Backpacking & Hiking

The Signal Mirror: A Low-Tech Lifesaver

Any flat, shiny surface can be used to get the attention of potential rescuers, but a specially designed reflective signaling device works best.


Butterfly…or Moth?

Knowing the difference between these colorful winged insects is a first step in helping kids discover the fun of studying nature.

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Backpacking & Hiking

Outdoor Smarts: Hiking Sticks Give Your Knees a Break

Do your knees ache at the end of the hiking day? Is walking downhill harder than walking up? Have you ever tried leading a group of Scouts across a knee-deep stream? Trekking poles can help.