Desert clothing – What to wear in the desert

desert clothing; clothes for desert; desert adventure; desert conditions

Why it is important to choose the correct desert clothing when in the desert.

Are you planning a trip to the desert? Did you know that the correct clothes for the desert is really important? Yes, it is almost just as important as the food that you eat and drink. Safari`s are normally safe but anything can happen and you need to be prepared. Let us look at the type of desert clothing that you will need when in the desert.

desert clothing; clothes for desert; desert adventure; desert conditions
Hiking boots in the desert.

How to dress for desert conditions.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-pushpin”] Wear jeans but not skinny jeans. This will give you protection against nasty plants with thorns and spines.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-pushpin”] It is very important to protect your eyes from the sun. The sunshine in the desert is very and it reflects on the sand. This could lead to permanent damage to the eyes and in severe cases, blindness.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-pushpin”] Cover your arms with a long sleeved shirt. Light materials like cotton is the best. This will protect your arms against sun damage.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-pushpin”] Apply sunscreen to the face and hands with a high SPF factor like 50 or 70.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-pushpin”] Wear a wide-brimmed hat. If you only have a baseball cap, then wear a bandana to cover your neck. The bandana comes in handy and if soaked in water, it can be used to cool yourself down.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-pushpin”] Wear a belt. This helps to prevent sand from crawling in underneath your clothes. Did you know that it could also be used as a sling in a survival situation?

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-pushpin”] Shoes should have insulated soles, breathable uppers and should cover your ankles.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-pushpin”] If you are spending the night in the desert make sure you wear warm clothes. It cools down rapidly at night in the desert.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-pushpin”] Bring a water bottle and lots of water. The body can dehydrate very quickly and it is important to have at least 4 liters of water with you.

A desert experience is an adventure in itself. Make sure that you come well prepared and remember to stay hydrated and to wear the correct desert clothing.

I have been fortunate to have done quite a bit of travelling over the last 10 years. By heart I am an adventurer and I love exploring new places, cultures and food. Travelling can become stressful and expensive. Over the years I have learnt to travel as cost effective as possible, simply by travelling more clever. Nelmitravel.com is a Adventure and Budget Travel site where I review Airlines, Accommodation, Transport, Restaurants and give helpful travel information.

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