Black Diamond Viper Ice Tools

A guide to buying ice-climbing gear

Check out the crucial implements you’ll need to face a frozen wall and climb.


Pro fisherman Tom Redington shares how to hook Scouts on fishing

Get your Scouts hooked on fishing—especially when it comes to the science, technology, engineering, and math involved in the pastime—with tips from professional fisherman Tom Redington, father of a Tiger Scout.


Choose a good knife with tips from an experienced hand

What’s the most important tool to take on a camping trip? If you said a good, sharp knife, you agree with the experts. Here’s some tips on how to pick the best knife for the job at hand.

Winter Gear

Eight winter gear items to help keep you warm

Stay warm during your next winter camping trip with one of eight great gear items.

Boy Scout activities

Test your knowledge of winter camping with this quiz

Ready to build a quinzee? Are your snowshoes begging for a jaunt outside? Before you hit the snow, test your winter-camping skills with this quiz.