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.
Gear Guy is here with tips to help you get a good night's rest on the trail.
They might annoy us or amaze us, but there's no question about it: Bugs are an essential part of the natural order of things. Here's how to make your own nature museum to display them.
Going without a shower on a long camping trip? Here are 7 hygiene tips to keep you healthy and relatively clean.
A stone skipping expert shares tips to help you successfully skip stones.
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!
Don't stay indoors during the winter! Here are three fun projects that you can only do when it's cold outside.
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.