For the first time ever, I have only high quality material, light, durable, warm when it should and cool if warm.
The question is, is it too much? did I forget something? I wait for your comments and suggestions. It feels like I have taken too many clothes but I’m really afraid to be cold. I can always send back the surplus when it is starts to be warmer. The all lot weights 7 kilos including the clothes I will be wearing. But of course, I will have to carry the water.
Here is the list:
2 sleeveless T-shirt (merino wool) (don’t smell and do not need every day washing according to the sale women, tried and approved)
1 short arm T-shirt (merino wool)
1 long sleeves light jumper (merino wool)
1 fleece jacket
1 light jacket
1 sleeveless down jacket (extremely light 110 grams)
1 poncho ultra-resistant to rain (according to the sale women money back if I get wet, yes I know, I am gullible, but if you had seen the price, you would also believe that it has to be true.)
1 pair of zip-off trousers
1 pair of shorts
1 pair of ultralight walking knee long trousers
3 pairs of socks
1 pair running pants (supposed to be used as pajama and/or under my trousers if really cold in the mountains, I leave in April. Could be used as swimming equipment, cannot call it a bikini directly if the weather permits)
1 pair of walking shoes ultralight
1 pair of sunglasses
1 backpack from nature et découverte 50 liters (ultralight, the latest technology, 950 grams. It is what I call progress)
1 pack in the pocket day bag (when the walk is finished for the day and visiting the town, 37 grams!)
1 sleeping bag 450 grams (supposed to be needed as the blankets are banished in pilgrim hostels, bedbugs, my little friends have been a problem. They absolutely love me, probably due to my high blood quality that or the opposite, I prefer not to speculate but the first alternative sounds nice.)
1 bedsheet (my only compromise in weight, I cannot sleep in silk, gives me goose pimples, I wonder if bedbugs dislike silk, in that case, silk is an option, somebody knows????)
1 air pillow Swiss quality (70 gr) and feeling like a real one, the price also according to the quality).
1 towel extra fast drying.
1 toilet bag waterproof, ultralight and the minimum in it, probably get some shampoo and stuff in hotels (occasionally).
1 miniature sewing kit (can come handy but more as an amulet, nothing happens if you have it with you, the same principle as the rain jacquet).
1 authentic Swiss army knife (the survival model)
1 pharmacy bag (not much in it, I don’t plan to be sick and I have extra disease and accident insurance)
1 water poach 2 liters
1 guide book and 3 “pilgrim credential”
1 pair of washable (impossible to lose) ear plugs
1 portable telephone and 1 loader
1 stone for the Cruz di ferro in Spain. Pilgrims are supposed to leave a stone from home. See picture of the hill of stones under
Missing so far
1 pair of sticks (will buy Swiss quality in the same rip off shop as the poncho and the backpack. I love that shop, my absolute favorite.)
1 extra charger for the telephone
1 extra camera, cannot stand to take pictures with a phone
1 pair of light sandals to relieve the poor feet in the evening.