Technique is more important than sheer strength when lifting your canoe.
When climbing or rappelling, it's very important for the person on the rock to communicate well with his belayer. To do this, they use "calls." Here are some of the generally accepted signals for belaying climbers and rappellers.
With the right pioneering skills, you can create all kinds of contraptions that come in handy at a campsite.
Picking the right backpacking tent for your outdoor adventure is easy. Here are some tips.
Bread baked by mailbox? Fish roasted on a stick? North Carolina Scouts show off their unusual -- but effective -- cooking skills.
Ever tried to write in the rain with a wet ballpoint pen? It's nearly impossible -- and that's exactly why there's Inka.
My tent leaks! Water runs through the rainfly! What should I do?
Planning a Klondike derby is a great team-building exercise requiring leadership and decision-making skills. The best derbies incorporate traditional Scouting skills into fun competitions.
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?
Frozen flesh won't kill you right away -- but the pain might make you wish you were dead. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.
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.
Losing body heat happens in all seasons, and it can kill. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.
Hunt the night sky for heroes, beasts and more and have a party while you're at it!
I need a hoodie for our next camp-out, and I was wondering what would be the best options?
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.
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.
Thin air can put a deadly squeeze on your brain and body. Know the symptoms of altitude sickness and how to treat them.
This tiny, wrist-mounted 3-megapixel camera is one of the coolest things we've seen.
Learn how to catch fish with these simple and easy steps!
Here are several techniques you can use to find true north if you're lost in the woods.
I have been saving up for a digital camera that I can bring on camp-outs. I have been looking for a while but am not sure what to buy and what I will really need. If I were to buy a camera it would need to be capable of going underwater and capable of falling and taking a beating. I am looking forward to doing more advanced things in Scouts but want to be able to show my family and friends. I have been struggling with this for a while and came to you since I know you will point me in the right direction.
How should I purify my drinking water when I’m on a backpacking trip? What’s the easiest and cheapest way?
Use these paddling techniques at your next canoeing adventure.
This has to be one of the easiest and coolest ways to purify water we’ve seen. The SteriPEN is a high-tech gizmo that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to kill bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other things we can’t pronounce that hide in dirty water and make you sick.
Use these four simple steps to help you build a fire at your next campout.
These important tips can help you get found if you get lost.
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.
Watch as this unusual hummingbird spins his long tail feathers to attract the attention of females.
In stream fishing, 90 percent of the fish are found in 10 percent of the water. Here’s how to find out where that is.
You don’t need four burners and a gas line to make some great-tasting trail food.
These simple steps help your bike take you places...and get you home again.
Dream big with the drool-worthy stuff or — better yet — suit up with these reliable and affordable gear picks.
Adventure racer Travis Macy gives you the keys for choosing a do-it-all wristwatch.
Digital cameras make getting into photography easier than ever. Here’s how to choose your first — or next — camera.
Going on a paddling outing? Here’s a checklist to help you pack.
Going on a bicycling outing? Here's a checklist of gear to pack.
Going on a warm-weather outing? Here's a checklist to help you pack.
Going on a basic cold weather outing? Here's a checklist to help you pack.
Keep your stuff out of the dirt by building a table for your camp. It's easy if you have the pioneering skills.