Re: Philmont Questions
Robert Haar (rhaar@RUST.NET)
Sat, 10 May 1997 09:57:51 -0400
> From: David J. Burgart <djb@TEAMQUEST.COM>
> What are the Philmont provided tents like? are they all two man
> tents? and how do they compare to the Eureka Timberline tents?
Similar design, a bit smaller, maybe not as well constructed - all things
considered, they are a reasonable alternative to bringing your own,
if you are coming a long distance.
> Are ground fires legal at Philmont, assuming that it is not too dry
> and prohibited because of a fire ban? should we take a backpacking
This depends on conditions and may vary by location. Last summer, no open
were permitted anywhere. Plan to use backpacking stoves for all your
> Is the Philmont provided trail chef kit sufficient or do troops
> an extra pot or wash tub?
The cook kit Philmont provided was more than adequate. In fact, we removed
some of the items before our trek and left them at base camp.
One thing we brought in addition was a variety of spices to add to the
meals. A "multi-spice wheel" worked well but you might want to augment with
whatever spices your crew prefers.
You might look at some of the diaries from our Philmont trek last year on
our web site at http://www.rust.net/~rhaar/troop188 .
Robert Haar email: email@example.com
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