Here's an easy way to trace your way from one winter constellation to another.
When practicing the art of ultralight backpacking, every ounce counts. Here is a sample packing list from a backpacker who participated in an ultralight trek last summer based out of the Montana Council’s Montana High Adventure Base.
Instructions for creating a family emergency kit, a major disaster preparedness kit and a personal emergency service pack.
Watch as Scouts participate in the Olympic Biathlon Experience at Soldier Hollow Cross-Country Ski Resort, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic biathlon.
Can you imagine going fishing without knowing how to tie an improved clinch knot? Or a double surgeon's loop? Neither can we.
It's important to keep your outdoor gear clean and in good working order. Gear Guy tells you how.
Gear Guy tells you what you need to do to stay clean in the outdoors.
Improve your fishing with these casting tips from a professional fisherman.
It's possible to carry less weight and still have everything you need (or at least everything you really need) on a backpacking trip. Here's how.
Gear Guy is here with tips to help you get a good night's rest on the trail.
They might annoy us or amaze us, but there's no question about it: Bugs are an essential part of the natural order of things. Here's how to make your own nature museum to display them.
Going without a shower on a long camping trip? Here are 7 hygiene tips to keep you healthy and relatively clean.
Fishing after dark takes skill. Here are tips to help you catch your limit.
Ready to put more "outing" into "Scouting"? You will be, once you ace this quiz on camping basics.
Need to know what you need to bring on your next trip? Here are gear checklists and expert tips for all kinds of outdoor adventures.
Maintaining your bike is your responsibility, both for your safety and that of the friends you ride with. Luckily, tuning up your bike isn't as hard as it might seem when you first try. Here's how to maintain some of the components on your bike.
Here are a few tips for ensuring the fish you catch have the best chance of survival.
Looking for a unique and fun way to cook for your troop? Do what this North Carolina troop does: Cook in a mailbox.
By exploring a historical trail, hikers can follow in the footsteps of the trailblazers who carved their own paths through the American wilderness.
Technique is more important than sheer strength when lifting your canoe.
When climbing or rappelling, it's very important for the person on the rock to communicate well with his belayer. To do this, they use "calls." Here are some of the generally accepted signals for belaying climbers and rappellers.
With the right pioneering skills, you can create all kinds of contraptions that come in handy at a campsite.
Bread baked by mailbox? Fish roasted on a stick? North Carolina Scouts show off their unusual -- but effective -- cooking skills.
Planning a Klondike derby is a great team-building exercise requiring leadership and decision-making skills. The best derbies incorporate traditional Scouting skills into fun competitions.
Staying safe on a winter outing is hard work, but that doesn't mean there won't be time for fun. Here are a few activities we came up with. Can you think of more?
Frozen flesh won't kill you right away -- but the pain might make you wish you were dead. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.
Fly fishermen depend on knots and must know how to tie several different knots properly. Here's how to tie some of the more common fly-fishing knots.
Losing body heat happens in all seasons, and it can kill. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.
Hunt the night sky for heroes, beasts and more and have a party while you're at it!
No matter how well-prepared you are, injuries can strike anywhere on the trail. Know what to do when they strike. The next time you see one of these five common problems, you can spring into action.
Which lure is right for catching a fish? Check out these descriptions of some common lures and then go out and give it a try.
Thin air can put a deadly squeeze on your brain and body. Know the symptoms of altitude sickness and how to treat them.
Learn how to catch fish with these simple and easy steps!
Here are several techniques you can use to find true north if you're lost in the woods.
Use these paddling techniques at your next canoeing adventure.
Use these four simple steps to help you build a fire at your next campout.
These important tips can help you get found if you get lost.
Nothing’s worse than a soaked sleeping bag or a wet change of clothes after a day in the canoe. Here are some quick tips to keep all your stuff dry.
In stream fishing, 90 percent of the fish are found in 10 percent of the water. Here’s how to find out where that is.
These simple steps help your bike take you places...and get you home again.
Dream big with the drool-worthy stuff or — better yet — suit up with these reliable and affordable gear picks.
Going on a paddling outing? Here’s a checklist to help you pack.
Going on a bicycling outing? Here's a checklist of gear to pack.
Going on a warm-weather outing? Here's a checklist to help you pack.
Going on a basic cold weather outing? Here's a checklist to help you pack the gear you need.
Keep your stuff out of the dirt by building a table for your camp. It's easy if you have the pioneering skills.
Show your colors by building a flagpole for your camp. It's easy if you have the pioneering skills.