Monthly Archives: October 2015

Poles apart

I hadn’t ever considered using walking poles until I started reading posts from people who had done the Camino and raved about them. Anything that can help spread the load as I walk and take pressure off my knees, especially over a … Continue reading

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Slip, slop, slap

In Australia everyone knows about protecting yourself from too much sun – slip on a long sleeve top, slop on sun screen and slap on a hat. It’s not so obvious if you come from a not so sunny country. … Continue reading

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Don’t stop walking

Start walking My wife and I started walking at the end of 2014 to increase our level of fitness and to start trying out gear in preparation for walking the Camino de Santiago. We started with 5 km (50 minutes) … Continue reading

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Cooking with gas

My goal is to be self sufficient when it comes to preparing food on the Camino. Many albergues have kitchens (see useful stuff) but I’ve read that they are not always well equipped and like many vegetarians I prefer to cook with … Continue reading

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Laundry List

Two things I’m taking to help make the everyday task of doing the laundry easier. A peg-less clothes line (35 grams). Made from intertwined elastic with suction cups and clips at both ends. A Scrubba bag (145 grams). So there will … Continue reading

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Wicking Wear

Since I have started walking regularly I have come to appreciate the importance of quick drying and wicking clothes. In case you are not familiar with what “wicking” fabrics are – they draw moisture (sweat) from your body to the exterior … Continue reading

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