Q. I hate when the inside of my tent gets filthy. I always track in dirt from my boots. Any tips for keeping it cleaner?
Q. I have a bad back. I don’t care if it’s a mat or a cot, but I need something to keep me more comfortable while camping.
Here's how to lash together a small camp table to provide a convenient raised surface.
The Phoozy is a thermal capsule that protects your smartphone from heat or cold.
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.
The Gear Guy shares advice for buying the best sleeping pad for your next adventure.
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.
Q. When the ice melts in my cooler, it gets everything all wet and soggy. What can I do to avoid this?
How do you keep pots from your mess kit from turning black when using them over a fire?
The Gear Guy shares advice to help you pick the best camping stove.
Q: What are red bugs or chiggers and how do you treat their bites?
Q. The bottoms of my boots wore off, so I'm in desperate need of some good boots that aren't too expensive.
Who says you always have to rough it? Here are 7 pieces of extra equipment to help you relax and have fun outdoors.
Q. How can I keep people from tripping on my tent guy lines at night?
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.
Q. Hello Gear Guy, I just got a new tent. What can I do to make sure it lasts me the longest amount of time possible?
You don’t need four burners and a gas line to make some great-tasting trail food.
Q. Yo Gear Guy! This weekend when I was setting up my two-man tent to air-dry, one of the fiberglass poles broke. Any places that I could go to get a replacement?
Q. Dear Gear Guy, I got a pocketknife from my grandfather, and it's all dirty and rusty. Can you tell me how to clean it, please?
We found seven great daypacks that have you covered on the trail and in the classroom.
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?
I'm going to the 2017 National Jamboree. What is the best way to prevent my gear from getting smelly as I use it?
What's the best tent I can buy for a good price?
In the event of an emergency, these communication devices can be the difference between life and death.
Here's a list of a few extinct animals, endangered species and some that might still make it back from the brink.
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.
Some animals have amazing natural camouflage. Can you find where they're hiding?
Q. My troop likes to go backpacking. I’d like to participate, but my pack is really heavy. How do I lighten it?
The Gear Guy shares advice for buying a solar-charging device and rechargeable gear.
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.
Q. What is your best idea for a survival shelter? How would you build it?
Q. I'm looking for pants durable for trail building and comfortable for wearing around camp. Ideas?
Classic rhymes predict that bad weather could be in the forecast.
Animals that once lived only in the wilderness are wandering into towns in growing numbers.
To keep an ax safe and effective, it must stay sharp. Here's how to properly sharpen your ax.
Q: Is it worth it to buy a blow-up sleeping pad?
There's a beautiful layer of freshly fallen snow in your backyard. Is it OK to grab a handful and take a bite?
Q. My troop is going on a 25-mile hike soon. What is the best way to prepare for it?
Q. I'm looking for a good pair of hiking shoes I can wear to gym class. Ideas?
Q. I think hammocks are comfortable, but I don’t like being cold at night. What’s the best way to stay warm in one?
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.