Survival Friday: Desert Survival

Bob Mayer

Survival Friday: Excerpt from The Green Beret Survival Guide SurvivalFinal

Watch Lawrence of Arabia five times in a row.  Are you ready for the desert?

To survive and evade in arid or desert areas, you must understand and prepare for the environment you will face. You must determine your equipment needs, the tactics you will use, and how the environment will affect you and your tactics. Your survival will depend upon your knowledge of the terrain, basic climatic elements, your ability to cope with these elements, and your will to survive.

Environmental factors

Surviving and evading the enemy in an arid area depends on what you know and how prepared you are for the environmental conditions you will face. Determine what equipment you will need, the tactics you will use, and the environment’s impact on them and you.

In a desert area there are seven environmental factors that you must consider:

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