My Pack List

My plan was to have a total pack weight under 22 pounds (including water & food).

Why 22 pounds? Well, the veteran Camino walkers suggest keeping your pack weight to 10%-15% of your total body weight. I weigh 165 pounds so my ranges should be 16-24.75pounds)

So I started weighing all my stuff on my nifty digital scale. I started with my backpack – it was 4.2 pounds, so I have ~ 18 pounds for the rest of my stuff. Then I weight a few other items… like a shirt (~5oz), a pair of shorts (~8oz) and I thought “WOW! this is going to be easy to stay under 22 pounds”.

WELL… I learned that all those little ounces can add up fast!

My first attempt resulted in a pack weight of ~26 pounds!!!! YIKES, I don’t want to carry that much weight for 500 miles!

My decision to do a blog also had a major impact on my pack weight. This decision added ~ 4pounds to my load (i.e. iPad, iPad case, keyboard, charger…)

So I started taking stuff out and finally got to 22 pounds. Here is my list:

ITEM Weight (oz) Weight (LB) Grams % of Total
Backpack 67.5 4.2 1913.6 18.7%
Water 32.0 2.0 907.2 8.9%
IPad + Case + Keyboard 31.0 1.9 878.8 8.6%
Sandals 14.0 .9 396.9 3.9%
Pack for iPad 17.0 1.1 481.9 4.7%
Rain Jacket 14.0 0.9 396.9 3.9%
Charger & Cord 12.0 0.8 340.2 3.3%
Convertible Pants 11.5 0.7 326.0 3.2%
Camera 10.7 0.7 303.3 3.0%
Sleeping Bag Liner 10.0 0.6 283.5 2.8%
Toiletries 10.0 0.6 283.5 2.8%
Shorts 9.6 0.6 272.2 2.7%
Shorts 9.6 0.6 272.2 2.7%
Phone 9.0 0.6 255.1 2.5%
Food Allowance 8.0 0.5 226.8 2.2%
Fleece Jacket 7.5 0.5 212.6 2.1%
Laundry Soap/pins 7.0 0.4 198.4 1.9%
Long Sleeve T-Shirt 6.0 0.4 170.1 1.7%
Long Sleeve T-Shirt 6.0 0.4 170.1 1.7%
Hawaiian Shirt 6.0 0.4 170.1 1.7%
Multi-Tool 5.3 0.3 150.3 1.5%
First aid kit 5.0 0.3 141.7 1.4%
Bar Soap 4.6 0.3 130.4 1.3%
T-Shirt Short Sleeve 4.5 0.3 127.6 1.2%
T-Shirt Short Sleeve 4.5 0.3 127.6 1.2%
Gloves 4.0 0.3 113.4 1.1%
Sony Neck Phones 3.0 0.2 85.0 0.8%
Rain cover 3.0 0.2 85.0 0.8%
Socks 3.0 0.2 85.0 0.8%
Socks 3.0 0.2 85.0 0.8%
Wool Cap 3.0 0.2 85.0 0.8%
Sewing Kit 3.0 0.2 85.0 0.8%
Under Pants 2.5 0.2 70.9 0.7%
Under Pants 2.5 0.2 70.9 0.7%
Tablet Screen Wipe X 10 1.0 0.1 28.3 0.3%
Cable (USBC-Tbolt) 1.0 0.1 28.3 0.3%
Spork 0.5 0.0 14.2 0.1%

Here are links to the various items I will be taking with me:

Backpack Stuff

Feet Stuff

Tech Stuff

Clothes Stuff

Sleeping Stuff

Hope this is helpful when you decide to do the Camino 🙂

Cheers,

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2 thoughts on “My Pack List

  1. What an adventure you are going on! I am looking forward to seeing how far you have come and where you continue to go! Right now my fiancé and I have some backpacking gear on our wedding registry so I will be looking at your gear and blog for advice of what I may need to add or modify. I hope you have a very safe, fun, and life-changing experience. I will be keeping up. Best wishes to you.

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