When you find yourself in a situation of survival in the desert, you need to try all the time to save energy. If in such conditions you come across a ready-made shelter from the heat of the desert, you can consider this a great success. You do not have to spend a lot of precious kilocalories to create it. Therefore, in any conditions, you should first try to find a natural refuge from the heat.
Construction of a shelter for shelter from the heat in the desert, shelter from cloak-cloaks or pieces of tarpaulin, features of the device.
In desert conditions, protection against moisture and precipitation usually does not present any problems. Therefore, it will be quite enough if the shelter you find provides only a shadow, and is not completely closed. In this capacity, you will be quite satisfied with the place among the rocks, where a cool breeze blows. As well as a crevice or natural cave.
However, in a sandy desert, effective shelter from the heat can be arranged right on the sand with just two cloak-cloaks or pieces of tarpaulin, as well as shovels. In extreme cases, shelter from the heat in the desert can be done even with bare hands.
An open shelter from cloak-cloaks or pieces of tarpaulin avoids the greenhouse effect. It usually manifests itself in enclosed spaces. A good example of this is a car parked on a hot day. UV rays penetrate the car through the windows. Because of this, in a closed car it gets much hotter than in the place where it stands.
If with the help of cloak-capes or tarpaulins to prevent the penetration of sunlight into the shelter, even the warmest wind can blow heat out of it even before it heats the shaded part. And tarpaulin even on a dry and windless day will prevent the penetration of ultraviolet rays into the shelter. Thanks to what your shelter for rest and sleep will be much cooler than outside.
The order of construction of shelter from the heat in the desert from cloak-cloaks or pieces of tarpaulin.
1. Dig a trench in the sand a little longer than your height. Width 60-90 cm and a depth of 45-60 cm.
2. Pull a cloak or piece of tarpaulin over the trench. Press it around the edges with stones or sand.
3. Above the first cloak-cape, 30 cm higher than its centimeters, pull the second so that air flows between them.
A greenhouse effect will be created between the two cloaks. However, the wind blowing through the shelter from the heat will extinguish it. The temperature of the place for rest and sleep in the desert can be lowered by a few more degrees if you remove the 60-centimeter layer of sand heated from the Sun by subtent.
And if you make the open entrance to the shelter from the heat oblique, the air will circle your body. To do this, you need to orient the dug trench parallel to the direction of the wind, and open the entrance with a slope in the direction from which the wind blows..
Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.