I bought the SOL Origin Survival Kit, but my friends told me this was a rip-off. Do you think it was worth it?
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.
Snowboarding tips from pro Red Gerard
13-year-old pro snowboarder Red Gerard shares tips to help you become a better snowboarder.
Lost in the woods! Now what?
These important tips can help you get found if you get lost.
How to keep your gear clean and ready
Gear Guy tells you how to keep your gear clean and ready for action.
Choosing the right fishing lure
Which lure is right for catching a fish? Check out these descriptions of some common lures and then go out and give it a try.
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
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.
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 avoid hypothermia
Losing body heat happens in all seasons, and it can kill. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.
Getting Started in Skateboarding
Take some tips from a world record-holding skater.
Build a flagpole, table or chair for your camp
With the right pioneering skills, you can create all kinds of contraptions that come in handy at a campsite.
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 build a bug board
They might annoy us or amaze us, but there's no question about it: Bugs are an essential part of the natural order of things. Here's how to make your own nature museum to display them.
Properly Portaging Your Canoe
Technique is more important than sheer strength when lifting your canoe.
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.