Trolley and Camping
I leave this final section for camping gear. In most of the expeditions I've done in the past this has been provided by the tour companies or was not needed as in El Camino de Santiago but for the via Francigena is was a must, especially in France where the pilgrim infrastructure is not as well developed as it is in Switzerland and better yet, Italy.
Tent, Stakes and Trekking Poles
The Zpacks Duplex tent is the lightest tent I've ever come across. It is excellent for long-distance walks as it only weighs 19 ounces. The best feature is the use of trekking poles for the primary structural support. Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles are sturdy and lightweight.
Zpacks™ Duplex Ultralight Two Person Tent
6 inch Ultralight Titanium Tent Stakes
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
I've used this sleeping system ever since I went on my first expedition to Macchu Picchu in 2010. The Therm-a-rest inflatable pad works excellent at keeping you off the hard cold ground. An inflatable pillow with a soft cotton cover will let you forget your sleeping in the wilderness. Finally, a lightweight down sleeping bag rated to 50F will be more than enough for those cold nights camping or at Ostellos.
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Ultralight Backpacking Air Mattres
Marmot Men's NanoWave 55 Sleeping Bags
OpePlus Inflatable Camping Pillow Set
Camera and lenses
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The trolley Sport Brella combination was a lifesaver in France during the heat wave that swept across Europe. Had I not taken it I would have had to start my walks at 4 am. The trolley allowed me to take extra food supplies and water for those long stretches without support — the benefits out weight any troubles on the mountains. I did have to stick to roads when the trails were muddy.
The bike phone holder was great to keep the iPhone in front of me at all times when navigating and the Manfrotto clamp worked great at holding the Ronin S.