Get the best daypack for your daylong adventures. Here's how to pick one.
Q: I am going on a long camping trip. What is the best water bottle to bring?
If you’re sleeping under the stars or in a canvas wall tent, you might want to consider getting a mosquito net.
Q: My troop is going camping, and we lost our tent stakes. Can we use whittled sticks?
A Scout is clean, even in camp. Here are important tips to keep you healthy in the outdoors.
This powerful flashlight has a magnet on one end, so you can stick it to metal and free up your hands.
Although tongues are important and useful, let’s admit it: They are a little weird. Here are some of the weirdest animal tongues out there.
From stoves to cookware, these mess kits and cooking gear belong in your backpacking kitchen.
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.
Lava caves, rare plants and stark scenery — is this troop on another planet?
When you're outside, it's your duty to be responsible and to Leave No Trace.
To help out these beautiful monarch butterflies, you can build this protective habitat.
Mosquitos and other bugs can drive you crazy in the wilderness. Here's how to keep them away.
Q: What pole should I take that can handle being carried around and that will fit in my pack?
Even if you can't travel to Africa or visit a world-famous zoo, you can still watch live webcams to see wild animals in action.
Q: Is there a way to hang a hammock inside a tent?
One troop makes the most of a chilly Yosemite surprise.
Can these explorers keep cool when their eyes play tricks on them and their headlamps go out?
If you're going to try hammock camping, find out how to do it the right way with these essential tips and picks for the best gear.
You definitely want to avoid a crocodile's bite. Its bite strength is 3,700 pounds per square inch. An average adult human's is only 150 PSI.
Q: What is the best camping blanket? Have you ever used a Rumpl? They look cool.
Q: How can my patrol keep our cooking gear clean?
Keep your campsite bright at night with these great camping lanterns and lighting devices.
It’s the ultimate experience in Scouting’s ultimate location!
Earn merit badges, learn how to handle the cold and bond with friends at winter camp.
A little ingenuity and the right gadgets can add a great deal of comfort and convenience at camp.
Q: I'm going on a six-day kayak trek. I know what to bring, but don't know how to pack it to keep it dry. Any suggestions?
Q: How do you clean a bugle that hasn't been used for several years?
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 Gear Guy's backpack buying guide help you pick the perfect pack.
The platypus is one of nature's most interesting animals. It has body like an otter, a bill like a duck, and a tail like a beaver.
Q: I keep rolling off my sleeping pad. What can I do to sleep better?
From "friendly bison" to the "big bad wolf," these myths about North American wildlife just won't go away.
Keep sharp in your Scouting endeavors with the best knife to fit your needs.
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.
Q: What is the most important backcountry skill all Scouts should know?
After you’ve washed your dishes and scrubbed your face and hands, what do you do with the leftover soapy water?
Q: My friends say I can't wear my normal cotton T-shirts when we go camping. What should I wear instead?
Sea turtles are some of the most ancient and fascinating creatures around, their oldest ancestor having shared Earth with dinosaurs 120 million years ago. Today, seven
Q: I keep getting attacked by ticks on hikes! What can I do?
You must treat all drinking water in the wild, no matter how clear and clean it appears to be. Here are the best water treatment options.
Each state has an official state animal. Some have more than one. Can you match these creatures to their state?
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.
Becoming a rock hound -- an amateur collector of rocks and minerals -- is easy! Here's how to get started.
Synthetic vs. down? Sleep better under the stars with the Gear Guy’s tips for choosing the best sleeping bag.
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.
Get expert tips to help you buy a rain jacket that's sure to keep you dry and warm in any type of downpour.
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