Transportation - Other than camels you could also use...

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You will need some type of transportation to make enough progress each day in the Sahara. Camels are very common to be taken on long journeys, especially the trans-Saharan journey. They have some unique traits that make them useful. Camel’s hump stores fat, their eyelids have a protection that allowed them to see during sandstorms, strong legs that can carry up to 1,000 pounds, and footpads that helps with walking in sand. They could also withstand the intense heat and extreme cold of the Sahara. But, even though camels are very helpful, they may still be able to die from exhaustion.
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Unformatted text preview: Other than camels you could also use bulls, which has made many desert crossings before and they did not drink a lot of water. There are many barriers that may come across you on your journey. Dunes are very common in the Sahara and can hurt you. One side is hard from the wind and the other is very light, so you could possibly sink. You should ride a camel or sink into the scalding hot sand. If you decide not to ride your camel, you could also wear boots or moccasins that go up to your knees....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course ENGLISH 102 taught by Professor Tiff during the Spring '11 term at Cerritos College.

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