Q. I'm having problems with the stuff sack that holds my backpacking tent. It's wearing out on the bottom, and I was wondering what would fix it.
Test your skills in 10 emergency scenarios
Test your first aid and emergency response skills with scenarios inspired by Crew 409’s First Aid Meet.
Five great outdoor games
Got some free time during a camp-out? Don't hide in your tent. Get out and play!
How to identify stars in the winter sky
Here's an easy way to trace your way from one winter constellation to another.
Make a firefly lantern
Want a natural nightlight? Catch some fireflies and make a firefly lantern. Here's how.
How to build an igloo
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.
Properly Portaging Your Canoe
Technique is more important than sheer strength when lifting your canoe.
Lost in the woods! Now what?
These important tips can help you get found if you get lost.
Great reflector oven recipes
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.
Unusual but effective cooking methods
Bread baked by mailbox? Fish roasted on a stick? North Carolina Scouts show off their unusual -- but effective -- cooking skills.
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
8 Fishing Knots to Know
Can you imagine going fishing without knowing how to tie an improved clinch knot? Or a double surgeon's loop? Neither can we.
Scout outdoor essentials checklist
Need to know what to bring on your next outing? Every packing list starts with these items. They're called "Scouting Outdoor Essentials" for a reason.
Guy Gear: What You Want or What You Need?
Dream big with the drool-worthy stuff or — better yet — suit up with these reliable and affordable gear picks.
How to stay safe from bears
VIDEO: Important tips to help keep you safe from bears on your next camping or backpacking trip.
How to skip rocks
A stone skipping expert shares tips to help you successfully skip stones.