All my gear reeks! How can I prevent that smell?
Q. What kind of jacket do you recommend for a spring trip to Philmont? If possible, I need it to be lightweight and around $100.
Q. What's the trick to having enough energy while on a big outing?
Q. I have everything I need for my first camp kitchen except for a good way to store it. Any ideas?
Q. I'm making my own walking stick. How big should it be?
Q. How important is it to pack a pillow for my upcoming backpacking trip?
Q. My friends keep telling me I'm setting up my tent wrong. How should I be setting it up?
Q. I hate when the inside of my tent gets filthy. I always track in dirt from my boots. Any tips for keeping it cleaner?
Q. I have a bad back. I don’t care if it’s a mat or a cot, but I need something to keep me more comfortable while camping.
The Phoozy is a thermal capsule that protects your smartphone from heat or cold.
Q. When the ice melts in my cooler, it gets everything all wet and soggy. What can I do to avoid this?
How do you keep pots from your mess kit from turning black when using them over a fire?
Q. The bottoms of my boots wore off, so I'm in desperate need of some good boots that aren't too expensive.
Q. How can I keep people from tripping on my tent guy lines at night?
Q. Hello Gear Guy, I just got a new tent. What can I do to make sure it lasts me the longest amount of time possible?
Q. Yo Gear Guy! This weekend when I was setting up my two-man tent to air-dry, one of the fiberglass poles broke. Any places that I could go to get a replacement?
Q. Dear Gear Guy, I got a pocketknife from my grandfather, and it's all dirty and rusty. Can you tell me how to clean it, please?
I'm going to the 2017 National Jamboree. What is the best way to prevent my gear from getting smelly as I use it?
What's the best tent I can buy for a good price?
Q. My troop likes to go backpacking. I’d like to participate, but my pack is really heavy. How do I lighten it?
Q. What is your best idea for a survival shelter? How would you build it?
Q. I'm looking for pants durable for trail building and comfortable for wearing around camp. Ideas?
Q: Is it worth it to buy a blow-up sleeping pad?
Q. My troop is going on a 25-mile hike soon. What is the best way to prepare for it?
Q. I'm looking for a good pair of hiking shoes I can wear to gym class. Ideas?
Q. I think hammocks are comfortable, but I don’t like being cold at night. What’s the best way to stay warm in one?
Q. Yesterday my friend told me my bike tires needed air, but I don't think so. How can you tell if a tire is pumped up enough?
Q. My dad says my sleeping bag will be fine in the cold, but I’m not so sure. What do you think I should do?
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.
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