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How to Craft a Winter Wreath

How to Craft a Winter Wreath

Brighten up your home this winter by making your own wreath. Here’s how. WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A WREATH 20-inch metal wreath frame 1 pack of pipe cleaners 3 rolls of 5 ½” poly mesh (also called deco mesh) Ruler or tape measure Scissors Hot-glue gun Decorations WHAT...

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9 Things to Know About the Night Sky

9 Things to Know About the Night Sky

Thousands of years ago, ancient astronomers observed the night sky and saw stars bunched together in what they called constellations. In one part of the sky, there was a group of stars that looked like a connect-the-dots lion, and they named it Leo. In another part,...

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How to Make a Fuzz Stick to Help Start a Fire

How to Make a Fuzz Stick to Help Start a Fire

It’s drizzling, and you want to start a fire. Any tinder you gather will likely be too wet, right? Wrong. You can create an effective fire starter, even with a wet piece of wood. Just grab your knife so you can make a “fuzz stick.” The best piece of wood to use is one...

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How to Buy Good Gloves or Mittens for Winter Activities

How to Buy Good Gloves or Mittens for Winter Activities

Serious mountaineers, polar explorers and other adventurers who routinely face extreme cold follow a hard-and-fast rule: Always bring extra gloves, because losing the use of your hands creates a life-threatening situation. You might never encounter such danger, but...

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What’s More Fun Than Winter Camping? Camping with Pups!

What’s More Fun Than Winter Camping? Camping with Pups!

Madison Findley was worried when it came time to untie the Siberian and Alaskan huskies pulling her dogsled. “They wanted to chase the dog team in front of them,” says Madison, 14, a Life Scout with girls Troop 216 of La Grange Highlands, Illinois. “You could tell...

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8 Awesome Animals That Got Their Own Statue

8 Awesome Animals That Got Their Own Statue

Whether fearless or funny, animals throughout history have inspired statues and memorials. Here are some monuments still standing today. Hachikō Hachikō, famous for his loyalty, is memorialized in bronze in Tokyo, Japan. After Hachikō’s owner died in 1925, the dog...

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Does a Sleeping Bag’s Degree Level Matter?

Does a Sleeping Bag’s Degree Level Matter?

Q: When choosing a sleeping bag, does the degree level really matter or is it just a recommendation for comfort? — Ethan, Springfield Township, New Jersey A: If you were dressed in a base layer of clothing and zipped up in your bag on a winter sleeping pad in a...

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Inside the November 2020 Issue

Inside the November 2020 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the November 2020 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit boyslife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions of Boys’ Life...

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45 Funny Thanksgiving Day Jokes and Comics

45 Funny Thanksgiving Day Jokes and Comics

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Here’s a plateful of Thanksgiving jokes by Boys’ Life readers that will make you thankful you have a funny bone instead of a wishbone on Turkey Day. Do you know a funny Thanksgiving joke? Click here to send your joke to us. Laugh at 4,000+ more...

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How to Make a Hoop Greenhouse

How to Make a Hoop Greenhouse

It’s getting cold, so hoop it up! With a hoop greenhouse, you can grow food all winter and get a jump on spring planting. What You Need:  Shovel Rake Garden pruners Measuring tape Scissors Pencil Hammer Wood saw Electric drill Outdoor twine Three 8-foot two-by-fours...

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Spice Up Your Camp Meals With These 8 Essential Spices

Spice Up Your Camp Meals With These 8 Essential Spices

Take a look in your camp kitchen box. Do you see any spices? No? Well, put them on the shopping list. Spices add flavor to your food, transforming bland dishes into delicious meals. Just be careful not to overdo it — follow your recipes. Here are a few spices to use...

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Bow Saw or Folding Saw? Which Camp Saw Should You Get?

Bow Saw or Folding Saw? Which Camp Saw Should You Get?

A camp saw can be a handy tool for cutting firewood or clearing a trail of fallen timber. Folding and bow saws are the most popular types. Which one should you get? You might want to have one of each, because they both have their advantages. Bow saws usually feature...

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Extra-Cool Camping Gear to Make Your Outing More Fun

Extra-Cool Camping Gear to Make Your Outing More Fun

Sure, camping is already a fun way to spend a weekend or a week — but with extra-cool gear on the trip, it can be really fun. Check out these 6 gadgets for your next outdoor adventure. Forget everything you know about headlamps — the KNOG BANDICOOT ($35, knog.com) is...

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90 Funny Halloween Jokes and Comics

90 Funny Halloween Jokes and Comics

Happy Halloween! We dare you not to scream with laughter when you read these funny Halloween jokes by Boys’ Life readers. Do you know a funny Halloween joke? Click here to send in your joke. Laugh at 4,000+ more funny jokes at jokes.boyslife.org! Joe: What do you call...

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28 Fun Toys for the 2020 Holiday Season

28 Fun Toys for the 2020 Holiday Season

Making a holiday list? Check out some of the latest and greatest from the toy world. MAKE A NEW FRIEND Squeakee is like a balloon animal come to life. Play with, feed and train this interactive “pet” that responds to your voice. With more than 60 sounds...

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Inside the October 2020 Issue

Inside the October 2020 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the October 2020 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit boyslife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions of...

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How to Build a Cooking Tripod

How to Build a Cooking Tripod

The tripod is the most simple freestanding pioneering structure. It is most often used to raise items off the ground. A well-built tripod can safely suspend a pot over a cooking fire. WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE A TRIPOD 3 hiking staffs (Item No. 1443 at...

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Get Ready for Family Fun Fest this Saturday!

Get Ready for Family Fun Fest this Saturday!

Cub Scouts, start your engines! You can watch Pinewood Derby cars from around the country compete in the National Pinewood Derby 500 at Texas Motor Speedway! The big race will be this Saturday, Sept. 12, and you can watch it online as part of the BSA’s second...

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Vote for the 2020 Boysies Videogame Awards!

It’s time to honor the year’s best videogames for kids. Help us pick the readers’ favorites using the poll below. We’ll announce the winners of the Boysies Awards in the December 2019 issue of Boys’ Life magazine or online at...

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Inside the September 2020 Issue

Inside the September 2020 Issue

Here’s what you’ll find inside the September 2020 issue of Boys’ Life magazine. Remember, many articles are only available to subscribers and are not available online. Please visit boyslife.org/subscribe to subscribe to the print or digital editions...

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Best Multitool That’s Both Useful and Affordable

Best Multitool That’s Both Useful and Affordable

Q: What’s the best type of multitool that’s useful and affordable? — Levi, Orcutt, California A: The best type is one that has the tools you need. Do you really need to spend $170 on a heavy-duty device equipped with a miniature saw, hammer and...

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Take a Look at These 10 Intense Tents

Take a Look at These 10 Intense Tents

Check out this photo gallery of crazy, futuristic, unusual and awesome tents. Which is your favorite? The Tunnel Tent These concept tents can be easily set up by themselves, or they can be connected together to make an entire tent community. The Solar Tent Three...

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Gravity Botz

Gravity Botz

Use your gravity controls to help your bot escape the space station. Use your gravity controls to help your bot escape the space station.Powered by WPeMatico

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How to Make a First-Aid Kit for Your Dog

How to Make a First-Aid Kit for Your Dog

Being prepared with the right first-aid supplies could save your pup’s life in an emergency. Keep the items below in a gallon-sized resealable bag and label it “Dog First Aid” with permanent marker. Then store the kit in an easily accessible place at...

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