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.
Being prepared to live — and live well — when you’re far from the comforts of home starts with being able to take effective shelter from the elements.
With the right pioneering skills, you can create all kinds of contraptions that come in handy at a campsite.
A quinzee is a simple shelter made by hollowing out a big pile of snow. They can take several hours to build, but are an effective way to stay warm when camping in the winter. Here's how to build one.
Bread baked by mailbox? Fish roasted on a stick? North Carolina Scouts show off their unusual -- but effective -- cooking skills.
Sometimes a rock's just a rock ... and sometimes it's a fossil. How can you tell the difference?
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.
Staying safe on a winter outing is hard work, but that doesn't mean there won't be time for fun. Here are a few activities we came up with. Can you think of more?
Frozen flesh won't kill you right away -- but the pain might make you wish you were dead. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.
Fly fishermen depend on knots and must know how to tie several different knots properly. Here's how to tie some of the more common fly-fishing knots.
Losing body heat happens in all seasons, and it can kill. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.
You're ready for fishing. You've got everything ... but bait. And no cash to buy any. Well, forget throwing money at minnows. Gather your own! It's simple with this easy-to make trap.
Hunt the night sky for heroes, beasts and more and have a party while you're at it!
No matter how well-prepared you are, injuries can strike anywhere on the trail. Know what to do when they strike. The next time you see one of these five common problems, you can spring into action.
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.
Thin air can put a deadly squeeze on your brain and body. Know the symptoms of altitude sickness and how to treat them.
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.