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Avoid Thirst when Lost in the Desert

By Francis Kare

A little forethought and organization will payoff in a great memorable
adventure for that next outdoors excursion you may have planned. When
you go camping you will need a camping lantern , camping stove and a
camping cot as well as a flash light.

Then you have the glorious Sunset and after that why not get together
with your neighboring campers for a story telling session and singsong
round the campfire. If you thought a Camping Vacation would be
'roughing it' and 'hard work' then think again, yes it will take some
planning but that's half the fun and it won't be that much work. Your
chuck box can be a cardboard box with a lid or folding flaps. Put you dry
goods in to this box salt ,pepper, cereal, potatoes, and What ever else
you remove from the kitchen cupboard.

In the Southern states, peak tornado season is March through May.
Northern states are more likely to be hit with tornadoes during the
summer. People know that during a tornado warning they should move to
an interior room with no windows, or in a basement. When camping,
that¡¯s not a viable option.

Check with the state fishing regulations for exact dates and detailed
fishing information, including proper license requirements. Some fishing
opportunities will require overnight backcountry use permits. It is always
important to respect the park you are fishing in, in order to maintain the
quality waters that protect the natural fish populations and food sources
for bald eagles, ospreys and otters among others.

The only problem is that camping in areas that are not designated for
camping can cause problems with the law. Many land owners do not wish
campers to be on their property and some nature reserves prohibit
camping due to damage it can cause to the environment. Where to go is
the big decision. Some are lucky enough to live near national parks.These
are national parks because they are very special areas.

Had it with the "rat race"? Got time off but not much cash to spend?
Losing touch with your family? Sounds like an old-fashioned campout is
just what you need.

How to Avoid Thirst when Lost in the Desert

Unless you¡¯re a gypsy or a nomad who can comb through a desert
without ever going lost, it would be hard to survive in the desert;
especially when you ran out of water or any liquid that would quench
your thirst.

One of the most extreme situations that an average person could get
into is getting lost, let alone getting lost in the desert! However, it is not
impossible to find your way back. What one should worry about most is
keeping himself hydrated enough to survive while finding his way back

Here are some helpful tips on how to not die of thirst while lost in the

1. Don¡¯t be deceived by your sight: Distances in the desert are
known to be deceptive. One tip is to always multiply by 4 (four) whatever
distance estimation you come up with when judging with your sight. How
does this relate to avoiding thirst? By getting a grip on reality in terms of
the distance you have to travel, you can estimate how much water you
have to take with you. Clever, right?

The point is to treat your family to an unforgettable outdoor adventure,
so it doesn't matter how you plan to camp or where you intend to go.

There are many websites that cater to campers with information on
where to find the most affordable camp gear as well as the most popular
items to buy and use when camping.

More on Camping Outdoors Tips. Camping is relatively inexpensive, often
nostalgic, and gives campers a chance to really appreciate their natural
world. Cross country skiing is a wonderful way to experience the parks
wilderness during the winter season. Snowshoeing trails may also be
available in parks.

A roll of tin foil will be needed the thicker the better. works very well for
cooking in .Bring a plastic pail to carry water in. A plastic basin will work to
do dishes and wash up little dirty faces and hands.

The thought of camping alone can be very intimidating, especially if you¡¯re
a woman. Ideally, it is not something recommended to women new to
camping. Many camping trips have been ruined by a hot lantern or a
burning candle. Now matter which type of lantern you use always play
safe Never store a hot gas lantern near any flammable materials or leave
any open flames unattended.

They offer camp sites, cabins, or day use facilities in 43 states. The online
system allows you to search by state or campground, lake, or forest
name. The most common material that you can choose when you go
camping consists of the technologies that will permit the water to pass
through the material yet it doesn¡¯t allow the water to go into it.

2. Bring food that is not dry: While treading the desert and you
seemingly are about to run out of water to drink, it is actually
recommended that you not eat. If you must and you have something to
eat (of course and good for you!), don¡¯t food that is too dry as it will
dehydrate you more. Salty food should be avoided, too. Drinking alcohol
and caffeinated drinks are big no-no¡¯s, too if you want to get out of the
desert alive.

3. Travel light: Remember your Physics instructor telling you that
you consume more energy when you carry a heavier load? (Or was it your
Nutrition or Biology teacher, whatever!?) It¡¯s true! Avoid breaking a sweat
if you would like to avoid vultures feasting on you.

4. Avoid stressful activities, such as running and panicking: These
could lead to you unnecessarily sweating more. It¡¯s important that you
conserve the liquid in your body to avoid finishing up your water supply
sooner than you can find your way back home.

5. Breathe through your nose to conserve water: No your mouth
does not contain a ball of fire, but it would prevent your body from losing
water if you keep your mouth shut.

6. Drink only a sip of water even when you feel that you need
much more: And besides, that¡¯s just enough for your body¡¯s needs.

With these tips, now you only have think of other desert dangers such as
poisonous snake and insect bites, quicksand, thunderheads, hypothermia
and the list goes on and on¡­ Don't expect to bring along your everyday
dinnerware and automatic coffeepot for your campout. Remember, you
will be roughing it, so pack accordingly. Bring plastic dishes and cutlery
that can be washed and reused, but won't break in transit. Camping is a
great way to enjoy amazing outdoors and be close to nature. It is not just
another holiday; it's a way of life. While camping out, one is surrounded
by nature and serenity.

Hiking is a wonderful way to view nature at its finest, as the parks really
are preserving special pieces of our wilderness. Depending on what park
you will be hiking, the trails will offer different ranges of difficulty levels.
Many trails will lead to scenic vistas as easy hikes, while other hikes may be
significantly more challenging and too steep for some. Avoid camping in
low places--Air flow gets stagnant and typically moisture settles more.
Also, if it rains whilst your tent is up, there's a greater chance of water
collecting when you're camped in a low lying area. Lastly, position your
tent so that your head is uphill wherever you camp (seeing as most
locations are rarely ever flat).

Check off items on the desktop while at home, which in turn will sync
with the PDA. Take the PDA shopping to see what's needed or optionally
print out the list from each Excel work sheet. It also has a scrollable body
and fixed header. Then once you purchase the tent, practice setting it
up several times. This will give you an idea of what tools you will need to
take with you. Doing this will also give you a great idea about the
functionality and usage for your tent. You may also need to take some
spare parts for the tent incase of breakage or damage to some parts.

True to its name, the local quarries provided some of the highest quality
stone for monuments in Washington. Then we had enough space for
dressing or cooking. The bench-seat in back folds out into a comfortable
bed, so we were all set for camping.

Instead of going up to other campers and saying, ¡°Hi, I¡¯m Kerry and I¡¯m
here by myself¡± ask questions like ¡°How can I contact you if I experience
a problem¡± or ¡°is this campground regularly patrolled?¡±Don¡¯t advertise you
are by yourself by finding campsites away from walking trails
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