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Camino Simple Living

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Camino Simple Living

I have mostly lived simply my whole life. At first it was by accident. My mother loved throwing unnecessary items away to keep the house tidy (sometimes even necessary items like homework). A few years before walking the Camino, I also became extremely minimalist. Circumstances required many, many moves in a short amount of time. By the 8th move in a brief time period, I didn't want to own any more belongings! I also was learning more and more about nutrition and chemicals in food/clothing/homes. Gradually, my life’s belongings became only necessary items made with pure, real ingredients and materials....

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Camino Belongings

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Camino Belongings

Belongings Clothing 2 skirts, 2 tube tops 2 tube dresses, 1 tank shirt 2 undergarments Shoes Flip-flops Cloth slipper shoes (mailed extra flip-flops) Supplies Silk towel/scarf/shawl Silk sleeping liner Soapnuts (for laundering) Toiletries Toothbrush Toothpowder Coconut oil soap (1/2” x 1/2” square) Outdoor Gear Sunglasses Parasol 2 large plastic garbage bags (for waterproofing) Food Cheese Olive oil Chorizo Water Steel water bottle with filter (carried empty & then filled with any water along the way) Spirit iPod Weightless rice paper notes (each page had 2 days of information & then biodegradable disposal!)

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Little Camino Backpack

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Little Camino Backpack

I love to walk, but I have no experience walking with a backpack. In addition to not knowing what it would be like to walk 20+ miles 31 days in a row, I also had no idea what it would be like carrying all of my belongings. For many months, all I knew was that I WANTED A LIGHT BACKPACK!!!!! I spent extensive energy thinking of and scheming ways to make my pack as light as possible. Now I consider my experience a miracle! I invested a lot of money in purchasing quality, key belongings and then benefited extremely from...

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More Camino Training

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More Camino Training

If I were to train for walking the Camino another time, I would do everything the same except I would add climbing stairs and/or steep hills almost every day.    

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Camino Training

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Camino Training

Schedule MARCH 25 sit-ups/25 pushups every day 2 hours of walking every day climbing stairs 2 times every week APRIL 25 sit-ups/25 pushups every day 4-6 hours of walking every day climbing stairs 3-4 times every week MAY 25 sit-ups/25 pushups every day 5-8 hours of walking every day climbing stairs 4 times every week JUNE 14-JULY 14 25 sit-ups/25 pushups every day 8-10/14 hours of walking every day climbing hills & mountains 551 MILES, 31 DAYS, FLIP-FLOPS! MIRACLE!!!

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