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February 24 , 2008

Camino de Santiago

To Walk Far, Carry Less


Devoted entirely to the subject of what to wear and what to carry on a Camino pilgrimage. You'll also learn how to create a lightweight backpack, so you can walk comfortably without carrying a burden on your back. 

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Find out how to choose the backpacking gear and clothing that will work best for you, the route you take, and the time of year that you'll be walking. Examine the pros and cons for difficult gear choices, like should you use a poncho or a rain jacket? water bottles or backpack hydration system? sleeping bag or sleeping sheet? And what about taking a mobile phone or other tech-devices? Consider the options, then decide what's best for your journey.

You'll also find a "skin-out" packing list that includes the weight of each item—including the weight estimates for a picnic lunch, snack foods and water (typically the heaviest items in your backpack). Use this comprehensive list as an example checklist to organize your own lightweight Camino backpack.

A Camino journey can strengthen the body and refresh the soul. But when walking long distances, day-after-day, it's important to carry as little as possible. This is the book to help you do that.

About the Author: Jean-Christie Ashmore has walked over 3,200 kilometers (about 2,000 miles) on Camino pilgrimage routes in France and Spain. 

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