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As Doctor Bravestone trudged through the dark jungle, he could not help but wonder what time and day it was back in the real word. The swampy and treacherous jungle posed numerous threats. After all, the jungle is a tough environment with many lurking dangers. He fought his way through the dense jungle to a clearing to see the sun. He then took out his trusty compass, got his bearings and remembered what Nigel The Game Guide said, “The fate of Jumanji is in your hands”. With this quote etched in his mind, Doctor Bravestone lead his team on a...

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Coming to the end of our survival tips, the ability to be aware of your surroundings and identify danger is the key to getting out alive. The most common danger would be dehydration. Signs of dehydration include dry skin, dizziness, fainting and urine with a dark colour or noticeable smell. If any of these signs are exhibited, drink more water. Heat exhaustion is also a given with the hot temperature in the desert. If you feel lightheaded or nauseous, or if your skin feels cool and clammy, seek shade immediately. The following steps will be on how to treat yourself....

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In the desert, the ability to signal for help in the vast nothingness can be a matter if life and death. In a desert survival situation, you do not want to be moving around in the day due to the heat. The cooler temperature at night enables you to travel further and faster without exposing yourself to the possibility of heat exhaustion. In a desert, being nocturnal can save up to 3 litres of water per day. In relation to the first tip, find a shelter to stay in during the day. If you must build your own, build it...

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Coming into the third series of “Survival Tips In The Desert”, today, we will be covering the things to pack when visiting a desert. First off, remember to bring more water than you would normally expect. While walking in the scorching heat, the average person losses 900ML of sweat every hour. In a survival situation, you’ll be thankful for any water you carried. To be safe, divide the amount of water among various water bottles. This will minimize the amount of water you will lose due to a leak. Next up, pack food that has the most nutrition in the...

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If you are ever brave enough to trek the bare but harsh terrain of a desert, dressing appropriately will help you deal with the drastic climate of the desert. In general, wear clothing that minimizes sweat loss. Most of our body’s water loss happens through perspiration. As such, covering as much skin as possible with loose, light weight clothing will help trap sweat against the skin which slows down the evaporation rate and water loss. Light coloured clothing reflects heat better but dark coloured clothing usually provide better protection against UV lights. To get the best of both worlds, find...

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