How to Survive in the Desert

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The Sahara Desert, and others like it, are some of the most difficult conditions on the planet to survive in. The plants and animals that call this environment home are few and far between, and the small amount that do manage to survive this barren place have developed ingenious solutions over thousands of years of evolution to survive it.

One of the biggest killers in the desert is exposure – to the blistering heat of the sun during the day and the extreme cold during the night. These temperature extremes are one of the main things that makes the desert such a difficult place to survive. During the day, the best way to protect yourself from the sun is to get out of it completely. If this is not possible you will need to cover your head – this is important as when the top part of your head is exposed to the sun for long periods and in the extreme desert heat, it has to work much harder to keep the body cool. If this is not possible you will need to cover your head – this is important as when the top part of your head is exposed to the sun for long periods and in the extreme desert heat, it has to work much harder to keep the body cool. If you do not have a hat use any other article of clothing to cover your head.

It is important that you stay out of the sun as much as possible during the heat of the day as this will also help you to conserve your body’s water – which is scarce in the desert! Shelter is important both in the scorching heat of the day and at night when it gets very cold, so get yourself a suitable shelter from an online outdoor survival store to make your trip as easy as you can. Morning and evening are the best times for travelling and for moving around in general – the times between the extreme temperature!

When it comes to water, the best thing to do is to take plenty of small, regular sips rather than to have a huge amount all in one go. Be very careful if you are looking for a clean water source – if the water is contaminated it will cost you more as you will suffer from vomiting. Be very careful if you are looking for a clean water source – if the water is contaminated it will cost you more as you will suffer from vomiting. When it comes to food it is best not to eat too much as it makes you thirstier. So just eat enough to make sure that you have no hunger pains, but that is it.

Finally, the most important survival skill is to always keep calm! Once you lose your sense of calm, it is much easier to make irrational decisions.

 

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