After months and months of reading online, asking questions on the fb group America Pilgrims on the Camino, asking personal friends who have done the pilgrimage themselves (Ben, Cathy, Tim, Allison, & Graham), asking the staff and shopping at Walkabout Outfitters - Lexington and REI, I am all set.
Full Gear List
Tim and Cathy, I admire you both for planning to cover all the different paths of the Camino. If my readers want to follow their blog, then please check out http://hewalksshestrolls.wordpress.com/.
I weighed my bag at the airport. Just 16 lbs. <10% of my body weight. Feeling good about the weight and also knowing that it includes my laptop, laptop accessories and gear that I don't necessarily need but nice to have.
Funny story, the TSA agent was really surprised at the uber light weight of my checked in duffel bag. So I told him what I was doing first, then opened up the bag and showed him the contents. It contained my walking poles, and a knife. I pulled out the knife, we look at it and each other and I said "Definitely cannot take that as a carry-on the plane." He smiled, "Good point."
Time to go catch my plane. Buen Camino!