Desert Survival

Desert Survival: 7 Tips You Should Know

Desert Survival: 7 Tips You Should Know

Do you have the skills for Desert survival? In the event of an accident or emergency will you be prepared? If you’re thinking of traveling to desert country, you may want to consider these 7 tips for desert survival skills before you go.

1. Water

If you didn’t prepare then chances are you won’t have much water on hand. There’s nothing worse than being stuck in  the desert without enough water. Luckily, there are a couple of ways you could gather water in the desert. Cactus fruit is a great way to re-hydrate, if its summer there should be no shortage, so keep your eyes peeled. Follow animals, they can lead you to water source.


Use garments that decreases sweat loss. A lot of your body’s water loss takes place via sweating. Cover as much skin as feasible with loosened, light-weight clothes. This will catch the sweat versus your skin, reducing dissipation as well as for that reason water loss. Therefore, it’s most likely best to select a cotton underwear as opposed to a thicker textile.

4. Seek or Build Shelter

In the event you do find yourself in an emergency situation in the desert you will need shelter. If you have product such as a coat, canvas, or a tarpaulin, utilize it together with surfaces like rock protrusions, piles of sand, or clinical depressions in between dunes or rocks making your desert shelter. The purpose is to produce a covering from the harsh extremities while leaving openings on the sides for good airflow.

5. Prepare For Night

Temperatures can go from one extreme to the other at night, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for a sudden drop in the temp. This is when you will want to do most of your moving. The cooler temps will mean less perspiration and water intake.

6. Always Have a Flashlight

This should be part of every survivalists kit and be on hand at all times. If you’re going to do most of your exploring at night then you will need a good flashlight.

7. Inform Your Friends and Family

This would have to be one of the most important tips for desert survival. Telling a friend or family member exactly where you are going and how long you will be gone. The desert is full of black spots, which means signal for your phone will be poor. By keeping someone else informed you may have just provided yourself a guaranteed lifeline.

About Dan Stevenson

Dan Stevenson is a chief editor of The Survival Corps and an experienced survivalist who is incredibly passionate about everything survival and preparedness, be it in the great outdoors or in an urban environment.Besides his primary job functions at The Survival Corps, Dan has been recognized by the survival community for his extraordinary commitment and an insatiable desire to always achieve absolute excellence in everything that he undertakes. Being a survival expert for a very long time, Dan has acquired extensive knowledge and experience regarding preparing for camping trips, hiking, hunting and any other outdoor adventure and surviving in the wilderness. He also knows quite a lot about preparing for emergency situations in the concrete jungle when one would need either self-defense or other survival skills in various cases of crisis, such as a natural disaster. Dan’s remarkable knowledge and expertise, absolutely tireless work ethic, astonishing passion and commitment and unparalleled focus is what truly sets him apart from all the other survivalist enthusiasts. He is truly the lifeblood of The Survival Corps and we can honestly say that we wouldn’t be where we are without him. He is a professional and a true leader that anyone would love working with, both in and out of the office walls. He has an incredibly friendly and open personality and loves helping others, which is exactly where he finds constant inspiration and passion for learning more and providing people with tips and tricks for all things survival. He is curious, imaginative, creative and always puts other people first, never failing to really help them put safety in their lives. If you’re a passionate survival enthusiast, The Survival Corps is the right place for you, as Dan will never cease to amaze you with valuable information for helping you plan, prepare and survive both in the wilderness and in an urban environment.

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