Articles and Comments - Survival / Outdoor and Wilderness Survival

Articles, texts, essays and opinions about outdoor and wilderness survival under all kinds of circumstances, be it during a trek or camping expedition, military instruction, or any activity among nature.

Totems Pitted Against Explorers - Totems and riches are more associated between each other than what we would superficially appreciate most of the times.

How To Use Wood To Care For An Aircraft - Within the context of bush flying and aircraft operations within the wilderness, it is of the case that expensive equipment becomes worthless and pointless.

An introduction to survivalism (I) - A description of survival as a discipline and a complement to your outdoor activities by a seasoned patagonian explorer.

River Crossing Safety Tips - River crossings can be deceptively hazardous. Even a very shallow swiftly flowing body of water can pack enough force to skittle the unwary.

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.

Sugar As A Natural Bactericide - Aside from being a good component of a variety of improvised explosives and an exceedingly good ingredient used to sabotage internal combustion engines, sugar can be used to produce marmalades, sweeten your tea, coffee or mate, to seal things and also help you as a first aid and medical factor.

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

Fire As A Local Environmental Cleanser And Countermeasure Against Infections - If you ever spent a night outdoors, in a swampy area, cold or tropical but filled with small insects, you surely know what it means to be attacked by swarms of mosquitoes, flies and other exasperating creations of nature; a good use of fire will save you from such a disgrace.

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

Survival tips and advice: Dehydration (I) - Some precautions that you should observe regarding weather during any excursion.

Survival advice: Waterproofing (I) - How to turn your clothes into waterproof garments.

Survival tips and advice: Watch out for boobytraps, (I) - If you want to travel to some parts of our world you should watch out for boobytraps, landmines and other dangers.

Survival tips: Making vessels for liquids and cooking (I) - Methods to improvise or manufacture vessels. Leather, pottery and more.

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.

Rabbits: A Survival Mirage? - Rabbits have been domesticated for thousands of years and many survival manuals list them as a valid source of food for survival, but is it true?

Survival / Surviving Natural Disasters - How to surviven natural disasters and catastrophes; essays, articles and real-life tales of survivors.

Survival / Surviving a Forest Fire - Lessons and articles on how to prevent and fight forest fires and woodland accidents involving fire.

Survival / Survian and Self-Sufficiency - Manifestos, essays, thoughts and comments on self-sufficient living, both individually an within communities.

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

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 / Combustibles and Fire - How to improvise combustibles outdoors. Tips and techniques for making camp fires.

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.

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.

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

A brief reflection on surviving blizzards - Something to think about survival in blizzards.

Get the right knife - Wilderness tips and advice: get the right knife for your trips.

One knife is not enough - Wilderness tips and advice: one knife is not enough for survival and outdoor use.

Aluminium for survival - Wilderness tips and advice: use aluminium foil as a survival tool.

Lighters as survival tools - Use lighters instead of matches.

Traps - Survival tips: about traps and trapping.

How to repair things using wire - Metallic wire is quite versatile as survival gear.

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

Regions, Continents and Countries - Articles, essays, comments and tales about different regions, continents and countries of the world dealing in each with case aspects of their society, culture, economy, geography, folklore, history, regional products, sports and outdoor activities, and other things of interest fot any traveller.


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