Counting your steps is a good way to estimate distances as you hike. Here's how to do it.
The more you use rope, the more it frays. Here's how to make one of the most important tools in Scouting last a little longer.
After you’ve washed your dishes and scrubbed your face and hands, what do you do with the leftover soapy water?
Becoming a rock hound -- an amateur collector of rocks and minerals -- is easy! Here's how to get started.
It's easy to take your feet for granted on a day hike or backpacking trip. Take our expert's advice: Don't do it.
No one said survival is easy. Your fate in this scenario depends on how you answer only one question. Troop 16 of Parker, Colorado, took the Survivorman challenge with
VIDEO: Backpacking can be hard, but here are some ways you can make it easier by packing the right way.
Here's how to Be Prepared to treat injuries and ailments in the backcountry.
Make plans for fun with our guide to eight amazing Scout camps.
This 2-pound do-it-yourself wilderness survival kit could save your life for at least three days in the wild.
Winter is a great time to take pictures
Don't stay indoors during the winter! Here are three fun projects that you can only do when it's cold outside.
Break out your Dutch oven and roast a turkey over coals using this delicious recipe.
Watch our step-by-step video to learn how to start a fire using flint and steel, friction or a magnifying glass. No matches or lighter needed!
Camping is always fun, but these expert tips and ideas can make your camping trip even better.
Here's a guide of six items you need to make your outings the best and safest they can be.
Have you taken a photo of a wild animal in its natural habitat? Check out these wildlife photos and then send us your wild animal photos.
Here's how to lash together a small camp table to provide a convenient raised surface.
The ax is one of the best tools for gathering wood. But to chop effectively and stay safe, you must know what you're doing.
This wash station is sturdy, portable and very useful when camping away from washroom facilities.
A hike can be much easier if you follow these expert hiking tips and maintain your stride.
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.
How well can you identify animal tracks? Take our quiz and find out!
Geocaching is like a modern-day treasure hunt activity. Here's how to participate in this fun sport.
You don’t need four burners and a gas line to make some great-tasting trail food.
Avalanches are a serious concern for all travelers whose outings take them into snowy, mountainous regions. An avalanche occurs when snow breaks loose on a slope, or when a
Greg Heffley convinced us to share his tips on camping in the great outdoors.
Droppings can tell you which animals have been in the area. Can you identify the scat in these photos?
Need to know what to bring on your next outing? Every packing list starts with these items. They're called "Scouting Outdoor Essentials" for a reason.
Here are some handy lists to help you pack for the Jamboree.
Pink lemonade? Bacon? Breakfast cereal? Mix in these ingredients to spruce up your next batch of pancakes.
Classic rhymes predict that bad weather could be in the forecast.
To keep an ax safe and effective, it must stay sharp. Here's how to properly sharpen your ax.
There's a beautiful layer of freshly fallen snow in your backyard. Is it OK to grab a handful and take a bite?
A smellable is any object that might attract an animal with a strong sense of smell.
A brilliant use of engineering and resources, this simple dome made out of snow blocks is both strong and versatile.
A T-shaped snow cave is a quick and efficient way to protect yourself from winter storms.
Use this homemade sled to handle the extra weight of winter camping gear.
Wow your friends with this delectable pie made in your Dutch oven.
Fire up the coals and bake this delicious stuffing for a hungry crowd.
This delicious side dish will compliment your Dutch-oven dinner menu.
How to protect trees and leave no trace while hammock camping.
Whether you’re a veteran “hanger” or just starting out, here are eight tips to make the most of your hammock.
With these expert tips, you can jump into hammock camping without breaking the bank.
Everyone will love this Tex-Mex recipe, and not just because it starts with chips.
These common plants can help if you have a minor scratch, burn, sting or itch.
Want a natural nightlight? Use an LED light to catch some fireflies and make a firefly lantern.
Here's how to recognize biters and stingers. And how to treat their bites and stings.
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.
Learn to cook some of Troop 1570's favorite reflector-oven recipes.