This is the Official Philmont Shakedown Preparation Guide – Part 1. This version was revised: November 11th, 2014. Refer to Philmont’s website: www.philmontscoutranch.org for updates to this guide and the most up-to-date information. If you are planning a trek, you should look for the most up-to-date information.
This guide is intended to be an all-encompassing tool for crews to utilize in order to prepare for an upcoming Philmont trek. It is highly recommended that crews participate in at least two shakedown hikes prior to their trek. To help facilitate this, we have split this guide into two separate documents to allow the crew to focus on different topics on each hike.
This guide is posted on the Vulcan Wiki because it contains some good information on gear selection, menus and other camping skills.
Visit the Philmont website for up-to-date preparation guides. https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/philmonttreks/shakedown/