What clothes is it better to put on before going to a desert?
Put on clothes that won’t make sweat. Our bodies lose the biggest amount of water when sweating. Try to cover your skin with light and loose clothes. The fabrics will absorb sweat, slow down its evaporation from your skin and reduce the loss of water.
I should cover as much as possible. I don’t want get sunburns
I should wear as little as possible. It will be hot there
I should wear something pretty, so I can make pictures for my Instagram!
Water is a vital part of journey across desert. Which option is the best?
When going on a journey across the desert, be sure to take more water than you plan to drink. Pour it in several bottles. It will save from complete loss of water in case it starts to leak from one of the bottles.
I shouldn’t take too much water. It’s heavy to carry
I should take one big bottle. This ensures a good amount of liquid
I should take a lot of water in several bottles
Food is essential too! However, there’s not much space left in the backpack. What to choose?
Food won’t play a significant role during extreme situations in a desert. If there’s absence of water, eat in small portions to sustain enough energy.
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What’s the best time to move across the desert?
It’s better not to move across the desert during daytime. You have more chance to avoid heat stroke and cover more distance at night. Such a simple thing can help you saving up to 3 liters of water each day.
During the day, while it’s light and safe
During the night, while it’s cool
What should you do if you feel heat exhaustion?
If you feel vertigo or nausea or if your skin becomes cool and sticky, you should immediately find a shadow and have a rest.
To eat. Calories can help the body to recover
To keep moving to prevent heartbeat from lowering
To rest in a shadow
You’ve found a pile of dry wood that you can use to make a fire. What will you do first?
Before sticking your hand into non-visible place (for example, under the stones), poke it with a stick. Such places might be full of scorpions, spiders and snails.
I should poke it with something to ensure there are no animals inside
I will grab it and move to my camp
I’ll try to remember this place, so I can come back later
What will you do if you can’t find water anywhere?
If it is hard to find the source of water, climb a hill and look around.
Keep wandering across the desert. It should be somewhere
I should give up the idea of finding water
I have to climb a hill or ridge and look around
You can’t find food anywhere, and hunger keep growing. What will you do?
Most cacti are poisonous. Cactus fruits are edible but do not attempt to open the stem covered with spines and eat its pulp (you can do it only if you’re confident in its safety).
I will try cactus fruit
I will split a cactus into halves and eat the pulp
I will eat vegetation or insects
When is it the best time to create a hideout?
Create a shelter in the evening or at night. If you make it during the day, there will be hot air inside.
During the day, so I can see what I am doing
During the night to keep it cool
What’s the best way to send distress signal?
Make a fire. It’s a great way to summon help, because people can see smoke during the day and fire at night. When moving use a signal mirror to reflect light in the direction of planes and cars.
Wave a red cloth
Make a fire
Mission is failed
If you’re ever stuck in desert, you have poor chances to survive. You aren’t very good at safety, and extreme situations make you feel lost without a single idea of what to do. Panic or fear might cause you do something you would be deeply regretting later. Hopefully, this test helped you to get a better preparation for extreme life conditions! Do your friends have a chance to survive in a desert? Let’s find out! Share this link with them!
There’s a chance
If you’re ever stuck in a desert, you have a chance to survive (however, it would be hard for you). You know some safety precautions, but extreme situations make you feel lost without a single idea of what to do. Hopefully, this test could help to be prepared for anything! Do your friends have a chance to survive in a desert? Let’s find out! Share this link with them!
Success is inevitable
If you’re ever stuck in a desert, you have more than just a chance to survive. You can easily settle there! You’re good at main safety precautions and you know what to do in extreme situations. Nothing can scare you! With a knowledge like that, you can start your own TV show about wild nature! Do your friends have a chance to survive in a desert? Let’s find out! Share this link with them!