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4 Basic Swimming Strokes to Know
When it comes to swimming, there are lots of different swim strokes. Here are four of them.
Picking a backpacking stove
I am looking for a nice backpacking stove that doesn’t use too much gas or weigh too much. What can you recommend?
Tips to help you build a fire
Use these four simple steps to help you build a fire at your next campout.
How to set up a tent
Before leaving for your trip, be sure you’re comfortable setting up — and taking down — your tent.
How to build a campfire safely and responsibly
Campfire building is an important and fun part of camping. However, remember to leave no trace.
How to tie the sheet bend knot
Here’s how to use the sheet bend knot to tie together two ropes of the same or different diameters.
How to Tie a Bowline Knot
The bowline knot is useful for tying a rope around your waist or around someone requiring rescue. Here’s how to tie one.
Best Way to Build a Survival Shelter
Q. What is your best idea for a survival shelter? How would you build it?
How to Build Your Own Dishwashing Rack
Here’s how to build a dishwashing rack that can be used for backcountry dish and utensil cleaning.
How to read a topographic map
Topographic maps tell you about the terrain where you’ll be traveling, but learning to read topo maps takes a little practice. Here are a few tips.
How to Find True North Without Using a Compass
Here are several techniques you can use to find true north if you’re lost in the woods.
How to use a map and compass
VIDEO: Learn about aiming, taking a bearing and other compass tips and tricks.
Compass and GPS receiver buying guide
The Gear Guy provides the lowdown on buying a compass or GPS receiver.
3 Wild Plants That Relieve Minor Stings, Burns and Itches
These common plants can help if you have a minor scratch, burn, sting or itch.
How to dig a cathole in the backcountry
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.
How to Build a Survival Shelter
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.
How to Choose an Emergency Communication Device
In the event of an emergency, these communication devices can be the difference between life and death.
How to avoid hypothermia
Losing body heat happens in all seasons, and it can kill. Know the symptoms and how to treat them.
How to avoid heat exhaustion
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.
Can You Identify These Animal Tracks?
How well can you identify animal tracks? Take our quiz and find out!
Can You Identify This Animal Poop?
Droppings can tell you which animals have been in the area. Can you identify the scat in these photos?