Here are features to look for so you can choose the right tent for your trip.
Try these four tasty recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth on your next campout. Plus, send us your favorite dessert recipe!
Q: What is a good light source for inside a tent?
Towels take up a lot of space in your backpack. Save that space for other gear by using a PackTowl.
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.
Here's how to properly honor and respect the flag of the United States.
Q: Do you have advice for packing a pillow when camping?
Q: I always have trouble setting up my tent. Can you give me some tips?
Q: Freeze-dried meals might be a good choice because they’re lightweight and provide nutrients. Which ones would you buy?
The Owala FreeSip water bottle gives you the option to drink from a straw or a spout.
Picking (and wearing) the right helmet can be a life or death decision. Here's how to buy a safe and comfortable helmet.
From stinky flowers to rocks that seem to move themselves, count yourself lucky if you see these natural wonders.
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.
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?
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