Talk:Bi'r Tawīl

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How would one get this page to "usable[edit]

One has to wonder... Hobbitschuster (talk) 16:34, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

It has a dynamic map and a map mask, just waiting to show off all those potential listings. Should count for something? :) Andrewssi2 (talk) 10:11, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
The closest couple of cities that we have articles for could probably be added in the Get in section, as in where the nearest international airport is located and where you can stock up on provisions. Then some more points about dos and don'ts for a desert environment. Possibly there's information about landforms in Bir Tawil and the flora and fauna of eastern Sahara on some scientific website.
Actually, if we want to go real far, someone could get into contact with the guy who claimed the area a while ago as he apparently has been there in person and probably has documented the place to some extent. ϒpsilon (talk) 12:53, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
It would actually be better represented by a national park template... then it could get up to usable. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 21:19, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
Perhaps. ϒpsilon (talk) 19:16, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

The Tire Tracks Aren't Rumors![edit]

I went on Google Maps. You can follow the link and clearly see tire tracks (make sure you're in satellite mode). And notice that when you zoom in on the map where it says "Tire Tracks", a road is shown. SelfieCity (talk) 19:20, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

Very well, but per External links, the attraction shouldn't be linked to Google Maps. Ibaman (talk) 19:31, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
Okay, got it. SelfieCity (talk) 19:37, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
I appreciate that there are slim pickings to be had, but do tire tracks really qualify as attractions? Andrewssi2 (talk) 20:08, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

Rescue time[edit]

An IP user added "be prepared to wait up to 76 hours for rescue". Are there systems in place to guarantee rescue in that time frame? In the Stay safe section we say you should not rely on any governmental help. So who will come to assist you? Ordinary villagers? How do you connect to them with your satellite phone? --LPfi (talk) 16:34, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

You can phone to all types of phones with a satellite phone. Otherwise such a phone makes no sense. But you are correct: there is no guarantee rescue only if you made a really good preparation before the trip. At least you need experienced local people like Bedouins who know that area and the security forces. --RolandUnger (talk) 16:58, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes. I mentioned satellite phone only because that is the only one that will work. And it is little use unless you can reach the right people (or have somebody else reach them). Are you going to hunt for their phone numbers when the emergency is a fait accompli? If you make good preparations there is no 76 hours waiting time: you might have those Bedouins waiting somewhere in reach or you can have a helicopter ready to take off. And if there comes a sandstorm that lasts three days, you will have to wait more than 76 hours anyway (I do not know how long storms typically last here, but I guess it is possible). So I am declined to think that the "76 hours" figure is pulled from thin air, but I'll wait for some more discussion. --LPfi (talk) 17:38, 8 June 2019 (UTC)