How do you keep pots from your mess kit from turning black when using them over a fire?
Fun games to play in the snow
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?
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?
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.
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
Can you name that fish?
Do you know a walleye from a bluegill? Test yourself by taking our match-the-catch fish quiz.
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.
How to use a map and compass
Learn about aiming, taking a bearing and other compass tips and tricks.
Geocaching takes you on a modern-day treasure hunt
On treasure maps of old, X marked the spot. Today’s treasure might be marked N 41 51.649 W 085 46.433. Confused? Then you probably haven’t heard about geocaching, a modern-day treasure hunt activity.
Checklist for a paddling outing
Going on a paddling outing? Here’s a checklist to help you pack.
How to identify stars in the winter sky
Here's an easy way to trace your way from one winter constellation to another.
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.
Make a solar hot dog cooker
If you curve some aluminum foil just right, you can cook hot dogs with the sun's heat.
Gear checklists for your next trip
Need to know what you need to bring on your next trip? Here are gear checklists and expert tips for all kinds of outdoor adventures.
How to maintain your bike
Maintaining your bike is your responsibility, both for your safety and that of the friends you ride with. Luckily, tuning up your bike isn't as hard as it might seem when you first try. Here's how to maintain some of the components on your bike.
How to determine which eye is dominant
You might not know it, but one of your eyes completely determines the direction in which you look. That’s the dominant eye that you need to use to aim your firearm.