Make the backpack for the Via dei Dei
A well-made backpack is the first step of every walker. Here is all the information to start organized and safe!
In the backpack we always put:
the water bottle
a hot drink if in winter
a windbreaker or a kway suitable for the period
a thermal sheet
a hat or cap
a small knife
a protective cream
a mini first aid kit (bandages, patches of various sizes and anti-vapors, disinfectant wipes, sterile gauze, scissors, lever clamps, latex gloves, drugs ...)
a frontal torch
possibly replacement clothing based on weather conditions.
Never rely entirely on the tools - let's limit ourselves to using them (satellite receivers, smartphones, etc.). There are gray areas: even for mobile phones, the rule of not trusting is worth it.
We keep off at least one mobile phone, to conserve its charge and avoid being isolated.
Better to bring a spare battery or an external auxiliary battery.
We carry spare batteries for GPS.
We take note of the telephone number of the single relief center (118) and the one of the Emilia-Romagna Alpine Rescue Service (800-848088) and Tuscany (335-281002).
Along the way, particularly in the most isolated areas, they are placed in the signage installed to facilitate orientation, indications that rescuers need in case of need for intervention, to be communicated at the time of the call