First-timer Mark Podl sets up the tent with his son. (Courtesy)
This year, we issued a call for readers in desperate need of a skills overhaul, and boy, did you answer. After sifting through scores of entries, we awarded makeovers to the six most compelling cases in navigation, cooking, family backpacking, photography, and more. Read on to witness the transformation—and pick up a few skills tips of your own.