Q. Whenever I go camping my sleeping bag gets all smelly. How do I make it smell better?
How should I store backpacks during wintertime to keep them in good condition?
Q. When I wash my camping pillow, the material inside lumps up and gets uncomfortable. What should I do?
Q. Most tent labels list two weights, a trail weight and a packed weight. What's the difference?
What are the best portable speakers on the market?
I am looking for a lightweight, packable and budget-friendly electric lantern. Suggestions?
How tall should a walking stick be?
Q. We plan to backpack a 24-mile point-to-point trail but only have one car. How do we get back to our car?
Q. I have a lantern that has a removable glass covering, and it has soot all over it. How can I get it off?
Q. On camp-outs I see some boys with cots and others with bedrolls. Which should I use?
Q. Whenever I go camping I always cut oranges with my knife. But then my knife sticks and is hard to get open. What is the best way to de-stick my knife?
Do you recommend a propane-canister or liquid-fuel backpacking stove? I've heard good things about both.
I need a good summer sleeping bag. What should I get with $100?
Is it OK to wear cowboy boots on a hike? I have a pair that is very comfortable.
We went camping on the beach last weekend. The wind blew all night long and made our tents flap like crazy. Any advice?
Q. We were on a backpacking trip when my buddy badly sliced the tip of his finger. What, Gear Guy, would you have done?
My troop just went on a weekend camp-out. After we climbed this big hill, I started chafing in my groin area. How do I prevent chafing?
I go biking with my friends all the time. Is there anything I should be carrying, like a Swiss army knife?
Q. The pot on my backpacking stove tipped over and burned my brother. How do I solve this problem?
Q. I'm looking for quality polarized sunglasses at a good price. Do you know of any?
Every time I go hiking, I always get attacked by ticks! What can I do?
A. The Dakine Heli Pro DLX 20L isn't cheap, but it could be exactly the pack that fits your needs.
Q. Help, Gear Guy! The grip tape on my skateboard is starting to fall off. How do I remove it?
Q. Every single time I go camping, I have trouble rolling up my sleeping bag and can never get it back in the bag. Help!
My hiking boots smell terrible. Is there anything I can do to take care of that?
Q. I'd like to have a hammock to use at home. However, my backyard doesn't have any trees. What do I do?
Q. What's the best way to store Dutch ovens to keep them away from dirt and bugs and to stop rusting?
Q. My sleeping bag zippers always break off, and I don’t have any extra money to buy a new one. PLEASE HELP!!
I have an 8-person tent I got from Wal-Mart a few years ago. I really don't want to buy a new tent. How do you think it will do if it begins to rain?
Q. My feet always slip off my bicycle pedals so I was wondering what gear I should buy?
Hey Gear Guy, I need a good lightweight winter sleeping bag that won't set me back more than $100. Any suggestions?
I have a carabiner that says it can hold 21 kN. I know that's the amount of shock the clip can take, but what's the maximum constant weight that could be applied to it?
Where can I find a good backpack that includes a hydration bladder?
Dear Gear Guy, I love to go camping, but I never know what type of shirt I should wear. Any suggestions?
My dad gave me an old Marmot sleeping bag, and it has two small holes in it and some down feathers are coming out. The sleeping bag works just fine, but how do I stop the feathers from coming out?
Q. Hey Gear Guy, this question has been nagging me for so long: If I’m going backpacking should I wear boots with high ankles or ones with low ankles?
I need a new bicycle but I don't know if I should get a mountain bike or a road bike. What are the pros and cons of each type?
I have a summer pup tent, and whenever it rains, the tent leaks. What do I do?
Dear Gear Guy, I got bug spray all over the face of my watch and there is a dirty residue on the face of the watch. How do I remove it?
For a quick boil in camp, our JetBoil system has never failed us. So we're excited for the new-for-2015 JetBoil MiniMo system.
Q. Who makes a good hydration bladder for backpacks?
Q. Dear Gear Guy, Is it a good idea to wear steel-toed boots for hiking?
Q. I'm going on a backpacking trip and am wondering if I should get hiking poles or not.
When I'm kayaking, my paddle is always slipping through my hands. Can you help me?
I want to buy a camp saw that will really last. Something that can take a beating. It doesn’t need to be lightweight for packing since we usually drive to our campsites. Any suggestions?
Q. What should you pack in a daypack at Scout camp?
When and how should I sharpen my pocketknives?
Q. I'm going snowboarding and need to know: What's the correct way to pick the right-sized snowboard for me?
What is the best hat to hold in the heat while hiking in the snow or really cold weather?
I'm going to Northern Tier High Adventure Base this summer and need a pair of boots that can dry quickly. They need to be light, closed-toe, fast-drying and fast-draining, considering I might be walking in water. What's the best choice?