Outdoor activities always entail some risks to your physical integrity. Learn about the techniques and suitable behaviour for surviving emergencies and disasters.
Extreme Cooking Tips And Advice: Keep Culinary Hygiene Using Fire - In long range treks and expeditions as well as during any sort of survival situation it is important to keep infections and health problems at bay because under such peculiar circumstances they can be rather more troublesome than in the course of normal city life; fortunately, a rational use of fire could help a lot to keep a certain level of hygiene.
Fundamental Hygiene In Closed Shelters, Tents And Cabins - It is a common thing to believe that we spontaneously become more immune to infections if we go outdoors, and while we are spending time on some wilderness adventure we will not catch colds or things like that; instead, it is not fresh air what turns us healthy, but the lack of it within cities and closed rooms what makes us ill.
The Diet Of A Dinosaur - The issue of dieting and diets in something that should not only worry us because of health issues related to ourselves; in the realm of science, knowledge about food and nutrients is fundamental for many reasons.
Personal Attention In The Emergency Ward? Not Anymore! - The more you apply force with your hands, the more things will escape thorough your fingers; this is a metaphor of modern medicine indeed.
Tactical Rescue - What makes a tactical rescue different from other sorts of emergency operations?
About Swine Flu And Discrimination - Imposing quarantines over areas affected by some sort of plague is nothing new; doing so for other reasons isn't new either.
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.
The God That Suffered From Depression - Psychology and the ability to persuade are skills that were mastered in ancient times, despite the fact that we might not know anything about the ways in which our distant ancestors lived and solved their problems.
They Way In Which Hittites Cured All Evils And Infections - The quest for truth, happiness, the prediction of the future and the fight against infections and all sorts of evil have been part of our human culture seemingly for ever; spiritual cures for physical problems are also survival tools.
Get Fit To Gather Food - The archer fish of the Australian manglars shows how far nature could go to adapt animals just to eat.
How Private Property May Kill You - Private property is fine: it has helped us to evolve from savages clinging to trees into reasonably healthy, well-fed and educated people, but we should reflect a little on the fact that our human constructions may at one or more crossroads of history conspire to kill us ass effectively as the deadliest of viruses.
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.
Natural Medicine At Work For Good And Evil - Empirical practice does have its merits: natural medicine and many survival medical techniques are based on it.
Dehydration (I) - Some precautions that you should observe regarding weather during any excursion.
Cumulative And Perdurable Results In Survival Situations - The key point to consider is that within the context of long-term survival situations food may be scarce, the risk of infection or other health hazards increase, and the odds begin to play against the life expectancy of survivors.
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.
Chemical Straight Jacketing (I) - How kids are drugged into submission.
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.
Syndrome X (I) - The sweet tooth, the sour mood, and the bitter truth about Syndrome X.
Negotiating Your Fitness Obstacles (I) - Why is it that people are failing to recognize their fitness goals?
Stress Reduction To Cultivate The Neutral Mind (I) - It isn't always easy to see that we contribute to the stress which we experience.
Traveling Abroad: Can You Protect Your Health When Far From Home? (I) - Talking about health with Jennifer Foss, RN.
To Silence and Back (I) - If you ever meet a deaf person, you'll not soon forget them...
We Will Die Tomorrow, We Survived Yesterday, So Let's Have Fun! - The passion for games of all sorts could have finally disappeared after so many years of medieval doctrines of religious devotion; nevertheless, the Black Death came and revived all what priests have fought against in this regard, and soon they found themselves in need of making good use of betting money in order to assure the survival of society itself.
Skin blisters - Trekking tips: dealing with skin blisters.
Nature Doesn't Need To Collect Taxes - Having the best hospitals, the best social medicine system and the most advanced technology does not really guarantee a good or better state of physical or mental health. It is a substantial mistake of our Western culture to believe that money brings happiness and health; clearly it helps, but the problem is that we put all our eggs in that basket, and then things do not work as we expect.
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.
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, organization and leadership have made the existence of Andinia.com possible.
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.