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This training is hands-on and simulates processes used at Philmont

Training Goals

  • Practice camp setup
  • Practice breaking camp
  • Practice hiking etiquette and techniques
  • Practice bear bags
  • Practice sterilizing dishes
  • Practice cooking
  • Practice cleanup & sumps
  • Understand the bear-muda triangle
  • Become familiar with Philmont food / commissaries / swap boxes
  • Practice shakedown / packing up gear into packs
  • Practice dining fly setup (if available)
  • Understand arrival at basecamp
  • Crews to be familiar with Expedition Number
  • Crew to be familiar with Itinerary/Trek
  • Crew Leader to practice duty roster