My Summer Camino Packing List

“All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…”

Well, almost packed.

I’ve been working intently on The Book all month (that’s a mild way of saying I’ve been up until 2 or 3 every night for at least two weeks), but yesterday I finally let it go, sending it off to a group of beta readers.

And while they’re reading, I’ll be re-living Chapters 11-13. I leave in just over 36 hours for the airport, and Camino 1.3!

Time to put the computers away and start packing.

The last time I packed for a Camino, there was still snow in the ground in places. This time, I’m planning for lots of sun and temperatures in the 80s most days. That means I can cut back on the wool shirts and scarves.

But still, when it’s all spread out like this it doesn’t feel like a minimal trip. What IS all this stuff?

Camino Packing 2017. Missing from photo: 750 mL water bottle

My 2017 Summer Camino Packing List:


Walking clothes:

Evening/Off Days:



  • 3 pair underwear
  • 2 merino sports bras (Ibex)
  • 1 merino zip-up shirt/jacket (SmartWool )
  • 1 pair merino leggings (Ibex)
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 1 tanktop
  • 1 raincoat (REI Rhyolite)
  • 1 pair sunglasses (plus case)
  • 1 lightweight scarf/sarong
  • Digital watch with alarm
  • 3 mesh laundry-style bags for organizing clothes

Cosmetic/Supply Bag:

  • REI travel case
  • Sunscreen
  • Soap in a quick-dry mesh bag
  • Travel-sized folding toothbrush
  • Travel-sized toothpaste
  • Travel-sized deodorant (1.2 oz)
  • Travel bottle hair conditioner
  • Travel-sized body lotion
  • Razor
  • Travel-size hairbrush
  • Q-Tips
  • Safety pins
  • Hair elastics
  • Eyeliner pencil


  • Passport
  • Camino credential
  • Small billfold
  • Small nylon cross-body purse
  • Camera (Canon Powershot Elph)
  • Headlamp
  • Book: Paulo Coehlo’s The Pilgrimage
  • Cell phone
  • Journal and pen
  • Chargers and European outlet adapters
  • First aid kit: Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, tweezers, needles and thread (for blisters), disposable lighter (for sterilizing needles), massage ball
  • Bottle of Ibuprofen tablets
  •  Variety of Zip-Loc style plastic bags (for storing food, keeping books and electronics dry)
  • Tall kitchen trash bags (to use as liners inside the backpack if it rains)


Whew, that is a lot. I haven’t decided yet whether to weigh it…the number seems arbitrary, if this is what I’ve decided I want/need.

I’ve got another day to figure out what I’m missing. Any suggestions?


Published by beth jusino

Editor. Writer. Teacher. Pilgrim. At home in the Pacific Northwest.

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