What do I need to pack for Philmont?

What To Bring

  1. Pillow.
  2. Sleeping Bag or Sheets & Blankets.
  3. Towel, Washcloth, Shower Shoes, Toiletries.
  4. Breathable, active clothing for warm days and cool evenings.
  5. Warm sleeping garments.
  6. Warm Jacket.
  7. Walking/hiking shoes or boots*
  8. Hiking Daypack/Comfortable School backpack*

How big of a pack do you need for Philmont?

Philmont Rangers are taught that everyone needs at least a 60L pack.

Is deodorant allowed at Philmont?

Bears coming into tents in the middle of the night because they detect odors they perceive as possibly edible is dangerous to occupants. Once a Scout’s arm pits were gnawed because he was wearing deodorant. Now deodorant and any colognes are banned in the backcountry.

What is a good base weight for Philmont?

20-25 pounds without food is preferred.” This is a positive change from their earlier Guidebooks. But when we went out with our ranger who was there to show us the “Philmont Way,” he was carrying 49 pounds which included a 10+ pound tent & 4.5 liters of water, when there is plenty of water all around.

What tents are used at Philmont?

The MSR Thunder Ridge™ Tent Exclusively designed for the Philmont Scout Ranch, the MSR Thunder Ridge 2-person tent is a heavy-duty, 3-season shelter built to handle the rigors of aggressive use in the demanding weather and rugged terrain of the Philmont tenure.

How heavy are Philmont tents?

Thunder Ridge — named after a Philmont camp notorious for its extreme weather — is built for two campers, suitable for three-season use and weighs in at 6 pounds, 3 ounces when packed.

What tents does Philmont?

What tents do they use at Philmont?

Are there bears at Philmont?

Since 1985, bears have caused just 10 injuries at Philmont—two that were serious. Most incidents were the result of Scouts or Scouters bringing food into their tents and suffering puncture or scratch wounds.

How much does Philmont Crew Gear weigh?

The median pack weight was 42 pounds (29 pounds estimated base weight). The average was 40.1 pounds (27.1 pounds estimated base weight). Total pack weight for the crew was 401 pounds. Most of the time, a crew will be carrying two days or less food.

Is there a minimum weight for Philmont?

Discussion in advance with Philmont regarding any exception to the weight limit for persons under 21 years of age is required, whether it is over or under. Under no circumstances will any individual over 295 pounds be allowed to participate regardless of height or age.