torsdag den 8. december 2016

En lidt anderledes pakkeliste

Pakkelister er meget individuelle, her et eksempel fra en fysisk stor mand.
Under Praktiske oplysninger her på siden, kan du læse en af mine pakkelister til en flere ugers pilgrimsvandring. Men det er meget forskelligt, hvad hver enkelt ønsker at tage med. Kvinder pakker oftest helt anderledes end mænd, så det er vanseligt at råde andre.
Jeg er faldet over denne pakkeliste på nettet fra engelssprogede Fritz. Han har her i oktober/november i år gået Camino del Norte, og hans nye pakkeliste er et resultat af denne pilgrimsvandring, idet han har ændret den efter seneste pilgrimstur.
Læs selv Fritz liste her:

First I'm 6'1 (1.8m) tall and 185 - 190 pounds (85 kg) and 56 years old (9 years in "dog years").
Second, this isn't a product review or comparison but a starting point perhaps? where I can I'll include a link to the product web site -- I have no affiliations with any of the companies.
Third, my pack weight was 7 kg (plus I wore 2.2 kg including hiking shoes).
I began October 14, 2016 in Pamplona,then took a bus to walk part of the Norte San Sebastian - Bilbao and then returned to Logroño and walked to Santiago, leaving for home on November 21. My temperature highs and lows -- according to green pharmacy signs, was 25 Celsius and 0 Celsius.
The first things I will pack for my next camino.

Outer gear
Altus Rain Poncho (purchased on 2013 Camino)I'm not sure of the make, I think they currently only make the Atmospheric, mine is the lime green color with a zipper and velcro in front. I have a size Large, and an Extra large would be a bit better for me and my pack. If possible try it on with your loaded pack.
Marmot Precip Jacket. I learned of this jacket from a number of posts and pilgrims on this forum. I love this jacket, especially when paired with the vest below. It is pricy, but you can find sales and close-outs on the web.
Patagonia Down Sweater Vest. I chose this over a fleece and for me, it was awesome. Both this and the Marmot self-store in their own zipper pocket (no separate bag to misplace) and between the two I could adjust my warmth to match the temperature and my exertion. This too can be found on sale and at close outs.
Buff. Another 2013 Camino purchase. Many uses, easy to pack.

Clothing
Pants/trousers. I had 1 pair of Columbia and a pair of North Face in medium weights and with zip off legs. Both have built in belts a plus as your weight may change on the camino. The North Face pants have color coded leg zippers -- making it easier to figure out right leg/left leg. I like the belt better on the Columbia and the Columbia has a "device" pocket which is nice for a small guidebook, phone, what ever.
Stoic merino wool base layer. I bought the lightest weight, knowing I could wear more than one if it was cold. These were a forum recommendation from @Melensdad, purchased from Steep and Cheep. These are not always in stock. If there were a fire in the albergue and I could only save one thing, this would be it. (although modesty might suggest I grab something else!)
Long sleeve North Face ventilated shirt (circa 1996, an old favorite). Synthetic and easy to dry, made a nice extra layer on cool mornings.
Socks. I started with Icebreaker liner socks and Smart wool, and the Smart wool were old and worn out so I bought new at the camping store in Santo Domingo.

Gear
Camelbak -- I have the 2 liter reservior with the big bite valve and I packed a replace valve as they can pull off.
Backpack cover Kelty. In a light mist, the Precip jacket and a backpack cover where more than enough protection.
REI Microfiber towel. These are always small compared to a hotel bath towel, but work well, dry quickly and store easily. If I took a later afternoon shower, and draped the towel over a rack, it would be dry in the morning.
Silk Sleping bag liner. I used this everynight, most nights only this.
Trangoworld Mummy bag, Model LC 450 rated Comfort +13c Limit +9c Extreme -3c. (I think the current model has different ratings. This bag was a 2013 purchase in Castrojirez, and was too warm most nights, but un zipped and used as a blanket was comfortable.

Things I would take - but with some changes
Kelty Redwing pack 50 L this pack performed flawlessly -- but what would I change? 50 L is too big for the time of year. I had plenty of room and would recommend either the Redwing 44 and if possible, the Redwing 32. I knew this when I bought it and bought the 50L in anticipation of either future hikes needing a tent or cooking gear, and for a full photography kit. I'm an author and journalist and for this Camino, I needed the full size pack -- but with just my personal stuff, it was too big.

Things I wont take again
TEVA sandals. A second set of sandals/shoes seemed like a good idea, these weigh 800 grams and yes I wore the 3 or 4 times, but I'd leave them at home. Maybe I would take lightweight sandals or water shoes.
Toiletries. A matter of preference, but these are simple and easy to buy in Spain.
Shoes Solomon XA Pro 3d Mountain Trail (GoreTex). I wore these in 2013 and was thrilled, and wore the non Gore Tex version for everyday shoes after. I can't fully blame the shoes, but something changed. Once I began walking on coarse gravel, especially between Ventosa and Santo Domingo, I felt as if I was walking bare foot, feeling every stone, I swapped the insoles with gel padded ones in Burgos and then later developed blisters which I attribute to my change in walking movement to accommodate the bruises on the soles of my feet.

I've attached a PDF with the individual weights along with some other items which were minimal in weight but I included as well.
I mentioned that I carried a full camera kit and I can detail that in a separate post, most people wont be carrying a full kit for a working assignment, but I can tell you it is possible and reasonable to do.