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Transcript of Desert Ecozone
9,400,00 square kilometers
Population of about 4 million people
Covers 10% of Africa
13-15 degrees North and 35 degrees west to 15 degrees East Vegetation in the Sahara Desert
•African Peyote Cactus (Medicinal to treat schizophrenia or hallucinations + Source of water)
•Thyme (Near the Nile)
•Olive Trees (near the Nile) Wildlife
•death stalker Scorpion
•the Sahara cheetah
•Sand dunes up to 590 feet in height
•Ahaggar and Tibesti Mountains
•Sand Seas Climate
•Dry sub-tropical climate in the north
•Dry tropical climate in the north
•Winters in the north are a minimum of 15 degrees Celsius
•The summer in the north reach to 58 degrees Celsius
2. How to make a fire: Major bodies of Water:
Red Sea Major Cities:
Ghat Even though temperatures in the desert are scorching hot and can reach highs of 58 degrees Celsius, it can get very cold in the night.
Ways to Make a Fire:
The lens method can be used with a piece of glass, bottle, magnified glass, or even glasses. The lens method is used by holding up a lens to the sun above some kindling or dry grass, the heat will spark the grass and light it on fire.
The plow method is used with a sharp stick and another long piece of wood, carve a groove into the wood and then take your plow running it up and down the board will create fine dust , when you'd acquired a moderate amount of dust you lift the board up and rest it on your knee. When the dust pools at the bottom you can rub the dust with pressure and speed until it smolders, placing the kindling over the smoldering dust and blowing creates a flame. 1: Finding Water Most people in the desert make the mistake of trying to ration their water while in the desert but it's sweat you should be rationing not your water.
How to Look for Water:
Look for birds in the morning, they circle around water
The Barrel cactus and the prickly pear cactus are the only cacti that have drinkable goo inside (Only when clear)
If you find wet sand and dig deeper than could be seeping water
Or you can distill your own water.
The lean-to is a basic shelter usually made from leaves and branches but in the desert it can be made from a tarp and cactus spine. Digging the spine into the ground and attaching the trap to the top and securing it to the ground with a smaller piece of the spine create a simple shelter protecting you from the sun. 3 Making Shelter 4 Finding Food In the desert the most commonly found food are cacti fruit and legumes. It is important to not eat anything with a milky sap or red beans. Cook food if possible and if questioning hold food in the mouth for a couple seconds and if bitter or burning do not eat. THE END Three Things I Would Take with Me
Canteen- For carrying water.
A Tarp- For distilling water or making shelter
A magnifying glass- For creating fire.