How to start a fire in the rain

How to start a fire in the rain

By Cliff Jacobson Illustrations by Steve Sanford From the January-February 2011 issue of Scouting magazine How to start a fire in the woods, even when it’s wet. On a bone-dry day or when there’s plenty of dry paper or fire-starter, anyone can make a fire. If the...
Knot of the Week: Bottle Sling Knot

Knot of the Week: Bottle Sling Knot

The bottle sling knot has been around for centuries. This ancient method of forming a sling for the neck of a jug or bottle this knot was described in detail by the Greek physician Heraklas in his first century book on surgical knots and slings. The bottle sling can...
Scouting Traditions

Scouting Traditions

The Scout Left Hand Handshake Our Scout salute and handshake are ancient signs of bravery and respect. During ancient times, men carried weapons for protection. Sometimes when they met one another, there was an uneasy moment as each man watched the other man’s...