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Campfire

Campfire

  • Make sure campfires are allowed where you are camping. Due to Philmont’s arid landscape and high winds, a fire ban is common during the summer months.
  • Sticks should be no longer than your forearm and no wider around than your wrist.
  • Keep the fire small, no higher than 18”.
  • Keep a pot of water nearby and never leave the campfire unattended.
  • Burn all wood to ash and pour water over the fire and stir with a stick when the fire is out to ensure the fire is “out cold”. You should feel comfortable putting your hand in the ash since it is cold.

 

About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.