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Equipment List

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 [email protected] 

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

It is imperative to layer your clothing, combing 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. 

Printer-Friendly Equipment Lists 

PACKS AND BAGS

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK

Backpack – rental available

1

internal frame 75L +/- 4600 cu inches external frame 65L +/- 3966 cu inches 

T  
Summit/Daypack 1 side hikes  T, S  
Lashing Straps  1 pr holds sleeping bag on pack T  
Gal. Ziploc Bags 6-12 pack clothes  T  
Pack Cover 1 waterproof  T  
Small Stuff Sacks 2-3 pack/organize personal items  T  
Ditty Bags 2-3 pack/organize personal items T  

 

HEAD-NECK-HAND

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

UPPER BODY LAYERS

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

LOWER BODY LAYERS

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Base Layer (mid-wgt) synthetic  1 long underwear top T  
Rain Pants  1 lightweight & sturdy  T, A  
Long Pants 1 no heavy jeans  T  
 Underwear 3   T  
Hiking Shorts  2   T  
 

SLEEPING GEAR

EQUIPMENT QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Sleeping Bag 1 rated 20 degrees and less than 5 lbs/packing in compression sack lined w/plastic bag T  
 Waterproof Stuff Sack 1 or 2 heavy duty 4-6 mil plastic bags  T  
Sleeping Pad 1 closed-cell foam or fully inflatable pad T  
Sleep Clothes  1 set worn only in sleeping bag t-shirt $ gym shorts acceptable  T  
 

FOOTWEAR

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

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

EQUIPMENT  QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Bowl 1 deep bowl of lightweight material  T  
Mug/Cup 1 measuring style recommended 12-20 oz  T, O  
Spoon/Spork 1 Lexan or lightweight-sporks are popular  T  
Water Bottle/1 qt 4 or more  qty reduced if also using hydration bladder in pack  T, A, BB  
Pocket Knife  1 small knife sufficient  T, A, S  
Matches/Lighter 1 pack in waterproof container/lighting camp stove  T, A, BB, S  
Flashlight/Headlamp 1 durable/lightweight-bring extra batteries  T  
Trekking Poles w/rubber tips  1 pr recued impact – 25% – knees $ ankles, improve balance  T, O  
Philmont Map 1 sectionals are available for your itinerary overall  T,A ,S   
Compass 1   T, A, S  
Bandana/tubular headgear  2 bandanas or headgear also known as Buffs work well/many brands on the market  T, BB  
Money $50 ATM in Base BB  
Lip Balm 1 moisturizing balm 2/SPF 25 or greater  T, A, BB  
Soap  1 biodegradable  T, BB, S  
Toothbrush  1 trial size  T, BB  
Toothpaste 1   T, BB, S   
Camp Towel 1 small, quick dry T  
Tampon/Pads 1   T, BB  
Personal Medication  1 enough for entire trek     
Sunglasses  1   T  
Watch  1   T, O  
Camera  1 batteries/memory card T, BB, S  
Whistle  1   T  
Fishing Equipment  1 some itineraries have opportunity to fish  O  
Fishing License 1 some itineraries have opportunity to fish-NM State fishing license required  T, O  
Postcards 1+ pre-stamped T, O  
Foot Powder  1   T, BB, S  
Notepad & Pen  1   T, BB, O  
 

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY CREW

Necessary Items For Each Crew (7-12 Persons) To Bring Or Purchase On Arrival. 

EQUIPMENT  QTY COMMENTS CODE CHECK
Sewing Kit  1   T  
Tent Stakes 5 per person   T  
Water Container 2.5 gal 2-3 collapsible  T  
Backpacking stove 2-3   T  
Fuel Bottle/ 1 qt  2   T  
Fuel Funnel 1   T  
First Aid Kit     T, BB  
Duct Tape  1 for trail repair  T, BB  
Spices   for cooking T, BB, O  
Waterproof Ground Cloth  1/tent 6′ x 8′ T  
Nylon Cord 3 50 ft x 1/8′ T  
Suncreen  2-3 6 oz tubes w/SPF 25 or higher T, BB  
Insect Repellent  2 small bottle, no aerosol spray cans T, BB  
Water Purifiers/Filters  2-3 optional T, O  
 Multi-Tool  1   T  
Trowel/Shovel 1   T  
Carabiner  1 Carabiner must be rated climbing strength for rigging “oops” bag 2/bear bags  T  
 

EQUIPMENT ISSUED BY PHILMONT

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

EQUIPMENT  QTY COMMENTS CHECK
Nylon Dining Fly 1 12′ x 10′, wt 2 lbs, 3 oz  
Collapsible Poles 2 for dining fly, wt 1.45 lb  
Philmont Tent with poles 1 per 2 camper weight with poles: 5 lbs, 13 oz  
Cooking Pot 1 8  qt w/lid, 2 lbs  
Dishwashing-2nd Cooking Pot 1 8 qt (1lb, 4 oz) 6 qt (1lb,  9 oz) 4 qt (10 oz) size dependent on crew size  
Beverage Pot 1 2 qt w/lid, 8 oz (optional)  
Chef Cutlery Kit 1 1 lg spoon, 1 lg spatula 4 oz  
Hot Pot Tongs 1 pr 4 oz  
Plastic Trash Bags 10    
Salt Pepper      
Water Purifier Tablets, Micropur 1 tablet treats 1 liter      
Nylon Rope 100 x 1/4″ 2 Weight 2 1/2 lbs  
Bear Bags  3-6 for hanging smellables 2 lbs, 4 oz  
Plastic Strainer & Rubber Scraper  1 ea 4 oz  
Toilet Paper    Resupplied  
 

Code:

T Available at Philmont’s Tooth of Time Traders
A Easily accessible in pack or carried on person
BB Pack together in plastic bag – placed in bear bag at night
S Share with buddy 
O Optional