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VISUAL GUIDE ON THE CAMINO PRIMITIVO                    (OLD WAY OF ST. JAMES)
GUÍA VISUAL DEL CAMINO PRIMITIVO
 
THE STAFF / WALKING STICKS
Both walking sticks are created to give you comfort and support to avoid stiffness in your muscle and lower back THE STAFF  is a long wooden stick. Its origin dates back to ancient times. People used to use it for support when walking and also to make a “tent” with the cloak they were wearing; this way, they were protected from rain. Nowadays they are used to give you comfort and suport when going uphill and downhill. It helps to distribute the weight and reduce the speed when walking. Your body goes straight and it is a deterrent when bumping into an animal.
THE WALKING STICKS Are modern tools made with a light material, the aluminium. The great advantage they have is the fact that they can be extensible, so they can be adapted to any height. What’s more, they can be carried on the sides of your backpack when walking in flat paths. You should change the length of your sticks if you are going uphill or downhill for a better support. Your body should lean a Little bit forward when going uphill and straight when going downhill. Try to clean them at the end of a walking day to avoid dirt get in the folding areas