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4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful, January 8, 2012
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This review is from: Camino de Santiago: To Walk Far, Carry Less (Kindle Edition)
This is one of the better books I've read for preparing for a Camino (at least equipment/gear-wise). It was interesting, entertaining, well organized and well written. I like that the author didn't tell people exactly what to buy, but instead listed many options to choose from based on individual preference. Sometimes the ultralighters can get a bit dogmatic but this wasn't that.
I disagree with a few of the author's tips, for instance I think that carrying collapsible water bottles is worth the incredible weight savings of a hard-sided lexan bottle (about 60% reduction). And while I agree that adding a trash bag to the inside of the pack is a good idea for insurance against rain or an unexpected dump in a creek, I think it's important to note that a regular trash bag wouldn't stand up to constant use. A plastic trash bag made specifically for garbage disposals would work much better (I've used one that lasted more than 200 rugged miles on the Appalachian trail). But these are minor quibbles that each Pilgrim can work out for him- or herself.
When I read this book I was strongly reminded of another book on Ultralight backpacking tips that I read recently by Mike Clelland. I wonder if this is just coincidence?
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