What to Bring

Your Personal Equipment

This is a complete list of items that Scouts and their crew will need to prepare for prior to a Philmont summer trek. You may find specific details about items on the Philmont packing list in the Guidebook To Adventure. If you have any questions regarding any items on the equipment list, please contact Philmont’s Tooth of Time Traders at 575-376-2281 or toothoftimetraders@scouting.org.


Upper Body Layers - It is imperative to layer your clothing, combining different garments to achieve protection from the elements and optimum insulation. Synthetic or wool layers are recommended as they insulate when wet. Avoid cotton, as it does not insulate when wet.

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Base Layer (mid-wgt) synthetic 1 long underwear top *
Middle Layer (fleece pullover) 1 opt-wool sweater *
Top Layer (synthetic jacket) 1 wool or polar fleece ok *
Rain Jacket 1 sturdy,waterproof jacket w/hood, coated nylon and breathable fabrics are acceptable *A
Shirt Short Sleeve 2 moisture wicking,
no cotton or nylon
*
Shirt - Long Sleeve 1 moisture wicking, no cotton or nylon *

Lower Body Layers - You will need 1-2 synthetic insulating layers. All must fit comfortably over each other so they can be worn in combination.

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Base Layer (mid-wgt) synthetic 1 long underwear bottom *
Rain Pants 1 lightweight & sturdy *A
Long Pants 1 not heavy jeans *
Underwear 3 *
Hiking Shorts 2 *
Sports Bra 2 synthetic *

Head, Neck & Hand

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Wool or fleece hat 1 warm hat for cold temps *
Glove liners or mittens 1 synthetic wool *
Baseball cap or wide brim hat 1 Protection of ears, face from sun *

Packs & Bags

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Backpack 1 internal frame 75L +/- 4600 cu .inches external frame 65L+/- 3966 cu. inches rental available ($18) *
Summit/Daypack 1 side hikes *S
Lashing Straps 1 pair holds sleeping bag on pack *
Gallon Ziploc Bags 6-12 packing clothes *
Pack Cover 1 waterproof *
Small Stuff Sacks 2-3 pack personal items/organize *
Ditty Bags 2-3 pack personal items/organize *

Sleeping Gear

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Sleeping Bag 1 rated 20 degrees and less than 5lbs/packed in compression sack lined with plastic bag *
Waterproof Stuff Sack 1 Or 2 heavy duty 4-6 mil plastic bags *
Sleeping Pad 1 recommend closed-cell foam *
Sleep Clothes 1 set worn only in sleeping bag – tee shirt and gym shorts acceptable *

Footwear

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Boots 1 pair well broken in *
Socks 3 pair synthetic or wool *
Liner Socks 3 pair synthetic *
Camp Shoes 1 pair lightweight sneakers *

Miscellenous Items

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Bowl 1 deep bowl made of lightweight material *
Mug /Cup 1 measuring style is recommended / 12-20 oz *
Spoon/Spork 1 Lexan or lightweight/ Sporks are popular
Water Bottles/1 QT 4 or more Qty. reduced if also using hydration bladder in pack *BB,A
Pocket Knife 1 small knife sufficient *A
Matches/Lighter 1 pack in waterproof container/for lighting camp stove *BB,A
Flashlight/Headlamp 1 durable and lightweight - bring extra batteries *
Philmont Map 1 sectionals available for your itinerary or overall *A
Compass 1 *A
Bandanas/tubular headgear 2 bandanas or headgear also known as Buffs work well - there are many brands on the market *BB
Money $50.00 ATM in Base Camp
Lip Balm 1 moisturizing balm with SPF 25 or greater *BB,A
Soap, biodegradeable 1 *BB,S
Toothbrush 1 trial size will work *BB
Toothpaste 1 *BB,S
Camp Towel 1 quick dry and small *
Tampons/Pads *BB
Sunglasses 1 *
Watch 1 *
Camera 1 Batteries/memory card *BB
Whistle 1 *
Fishing Equipment 1 Some itineraries have opportunity to fish. *
Fishing License 1 Some itineraries have opportunity to fish - NM state fishing license required. *
Postcards 1+ Pre-stamped *
Foot powder 1 *BB,S
Notepad and pen 1 *

Equipment Provided by Crew - Necessary Items of Equipment For Each Crew of 7-12 Persons To Bring to Philmont Or Purchase on Arrival

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Sewing Kit 1 *
Tent Stakes 10 per person *
Water containers 2.5 gallon 2-3 collapsible *
Backpacking Stove 2-3 *
Fuel Bottle/1 QT 2 *
Fuel Funnel 1 *
First Aid Kit 1 see page 39 *BB
Duct Tape 1 for trail repair *BB
Spices – for cooking optional *BB
Waterproof Ground Cloth 1 per tent 6’ x 8’ *
Nylon cord 3 50 ft x 1/8” *
Sunscreen 2-3 6 oz tubes with SPF 25 or higher *BB
Insect Repellent 2 small bottles, no aerosol spray cans *BB
Water purifiers/filters 2-3 optional *
Multi Tool 1 *
Trowel/Shovel 1 *
Carabiner 1 Carabiner must be rated climbing strength for rigging “oops” bag w/bear bags *

Equipment Issued By Philmont – Each Crew of 7-12 Persons is Issued The Following Equipment Free of Charge (Except for Damage or Replacement Charges Upon Return)

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Nylon Dining Fly 1 12’ x 12’ wt 4 lbs.
Collapsible Poles 2 for dining fly wt 1 lbs.
Philmont Tent w/poles 1 per 2 campers weight with poles 6 lbs, 3oz; new tents: weight 5 lbs, 13 oz
Trail Chef Kit 1 6 lbs: 4lbs:
8-qt pot 6-qt pot/lid
4-qt pot w/lid 4-qt pot/lid
1 fry pan/lid 1 fry pan/lid
Chef Cutlery Kit: 1 1 lg spoon, 1 lg spatula; weight ½ lbs.
Hot Pot Tongs 1 pair
Extra 8-QT Pot for Dishwashing 1 Must be large enough to submerge eating utensils, to sanitize in boiling water before eating.
Plastic Trash Bags
Salt/Pepper
Dishwashing Soap, Hand Sanitizer,
Scrub Pads
Water Purifier Tablets Micropur – 1 tablet treats 1 liter of water.
Nylon Rope
100’ x ¼”
2 Weight 2 ½ lbs
Bear Bags 3-6 for hanging food/wt 1 ½ lbs
Plastic Strainer & Rubber Scraper 1 ea ½ lbs
Toilet Paper resupplied

Code:

(*) Available at Philmont’s Tooth of Time Traders
(A) Easily accessible in pack or carried on person
(BB) Packed together in plastic bag to be placed in bear bag at night
(S) Share with buddy

Items Prohibited

  • DEODORANT
  • RADIOS
  • CD/MP3 PLAYERS
  • VIDEO GAME DEVICES
  • HAMMOCKS

 

About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.