Articles and Comments - Waterproofing Your Gear

Tips and advice on how to use waterproof gear and how to turn common things into waterproofed and rainproofed pieces of equipment.

How To Carry A Poncho As Part Of Your Outdoor Survival Kit - Maybe a poncho is something somewhat alien for you, but we highly recommend that you get one, especially considering the European weather picture which, as we all know, is not exactly rosy most of the time, and threatens to ruin most of our outdoor excursions: it is also a superb elemento for your survival kit.

Cliché: Who Said That Life Is Fair? - Asking oneself argumentatively whether anyone said that life should be just or fair is a way to admit defeat without consideration to the proven fact that any situation, no matter how dire it might seem, can be turned around.

The Survival Of Tyre - Building such storage sites was very difficult and expensive in most cases, but the Phoenicians learned how to make special mortar mixes that were waterproof, actually using plaster, and used them to cover the inner walls of their strategic deposit.

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

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

The Origins Of Naval And Marine Technology - The Phoenicians were among those who saw value on the invention and they perfected it, adding a lot of other innovations: they were the inventors of the first effective rigging systems used to control sails, they also waterproofed their ships using tar - hence the name Black Ships given in antiquity to the Phoenician vessels.

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...

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.

Crossing rivers and streams - Considerations on how crossing streams and rivers.

Basic tent care - Camping tips and advice: basic tent care and cleaning.

Snowfall and its problems for tents - Camping tips and advice: what snowfall does to a tent and what should you do to prevent it.

About your trekking shoes and socks - Adventure tips: a recommendation about your trekking shoes and socks.

Have dry clothes at hand - Trekking tips: how to have dry clothes at hand at all times.

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

Trekking tips: How to keep your garments dry

Trekking tips: how to keep your backpack dry

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.

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