Whether you pick a tent or tarp, these shelters will guard you from the elements.
Take outdoor cooking to the next level with this homemade solar cooker.
Sunglasses can look cool, but first they should protect your eyes.
Life Jackets are designed to keep you safe. These personal flotation devices are essential equipment whenever you're on the water.
When caught in a rip current, don't panic and don't exhaust yourself trying to swim against the current. Here's what to do.
Learn an easy way to remember the four water rescues that can be used to save someone's life in an emergency.
Bikepacking is a camping trip you take on your bike. Here's what you need to get started.
You can arrange your firewood to get different results, depending on the weather and how you want to manage the fire.
Bears can catch a scent miles away. That’s why you need to properly store your smellables when you’re in bear country.
Here's how to find a comfy camp chair for whenever you need a rest.
Relax around camp by lashing together a comfortable camping chair. It's easy if you have the pioneering skills.
Preparing camp meals with food allergies in mind keeps everyone safe and helps you make food everyone can enjoy.
Need to know what to bring on your next outing? Every packing list starts with these items. They're called "Scouting Outdoor Essentials" for a reason.
This simple knot can be used to prevent a rope from slipping through a pulley or hole, or to make a rope easier to grip.
Not only are sleds fun, but they're also a great way to carry gear in winter.
The amount of charcoal your Dutch oven needs will vary in order to reach the desired temperature.
Losing body heat happens in all seasons, and it can kill. Know the symptoms of hypothermia and how to treat them.
The Gear Guy shines some light on which headlamp of flashlight to consider for your next outdoor adventure.
Check out our fun photos of weird and unusual headlamps and flashlights.
It's knot difficult. With our step-by-step videos, the seven basic Scout knots are easy to learn. Give them a tie!
Picking a place to camp isn’t always simple. Before setting up your tent, consider these nine factors.
Try these four tasty recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth on your next campout. Plus, send us your favorite dessert recipe!
A good sleeping bag can make the difference between comfort and a long, miserable night. Stay warm and comfy in one of these sleeping bags.
Picking (and wearing) the right helmet can be a life or death decision. Here's how to buy a safe and comfortable helmet.
Some tiny caterpillars can sting. Learn how to identify them and what to do if you get stung.
Get a good night's sleep with the Gear Guy's recommendation for camping air mats and sleeping pads.
No signal on your phone? Try a backcountry communication device.
Packing out human waste requires preparation. You can make a pack-out kit. Here’s what you’ll need.
Never eat wild plants unless you know for sure what they are and how your body reacts to them.
Weather can change, sometimes at the last minute. Here are some common hazards you'll face in the outdoors.
Here's what you'll need to start exploring the vertical world of rock climbing.
Rope tackle allows you to move a large load with a small amount of force. Here's how to set up rope tackle to move a log.
Staying warm requires the right combination of layers based on your body, wind speeds, temperature and how much you sweat.
Bat "emergences" are spectacular shows that can last for hours. Here are a few of the best bat-watching sites.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the world's first national park.
Try these simple tips to outfit yourself for your next trek without breaking the bank.
Choosing a canoe or kayak depends on how you want to travel and what kind of water you’ll encounter.
When your body loses too much water and salt, trouble follows. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.
Enjoy a hot meal on your next backpacking trip with one of these recommended stoves.
From stars to planets to meteors, there's lots to see if you know where to look. Here's how to start star gazing.
You can create an effective fire starter, even with a wet piece of wood. Just grab your knife so you can make a “fuzz stick.”
We put five potential "firestarters" to the test. Guess if each item will start a fire, then play the corresponding video to see if you’re right!
What "fuel" can you use to start a campfire? Check out this list of firestarters and add your own ideas to the list.
Use your lashing skills to make this simple tripod to hang a pot over a cooking fire.
All backcountry activities come with a level of risk. How you prepare for it matters most.
Snakebites present a potential danger in the outdoors. Here are steps to avoid a painful bite.
Ticks are tiny, but they can case a lot of trouble. Here's how to be tick aware.
You don’t need a camp stove to make a delicious camp meal. Just use a bed of hot coals.
When you're outside, it's your duty to be responsible and to Leave No Trace.
Mosquitos and other bugs can drive you crazy in the wilderness. Here's how to keep them away.
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