I am trying to pack light for my next camino but Ive decided to take a tent. It weighs a little more than a pound. I tried to remove a pound from clothing and other necessities but it doesnt even register on my scale! My Gregory Jade backpack is about two pounds. I already have light hiking sneakers Merrell Calia’s, and my North Face sleeping bag is about a pound. This year Ive added a sleeping bag liner because it could be cool at night esp if we are camping out.
I do believe John Brierley is writing his guides for very healthy thirty or forty year olds. Definitely not for nearly sixty year olds who struggle with weight and exercise. Walking 30 km a day is a marathon each day. I know after a week of walking we can do it easily…well maybe! Brierley shows 23 days to do it. I have 29 tops. Bring it on. Perhaps with a lighter pack. We will have to wait and see. Camino Portugues here we come!