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My Packing List for the Camino de Santiago

by Derek Cullen
Pilgrim walking the Camino

Are you wondering what to include on your packing list for the Camino de Santiago?

I recently walked the Camino Frances in preparation for an even longer walk around Ireland. Before these trips, I had hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in America and a number of other long distance trails. This is why or how I ended up with some of the items you will see on my packing list for the Camino. However, as a result of my experience on the Camino, I have also included a number of items that should work better for this particular long distance walk.

Packing List for the Camino de Santiago

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The Big Four

Backpack | Osprey Exos 38 or Osprey Talon 33
Sleeping Bag | North Face Blue Kazoo
Shoes | Merrell Moab Hiking Shoes
Trekking Poles | Black Diamond Trekking Poles

The Clothing

Headwear | Columbia Baseball Cap and Random Sunhat
Sunglasses | Quechua Sunglasses from Decathlon
Jacket| 550 Duck Down by Forclaz
Rain jacket | Kalinji Lightweight Jacket & Pants
T-Shirts | Kalinji x 3
Long Pants and Shorts | Vuori Trail Shorts
Hiking Socks | Darn Tough Hiking Socks x 3
Underwear | ExOfficio Boxers x 3

The Smaller Stuff

Headlamp | Petzl Actik Core
Raincover | Osprey Pack Cover
Dry Bag | Sea to Summit (9L)


Small Shampoo Bottle | Take a travel-size bottle of shampoo only and replace this at supermarkets each week. That means, you do not need a bar of soap or anything else to take into the shower.

Deodorant | Take a small deodorant stick. Leave the perfume or aftershave at home.

Toothpaste and Brush | Take a regular sized toothbrush and toothpaste.

Electronic Equipment

Phone | Samsung Galaxy Duo
Camera | Canon G7X
Media Storage | iPad Mini
Powerbank | Anker 10,000 AMP
Headphones | Generic headphones
Charger/converter/adapter | Generic Headphones
Cords | USB Phone Cable, iPad cable, camera charger


Duct Tape
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Hand Sanitizer
Compede / Second Skin / Blister Cushions
Electrolyte Sachets

Final Thoughts

It’s true, you can always remove some of these items from your packing list for the Camino de Santiago. However, this Camino packing list should keep you covered and ensure you are not left wanting on the trip.

Either way, thanks for checking our my Camino packing list and please feel free to check out my Camino Vlog for videos of the trip !

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