Choosing the right travel gear for a desert trip holds great importance, and not having the necessary equipment can have irreparable consequences.
A person who intends to travel to the desert and engage in desert exploration must not only have the skills and sufficient knowledge of the desert environment and its potential dangers but also carry all the essential travel gear for the desert. This is because these items can make the journey to the desert safer and more comfortable and, in some cases, even save a person from the danger of death. In the following article from the travel magazine Nabtrip, we will refer to the list of essential travel items for desert tours.
Coleman and water flask
Certainly, water is extremely valuable in the desert. Walking in the desert leads to excessive sweating and loss of body water. A person who intends to engage in desert exploration should drink at least four liters of water during the day. Therefore, before entering the desert, drink enough water and carry sufficient water with you.
Also, keep in mind that keeping food, beverages, and fruits cool to prevent spoilage requires the use of a good cooler. To increase the efficiency of the cooler, fill it with cold water bottles and small ice packs.
A sturdy shade provider
Undoubtedly, one of the main problems of desert exploration is sunburn, especially during the midday when the temperature reaches its peak and the sun shines directly overhead. To prevent this issue, it is better to have a sturdy shade provider with you to use for rest and sitting.
Personal hygiene items
You should not neglect hygiene just because you are in the middle of the desert; instead, you should have all the necessary hygiene items such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo for hair, body wash, or at least a wet towel and deodorant solution with you. We recommend storing all these items in a bag so that they are together and easily accessible, making it easier to carry them.
Travel mat and blanket
Undoubtedly, during long-term desert exploration, you will use these two items to protect yourself from dust and cold. Special camping mats are very suitable and practical.
Having sunscreen lotion with you is just as essential as having enough water. Try to use a lotion that protects your facial skin from sunburn and UV rays, which can cause skin damage and cancer. During desert exploration, it is necessary to apply sunscreen lotion every few hours.
A suitable backpack
A backpack is also one of the essential items for a desert trip, as it is used to carry various items such as water, lightweight food, a first aid kit, and other necessities. The backpack should be lightweight and the right size for you. Desert backpacks usually have a water compartment and a tube that can be pulled to your mouth. This allows you to drink water without having to take the bottle out of the backpack every time.
Location tracking applications
If professional GPS devices are not available, online and offline apps like “Google Maps” and the offline app “Maps.me” are tools that you can use. Additionally, the app “Roadtrippers” can also show you interesting locations along your route.
Having suitable sunglasses to protect your eyes from sand, dust, and harmful sun rays is also essential. It is recommended to use polarized sunglasses. It’s better to have a sunglass strap and ensure that it fits your head size properly to avoid losing it.
Appropriate desert tent
On a one or two-day trip to the desert, you may want to take a nap and rest during the day. It is necessary to have a tent that can protect you from the heat and burning rays of the sun for comfortable daytime sleep in the desert. Tents that allow airflow and have mesh windows and large doors are suitable for camping in the desert.
Some insects in the desert can be really dangerous and even deadly. To combat mosquitoes, ticks, and other dangerous insects, you should use strong insect repellents that are safe for humans. Additionally, there are lotions and creams available in the market that protect you and your skin from insects and keep them away from you. Some of these products have a long-lasting effect.
A solar shower is one of the new and interesting tools for taking a shower in the desert. It consists of a black bag with a small showerhead attached to it. To use this shower, you need to fill the bag with water and let it heat up with solar energy. Then, you can open the valve and easily take a shower.