Q. Dear Gear Guy, I recently inherited a Coleman white-gas stove from my father; he has been using it since he was a Cub Scout with my grandfather in the 1960s. I would love to bring this to camp, but I've heard a lot of talk that white gas isn't permitted in Scouts anymore. Is this true?
How to avoid altitude sickness
Thin air can put a deadly squeeze on your brain and body. Know the symptoms of altitude sickness and how to treat them. Submitted by Buck Tilton
How to build a quinzee snow shelter
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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.
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How well do you know the Boy Scout Handbook?
Throughout your time as a Boy Scout, you're going to learn a lot of different things about a lot of different things. To test your skills, see how you do on our online quiz based on information in the Boy Scout Handbook.
Checklist for a basic cold weather outing
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Catch and release fishing tips
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