What to Bring for Winter Adventure


  • pack with padded hip belt (rental available)
  • capacity: external frame 4000 cu in +/-
  • internal frame 4800 cu in +/-
  • *pack cover waterproof nylon
  • *6 to 12 (gallon size) Ziploc plastic bags to pack clothes



Personal Equipment

Optional Items

Equipment Provided by Philmont

  • Eight 1-quart pots with lids
  • Coffee pots with lids
  • Peak 1 stoves
  • Fuel bottles
  • Fire paste
  • Match cases with matches
  • Hot pot tongs
  • Cooking pads
  • Three 1-gallon water jugs
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Condiment kit (salt, pepper, etc.)
  • Polar Pure water purification crystals
  • Trash bags
  • Tents with stakes and flukes
  • Sleds for pulling gear
  • Saucer sleds
  • Cross-country skis and poles
  • Tarps
  • Maps and compasses

Other Equipment Available

    Call in advance to make sure the equipment you expect to borrow is available.

  • Backpacks and frames
  • Zero-degree sleeping bags
  • Closed-cell foam pads
  • Fleece sleeping bag liners
  • Water flasks with covers
  • Suspenders
  • Fleece nose warmers
  • Wool mittens
  • Windproof overmitts
  • Wool shirts
  • Polarplus shirts
  • Military-issue jacket liners
  • Windproof anoraks
  • Wind pants
  • Wool pants
  • Military-issue pant liners
  • Waterproof overshoes
  • Foot wraps and liners

* - May be purchased at the trading post at the Tooth of Time Traders


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.