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    The Sahara is a cold country where the sun hits ..

    by JLBG Written Feb 21, 2007

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    The Sahara is a cold country where the sun hits hard!

    get both parts of that sentence. If you forget the first part, you might freeze a lot. At night and in the early morning, it can be cold and even very cold in Winter, especially if the wind blows, which occur most of the time. A jacket designed for high elevations in the Alps will in several occasions be VERY useful.

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    Save your skin, hide from the sun!

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    Beware of sunburns! The parts that are the most difficult to protect from sunburns are: the nose, the hands and the top of the feet.

    Sunburns on the top of the feet occur often on camel treks as you need to take your shoes off to ride a camel and drive him. You can wear wool socks, though you do not feel the neck of the camel so well.

    You can protect your nose with protecting ointments but often a piece of paper or light cardboard is in the end what is the most efficient!

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    Save water!

    by JLBG Written Feb 21, 2007

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    Clothe to save water!
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    When you drive in the Sahara and never remain far away from your car, the way you clothe is less important than when you are on a trek for 8-10 days, out in the sun and the wind all the time.

    The trekker in the Sahara has two enemies:

    Dehydration is the first. In the desert you rarely sweat (apparently) but loose a lot of water and salts. To minimize this loss, you must do as the locals do and build a layer of wet air between your skin and the outside. Do not hesitate to clothe almost as locals, not for the fun but because it is what fits the best to the climate. The photos will tell what I mean better than words.

    On the first photo, there is our Tuareg guide and a trekker. Will you find who is who?

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    Save wood!

    by JLBG Written Feb 21, 2007

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    As much as you go south, as much as dusk is short. Then you must always look for a place to spend the night rather early, at least half an hour to one hour before sunset. Once you have selected the spot, spread the mattresses, unfolded the sleeping bags, dinner does not take much time but it is already full night. It is always fun to have a fire to stay around and talk for a little while.

    Beware, collect only dead wood, already broken. A tree or a bush that you feel dead will often be waiting the first rain to grow, get leaves and flowers. Trees grow very slowly in the desert! Do not brake and burn branches that are still living!

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    Tornado in the Sahara

    by JLBG Written Feb 21, 2007

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    Small tornados can occur everywhere in the Sahara, but it occurs all the time in the Tademait as the land is so flat on such a long distance. When driving the Tademait, you will spot dozens of such tornados, often several at a time. At some distance, a column of sand ondulates and moves in various directions. It can fades after a while or go away. It is not very strong and not dangerous but nevertheless, you have better stay in your car, especially for cameras!

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