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 a delectable pie made in your Dutch oven.
Fire up the coals and bake this delicious stuffing for a hungry crowd.
Break out your Dutch oven and roast a turkey over coals using this delicious recipe.
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.
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.
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 knot is useful for tying a rope around your waist or around someone requiring rescue. Here's how to tie one.
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.
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.
At Philmont Scout Ranch's staffed backcountry camps, you don't just learn about history. You live it.