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    What is the best survival kit that i can take it with me to the desert?


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    One that you make yourself.

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    How are you traveling in the desert? If you are a tour operator can we assume you are traveling by vehicle? It makes a big difference if your survival kit has to be carried on your person or if it can be carried in a vehicle. How far into the desert are you traveling? How many kilometers to the closest town. Do you have any satellite phones or radios with you?

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    Usually around 160km.i used to do it by bike there is a off road track for bikes.closest town is around 60km but its very
    primitive nothing there.there is no even a hospital.

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    I'm assuming you mean motorized bike? If so....

    Water, water, more water
    Shelter or shelter material (can be used as shade as well)
    blanket/sleeping bag
    sunscreen
    first aid kit
    food (that does not require water to "reconstitute")
    sat phone or other communication device that works in the area you travel
    signal mirror
    whistle
    flash light
    fire starting tools
    knife
    multitool
    map
    compass
    paracord
    duct tape
    container to collect/boil water
    a couple of needles
    head covering
    fishing gear/net if you are anywhere near the Nile

    The above list is pretty basic, but should not take up too much room in a pack that can be strapped to your bike.
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    Do you have paniers or storage on your bike?

    Sunglasses and an extra pair
    Basic hand tools for repair of bike
    Spare tubes (if your tires have tubes)
    Patch kit
    tire pump

    Both the tools and tire pump are made of very lightweight materials today if you can find them. They are also pretty small.

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    "Water, water, more water" Crash is right, take heed to all the advice on this forum. BTW, if your concerned about weight, I hear dehydrated water doesn't weigh much. Living where you are, I would hope you are also aware the flash flooding can occur, especially in the wadis. Be safe.
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