Desert Survival

Types of Deserts

Deserts are classified by their location and weather pattern. High-Pressure Deserts High-pressure deserts occur at the polar regions and between 20 and 30 degrees latitude on both sides of the equator. These deserts are located in areas of high atmospheric pressure where ongoing weather patterns cause dry air to descend. As the dry air descends, it warms …

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List of Deserts

This is a list of deserts sorted by the region of the world in which the desert is located. Africa Algerian Desert – part of the Sahara located in Algeria Arabian Desert – a desert stretching from Eastern Egypt to Iraq Blue Desert – a desert in Egypt Kalahari Desert – covering much of Botswana …

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Largest Deserts In The World (top 10)

Desert Type of Desert Location Area (sq mi) Area (km) Antarctic Desert Polar Antarctica 5,339,573 13,829,430 Arctic Desert Polar Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway,Sweden, Finland, Russia 5,300,000 13,700,000 Sahara Desert Subtropical Africa 3,320,000 9,100,000 Arabian Desert Subtropical Middle East 900,000 2,330,000 Gobi Desert Cold Winter Asia 500,000 1,300,000 Kalahari Desert Subtropica Africa 360,000 900,000 Patagonian …

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Desert Dangers

Ending up in a survival situation in the desert contains inherent risks. Besides just the brutal heat, there are many other warning / dangers in the desert:: Dehydration Hyponatremia Extreme heat and intense sunlight Heat Stroke Creatures (rattlesnakes, gila monsters, scorpions, etc.) Lack of water Wide and fast temperature ranges Sandstorms Mirages Navigation (vegetation is often sparse, …

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