We got back from our Cavalcade a week ago. What a great trip! I had asked for suggestions regarding gear before going since the equipment list for Cavalcades is different from that for backpacking expeditions. Here are some thoughts on Cavalcade crew gear now that I've been there:
I realize now that we packed our Philmont tents without first inspecting them. We took them out of their bags and rerolled them with the plastic ground cloths and stakes we had brought before putting them on the pack horses. Backpacking crews actually hang their tents up and inspect them in base camp. Maybe the wrangler and horseman checked them before we got there - I didn't ask but you might want to or do your own inspection. Otherwise you might find yourself on the trail with a torn tent or missing a pole.
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