Our flight leaves tomorrow and we are (almost) ready to go. We have a few more details to take care of, but on the whole I’d say that we’re ready.
A lot of people have asked us what we’re planning on bringing for our yearlong adventure. We took a few snapshots of what is currently in our packs to share. In some respects, packing for a longer trip is the same as packing for a week-long trip. However, we’ve also thought a lot about making sure that our clothing will work well in multiple combinations, climates, and cultures.
Our gear choices largely reflect our decision to hike the Camino de Santiago and therefore we’ve packed items such as hiking poles, pack towels, silk sleep sacks, and Michael’s PT gear.
Everything fits in our two backpacks (plus daypack). Once we get to Spain, we plan to ship a lot of our gear and clothing to Santiago de Compostela in order to minimize the weight we carry on the Camino.
I’m sure that we’ll wish that we’d left some of this behind or remember some seemingly essential item over the next week or so. If only we could figure out what that is now…