This guide is intended to be an all-encompassing tool for crews to use to prepare for a Philmont trek. It is highly recommended that crews participate in at least two shakedown hikes prior to their trek.
This packing list can serve as a guide when deciding what gear to bring for a trek.
Learn more about trail food, cooking and dining in the backcountry.
These courses, held around the country, are designed to train Advisors to help their crew prepare for a trek.
Our selection of specialized Philmont trek preparation videos includes:
- How To Pack A Backpack
- How To Use A Map & Compass
- How To Set Up A Campsite
- How To Hang A Bear Bag
- Backcountry Cooking Methods
- How To Wash Dishes
- And more...