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Guy Gear & Buying Guide

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  1. 3 Proven Ways to Avoid Bug Bites in the Outdoors

    Don't bug me! Try these expert tricks and gear for avoiding biting insects.
  2. How To Buy a Great Hydration Pack For Water on the Go

    Hydration packs allow you to drink water while you're wearing the pack. Here are some factors to help you pick the right pack.
  3. How to Buy a Backpacking Stove For Your Next Camping Adventure

    Enjoy a hot meal on your next backpacking trip with one of these recommended stoves.
  4. How to Buy a Great Pair of Hiking Boots

    Good footwear is a vital piece of outdoor gear. Here are six great boots and hiking shoes that have you covered on any type of trail.
  5. How to Buy Good Gloves or Mittens for Winter Activities

    Whatever your outdoor activities, the choice of handwear matters a lot. Here are the Gear Guy's five recommendations.
  6. Extra-Cool Camping Gear to Make Your Outing More Fun

    Camping is already a fun way to spend a weekend, but with extra-cool gear on the trip, it can be really fun. Check out these 6 gadgets for your next outdoor adventure.
  7. How to Buy the Right Tent for Your Next Adventure

    Here are features to look for so you can choose the right tent for your trip.
  8. Gear up Your Pup! Make Hiking With Your Dog Safer With These Gadgets

    Itching to take your pup on a hike? Then be sure to get the right dog gear.
  9. How to Buy a Great Daypack for Hiking

    Get the best daypack for your daylong adventures. Here's how to pick one.
  10. Stay Clean and Healthy in the Outdoors With These Hygiene Tips

    A Scout is clean, even in camp. Here are important tips to keep you healthy in the outdoors.
  11. How to Buy a Mess Kit and Camp Cooking Gear

    From stoves to cookware, these mess kits and cooking gear belong in your backpacking kitchen.
  12. Expert Tips and Picks for Comfortable Hammock Camping

    If you're going to try hammock camping, find out how to do it the right way with these essential tips and picks for the best gear.
  13. 7 Great Gadgets for Lighting Up Your Campsite

    Keep your campsite bright at night with these great camping lanterns and lighting devices.
  14. 6 Inventive Gadgets to Make Camping More Fun

    A little ingenuity and the right gadgets can add a great deal of comfort and convenience at camp.
  15. Expert Buying Tips to Help You Pick the Best Backpack

    The Gear Guy's backpack buying guide help you pick the perfect pack.
  16. How to Buy a Good Pocketknife or Multitool

    Keep sharp in your Scouting endeavors with the best knife to fit your needs.
  17. How to Treat Backcountry Water to Make it Safer

    You must treat all drinking water in the wild, no matter how clear and clean it appears to be. Here are the best water treatment options.
  18. How to Buy the Best Sleeping Bag

    Synthetic vs. down? Sleep better under the stars with the Gear Guy’s tips for choosing the best sleeping bag.
  19. How to Buy a Good Rain Jacket

    Get expert tips to help you buy a rain jacket that's sure to keep you dry and warm in any type of downpour.
  20. How to Make a DIY Wilderness Survival Kit

    This 2-pound do-it-yourself wilderness survival kit could save your life for at least three days in the wild.
  21. How to Buy an Action Camera

    Ready to record YouTube-worthy video on your outdoor adventure? Here's what you need to know to buy an action camera.
  22. Fuel Your Body With These 6 Nutritious and Delicious Trail Snacks

    What's the trick to having the energy to be active all day? Food! Keep strong all day long on the trail with these snacks.
  23. How to Buy the Right Backpacking Tent

    Tips for choosing a tent that will keep your backcountry nights comfortable.
  24. How to Buy Rock Climbing Gear

    Gear Guy's guide to all the gear you need to get started rock climbing.
  25. How to Buy a Safe and Comfortable Helmet

    Picking (and wearing) the right helmet can be a life or death decision. Here's how to buy a safe and comfortable helmet.
  26. How to Buy a Good Sleeping Pad For Camping

    The Gear Guy shares advice for buying the best sleeping pad for your next adventure.
  27. Bring Comfort to Your Campsite With This Great Gear

    Who says you always have to rough it? Here are 7 pieces of extra equipment to help you relax and have fun outdoors.
  28. How to Choose an Emergency Communication Device

    In the event of an emergency, these communication devices can be the difference between life and death.
  29. How to Buy the Right Solar Charger

    The Gear Guy shares advice for buying a solar-charging device and rechargeable gear.
  30. How to Buy a Great Headlamp or Flashlight

    The Gear Guy's advice for buying a headlamp, flashlight or lantern to illuminate your outdoor adventures.
  31. Stand-Up Paddleboarding Buying Guide

    The Gear Guy gives you the lowdown on SUP, one of the world's fastest-growing outdoor sports.
  32. How to buy a skateboard

    Want to try skateboarding but don't know where to start? Never fear -- the Gear Guy has you covered with this skateboard buying guide.
  33. How to buy fishing gear

    The Gear Guy brings you some of the best new rods, reels and other fishing tackle.
  34. Count your steps to stay in shape with these devices

    Experts say that most boys should average 12,000 steps per day to stay healthy.
  35. How to Build Your Own First-Aid Kit

    What should you include in your first-aid kit? Be prepared with advice and checklists to help you get the best first-aid kit for your next adventure.
  36. 10 great cases and covers for your electronics

    Gear Guy reviews electronic armor designed to protect your smartphone, GPS unit, tablet or other electronic device.
  37. How to buy good sunglasses

    How to pick shades that are really cool and functional, too!
  38. How to buy and use a trail camera

    A motion-triggered camera can capture photos of animals visiting your camp or backyard.
  39. How to Stay Warm With the Right Winter Gear

    A guide to picking the best clothing and gear for cold winter weather.
  40. How to buy the perfect bike

    The Gear Guy gives you tips and tricks for buying your next bicycle -- plus six hot bike picks.
  41. 9 Great Prepackaged Trail Meals

    Gear Guy reviews nine meals that are lightweight, simple to prepare and surprisingly delicious.
  42. Sun protection buying guide

    Be prepared for those broiling summer days with these handy tips and hot gear.
  43. Running shoes buying guide

    Pro runner Alan Webb unveils the best strategy for shopping for running shoes.
  44. Binoculars buying guide

    binoc.jpgPick the right binoculars, and it’s a cinch to bring far things close. We’ll show you how.
  45. How to Pick the Best Socks for the Trail

    A good pair of socks is one of the best things a Scout can give his feet. Here's a guide to buying the best trail socks.
  46. Ski and snowboard buying guide

    snowboard-200x148Get ready to shred with these need-to-know basic buying tips for skis and snowboards.
  47. How to Buy the Best Compass or GPS Receiver

    The Gear Guy's advice for buying the right compass or GPS receiver.
  48. Snowboard and skiing gear buying guide

    From helmets to boots, the Gear Guy fills you in on everything you need to know to suit up and shred the slopes.
  49. Sports sandals and light hikers buying guide

    Sometimes hiking boots are overkill. Here's how to buy sports sandals and light hikers.
  50. Mountain bike buying guide

    Ride On! Choosing the right mountain bike is fun and easy.
  51. Wristwatch buying guide

    watch-200×148.jpgAdventure racer Travis Macy gives you the keys for choosing a do-it-all wristwatch.
  52. Digital cameras buying guide

    Digital cameras make getting into photography easier than ever. Here’s how to choose your first — or next — camera.
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