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Skill of the Week
HOW TO TIE A KNOT
Knots are essential to the safety and enjoyment of many outdoors pursuits. Learn how to form a knot properly and know which knots to use when.

Outdoor Health Tip
TREATING POISON IVY AND OAK
Over half the population is allergic to Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. Learn how to spot it and find out how to treat it.

Test Yourself
THE SURVIVAL CHALLENGE
Can you tell the difference between the poisonous snakes and the harmless ones? Can you spot Poison Ivy along the trail path? Do you know what to do if you lose your way? Take this quiz and find out how prepared you are for the great outdoors.


Eating Ideas
101 WAYS TO USE ALUMINUM FOIL
Learn the many ways you can use aluminum foil in nature's kitchen from constructing an aluminum foil pot to building a reflector oven.

Gear Tip
 WHEN BUYING A COMPASS CHECK:
  • That the dial does not stick.
  • Sighting wire on lensatic compass is not bent.
  • Glass and crystal parts are not broken.
  • Numbers on dial are legible.
  • Check for accuracy along a known line of direction.
  • Discard a compass with more than a 3% variation.
  • When travelling make sure that the rear sight is totally folded down as this will lock the floating dial and prevent vibration.

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