I recently had the chance to interview four desert survival experts for an article over at The Prepper Project. Though it’s not gardening, it was a fascinating piece to create and I learned a lot in the process. Read on – I think you’ll find it interesting.
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FACEOFF: What’s the Most Important Desert Survival Skill?
Picture yourself alone beneath the blazing sun. You can feel the beginning of a sunburn and it’s only 11AM. Cursing yourself for forgetting a hat, you take another swig from the single bottle of warm water you grabbed from your car, cringing at the oily plastic taste. It’s already 3/4 empty. You start to wonder if leaving the car was a good idea. Maybe someone would’ve spotted it? Yet the road is in the middle of nowhere. What a place for radiator failure. The horizon ripples with heat as you try to remember the last town you passed in your air-conditioned vehicle, radio cranked up, looking for that out-of-the way cell tower you were supposed to service. The road ahead stretches on forever. No shelter and no hope in sight. In another hour your water will be gone… and the worst of the day’s heat is still to come…
If you were stuck in the desert… how far could you go? What skills would you need?
The world isn’t as stable as it once was. And the world has never been very stable in general.
There are earthquakes, wars, plagues and riots, and the ever looming possibility of a TEOTWAWKI event.
There are even simple things like mechanical failure on a lonely strip of highway or a wrong turn on a hike.
Get stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time and you may end up dead. Yet the desert can be conquered – or at least survived – if you have the skill. Many tribes have done so throughout the centuries.
Desert survival requires serious knowledge and experience… and the experts we gathered to answer our questions abound in both. Men with their own unique skills, backgrounds and abilities.
Four desert survival skill experts: Max Cooper, Bob Hansler, Tom McElroy and AZ Prepper.
We asked them all the same question: What do you think is the #1 skill people will be sorry they didn’t practice before they end up being in a desert survival situation where their life depends on it?
Read and learn as one day the stumbling man in the desert… may be you…