Q: I've been planning to buy a new backpack. Any tips?
The Bug Bite Thing is designed to suck out venom from under your skin to prevent itching.
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.
Q: I need a good flashlight for camping. Any suggestions?
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.
Birdwatching can be a fun pastime. All you need are binoculars and a bird guide to start.
Q: I use my pocketknife almost daily, and it gets so dirty. How can I stop that?
The Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew Midweight Hiking Sock is made mainly with fine soft wool from merino sheep.
Here's what you'll need to start exploring the vertical world of rock climbing.
Gloves allow for more dexterity; mittens tend to be warmer by keeping your fingers together. A more important question: Does it fit?
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.
When you think "skunk," you probably think "stink." But skunks are usually sweet-natured and helpful.
Staying warm requires the right combination of layers based on your body, wind speeds, temperature and how much you sweat.
Q: My troop is going to Northern Tier next summer, and I was wondering what the best camera would be to capture all of the action.
The wearable sleeping bag has arms, legs, an adjustable insulated hood and removable booties.
Plan to drink about 16 ounces for every hour of hiking. But it might be more. Drink enough so your urine remains clear.
Bat "emergences" are spectacular shows that can last for hours. Here are a few of the best bat-watching sites.
Animals are cool. Sports are cool, too. But not at the same time! Check out these uninvited critters in the sports world.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the world's first national park.
The simplest way to create a camp song is to take a tune everyone knows and replace the lyrics.
This compact camp chair folds down to 13 inches and only weighs 3.5 pounds.
Try these simple tips to outfit yourself for your next trek without breaking the bank.
I am looking for a quality multitool made in America. I have $100 to spend on it. I want to be able to open it with one hand.
Keen eyesight, powerful wings and strong spiny legs help dragonflies grab and hold onto prey which they almost always capture in flight.
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.
I use a tote box for my gear because I can’t afford a backpack, but it doesn’t fit in my troop’s tents. What do I do?
Don't bug me! Try these expert tricks and gear for avoiding biting insects.
What sleeping bag should I use if I don’t want the heat to get to me?
The Polar Bear Backpack Cooler is designed to keep ice frozen for 24 hours in 100-degree heat.
The Distinguished Conservation Service Awards recognize Scouts and adults who have produced long-standing, significant impacts on the environment.
My troop is going on a 25-mile hike soon. What is the best way to prepare for it?
Hydration packs allow you to drink water while you're wearing the pack. Here are some factors to help you pick the right pack.
Q: I’m having trouble finding a healthy energy bar that doesn’t have too much sugar and is filling. Do you have any suggestions?
Do you enjoy swimming, fishing or sliding? Those are some favorite pastimes for otters, too.
Q: Every time it rains, the inside of my tent gets wet. Any tips?
Anti-fog spray helps prevent glasses from fogging when wearing a face covering.
Enjoy a hot meal on your next backpacking trip with one of these recommended stoves.
Q: Does rolling up your clothes really work when packing?
OK, OK, this cot is heavy, bulky and pricey. But this is “Stuff We Like,” and we like this cot.
Q: When I go camping, I don’t want my phone to get damaged. Can you recommend any good phone cases for the outdoors?
Good footwear is a vital piece of outdoor gear. Here are six great boots and hiking shoes that have you covered on any type of trail.
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.”
Whatever your outdoor activities, the choice of handwear matters a lot. Here are the Gear Guy's five recommendations.
Whether fearless or funny, animals throughout history have inspired statues and memorials. Here are some animal monuments still standing today.
Q: When choosing a sleeping bag, does the degree level really matter or is it just a recommendation for comfort?
Don't let the river's name fool you, Scouts saw alligators, shark teeth and more on this canoe trek.
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