Q. Why are white gas stoves more versatile than butane, propane, or other canister stoves?
Forms for planning your outing’s itinerary
Paperwork? For an outing? When it comes to the outdoors, keeping good paperwork is part of Being Prepared. You’ll need a trip plan, an emergency plan and a duty roster. Download our templates below to help you get started.
Create an emergency pack or kit
Instructions for creating a family emergency kit, a major disaster preparedness kit and a personal emergency service pack.
Checklist for a paddling outing
Going on a paddling outing? Here’s a checklist to help you pack.
Snowboarding tips from pro Red Gerard
13-year-old pro snowboarder Red Gerard shares tips to help you become a better snowboarder.
Watch Venturers take part in Road to Ranger program
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.
How to build a quinzee snow shelter
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.
Properly Portaging Your Canoe
Technique is more important than sheer strength when lifting your canoe.
How to set a steady hiking pace
The key to a smooth hike: setting the right pace. Here's how to find it.
How to build a campfire safely and responsibly
Campfire building is an important camping skill. However, overuse of campfires and an increasing demand for firewood has degraded the natural appearance of many areas. When building a fire, remember to leave no trace.
Ready to put more "outing" into "Scouting"? You will be, once you ace this quiz on camping basics.
Make your own minnow trap
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.
Calls for climbers and belayers
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.
How to stay clean on the trail
Gear Guy tells you what you need to do to stay clean in the outdoors.
Catch and release fishing tips
Here are a few tips for ensuring the fish you catch have the best chance of survival.
How to set up a tent
Before leaving for your trip, be sure you're comfortable setting up -- and taking down -- your tent. That means reading the instruction booklet and getting plenty of practice. Here are a few tips for when you're ready to pitch your tent.