Now that I am nearly done gearing up for the Camino, I decided to get everything out and see what I could expect for packing. I want to get as close to the real deal as possible for training purposes. Organization Organization and quick access makes trail life a lot easier - and since my … Continue reading First Packing Test
I love watching thru-hiker gear reviews (two of my favorites are Darwin onthetrail and Homemade Wanderlust). After hiking literally thousands of miles and trying out many different products, these thru-hikers really know their stuff. As helpful as their knowledge is, though, it is important to realize that walking the Camino is almost nothing like a … Continue reading Ultralight Gear?
As noted in an earlier post, my Camino backpack is the Osprey Exos 38. "Exos" designates Osprey's super lightweight line and "38" indicates its volume in liters (for reasons I will explain below, mine is closer to 41 liters). There were a number of things I wanted to test out, so this week I took … Continue reading Pack Test: The Osprey Exos 38 Review
Gear is a big deal on the Camino. Whatever you bring is going to be carried for weeks, and getting your head around that can be scary. I watched numerous packing videos and gear reviews to get some idea as to what I would need. One of the biggest decisions is the backpack. It is … Continue reading My (First) Camino Backpack