This is my general Camino packing list, the one that I use as a basis for all of my Camino walks. My pack is only 24 liters, which is very small, but it works for me, fits great, and doesn’t give me any pain. One drawback is that the pack fills up fast, and while I could carry all of this and some food, I often have to be strategic in how I fit things inside the pack (and often have to hang stuff on the outside as well, see bottom photo for reference). A 32-liter pack or something like that would probably be perfect, but for now, I don’t want to change a good thing.
I’ve linked to some of these products, in case that helps any of you in searching for various items as you build your kit. Do note that Nadine Walks sometimes uses affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase through one of these links, I’ll earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.
My Camino Packing List:
- Deuter ACT Trail 24 Liter Pack, with rain cover included (opens from the top AND bottom which makes for super easy access!)
- 2 carabiner clips, hanging on outside of pack
- 6 diaper pins, hanging on outside of pack (I sometimes used these for hanging clothing on the line, but mostly for attaching wet clothing to my pack so that it can dry in the sun as I walk)
- KEEN Women’s Targhee Hiking Shoes
- 3 pairs Darn Tough hiking socks (I prefer Darn Tough over the Smartwool brand, they seem more durable)
- 2 sports bras
- 3 pairs ExOfficio underwear
- 1 pair convertible hiking pant
- 1 pair hiking shorts
- 2 quick-dry t-shirts
- 1 long-sleeved quick dry t-shirt
- Patagonia lightweight fleece
- Marmot Women’s PreCip rain jacket
- Marmot Women’s PreCip rain pants (I sometimes brings these, and even if I only use them once, they’re usually just what I need. For some reason the rain jacket is just okay, but the rain pants are EXCELLENT)
- 1 cotton t-shirt (for evening/sleeping)
- 1 pair ‘lounge’ pant (for evening/sleeping); I got this pair from Patagonia and I love them! I also get lots of compliments!
- 1 pair flip flops
- REI MultiTowel Lite Large
- 1 bar Dr Bronner’s peppermint soap
- 1 mesh soap bag
- 2 small tubes sunscreen
- 1 small tub vaseline
- 1 small tube aquaphor
- travel toothbrush
- travel toothpaste
- travel deoderant
- small container of shampoo
- small hairbrush
- nail clippers
- First aid bag: bandaids/plasters, Tylenol, Benadryl, needle & thread kit, Neosporin
- extra toilet paper/hand sanitizer/ziploc bag for disposing of toilet paper
- Fujifilm X-T20 digital camera
- iPhone & charger
- outlet adapter
- power bank for iPhone (Jackery Bolt)
- REI Travel Sack Sleeping Bag (it’s no longer available, but I’m including the link so you can see if there’s something similar. It’s lightweight and perfect for the summer: heavier than a liner but lighter than a bag). This is the sleeping bag liner I’ve used on other walks (and for many, it would be enough for a summer Camino)
- Eagle Creek packing cubes (for organizing my clothing/electronics… I love these!)
- Sometimes a guidebook, most recently I used Gronze’s stages and the Buen Camino app on my phone
- Moleskin journal
- Sharpie pen
- walking stick (typically found along the way)
- lightweight tote bag
- passport wallet
- credit card, debit card, license
- Pilgrim credential
- 16 ounce Nalgene water bottle
- 1.5 liter plastic water bottle (bought at the beginning of my trip, to use as a backup water supply)
- 3 elastic hair ties
- several small ziploc bags
- several plastic bags
Geraldine K. says
Very compact, love it!
Carissa McCutchen says
I love that you added in this page!
It was actually there before! But I want to add several more resource/type things in that page… 🙂
Karen Smith says
This page is exactly what I needed. I regret that I already purchased my walking stick. I never thought to get one there!
Sound advice on sensible items to carry in the backpack. I am walking there now. The only thing I miss on your list comparing it to mine, is toilet paper. Perhaps TMI but I have had to hide in the bushes a couple of times, then tp is a handy thing.
Ahh yes, toilet paper has since made its way onto my packing list (I was rather unprepared for the bathroom situation when I first walked, now I know better). I like to bring some hand sanitizer along now too 😊
Claire D. says
What about a razor to shave legs/arm pits. Any thought?
I like a ‘uixi’ . Just in case if have to pie on the way. I can stand right up and pie. I love it!