How to surviven natural disasters and catastrophes; essays, articles and real-life tales of survivors.
Survival In Lightning Struck Aircraft - In terms of survival training, techniques and knowledge, a hit by a thunder is something that you would definitely like to avoid, for it can be fatal; however, there are a few individuals who seem to be resilient to such violent things and in fact, they even seem to attract thunders, for they get struck up to a dozen times during their lives.
The Casino Of Meteorology And Life On Earth - If you think about thunder and thunderstorms, far from seeing them as threatening, you should see that they are beneficial and luck bringers; without them, life on Earth would have never appeared or developed.
Tactical Rescue - What makes a tactical rescue different from other sorts of emergency operations?
Steps to follow during a wilderness emergency (I) - A set of logically consistent steps for surviving any accident or disaster.
An introduction to survivalism (I) - A description of survival as a discipline and a complement to your outdoor activities by a seasoned patagonian explorer.
Learning Survival From Historical Mass Destruction Scenarios - Consider what happened on September 11, 2001 in New York, and then multiply that destruction until it really kills or wounds almost half the population of the city, and then, repeat the same task for almost every city in the world; that was the Black Death, and we better learn from it in order to save ourselves from a similar fate, either by natural causes or man made, by terrorists.
How Ingenuity Saved The Life Of A Pope And The Political Structure Of Europe - For the medieval mind, the fact that the Pope himself could fall victim to God's fury would have been utterly devastating, and it almost happened.
Cleaning Up After Hurricane Katrina - Things like playing with the environment lead to problems and devastation like what hurricane Katrina caused, and someone has to clean things up afterwards, but not the present government of the United States.
Preventing dangerous situations (I) - Basic rules for preventive wilderness survival.
Emergencies during wilderness trips (I) - A description about how to handle them within the framework of a group.
Tips For Storing Food Reserves In Urban Areas For Survival Purposes - Being in a city doesn't guarantee that survival will be easier for anyone, if compared to what has to be done in the wilderness: on the contrary, cities and urban areas present their own problems and oddly enough, their inhabitants are often very ill prepared to deal with emergencies.
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 / Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival - Practical articles on the characteristics of nuclear, biological and chemical mass-destruction weapons, how they work and how to avoid their deadly effects. Their relationship to terrorism and pollution.
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. How to survive in a fire. Tips and techniques for making camp fires.
Survival / Personal Defence and Martial Arts - Articles related to self-defence and martial arts with or without weapons: paintball, combat survival, courses, etc.
Survival / Combat Survival - How to stay alive and survive in a war or armed conflict. Being a civilian does not preclude you from knowing how battles are fought and won, for in this way you may save your own life.
Survival / Combat Survival / Guns and Weapons - Advice and recommendations on choosing and handling weapons.
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.
The Titanic Syndrome - Comments on our shifts of mood when disaster strikes.
A brief reflection on surviving blizzards - Something to think about survival in blizzards.
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.
Outdoor Activities / Exploration and Expeditions - Whether your interest lies within expeditions and trips or you want to learn about different uncharted places, tricks of the trade and possibilities, start reading this section.
Extreme Climbing and Mountaineering - We specialise in Andean climbing, and we tell you everything on how to enjoy climbing, all its techniques and possibilities.