Packing List

I’m putting together a packing list for my Camino de Santiago hike. I imagine this will be a  work in progress as I whittle down my packing list to a mere 7 kilogram pack.A Worded Life: Packing List

Here’s my packing list so far:

  • Backpack, pack liner and rain cover
  • Pilgrim’s passport
  • First aid: Blister pads, Vasoline, Bandaids, Nail clippers, Antiseptic cream, Anti-inflammatory tablets and cream, Paracetamol, Ankle and knee support, Diarrhea tablets, Scissors, Needle and thread, Antihistamine, Safety pins, String, Bug spray, emergency space blanket, tweezers
  • Sun protection: Lip balm, Sun cream, After sun cream, Hat, Sunglasses
  • Shoes: Hiking boots, Hiking sandals, Gaiters
  • Walking poles
  • Backpack, Waterproof pack cover
  • Waterproof coat/poncho
  • Water/drink bottle, Water sanitising tablets or purifier
  • Sleeping bag, Bug-proof sleeping sheet/sack, Earplugs
  • Head lamp/torch
  • Clothes: Socks 4 pairs, Shorts/pants (2 pairs), Sarong, Fleece top 1, T-shirts 3, Underwear 3, Thermal top and pants 1
  • Bathroom: Travel towel, Hair brush, Hair ties, Toothbrush, Toothbrush cover, Toothpaste, Shampoo/conditioner/bodywash, Face washer, Tissues/Toilet paper, Deodorant, Hand sanitiser, Laundry liquid/soap
  • Eating utensils: spork
  • Plastic zip lock bags and Dry bags
  • Technology, Adapters, Chargers, etc.


I’m sure I’ve missed things I will need and have included a few things that might not make the final cut. This is definitely a work in progress.


If you’ve been on any hikes that required at least one overnight stop, I’d love to know your thoughts.

  • What did you take and never use?
  • What did you wish you had packed?
  • What are your best packing hacks?


Read about my Camino preparations thus far at my blog.



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