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The Phoenician Explorers - Phoenicians had a natural gift for business, but dedicating yourself to commerce in those days required an adequate combination of natural commercial instincts indeed, with the addition of exploratory abilities as well as military and combat skills.

Skin Care For Outdoor Adventurers - Exploration and adventure put our skin under strain and more risks than usual: Dryness and dust in the air, more sunlight than we are accustomed to, heat and wind in places like the sea, deserts and even ice fields may cause diverse skin problems.

Why Didn't The Egyptians Build Pyramids In Paris? - It is interesting to think about the possible reasons that precluded such an advanced society from establishing colonies thorough the Mediterranean, and the answer might just be found in the local botanical landscape.

The Right Team, The Right Stuff - Choosing the right team to perform any task is a long, often tedious and hard thing to do but the difference between preparation and lack of it is perhaps more evident than anywhere else within a company, army or group of any kind.

The Gea Org - Know the investigations and developments of the Grupo Explorador Argentino (GEA), whose knowledge in the topics of expeditions, mountaineering, survival, first aid, science, technology, self-defense, organisation and leadership have made the existence of Andinia.com possible.

Your adventure footwear (I) - Some advice about trekking, adventure and mountaineering footwear.

Your new sleeping bag (I) - Some tips that you should consider before buying a new sleeping bag.

About your adventure clothes, (I) - How you should choose your adventure clothing.

How to purchase your next tent (I) - Some tips that you should consider before purchasing your next tent.

Your new sleeping bag (I) - In order to use a sleeping bag in the best possible way, it is necessary to conceive it as a system composed by three elements...

Emergencies during wilderness trips (I) - A description about how to handle them within the framework of a group.

Steps to follow during a wilderness emergency (I) - A set of logically consistent steps for surviving any accident or disaster.

Preventing dangerous situations (I) - Basic rules for preventive wilderness survival.

Military-Style Outdoors (I) - The use of military uniforms for outdoor activities has its advantages and disadvantages.

Taking youngsters to wilderness trips (I) - A few comments about taking youngsters and children with you on treks and trips to the wildreness.

Notes On Picking Fossils (I) - Picking fossils may be interesting, but sometimes is agaist the law, especially if the extraction is intended for sale.

Exploration / Philosophy of Exploration - A lot of essays and articles on the philosophy of exploration, research and development of things, a new branch of philosophy that seeks to understand these human activities.

Outdoors / Survival - Articles based on real-life experiences. Practical and theoretical advice on survival in several levels of difficulty and diverse environments: polar zones, forests, forest, deserts, seas and oceans, extreme and hazardous sports, etc.

Health / First aid, wilderness emergencies - Outdoor activities always entail some risks to your physical integrity. Learn about the techniques and suitable behaviour for surviving emergencies and disasters.

Survival / Combustibles and Fire - How to improvise combustibles outdoors - How to survive in a fire - Tips and techniques for making camp fires.

Outdoor Activities / Survival / Shelters and Bivouacs - How to build simple ones or full-sized, lodges, cabins and stone houses, useful for lengthy stays in isolated areas.

Survival / Survival Tales - Articles telling histories and tales about real survival experiences.

Geography and Outdoors / Mountains and Mountainous Regions - Detailed descriptions of some mountains and ranges of Patagonia, South America and the rest of the world that we have explored.

Health / First aid, wilderness emergencies - Outdoor activities always entail some risks to your physical integrity. Learn about the techniques and suitable behaviour for surviving emergencies and disasters.

Outdoor Activities / Trekking, Camping and Excursions - Trekking, basic camping and hiking as related to many extreme sports. Fundamental techniques and advice.

Outdoor Activities / Extreme Wilderness Gourmet Cooking - Why deprive yourself of a good meal while being in the wilderness? Here we share our Neanderthal gourmet recipes with you.

Geography and Outdoors / Navigation and Maps - Learn how to navigate using maps, a compass, gps systems or simply by observing natural formations. Find your way whenever you get lost in the wilderness.

Adventure and adventurers - Something to think about the impulse that proples adventurers to success.

Take care of your provisions - Always take with you more provisions than those that you will really need.

Unconventionality - Something to think about what it takes to be unconventional.

Formal organisation in expeditions - Leaders should provide some degree offormalorganisation in serious expeditions.

This is the cost of the lack of prudency - A true life example of what can happen when prudency becomes irrelevant in outdoor activities.

Effective cost reduction techniques regarding adventure equipment - Some simple and proven tips to save money buying and using adventure and travel gear.

Spirit of adventure - Something to think about your hidden spirit of adventure.

Your resume - Something to think about the overvalued concept of a resume.

A brief reflection on the meaning of extreme situations - Something to think about the meaning and lessons that arise from extreme situations.

Home building - Do some research before starting to build your new house.

Wilderness tips and advice: don't keep on opening your backpack - Backpacks should not be opened all the time.

Wilderness tips and advice: learn about the places that you want to visit - learn and inform yourself about those places that you are planning on visiting.

Weather considerations - Wilderness tips and advice: do not forget the weather.

Carry backup systems - Wilderness tips and advice: carry backups for critical systems.

Think about those who will come after - Wilderness tips and advice: think about those who will trek after you.

Wilderness tips and advice: be courteous with locals - Be courteous with the indigenous population.

Do not forget about consulates abroad. - Wilderness tips and advice: Consular help is better than nothing.

Being obsessed? - Being obsessed with the unexplored?

Wilderness tips and advice: dangerous cargo and backpacking - How to carry dangerous objects while backpacking.

Your limits - Something about your limits and what you can achieve.

Wilderness tips and advice: silence in the camp! - Be considerate with your fellow campers.

Volcanic terrain - Be careful with volcanic terrain.

Using stones with your tent - Some cautions to take into account while using stones with your tent.

How to select partners - Be careful with the partners you choose for a trek.

Avoid small problems - Wilderness tips and advice: be tidy and avoid small problems.

Wilderness tips and advice: check your tent - Avoid small, six-legged surprises inside your sleeping bag and your tent.

Sleeping bag hygiene - Adventure tips: a basic concept about sleeping bag hygiene.

The life of an explorer - What kind of life awaits you if you become an explorer.

The nature of adventurers. - The nature of an adventurer, become aware of the nature of an adventurer.

Adventure tips: maps for all. - About maps and your trekking companions.

Don't depend solely on the guide of the group - Expedition tips: you should not depend absolutely on your guide.

Less weight on your backpack - Exploration tips: the basics of weight saving for adventure seekers.

Food distribution and redistribution - Comments on weight distribution for trekkers.

Less weigh with better equipment - New gear means less weight.

Keep your important papers with you! - Expedition tips: have your documents with you at all times.

How to load your backpack - Exploration tips: backpack preparation.

Managing your biggest efforts - How to schedule your efforts.

How to proceed if you find a corpse - What to do if you find a corpse in your way.

Don't use second-hand boots - Second-hand boots are taboo items.

Wilderness tips and advice: how to pack your gear without forgetting anything

Wilderness tips and advice: basic care for wounds in the tropic

Wilderness tips and advice: animals are not dangerous.

Wilderness tips and advice: keep a diary or logbook

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