Go to the desert – one of the most difficult tests for humans. No wonder special forces are marsh throws in the wilderness, as a final test of survival. It is especially hard for a lonely traveler, lost in the desert. In this article, we will talk about the features and rules of movement in the desert.
Walking in the desert during the day – it is very difficult and dangerous. Without considerable supply of water near you and at all will pass. Ideally, the hellish heat of the day should wait in some shelter, and move in the morning, evening and sometimes at night, when the temperature is not so high. About the shelters from the sun in the desert we will discuss separately in another article. It would seem perfectly walking in the desert at night, when pretty cool. But there are several problems: difficult to navigate at night and a high risk to run into snakes, Scorpions and tarantulas, which are active just at night. There is a sense to travel in the wilderness the moon and clear nights, with great care to look down. In such transitions it is possible to navigate by the stars.
A big problem for crossing the desert is the sand. Even a slight breeze raises into the air myriads of grains of sand – the sand gets in the eyes, ears, squeaking on the teeth. To completely avoid this is not possible, but to limit the ingress of sand in unwanted places can be using points (or dressings with slits), and turbans (photos). Such a bandage not only protects against sand, but also from the scorching sun. To cool head and not get sunstroke, a bandage on his head should be moistened with water, as if it deficiency – then the urine.
Very important for navigation in the desert good shoes with a thick sole. Otherwise, walking in the desert – still on a hot pan. If the shoes are not quite appropriate, it could be increased, wound tightly from the outside with several layers of matter.