We leave soon. 🙂 So soon. Some helpful people will say things like, “Let me know if I can help you pack, OK?”
Thing is, on the Camino the goal is the least amount of weight you can carry. I don’t really have everything I need yet, but here’s a PAPER DOLL to show you what I’m thinking of packing.
I made it a coloring paper doll, too.
For extra summer-fun.
Right now my packing list looks like this:
- 3 moisture-wicking tops. I only currently own one such top. This does not deter me from believing I will eventually have three. Actually, lies. I own three…but two are from last time and they’ve definitely seen better days and stretchier spandex.
- 1 skirt. Again, I do not yet own this. (Maybe by this weekend!)
- Capris. They balance between cold mornings and hot days. Last time mine were cotton. I hope I do not repeat this mistake. 🙂
- Shorts. Maybe. Is that packing too much?
- Scarf! Packing secret! Can dress up an outfit, tie hair back, drape the shoulders for extra warmth. Definitely!
- I’m torn between a short-sleeve and a long-sleeve shirt. Should I just take both? Again, too much?
- Sweater. Still definitely need this. I sleep super cold…even in the desert. (For the record, I just took both wool blankets off my bed for the summer. It’s almost the summer solstice). Personal sweater requirements: wool, pockets, hood. Preferably with a zipper. Yeah, still going through the thrift stores. 🙂
- I bought some shoes last weekend that look like they’ll fulfill both my water-shoe requirement (in the grungy showers) and the going-out-at-night element (SO MANY OF THE GUYS ARE GOOD DANCERS. Super looking forward to that).
- Still deciding if my hiking shoes are good. Still haven’t bought socks. 🙂
- I have a sun hat that is floppy and blue…I’m still undecided. You see, it can get pretty windy, and I don’t know if I want to worry about it blowing away!
What I’m saying is: I currently have one top, a pair of shoes, a swimsuit, and a hat.
I have a long way to go before we leave, guys!
Enjoy your paper doll!
Download here! (on a standard sheet of paper. Or cardstock…because the doll’s arms are kinda skinny. It’s my first time trying this…don’t judge).
These are currently my packing rules:
- Basics, basics, basics. Keep only the most minimal things.
- Moisture-wicking = yes. Cotton = no. (Cotton is too heavy and takes too long to dry)
- When you can, pick the item with the most uses. So, the shoes that are cute AND waterproof have the seal of approval.
- Comfort. We’re walking for at least fifteen miles every day.
- Style. It is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe, after all!
What are you best packing tips?? 🙂
Also, I’d love to know if you use the paper doll. Send me a picture of you (or your friends) and the paper doll and I’ll post it on the blog!