Keep an eye out for yourself and others. The more prepared you are, the more fun you can have! Please review the following safety tips before coming to the desert:
Dehydration: The air is very dry. Even if you don’t feel hot, dry, or thirsty, it’s important to KEEP DRINKING WATER; at least 1 gallon per day. The hearth will also provide electrolyte powder for you to add to your water. Use it!
Hygiene: Hand-washing is very important! For the safety of everyone, please wash your hands EVERY time AFTER toileting, BEFORE entering the kitchen/food areas, and BEFORE every meal.
Uneven Terrain (slips, trips, and falls): Take a breath, stay aware, and slow down — that’s what we’re here for.
Sharp Cacti: There are not many cacti at our site, but it is the desert, so they are around. Be aware of many varieties and sizes.
Low Visibility at Night: Bring a flashlight and/or headlamp and extra batteries.
Weather: Bring warm layers and bedding (preferably not cotton, as it retains moisture). Tie down your gear so it doesn’t blow away in strong winds.
Remote Location: Plan to arrive in the daylight and bring everything you need with you.
Camping: Do not make camp in a dry wash. Flash floods develop quickly in the desert.