Backpacking & Hiking

Six stoves to heat up your campout menus

For today’s primitive adventures, namely camping or backpacking deep in the woods, a reliable camp stove can still be a dream—turn on the gas, touch a match to the burner, and a blue flame pops to life, a torrent of channeled energy ready to do your culinary deed.

Backpacking & Hiking

Cookbooks to spice up your camping cuisine

Spice up your campout cuisine with three new cookbooks by authors (and avid hikers) Christine and Tim Conners, who collect many of their recipes and tips from Scouts and Scouters.

Backpacking Meals

Fuel Up: Good to Go

After hours spent snowboarding, skiing, sledding, or just building a monster snowman, Scouts know their grumbling stomachs will be shouting, “Feed me!” But when it’s time for a snack, don’t load them up with junk food. Give them a healthy treat as well as a quick energy boost.