Here's how to recognize biters and stingers. And how to treat their bites and stings.
Is it OK to wear cowboy boots on a hike? I have a pair that is very comfortable.
We went camping on the beach last weekend. The wind blew all night long and made our tents flap like crazy. Any advice?
Q. We were on a backpacking trip when my buddy badly sliced the tip of his finger. What, Gear Guy, would you have done?
Want to try skateboarding but don't know where to start? Never fear -- the Gear Guy has you covered with this skateboard buying guide.
How do you keep pots from your mess kit from turning black when using them over a fire?
My troop just went on a weekend camp-out. After we climbed this big hill, I started chafing in my groin area. How do I prevent chafing?
How we go to the bathroom in the backcountry is important. Assuming there are no existing facilities, you have two choices: Use a cathole or pack it out.
I go biking with my friends all the time. Is there anything I should be carrying, like a Swiss army knife?
Learn to cook some of Troop 1570's favorite reflector-oven recipes.
To create an adjustable loop for staking out guy lines, use the taut-line hitch.
Use two half hitches to tie a rope to a tree, ring or dock.
Hiking boots are the most important piece of gear you take on the trail. So before you buy your next pair, here are some things to consider.
The timber hitch is the perfect knot to use for dragging a log across the ground.
The clove hitch is used to begin and end many lashings. Here's how to tie it.
Here's how to use the sheet bend knot to tie together two ropes of the same or different diameters.
The bowline is useful for tying a rope around your waist or around someone requiring rescue. Here's how to tie one.
Q. The pot on my backpacking stove tipped over and burned my brother. How do I solve this problem?
Tying a square knot is as easy as right over left, left over right. Watch our tutorial to learn how.
Those fishhooks are sharp. If one gets stuck in your skin, here's how to remove it.
The Gear Guy brings you some of the best new rods, reels and other fishing tackle.
Q. I'm looking for quality polarized sunglasses at a good price. Do you know of any?
Experts say that most boys should average 12,000 steps per day to stay healthy.
What should you include in your first-aid kit? Be prepared with advice and checklists to help you get the best first-aid kit for your next adventure.
Every time I go hiking, I always get attacked by ticks! What can I do?
Simple exercises to reduce the risk of ankle sprains, aching arches and other foot-related injuries.
Just because a lake is frozen, it doesn’t mean there aren’t fish to catch.
With only some basic knowledge and inexpensive gear, you can have a safe, fun outdoors experience in even the coldest weather.
A. The Dakine Heli Pro DLX 20L isn't cheap, but it could be exactly the pack that fits your needs.
Camp saws are helpful for cutting firewood or clearing trails. Here's how to properly use one.
At Philmont Scout Ranch's staffed backcountry camps, you don't just learn about history. You live it.
Gear Guy reviews electronic armor designed to protect your smartphone, GPS unit, tablet or other electronic device.
A quinzee is a simple shelter made by hollowing out a big pile of snow. Here's how to build one.
How to pick shades that are really cool and functional, too!
Here's how to properly honor and respect the flag of the United States.
Q. Help, Gear Guy! The grip tape on my skateboard is starting to fall off. How do I remove it?
A motion-triggered camera can capture photos of animals visiting your camp or backyard.
Q. Every single time I go camping, I have trouble rolling up my sleeping bag and can never get it back in the bag. Help!
A pocketknife is only useful if you keep it sharp. Here's how to sharpen a knife using a whetstone.
VIDEO: Backpacking can be hard, but here are some ways you can make it easier by packing the right way.
Being prepared to live — and live well — when you’re far from the comforts of home starts with being able to take effective shelter from the elements.
Here's how to pick the best camping stove for your next adventure.
My hiking boots smell terrible. Is there anything I can do to take care of that?
Don't stay indoors during the winter! Here are three fun projects that you can only do when it's cold outside.
Useful or over-the-top? Fun or just funny? Great or goofy? Here are 20 camping products that are too ridiculously awesome not to share.
A guide to picking the best clothing and gear for cold winter weather.
Q. I'd like to have a hammock to use at home. However, my backyard doesn't have any trees. What do I do?
Q. What's the best way to store Dutch ovens to keep them away from dirt and bugs and to stop rusting?
Relax around camp by lashing together a comfortable chair. It's easy if you have the pioneering skills.
The Gear Guy gives you tips and tricks for buying your next bicycle -- plus six hot bike picks.