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.
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.
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.
Can these explorers keep cool when their eyes play tricks on them and their headlamps go out?
Keep your campsite bright at night with these great camping lanterns and lighting devices.
It’s the ultimate experience in Scouting’s ultimate location!
A little ingenuity and the right gadgets can add a great deal of comfort and convenience at camp.
A map and compass can point you in the direction you wish to travel, but don't forget to also calculate the length of your route.
Counting your steps is a good way to estimate distances as you hike. Here's how to do it.
The more you use rope, the more it frays. Here's how to make one of the most important tools in Scouting last a little longer.
After you’ve washed your dishes and scrubbed your face and hands, what do you do with the leftover soapy water?
Becoming a rock hound -- an amateur collector of rocks and minerals -- is easy! Here's how to get started.
It's easy to take your feet for granted on a day hike or backpacking trip. Take our expert's advice: Don't do it.
No one said survival is easy. Your fate in this scenario depends on how you answer only one question. Troop 16 of Parker, Colorado, took the Survivorman challenge with
VIDEO: Backpacking can be hard, but here are some ways you can make it easier by packing the right way.
Here's how to Be Prepared to treat injuries and ailments in the backcountry.
Make plans for fun with our guide to eight amazing Scout camps.
This 2-pound do-it-yourself wilderness survival kit could save your life for at least three days in the wild.
Winter is a great time to take pictures
Don't stay indoors during the winter! Here are three fun projects that you can only do when it's cold outside.
Break out your Dutch oven and roast a turkey over coals using this delicious recipe.
How to protect trees and leave no trace while hammock camping.
Whether you’re a veteran “hanger” or just starting out, here are eight tips to make the most of your hammock.
With these expert tips, you can jump into hammock camping without breaking the bank.
Watch our step-by-step video to learn how to start a fire using flint and steel, friction or a magnifying glass. No matches or lighter needed!
Camping is always fun, but these expert tips and ideas can make your camping trip even better.
Here's a guide of six items you need to make your outings the best and safest they can be.
Have you taken a photo of a wild animal in its natural habitat? Check out these wildlife photos and then send us your wild animal photos.
Here's how to lash together a small camp table to provide a convenient raised surface.
The ax is one of the best tools for gathering wood. But to chop effectively and stay safe, you must know what you're doing.
This wash station is sturdy, portable and very useful when camping away from washroom facilities.
A hike can be much easier if you follow these expert hiking tips and maintain your stride.
Useful or over-the-top? Fun or just funny? Great or goofy? Here are 20 camping products that are too ridiculously awesome not to share.
How well can you identify animal tracks? Take our quiz and find out!
Geocaching is like a modern-day treasure hunt activity. Here's how to participate in this fun sport.
You don’t need four burners and a gas line to make some great-tasting trail food.
Avalanches are a serious concern for all travelers whose outings take them into snowy, mountainous regions. An avalanche occurs when snow breaks loose on a slope, or when a
Greg Heffley convinced us to share his tips on camping in the great outdoors.
Droppings can tell you which animals have been in the area. Can you identify the scat in these photos?
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.
Pink lemonade? Bacon? Breakfast cereal? Mix in these ingredients to spruce up your next batch of pancakes.