Need Good Boots That Aren’t Too Expensive

Q. I can’t find any good boots that hold up. The bottoms of mine wore off. I’m headed to Philmont next year with...

Prevent Tripping Over Tent Guy Lines

Q. Our troop is often a little crowded at campsites. How can I keep people from tripping on my tent guy lines at...

4 Tips to Make Your Tent Last

Q. Hello Gear Guy, I just got a new tent. What can I do to make sure it lasts me the longest amount...

How to Replace a Broken Tent Pole

Q. Yo Gear Guy! This weekend when I was setting up my two-man tent to air-dry, one of the fiberglass poles broke. Any...

How to Clean a Dirty Pocketknife

Q. Dear Gear Guy, I got a pocketknife from my grandfather, and it’s all dirty and rusty. Can you tell me how to...

How to Prevent Smelly Gear

Q. I’m going to the 2017 National Jamboree. What is the best way to prevent my gear from getting smelly as I use...

Best Tent for a Good Price?

Q. What’s the best tent I can buy for a good price?— Josiah, Clarksburg, West Virginia Getting a good deal without sacrificing quality is...

Tips to Lighten a Backpack

Q. My troop likes to go backpacking. I’d like to participate, but my pack is really heavy. How do I lighten it?— Lighten-the-Load...