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How to treat and purify water
VIDEO: Three easy ways to treat water so it's safe to drink.
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.
Checklist for a basic cold weather outing
Going on a basic cold weather outing? Here's a checklist to help you pack.
How to tie basic fly-fishing knots
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.
Two keys to fastpacking
It's possible to carry less weight and still have everything you need (or at least everything you really need) on a backpacking trip. Here's how.
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
How to keep your gear clean and ready
Gear Guy tells you how to keep your gear clean and ready for action.
3 fun wintertime projects to do when it’s cold outside
Don't stay indoors during the winter! Here are three fun projects that you can only do when it's cold outside.
17 tasty Dutch oven recipes
Here are some favorite Dutch oven recipes from our pals Tim and Christine Conners and their book, The Scout’s Dutch Oven Cookbook.
First aid for the trail
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. Submitted by Paul G. Gill Jr. , M.D.
Emergency preparedness quiz
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.
How to cook some goofy grub
These Scouts see the good, the bad, and the ugly of camp-out cooking. But what about the taste?
Make your own mailbox stove
Looking for a unique and fun way to cook for your troop? Do what this North Carolina troop does: Cook in a mailbox.
How to use a map and compass
VIDEO: Learn about aiming, taking a bearing and other compass tips and tricks.
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.