping bag. I sleep hot. Last time the bag (2 season) was too hot most of the time. I have the possibility of some cold nights in the mountains, but I can sleep in layers. It’s not worth carrying a bag the whole time.

I’m sticking with the XL towel. Last time, I sent the towel home halfway through and bought a towel half the size. I totally regretted it.

I replaced the rain jacket/pack cover combo with a poncho that covers both.

Shoes, I was going to take Hokas again, but I didn’t do well with testing them. I ended up with Altra Timp 1.5s and superfeet insoles.

Total Pack Weight = 19 lbs/8.62 kilos – less than last time, even though I feel like I’m taking more this time!

Clothes

  • 2 short sleeve merino wool shirts, both 150 weight – 244g
  • 1 long sleeve merino wool shirt 200 weight –  182g
  • 1 nice silk shirt – 60g
  • 2 macabi skirts – 314g ea (628g)
  • 3 pairs thorlo hiking socks and 3 pairs injinji liner toe socks – 400g
  • 1 pair sleeping pants – 150g
  • 3 sets of underwear – 600g
  • Visor hat – 47g
  • Merino wool buff – 46g
  • Arc’teryx Atom jacket with hood – 341g
  • Gloves – 34g
  • Altus Poncho – 345g
  • Swim wear – 138g
  • Merino wool tights – 160 g
  • Ecco hiking sandals – 680g

Toiletries

  • 3 oz shampoo – 100g
  • 1 oz sunscreen – 38g
  • 3 oz lotion – 100g
  • 2 chapsticks – 20g
  • 1 bar soap – 118g
  • 1 disposable razor – 9g
  • Small hairbrush with the handle cut off – 16g
  • Small nail clippers – 16g
  • hairties – 10g
  • hairclip – 8g
  • First aid kit – bandaids and neosporin – 20g
  • Toothbrush with handle cut in half (more for space than weight) – 13g
  • 2 oz toothpaste – 71g
  • Dental floss – 16g
  • Oils – 111g
  • glide stick – 28g
  • Q-tips – 32g
  • pack of tissues – 23g

Electronics

  • 1 portable battery 5200 hz – 147g
  • European plug adapter with 4 usb ports – 121g
  • Anker bluetooth keyboard – 355g
  • iPhone XR for pictures, blogging, and various apps and phone calls.
  • Charging cords – 48g
  • ear buds –

Documents

  • Money belt
  • Passport
  • Pilgrim’s credential
  • Credit card Debit card
  • Medical insurance info
  • List of numbers

Misc

  • Safety pins – 12g
  • Clothes line – 13g
  • S hook – 12g
  • 2 small carabiners – 18g
  • Very small scissors – 2g
  • shower cap foot covers – 20g
  • Small red photon light with clip – 16g
  • Shower flip flops – 116g
  • Inflatable pillow – 119g
  • Sea to Summit sling bag – 60g
  • Sleeping sheet – 360g
  • XL pack towel (luxury item) – 276g
  • Nuun natural U hydration electrolyte tabs (ridiculously heavy, but I need them when walking long distances.  I get headaches without them.) – 279g
  • 3 L Deuter bladder – 170g
  • Guidebooks – 424g
  • Pills and supplements – 789g

 

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