Philmont Ranch Checklist

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, 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.


Packs and Bags

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  



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


Upper Body Layers


Base Layer (mid-wgt) synthetic

 Men's | Women's

1 long underwear bottom T  

Middle Layer (fleece pullover)

Men's | Women's

1 opt - wool sweater T  

Top Layer (synthetic jacket)

Men's | Women's

1 wool or polarfleece ok T  

Rain Jacket

Men's | Women's

1 sturdy, waterproof jacket w/hood, coated nylon and breathable fabrics acceptable. T, A  

Shirt - Short Sleeve

Men's | Women's

2 moisture wicking no cotton or nylon T  

Shirt - Long Sleeve

Men's | Women's

1 moisture wicking no cotton or nylon T  
Sports Bra 2 synthetic T  


Lower Body Layers


Base Layer (mid-wgt) synthetic

Men's | Women's

1 long underwear top T  

Rain Pants

Men's | Women's

1 lightweight & sturdy T, A  

Long Pants

Men's | Women's

1 no heavy jeans T  


Men's | Women's

3   T  

Hiking Shorts

Men's | Women's

2   T  


Sleeping Gear

Sleeping Bag 1 rated 20 degrees and less than 5 lbs/packed 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  



Boots 1 pr well broken in T  


Men's | Women's

3 pr synthetic or wool T  

Liner Socks

3 pr synthetic T  
Camp Shoes 1 pr lightweight sneakers T  


Miscellaneous Items

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 Bottles/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 reduce impact - 25% - knees & ankles, improve balance T, O  
Philmont Map 1 sectionals available for your itinerary or 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 w/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     T, BB  
Personal Medication   emough 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

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  
Sunscreen 2-3 6 oz tubes w/SPF 25 or higher T, BB  
Insect Repellent 2 small bottles, 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 w/bear bags T  


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)

Nylon Dining Fly 1 12’ x 12’, wt 4 lbs  
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, 4oz) 6 qt (1lb, 9oz) 4 qt (10oz) size dependent on crew size  
Beverage Pot 1 2 qt w/lid, 8 oz (optional)  
Chef Cutlery Kit 1 1 lg spoon, 1 lg spatula4 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 2lbs, 4oz  
Plastic Strainer & Rubber Scraper 1 ea 4 oz  
Toilet Paper   Resupplied  



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