camino de santiago

Backpack!

I got my pack! It’s an Osprey Sirrus 24 and my first official piece of Camino gear!

Dad and I went up to Tallahassee to conquer a few hills, and ended up at Trail & Ski. Imagine that. 🙂
The guy there was SO helpful. We were really just there to poke around and look at prices and things, but when I put the pack on, Dad basically said, “Happy Early Birthday!” and I ended up going home with what will soon be my best friend. (I hope.) Here’s a pic of her:

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Now, she’s small. But Nadine says I can do it, so I believe her. It will be a challenge. The pack itself weighs 2.3 lbs, which leaves me about 8 lbs of stuff to put in it. Then water and food. The rule of thumb is that you should be carrying about 10% of your body weight, which puts me at 12 pounds, give or take a little. It’s a challenge, that, if completed, will make my feet and back mucho happy.

Can I just go? Now?

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3 thoughts on “Backpack!

  1. Nice backpack! I heard that carrying 10% of total body weight is definitely the way to go. When are you doing the Camino? What route are you walking? Girl, its so good to see another Camino fan on this blogging course. Buen Camino!

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    1. Hi Laurie! My Dad and I are starting the Camino Frances mid September next year. How about you?
      I just want to talk about it constantly, and I can see the excitement in your posts too! Buen Camino!

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      1. I’m starting small next spring by doing a 1-2 week Camino from Porto or Tui on the Portuguese border. Then maybe a different route in 2017. Camino Frances is my goal for 2018 when my 50th birthday.

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