camino de santiago
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
book + drawing kit
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. Amazon.com: Bodyglide Original Anti-Chafe Balm: Sports & Outdoors
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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Snow Peak travel chopsticks - I brought my spork but next time I am bringing these.
DRY SHAMPOO RECIPE. I have really greasy hair (grease shows up 12 hours or less after washing), so when we traveled for 4 days straight without showers, I used this. It helped, but I looked like I had a bit of dandruff from the bits and powder after a couple days. (I felt like a monkey picking cornmeal grit off my scalp all day.) I think I'll find a salon spray instead.
Home made dry shampoo - no TSA liquid problem
Safely pack your razor with a binder clip & 13 more travel hacks to make life easier when traveling!
Backpackers Bible: How to never get a blister.