THE T-Shirt

Of all the things I had to consider for the Camino de Santiago de Compostela (“Camino,” aka “The Way of St. James”), perhaps the easiest was the T-shirt to wear. Because I already HAD them 🙂

If this is where you are joining the show already in progress: only TWO changes of clothes will be taken. At the end of the day, you wash one set – T-shirt, under-roos, socks and maybe your pants (although if you don’t roll in the dirt, maybe THOSE can be cleaned every OTHER day), put other (clean) ones on your body, and hope that your washed ones will dry-out overnight – something that requires modern “miracle” fabrics. Continue reading “THE T-Shirt”

Going Toe-to-Toe with Socks!

I had originally planned on doing the Camino de Santiago de Compostela (“Camino”) walk – 500 miles of it – in my Army-issued Rocky S2V combat boots, seeing as I conquered Mt. Ljuboten (aka “Mt. Duke”) with them, wearing only the socks the Army issued me. Even I was impressed by this (even though I couldn’t MOVE for FOUR DAYS afterward – the boots and socks worked MUCH better than the REST of my body).

But they ARE Army boots and my particular wonderful pair are also Gortex-insulated – and we’re not walking in winter. Plus nothing screams “GI Joe” quite as loudly as Army brown boots. So new shoes were purchased.

Still had the SOCKS though – two types: faithful Army-issue that had surprising performance in my assault on Mt. Duke. And a couple of pairs of Darned Tough’s Tactical socks.

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