You likely have one of Ben Rivera’s designs in your pocket or on your keychain right now. If not, he’s hoping to put one there. This is where Leatherman came from and where it’s going with new, wearable tools like the Tread.
Survival is a mix of preparation, knowledge, tools and luck. This week we’ll be exploring the practice and, to get us started, here’s the skills you need to live through pretty much anything.
It’s August. You want to go camping. You want to go to the beach. Why not do both at once? Get it right and beach camping is the best thing you’ll ever do.
Driving is the most dangerous thing most people do. It’s also something for which they likely have no or minimal training. Before you hit the road for Memorial Day weekend, let’s look at how to make it more survivable.
The most fundamental outdoor skill is also often one of the most misunderstood. Learn these five campfires and you’ll be able to cook food, scare off wild animals, stay warm or just have a bonfire on the beach. They’re simple, but everyone can probably learn something here.
The Boy Scouts of America now allows gay scouts, but still discriminates against gay leaders. That could change as soon as next month, when the BSA plans a vote on the matter. Why should you care? Why should gay adults be allowed to lead? And, how can you help?
I learned how to perform CPR on my way to Eagle Scout. But, all that theoretical training couldn’t prepare me for the real thing. A stranger suffered a heart attack on Sunday and I helped bring him back to life. This is what that felt like.
You know the book. A kid winds up in the forest with nothing but a small hand axe and figures out how to survive. A hatchet is one of the most versatile tools you can take with you in the outdoors, this is how you use one and how you'll manage to keep all your fingers and toes when you do.
Want something fun and productive to do during this whole giant blizzard thing? Why not learn how to build a snow shelter? It could save your life one day but, more importantly, they're just a ton of fun to make. Here's how.
There's an awful lot of bad information floating around about driving in winter weather. In fact, you're probably doing it wrong. Yes, even if you're from New Hampshire. Here's how to drive on snow or ice without crashing your car or wasting money on unnecessary stuff.
This article will save your life. A basic paper map is the simplest, most reliable and most effective way to find your location and navigate somewhere else. But, in the age of GPS and Google Maps, many people have forgotten how to use one. Here's how to never get lost again.
Cold? I bet we can fix that. Staying warm in any condition — the office, the commute, a ski slope or in the outdoors — starts with a good base layer. Here's how to find the best ones for your individual needs.
Discrimination against gays by the Boy Scouts is a big deal because a) it's otherwise one of the best organizations for youth and b) helps define what being a "man" means. This new TV show will tackle the issue head on.
On January 1 of this year, the Boy Scouts of America opened its doors to openly gay scouts. But, it still bars gay adult leaders. We talked about this issue with the organization's National Commissioner and asked him if Scouting considers gays pedophiles.
It's been 15 years since I was a Boy Scout and, by all accounts, I'm now a grown ass man. But, the impact the organization had on my life is still evident in my daily life. Here's how.
Does a person poop in the woods? Not if they don't have to. Get it wrong and it can be messy, painful, unhealthy and embarrassing. Here's how to get outdoor bowel movements right.
Tents are wonderfully effective, but also large, heavy and fragile. Can you really go camping without one? Turns out, you really don't have to sacrifice that much.
Did you know July 4 is the busiest day of the year for firefighters and emergency rooms? Here's how to treat fireworks-related injuries. Everyone should read this by Friday.
The most effective way to clean found water is to boil it. But, how do you do that if you don't have a metal container? Or any container at all? With a rock of course.
Outdoors during bad weather? A knife gives you the ability to start a fire in otherwise impossible conditions. Starting a fire like this every time is great survival practice.