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Turn sweat into energy

Q. Hi Gear Guy. One time, I saw a TV ad about a special type of garment—particularly for athletes—that turns your sweat into energy. Is there really such a product and will it work?

Energy

energy.jpg Saving, producing, and using energy wisely will be critical to America's future. If we are to leave future generations with a world in which they can live as well or better than we have, SCouts and other potential leaders of tomorrow must begin the hard work of understanding energy and the vital role it will play in the future.

Sleeping bag buying guide

sleeping.jpgSleep comes easy when you have the right sleeping bag for the job. Here are some tips to help you pick a sleeping bag.

Scout outdoor essentials checklist

camp-200x148Need 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.

PlayStation 4 game console review

ps4-200x148aIt's huge question: Should you buy the new PlayStation 4 game console? The short answer: Yes, definitely. But maybe not quite yet. Let's take a deeper look.

Beware these beautiful flowers that can kill

flower-200x148Few of us are familiar with the seemingly innocent but mischievously potent poisonous flowers readily found nationwide. Ingestion of such plants is one of the top 10 causes of poisoning worldwide.

How to prevent frostbite

frostbite-200x148Cold can be dangerous to our skin, muscles, nerves, and bones. Frostbite is the end result of cold-induced injury to our tissues, and it is much more common than one may think.

Crazy About Choppers

At Camp Sikorsky, there are merit badges to be earned and facilities to tour. But mostly, there are awesome, state-of-the-art helicopters.

Racing video game reviews

It’s racing season! Since most of us can’t get behind the wheel to feel the exhilaration of speeding to victory on the racetrack, video games are pretty much the next best thing. Here are two new options.

Robotics merit badge launch events

The Boy Scouts of America will participate in many robotics events during the month of April to help celebrate the launch of the Robotics merit badge. Here are some of them.

Bakugan: Defenders of the Core game review

The first thing you need to know about Bakugan: Defenders of the Core is that these guys are humongous, sometimes as tall as skyscrapers. And when they get to brawling, all bets are off. Godzilla has nothing on Bakugan.

Great reflector oven recipes

Just because you've been lugging your gear for miles on end doesn't mean you can't eat as if you were in your own kitchen. Check out some of the favorite reflector-oven recipes of Troop 1570 in Herndon, Va.

What you’re doing to Go Green!

gogreen-200x148Conservation and responsible outdoorsmanship is a huge part of being a Scout. Here are some of the things that Boyslife.org readers have told us they are doing or plan to do to GO GREEN!

Go Green! Whiz Quiz

green1The BL Go Green! series is wrapping up, and by now you're probably a whiz on going green. But you're just one person -- does it really matter what you do? Put your Go Green! know-how to the test and see how your everyday decisions can add up.

BL Go Green Heroes

Throughout the year, Boys' Life has profiled those who are making a difference for the environment. Read about these Go Green! heroes.

The Earth-friendly community of the future

Welcome to the green, Earth-friendly community of the future. For the past seven months, we have told you how to Go Green! Here's what our world might look like once we have all gone green. Imagine the possibilities.

Hot Spot

Feeling a little warm lately? The 10 hottest years in recorded history have occurred since 1991. 2005 topped the charts. And animals are feeling the heat.

Thinking Outside the Recycling Box

Wait! Don't just throw that bottle in the recycling bin. You could use it to build your own private island. Across the globe, people are coming up with remarkable -- and sometimes zany -- new ways to help our environment. Here are some of our favorites.

Cool Wheels, Cool Fuels, Cooler Planet

greencars-200x148.jpgMore than 240 million vehicles are on America's roads today, burning a lot of gasoline and creating a lot of pollution. Eventually, vehicles that use no gas could help us drive into a greener, eco-friendlier future. See a slideshow of some of them.

Star Trek Legacy

startrek.jpgHow do you beat the level with the assimilated Klingon vessels and the starbase? Also, are there cheats for this game?

Getting a Green Grip

globe21.gifGet a grip on what it means to go green. Get the basics on what's going on with the environment.

William T. Hornaday Awards

hornaday-200x148.jpgThe Hornaday awards recognize Scouts who complete a series of truly exceptional conservation projects. Here are some of the requirements, plus a list of winners since 2000.

Weather Experiments

weather.jpgLearn more about science, weather and energy by conducting these experiments with easy-to-find materials.
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