Talk:Arid region safety

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I found this on the NPS site -

https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hike-smart.htm

Some of it's applicable here, but it seems to be more general. 22:19, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

And with some searching I found this - https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/safety.htm ,

will be incoporating some of it soon. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:25, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Desert Safety[edit]

Swept in from the pub

Do we have an article? was wanting to link something in an article I recently created. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:42, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

No we do not have that yet (I think I'd noticed), but I think having it would be good. If you know something about it, you are welcome to create an outline. I think it would be quite easy to write enough for it to be useful. The general guidelines of Hiking in the Judaean Desert could be used as a starting point. --LPfi (talk) 18:43, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
As the furtherest abroad I've ever been is Paris, I'm probably not the best person to write a 'desert' article. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 19:00, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
But you might be the right person to start it. ;-) If you can get the page created and a couple of sentences into it, then {{ping}} me and remind me to help. WhatamIdoing (talk) 14:37, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
Arid_region_safety - Went with this, because it would also cover some areas that aren't strictly true desert, but where

a similarity of advice might be applicable. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:58, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Arid region safety[edit]

Swept in from the pub

Do we have a docent from an arid region? I started this outline, but wasn't sure what it needed, what's in it so far is based on my very limited knowledge. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 19:14, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Until someone who knows more about arid regions finds this, there is perhaps a thing or two worth bringing over from the Stay safe sections of articles of the places mentioned in Arid region safety#Understand. ϒpsilon (talk) 20:00, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Advice link from South Austrlia[edit]

https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Safety/desert-outback-wise

Might be worth seeing if anything can be added from it. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 23:29, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

List of deserts[edit]

How does a list of deserts contribute anything to safety? Suggest we keep this at a very high level. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 04:27, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

It does not. We do however not have a Deserts article, so this article might be used as a substitute. I also prefer having the list short, that article should be created if needed (perhaps merge, but only if it gets enough real content). --LPfi (talk) 07:40, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Why do we need a list of deserts? For what purpose? Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:48, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Yup, there is the comprehensive w:Desert article, with a helpful 'top 10' desert list which already shows the lack of substance to be afforded a dedicated desert travel article. You might want to list some activities that one could undertake in a desert, but visiting a big empty space for the sake of it isn't relevant for travelers. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 09:16, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
I am not going to argue, as I am not going to write the article, but I'd certainly appreciate a desert tour, even a long one, if having the time and a good guide when nearby, and I could make a voyage specifically for the purpose (except that I avoid flying for environmental reasons). People go to Antarctica and the Greenland inland, why not Atacama or Sahara? --LPfi (talk) 15:01, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
I think the best approach would be for people knowing a desert and appreciating travel there to write about that desert as a destination. If we ever get such articles, listing them in a travel topic article, and extracting some of the common features as main body of it, would be sensible. Until we have those articles I think a travel topic article is useless. --LPfi (talk) 15:15, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Well, Antarctica is a desert :) In any case I think we are alligned that a list of deserts is not helpful, but dedicated travel articles on a particular desert are. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 01:28, 14 June 2017 (UTC)


List taken from main page[edit]

Dust Storms[edit]

w:Dust_storm - Mention these here or is there a more appropriate article for them? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:54, 20 January 2020 (UTC)