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.
Spices add flavor to your food, transforming bland dishes into delicious meals. Here are a few spices to use on your next campout.
A camp saw can be a handy tool for cutting firewood or clearing a trail of fallen timber. Folding and bow saws are the most popular types. Which one should you get?
Q: I don’t have a tent, and we might need to camp a lot. Do you have some good recommendations?
With the Max Shade Chair by Quik Shade, you can instantly have shade wherever you are.
Camping is already a fun way to spend a weekend, but with extra-cool gear on the trip, it can be really fun. Check out these 6 gadgets for your next outdoor adventure.
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.
Q: What’s the best type of multitool that’s useful and affordable?
Check out this photo gallery of crazy, futuristic, unusual and awesome tents.
Being prepared with the right first-aid supplies could save your pup's life in an emergency.
All backcountry activities come with a level of risk. How you prepare for it matters most.
Q: My troop camps a lot, and sometimes it rains. What is some quality rain gear that’s also affordable?
Itching to take your pup on a hike? Then be sure to get the right dog gear.
Snakebites present a potential danger in the outdoors. Here are steps to avoid a painful bite.
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?
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