Camino Gear

In a week, Paige and I are headed off to Spain to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostella. As we’ve been training and getting ready, I have compiled a handy photo guide of all the things I’m taking. I don’t mean this to be an advertisement, but something helpful for any other future peregrinos.

Everything, all laid out on the table
Everything, all laid out on the table

Pack and cover
Pack and cover
Pack and Cover
Pack: an older version of the REI Lookout 40, which was on sale
Pack Rain Cover: REI Duck’s Pack Rain Cover – 40 liters
Outer Clothing
Outer Clothing
Outer Clothing
Clockwise from upper left:
Columbia fleece (I’ve had this awhile, and may ditch it after we get through the mountains)
Two pairs REI Sahara convertible pants
Georgetown t-shirt (Hoya Saxa!)
Saint Leo t-shirt (Go Lions!)
Columbia long sleeve Tamiami II hiking shirt
REI Sahara long sleeve tech shirt
Columbia rain jacket
3 pairs Ex Officio boxer briefs
3 pairs SmartWool socks
2 pairs REI sock liners
1 pair EMS sock liner
Teva sandals
Merrell Moab Mid boots
Miscellaneous gear
Miscellaneous gear
Miscellaneous Gear
Stuff sacks
REI sleep sack
REI Traverse trekking poles
Contigo water bottle
Platypus 2L water bladder
LED headlamp (we got a 3pack of these at Costco)
LED flashlight
Cord bracelet: this currently doubles as a carabiner, but is good to have just in case
Travel wallet
REI camp towel
Travel mouthwash
Contact lens case
Contact solution (the 2 oz bottle lasts about 2 weeks)
Soap I took from a hotel
Detergent (I’ve heard mixed reviews, so we’ll see how well it works)
First Aid
First Aid
First Aid
(sorry the picture is blurry)
Moleskin (for blisters)
Sewing kit (2 spools and some needles placed in a plastic tube)
Ace ankle bandage
A bottle of rubbing alcohol
Hand sanitizer
Sunscreen (spray on and roll on)
Assorted bandaids and gauze
Journals and Guides
Journals and Guides
Journals and Guides
Top 10 Barcelona (we are spending a week in Barcelona after the camino)
Hiking the Camino de Santiago
All packed up!
All packed up!

The only thing missing is my hat, which I left in my office. It’s from Columbia and it’s the greatest hat I’ve ever owned. And I’ve owned some great hats.

I’ll post again after we return with some more serious reviews about what


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