Desert: Survival Skills
These sites offer tips on how to survive in the desert. Topics include preparation, supplies, and what to do if you become stranded. Learn how desert people live and survive in the harsh environment. Includes a diary and a webcast. There are also links to eThemes Resources on desert habitats and desert animals.
In this ThinkQuest, the "To Live in the Desert" section has information about how people adapt to life in the desert. Read about different groups or tribes that have adjusted to life in the desert.
PBS: Lawrence of Arabia: Desert
Read a story of how Bedouins developed various techniques to survive in harsh desert environment. Scroll down to follow links on surval techniques on water, food, shelter, clothing, transporation, navigation, and hospitality. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Desert Survival Primer
A list of supplies you need and how to act if you are trapped in the desert. NOTE: This site contains ads and has a link to message boards.
Directions on how to make a solar still to get water in the desert. NOTE: This site contains ads and has a link to message boards.
Survival Desert Safety Tips
Hints on watching for flashfloods and thunderstorms. NOTE: This site contains ads and has a link to message boards.
Desert Horseback Riding and Trails
Read about one type of desert recreation. Scroll down for information about the desert environment and what to be careful of. NOTE: This site contains ads and has a link to message boards.
Desert Survival: Precautions and Dessert Hazards
Read some advice that you can prepare before going to a desert.
Outdoor Recreation in the Desert
Photos and information about different recreational activities located in the desert. NOTE: This site contains ads and has a link to message boards.
TPWD Desert Survival Webcast
This site has webcasts featured desert survival. Click on links to find many interesting topics such as making fire, desert animals, spanish names, game shows, and more. NOTE: Window Media Player or Real Media Player is required to watch the webcast.
Outdoor Survival Skills: Desert Survival
Find out how to survive in different desert conditions. Follow links on the buttom of a page to read about terrain, environmental factors, need for water, heat causalties, precautions, and desert hazards. NOTE: This site contains ads and a links to message boards.
Diary of Jedediah Strong
Read the diary of this treck across the Great Salt Lake Desert with little water.
A Day in the Desert
Find out what a day in the desert is like. This text transports you to this natural area crawling with wildlife. NOTE: This site contains ads and pop-up ads.
eThemes Resource: Desert: Animals
These sites are about the different animals that live in desert habitats. These creatures can be found in deserts in North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Sites include images, video, and audio. eThemes Resources on desert habitats, desert survival, and food chains are included.
eThemes Resource: Habitat: Deserts
Learn more about the climate and general characteristics of desert habitats that are located on several continents. Includes three videos about deserts, plus maps and charts. There are links to eThemes Resources on desert animals and desert survival.
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