Bilbao What to Pack

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    Camino Kit List

    by into-thin-air Written Sep 21, 2009

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Rucksack and Pro-Tector

    Sleeping Bag

    Thurlo x 2

    Inner sock x 2

    Evening sock x 2

    Gloves ?



    Waterproof Jacket

    Long Sleeved T-shirt x 1

    Short "" "" "" "" "" x 2

    Trekking Boxers x 2

    Big Towel

    Wash Gear

    Sun Block


    Shorts x 1

    Fleece jumper

    First Aid pack + Any extra medication


    Camera + extra batteries

    Battery charger

    Water Bottle

    Pocket knife


    Trekking Pole

    Guide Book





    Pilgrims Passport



    Flight Sweets

    Address book

    Wear for the journey


    Thurlo socks

    Walking Trousers

    T shirt

    Perigrino���s in the rain after San Sebastian
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    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Keep your Rucksack Safe -- Keep your kit Dry

    by into-thin-air Written Sep 21, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: If you are travelling Anywhere and using a Rucksack / Backpack as your luggage then I would Strongly recommend that you use some form of Rucksack / Backpack Pro-tector !!

    This tip is from my own personal experience, as I have had Big Problems having my Rucksack damaged or even destroyed by airlines, particularly on Airport Carousels,
    What can happen is that one of the straps can drop in-between the lats on the moving Carousel and then as your Rucksack goes around a corner, the strap gets ripped off, I lost the entire back and carrying system from one of my rucksacks !! You Definitely don't want this to happen, Especially on the way out to start walking your Camino !!
    As The Rucksack Pro-Tector has the second function as a water-resistant liner for your rucksack. It is a particularly useful piece of kit for Camino walking, Other rucksack protectors leave you with the problem of having to carry it around with you for the walk with no useful function !!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I have tried many of the Rucksack / Backpack Protectors that are available on the market and was disappointed with how they performed, So after having many problems with these decided to design and manufacture my own.
    Full details of how this came about are written up on my Nepal page.
    So, Obviously my own recommendation would be to get your Rucksack / Backpack Protector from Pro-Tector

    Miscellaneous: Also, after successfully designing, producing and selling the Rucksack Pro-tector for several years, I have now introduced some new lines such as a Pro-Tector Travel Wallet and a Pro-Tector Document / Valuables Travel Pouch and now the Brand New Trekign Pole Pro-Tector
    If you think that any of the above would be of benefit for yourself on your own travels then please take a look at my web-site

    Rucksack, Safely arriving inside it's Rucksack Pro
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking

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    by MaheshSamtani Written Apr 5, 2008

    Miscellaneous: If you happen to carry any electrical stuff like hair dryers or just a simple charger for your mobile telephone - you will have to take into account that the electrical systems admit only the 2 pin round plug as shown in the picture. If you are coming in from Britain you might want to buy an adapter to be able to use your stuff in Spain. It may be a little difficult to get it in any normal electrical store. If you happen to have a El Corte Ingles department store near you - they sell adapters for different systems.
    The Spanish system is compatible with most European plug sockets – except mainly for the British 3 pin plug - so get that adapter.


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    Pack a watch!

    by timtregenza Written Jul 27, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: Bilbao is a vibrant city, but timing is all, so bring a watch.

    Turn up too late, or more likely, too early, and you will wonder what all the fuss is about. Turn up on time and you will have a real party.

    If you are British, you may have a real problem adjusting to the times - not eating before 1.30pm, having dinner at midnight.

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    Check shirts and jumpers

    by timtregenza Written Jul 7, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: If you want to blend in, gentlemen should bring a large supply of check shirts and a jumper (pullover/jersey) to drape artistically accross the shoulders.

    No, I'm not joking, have a look when you are here

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    Bring a spare bag

    by timtregenza Written Jun 28, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Bring spare bag with you when you come to Bilbao, as there is much to take back. I recommend stocking up on the following:

    a) Rioja (get crianza that tend to be good and good value)
    b) Txakoli (local white wine that is sharp and green)
    c) Cider (different to other ciders you may have tried
    d) Patxaran (aniseed liquer that is excellent for settling overfull stomachs
    e) Jamon (cured hams - the more expensive the better)

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    Warm clothing.

    by miksu Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: The weather in northen Spain can be unpredictable,especialy in the mountains....warm & waterproof clothing.

    Photo Equipment: No problem buying film for your camera...until you get in the mountains.

    Related to:
    • Cycling

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    Packing List

    by euzkadi Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Bring a raincoat always, except in summer....
    Un chubasquero es siempre imprescindible, excepto en verano...

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