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.
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.
A quinzee is a simple shelter made by hollowing out a big pile of snow. Here's how to build one.
A pocketknife is only useful if you keep it sharp. Here's how to sharpen a knife using a whetstone.
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.
Relax around camp by lashing together a comfortable chair. It's easy if you have the pioneering skills.
No referee? No sports field? No problem. We've adapted these four sports so they can be played almost anywhere.
Sometimes a rock's just a rock ... and sometimes it's a fossil. How can you tell the difference?
Your body is more than half water. If you don't hydrate, you can cook your brain -- and die. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.
If you go canoeing enough, eventually you're going to fall in the water. Here are tips for safely rescuing a capsized canoe.
A stone-skipping expert shares his tips to help you successfully skip rocks.
We scoured the Internet for these six strange recipes and oddball cooking methods. Then we challenged a Scout troop to try them out.
You can make biking easier, safer and more fun with these video tips and tricks from bicycling experts.
Whether you're on a backcountry trek or a walk in the park, how aware are you of dangerous plants? Take this quiz and find out.
Walking sticks make hiking more fun. Next time you go hiking, step out with a personal walking stick that you made yourself.
Learn some basic skateboarding techniques from a world record-holding skater.
If you curve some aluminum foil just right, you can cook hot dogs with the sun's heat.
Don't waste money buying bait. Gather your own! It's simple with this easy-to-make trap.
Whether you're on the trail or just having fun in the park, it's easy to get into trouble. Accidents happen. Would you know what to do?
Test your first aid and emergency response skills with scenarios designed for a First Aid Meet.
When done right, an igloo can keep you nice and cozy – even on the coldest winter night.
Here are tips for how to avoid getting blisters and how to treat them.
Paperwork? For an outing? When it comes to the outdoors, keeping good paperwork is part of Being Prepared. Download our templates to help you get started.
Before setting up your tent, remember these six keys to choosing a safe and comfortable campsite.