Articles and Comments - Trekking, Camping and Excursions (Hiking)

Trekking, basic camping and hiking as related to many extreme sports - Fundamental techniques and advice.

Survival Tips And Advice: Get Acquainted With The Flora And Fauna - Considering that you are interested in survival techniques, let us give you some advice: If you are familiar with the flora and fauna of the region, city or country where you live, you will have more chances of surviving feeding from them in the event you suffer an emergency.

Survival Tips And Advice: Have A Way To Reload Batteries - Among the great variety of things that we can take on our adventure trips or outdoor activities in general, battery chargers are among the most functional; today it is possible to purchase solar battery chargers of all sizes and for all purposes.

Do We Tend To Deviate From Our Path As We Walk And Navigate? - Although it is true that as we move and navigate thorough any kind of terrain errors accumulate, there is not a single reason that explains why we cannot navigate in perfectly straight lines.

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.

Outdoor Tips - Beware of Flash Floods - Deep canyons and gorges in the wilderness are places that entail some sort of atavistic attractiveness for any trekker or explorer, but they can be hazardous because of flash floods.

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.

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

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.

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

Outdoors / Ecological Conducts Related to Outdoor Activities - Essays, ideas and comments on environmental issues and needs; outdoor activities and interacting with nature.

Outdoors activities / 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.

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.

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.

Extreme Climbing and Mountaineering - We specialise in Andean climbing, and we tell you everything on how to enjoy climbing, all its techniques and possibilities.

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.

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.

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

Learners - Something to think about the best learners.

Those who believe that they are smarter than others - Something to think about those who think that they are smarter than other people.

Wilderness tips and advice: leave your camp early - When should you leave your camp.

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

Wilderness tips and advice: some basic management for trekkers - Your 4 X 4 should do something more than just reach the supermarket.

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

Use common sense while looking for wood - Wilderness tips and advice: use your common sense while looking for wood around your camp.

Aluminium for survival - Use aluminium foil as a survival tool.

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

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.

Religion in the wilderness - Use aluminium foil as a survival tool.

Trekking tips: cook under the stars - Why you should cook under the stars while trekking.

How to avoid the effects of cold climate - The essence of how to avoid the effects of cold climate.

Take a solar charger with you - Trekking tips: take a solar charger for your batteries on your trips.

The general rule for calling the day - Trekking tips: the general rule for calling the day and stopping the walk.

Expedition tips: how to fight cold temperatures with paper - How to use paper as protection from cold climate and freezing temperatures.

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.

Exploration tips: don't buy just any rucksack - Don't be deceived by the spectacularity of models, buy one really suitable.

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

Alternative camping places - Consider alternatives for camping.

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

Managing your biggest efforts - How to schedule your efforts.

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

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: walk, but do not run

Overcoming obstacles - A brief reflection on how to overcome obstacles.

Something for group coordinators - Wilderness tips and advice: something for group leaders and coordinators.

Schedule your time - Trekking tips and advice: organise your breaks during walks.

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

Better management for your trekking group - Trekking tips and advice: just your attitude towards theirs will do a lot to improve your experience while trekking.

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.

About trekking memories - Adventure tips: how to care better for your trekking memories.

Writing while trekking - A comment about writing while trekking.

How to avoid accidents while walking - Trekking tips: the first rule on how to avoid accidents while walking.

How to fight cold temperatures with paper - Hiking tips: how to use paper as protection from cold climate and freezing temperatures.

How to repair things using wire - Hiking tips: metallic wire is quite versatile as survival gear.

Don't become a vandal - Trekking tips: don't become a vandal in the wilderness.

A rule for selecting polivalent gear - Hiking tips: a rule for selecting adventure gear while saving on bulk and weight.

Less weigh with better equipment - Hiking tips: new gear means less weight.

A bad way to relate - Trekking tips: a comment on an attitude that should be avoided.

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

Your boot - Trekking tips: how to increase the life span of your boots.

Trekking tips: be considerate - Manners and consideration for others are essential in a trip.

Manage your garments - Trekking tips: don't overheat while walking.

A way to properly dispose of your litter (I) - An environment-friendly way to discard garbage during trips and travels.

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

Planning Ahead For Fun In The Sun (I) - Too often the heat and humidity of the season can turn summer faire into harmful endeavors.

Egos lost in the woods - Something to think about egocentrism.

The end of a trek - Something to think about the end of a trek.

How to appreciate what you have and what you can achieve - A brief reflection on the appreciation of things.

Trekking tips: How to keep your garments dry

Trekking tips: how to keep your backpack dry

Trekking tips: don't trust these ones

The Best Items To Bag For A Great Summer Escape (I) - Packing comfortable, versatile clothing is the key to looking and feeling stylish.

Survival courses - The various survival courses available (basic, intermediate, advanced and superior survial courses), thorough Andinia.com and The Gea Org (distance learning).

First Aid courses - The various first aid courses available (basic, intermediate, advanced and superior first aid courses) thorough Andinia.com and The Gea Org.

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