On treasure maps of old, X marked the spot. Today’s treasure might be marked N 41 51.649 W 085 46.433. Confused? Then you probably haven’t heard about geocaching, a modern-day treasure hunt activity.
Fishing after dark takes skill. Here are tips to help you catch your limit.
Ready to put more "outing" into "Scouting"? You will be, once you ace this quiz on camping basics.
Venturers from the Lone Star State take significant steps toward earning the Ranger Award during a week at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch in north Texas.
Whether you're on the trail or just having fun in the park, it's easy to get into trouble. Accidents happen. People don't think ahead -- or just plain don't think. Here are 12 such situations. Would you know how to handle them? Take this quiz and compare your answers to those Boys' Life got from the experts.
Need to know what you need to bring on your next trip? Here are gear checklists and expert tips for all kinds of outdoor adventures.
The best-known snow shelter is the igloo. A brilliant use of engineering and resources, this simple dome made out of snow blocks is both strong and versatile.
How well can you identify animal tracks? Take our quiz and find out!
When Old Man Winter bares his cold, sharp icicle fangs, don't turn into an indoor flake. Bite back! Here's how to sink your teeth into winter and walk away with a few cool souvenirs."
If you curve some aluminum foil just right, you can cook hot dogs with the sun's heat.
Got some free time during a camp-out? Don't hide in your tent. Get out and play!
Want a natural nightlight? Catch some fireflies and make a firefly lantern. Here's how.
The key to a smooth hike: setting the right pace. Here's how to find it.
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.
Here are a few tips for ensuring the fish you catch have the best chance of survival.
Looking for a unique and fun way to cook for your troop? Do what this North Carolina troop does: Cook in a mailbox.
Get the most out of your orienteering tools by learning how best to use them.
By exploring a historical trail, hikers can follow in the footsteps of the trailblazers who carved their own paths through the American wilderness.
When climbing or rappelling, it's very important for the person on the rock to communicate well with his belayer. To do this, they use "calls." Here are some of the generally accepted signals for belaying climbers and rappellers.