How to pack for a Recliner Camino
For my first camino in 2019 I spent months carefully selecting all the items I thought I would need. Clothes were bought and returned, backpacks tried on, multiple pairs of shoes were tried on from several stores. Gadgets that I’d never heard about were tested out. Glen and I were constantly brainstorming about what we needed. By August of 2019 I had all my little stuff sacks ready to be placed inside my backpack and I was ready to go.
When I tripped on the sidewalk I didn’t have the luxury of planning ahead. I had to come up with a plan quickly. Here’s where all those months of camino planning paid off again.
I used a string sack that I received when I did a biking trip in Tuscany with Trek Bicycle Company. Every morning I put my phone, iPad, hand lotion, lip balm, spare external battery, emery board, and whatever else I needed. I put the pack on my front and then put my knee brace on. I grab my crutches and begin the slow bumpty bump down the stairs.
Once I’m in the recliner I don’t move much until it’s time to go to bed. Glen makes my coffee and gives me a couple of protein bars and a water bottle for the day.
At the end of the day the string bag gets packed and I use my arms to lift myself up each step. My triceps are amazing 💪!