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Sleeping Bag?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by J. Cooper, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. J. Cooper

    J. Cooper New Member

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    For Tui to Santiago (last 100 Km) in 6 stages approx. in March 2018, would a silk liner suffice to save on weight carried? I am planning to stay in hostels. Would I be right in thinking hostels will have blankets?
     
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    I always take an ultralight Sleeping Bag on Camino with me as I tend to stay in as many Municipal Refugio’s as I can, these sometimes only offer very basic facilities (Particularly on the less walked routes), so a Sleeping Bag can be very useful (Even on the more popular Camino’s, Municipal Refugio’s operate on a first come, first served basis, but when all the beds are taken, there is still sometimes floor space available, and having a Sleeping Bag can make the difference between a comfortable night, and a very uncomfortable one!!)

    So – Although, Yes, Hostals (Including Municipal Refugio’s) will normally have blankets, unless you are prebooking private hostals, then, personally, I would take an ultralight Sleeping Bag with me.

    It could also still be quite chilly in March !!

    Good Luck and Buen Camino

    Rob
     
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  3. Wily

    Wily Camino Francés 2016; Camino Portugués 2017

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    Hey Cooper,
    My wife and I walked that route just last March. I would recommend taking a sleeping bag. We had most pleasant weather, but no particularly warm days where I thought a sleeping bag was too much. On a couple rainy days, the extra warmth of a light bad was most welcoming. In the albergues where we stayed between Tui and Santiago, blankets were not always available. Our Fjallraven, one-season bags only weigh 17 ounces so extra weight was minimal. As we pack for our return to Spain again this March, our bags will definitely be with us. If you’re planning on staying in private albergues, there are a number of very good ones in this stretch of the Portugués. I’ll be glad to recommend several if you’re interested. Bom Caminho!
     
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    In that season I would say that it is quite advisable to take a sleeping bag. In some albergues it could be a little cold at night. You don't need a sleeping bag for very low temperatures, every albergue will count with some kind of heating system. Something for 15 C or so will be enough.

    Buen Camino & Ultreia!!
     
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