Revised Ultralight 2020 Packing List

Revised Ultralight 2020 Packing List

After four caminos, many things have been purged from my packing list. This is my shorter list for the upcoming journey, April/May 2020.

The rule of thumb for packing  is to carry no more than 10 per cent of your body weight. If you THINK YOU MIGHT need it, don’t bring it; if you KNOW YOU WILL, bring it. You can always buy things along the way if need be.

The pack weighs 13 lbs. without water; two plastic 710 mL of water would add on a little more than three pounds.

WEAR
Salomon X Ultra 3 waterproof hiking boots with well cushioned insoles
Merino wool socks
Sock liners
Undies
Merino wool or wicking short-sleeved shirt
Pants with light stretch, good pockets, and quick dry (zip-off?)
Buff
Hat
Glasses/sunglasses
Black Diamond, folding hiking poles

MONEY BELT/NECK POUCH
Money, bank/credit cards
Canadian passport
Credential (pilgrim passport) in baggie

OSPREY BACKPACK
Light sleeping bag or liner
Scallop shell (symbol of St. James)
Hidden copies of credit/debit cards, passport
Two 750 mL plastic bottles for water

CLOTHES in addition to what I am wearing (above)
Merino wool socks (2)
Sock liners (2)
Underwear
Pants with light stretch, good pockets, and quick dry
Merino wool or wicking short-sleeved shirt
Merino wool or wicking long-sleeved shirt (double as sleepwear)
Leggings (double as sleepwear)
Waterproof, breathable jacket plus waterproof pack cover OR rain poncho
Light, warm, zip jacket (fleece?)
Gloves
Light, waterproof, slip-on sandals

Hygiene, morning/evening/night in small dry bag that can hang on hook in shower
Towel and cloth (quick dry)
Toothpaste/toothbrush/dental floss
Soap in dish
“Lush” solid shampoo/dish in dish (dry it out after every use!)
Moisturizer
Comb
Toilet paper (flattened in baggie)
Tweezers
Minimal makeup
Soap for washing clothes
Blistex
Vaseline
Sunscreen

Other Miscellaneous Items
iPhone/charger/ear buds (used as camera, music player, book reader)
Keyboard and cord for journaling on iPhone
Portable battery pack
Converter for EU plugs
Light weight day pack
Receipts for paid transportation/accommodations
Tickets/boarding pass
(Keep copy of tickets/boarding pass, and receipts for paid transportation/accommodations on iPhone)
Guidebook/itinerary
Travel insurance
Head lamp
Glasses cleaning cloth
Spork (spoon, fork, knife all-in-one)
Tissues
Nail clippers/emery board
Ear plugs
Moleskin, sheeps wool, and a few bandages
Needles and thread for treating blisters
Small scissors
Hand sanitizer for sanitizing needle as well as cleaning hands
Zip-lock bags
Safety pins/few clothes pegs
Extra shoelace
Medications, hearing aid domes, filters, etc.