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How to Build Your Own First-Aid Kit

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.

How to use a camp saw

Camp saws are helpful for cutting firewood or clearing trails. Here's how to properly use one.

How to Pack a Backpack

VIDEO: Backpacking can be hard, but here are some ways you can make it easier by packing the right way.

Learn to tie knots

Step-by-step videos to help you learn to tie a bowline, clove hitch, diagonal lashing and other useful knots and lashings.

How to Start a Fire Without Matches

There are three ways to start a fire without the help of matches. Each can be effective, and all take lots of practice, but they're actually pretty fun to learn. Watch our step-by-step video to learn how.