I want to buy a camp saw that will really last. Something that can take a beating. It doesn’t need to be lightweight for packing since we usually drive to our campsites. Any suggestions?
How to read a topo map
When you plan a hike, the distance you will walk is only half the story. You’ll also need to know if you’ll have to climb hills and what kind of terrain you’ll be traveling. Topographic maps are the answer. They show you the shape of the land. Learning to read topo maps takes a little practice. Here are a few tips.
How to identify stars in the winter sky
Here's an easy way to trace your way from one winter constellation to another.
How to determine which eye is dominant
You might not know it, but one of your eyes completely determines the direction in which you look. That’s the dominant eye that you need to use to aim your firearm.
How to cast like a pro
Improve your fishing. Reel in some tips from a master caster.
Catch and release fishing tips
Here are a few tips for ensuring the fish you catch have the best chance of survival.
Snowboarding tips from pro Red Gerard
13-year-old pro snowboarder Red Gerard shares tips to help you become a better snowboarder.
Getting Started in Skateboarding
Take some tips from a world record-holding skater.
How to avoid altitude sickness
Thin air can put a deadly squeeze on your brain and body. Know the symptoms of altitude sickness and how to treat them. Submitted by Buck Tilton
Unusual but effective cooking methods
Bread baked by mailbox? Fish roasted on a stick? North Carolina Scouts show off their unusual -- but effective -- cooking skills.
Keep your gear dry when canoeing
Nothing’s worse than a soaked sleeping bag or a wet change of clothes after a day in the canoe. Here are some quick tips to keep all your stuff dry.
Build a flagpole, table or chair for your camp
With the right pioneering skills, you can create all kinds of contraptions that come in handy at a campsite.
Plan and run a Klondike derby
Planning a Klondike derby is a great team-building exercise requiring leadership and decision-making skills. The best derbies incorporate traditional Scouting skills into fun competitions.
How to avoid heat exhaustion
Your body is more than half water. If you don't hydrate, you can cook your brain -- and die. Know the symptoms and how to treat them. Submitted by Buck Tilton
Choosing the right fishing lure
Which lure is right for catching a fish? Check out these descriptions of some common lures and then go out and give it a try.
How to maintain your bike
Maintaining your bike is your responsibility, both for your safety and that of the friends you ride with. Luckily, tuning up your bike isn't as hard as it might seem when you first try. Here's how to maintain some of the components on your bike.