(Draiv Solregard's Exploration guide is subject to change, based on updated information, new information, expansions, and the apocalypse. If you notice any errors in this guide, wait for your booster side effects to subside. If the error is still there let me know and I'll look into it.)
So you want to be an explorer eh? Want to discover the unknown, locate areas hidden from others, ferret out rare salvage, reveal knowledge of ancient blueprints, to perceive the truth from misleading clues and uncover monuments lost to the ages?
Well...move along, you won't find any of that here. All has been revealed, there is no unknown.
Still here? What's that? Oh, you want to be an "explorer" aka scavenger, someone who scrounges through known locations hoping for that one nugget of value, and subsisting off crumbs. Is that what you want? Well, if that's the case, I may be able to help you out and hopefully help you scrounge a few extra nuggets.
The challenges will be many and the opposition is great and if you can play dead well enough you might even succeed. So hold onto your pod goo because you're in for a bumpy ride.