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At this site you can download detailed individual "stage" maps of the Camino Frances. if you are taking an ipad with you, it would be really useful to have the maps downloaded in case you lose your guidebook or are in a place without wifi. Free Camino de Santiago Maps Download Camino Frances Map

Free Camino de Santiago Maps Download Camino Frances Map

The Camino isnt backpacking but still - thispage has some great tips for ultralight equipment. i highly recommend the Summerlight sleeping bag for a Fall Camino (sept - nov). Sub 10 Pound Base Weight

This pin takes you to The Walking Pilgrim, with lots of detailed info about the Camino Portuguese coastal route Route map

The Walking Pilgrim - Camino Portugués de la Costa

A typical road on the Camino. Not always easy footing ... particularly when muddy and slippery. Camino de Santiago de Compostela or a.k.a The Way of St James - It takes 4-7 weeks to complete it and you walk through these roads in Northern Spain.

Codex Calixtinus - 12th c. collection of stories, sermons, prayers, chants, as well as a travel guide with road directions and local customs for pilgrims to the shrine of Saint James in Compostela. Kept in cathedral archives for 800+ years.

Put in water, soap, and dirty clothes. Seal. Smush it around. Drain and Rinse. Clean Clothes! 150 grams. Didn't bring this with me, but wish I had. Saw one guy who had it and loved it.

Prevent blisters! use this on your feet every morning. Bodyglide Original Anti-Chafe Balm: Sports & Outdoors

Opinel - you can buy one of these in St. Jean for slicing bread and cheese on the Camino. They are ubiquitous and fantastic pocket knives

This leads to a post on a pill bottle first aid kit. When I was on the Camino, I had a huge bag of supplies, and came back with only a slightly reduced huge bag. Use this concept to make a pill bottle blister kit - and anything else you need, you can purchase in Spain's excellent pharmacies.

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Safely pack your razor with a binder clip & 13 more travel hacks to make life easier when traveling!

Ravelry: Camino de Santiago pattern by Nicki Miller - Free pattern

DIY: Soap Pouch. Better than loufas and would be cheaper and more eco-friendly than using the liquid body wash all the time

The windiest passage of the journey.