El Camino de Santiago: The Things We Carried

The Greenery

If you plan to haul an object on your back for 900 kilometers, carefully consider its importance.

And its weight.

Here are the objects I deemed worthy:

*Osprey Sirrus 36 “Full Day Adventure” pack (2 lbs, 14 oz; 1.31 kg)

*REI “Travel Down” 45-degree sleeping bag

**Salomon Gore-Tex hiking boots (I HAD NO BLISTERS. Take a moment to absorb that.)

*Leki Makalu “Ultralite” titanium hiking poles (alt. use: Intimidating oncoming livestock.)

**REI Rain jacket and pants (alt. uses: Snow suit. Wind suit. Freezing cold suit. Nakedness prevention suit on wash day.)

**2 pr Smartwool socks (I would marry these.)

******2 pr Ex Officio quick-dry underwear(The importance of good panties cannot be overstated.)

2 long-sleeved quick-dry shirts (1 hoodie, 1 button-down)

1 short-sleeved quick-dry shirt

2 yoga tops with built-in bras(alt. use: PJs)

1 pr fancy hiking pants

1 fairly tasteful black…

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