Q: What are red bugs or chiggers and how do you treat their bites?
Q. The bottoms of my boots wore off, so I'm in desperate need of some good boots that aren't too expensive.
Who says you always have to rough it? Here are 7 pieces of extra equipment to help you relax and have fun outdoors.
Q. How can I keep people from tripping on my tent guy lines at night?
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.
Q. Hello Gear Guy, I just got a new tent. What can I do to make sure it lasts me the longest amount of time possible?
You don’t need four burners and a gas line to make some great-tasting trail food.
Q. Yo Gear Guy! This weekend when I was setting up my two-man tent to air-dry, one of the fiberglass poles broke. Any places that I could go to get a replacement?
Q. Dear Gear Guy, I got a pocketknife from my grandfather, and it's all dirty and rusty. Can you tell me how to clean it, please?
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?
I'm going to the 2017 National Jamboree. What is the best way to prevent my gear from getting smelly as I use it?
What's the best tent I can buy for a good price?
In the event of an emergency, these communication devices can be the difference between life and death.
Here's a list of a few extinct animals, endangered species and some that might still make it back from the brink.
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.
Some animals have amazing natural camouflage. Can you find where they're hiding?
Q. My troop likes to go backpacking. I’d like to participate, but my pack is really heavy. How do I lighten it?
The Gear Guy shares advice for buying a solar-charging device and rechargeable gear.
Pink lemonade? Bacon? Breakfast cereal? Mix in these ingredients to spruce up your next batch of pancakes.
Q. What is your best idea for a survival shelter? How would you build it?
Q. I'm looking for pants durable for trail building and comfortable for wearing around camp. Ideas?
Classic rhymes predict that bad weather could be in the forecast.
Animals that once lived only in the wilderness are wandering into towns in growing numbers.
To keep an ax safe and effective, it must stay sharp. Here's how to properly sharpen your ax.
Q: Is it worth it to buy a blow-up sleeping pad?
There's a beautiful layer of freshly fallen snow in your backyard. Is it OK to grab a handful and take a bite?
Q. My troop is going on a 25-mile hike soon. What is the best way to prepare for it?
Q. I'm looking for a good pair of hiking shoes I can wear to gym class. Ideas?
Q. I think hammocks are comfortable, but I don’t like being cold at night. What’s the best way to stay warm in one?
A smellable is any object that might attract an animal with a strong sense of smell.
A brilliant use of engineering and resources, this simple dome made out of snow blocks is both strong and versatile.
A T-shaped snow cave is a quick and efficient way to protect yourself from winter storms.
Use this homemade sled to handle the extra weight of winter camping gear.
Q. Yesterday my friend told me my bike tires needed air, but I don't think so. How can you tell if a tire is pumped up enough?
Wow your friends with this delectable pie made in your Dutch oven.
Fire up the coals and bake this delicious stuffing for a hungry crowd.
This delicious side dish will compliment your Dutch-oven dinner menu.
Q. My dad says my sleeping bag will be fine in the cold, but I’m not so sure. What do you think I should do?
Q. Whenever I go camping my sleeping bag gets all smelly. How do I make it smell better?
The Gear Guy's advice for buying a headlamp, flashlight or lantern to illuminate your outdoor adventures.
Everyone will love this Tex-Mex recipe, and not just because it starts with chips.
How should I store backpacks during wintertime to keep them in good condition?
These common plants can help if you have a minor scratch, burn, sting or itch.
Q. When I wash my camping pillow, the material inside lumps up and gets uncomfortable. What should I do?
Q. Most tent labels list two weights, a trail weight and a packed weight. What's the difference?
What are the best portable speakers on the market?
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