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Packing For Chalbi Desert Tour - Bucketlist Adventures
munyaka 16th October 2019 0

Packing For Chalbi Desert Tour

So, we are headed out to Chalbi Desert this loooong Mashujaa weekend. This will most definitely be useful to the people that are tagging along for the North experience

We are putting this down so as you don’t get caught in the great outdoors unprepared. Here is what you would need to know or bring for a successful first desert tour/camping trip.

  1. Number one commandment of the desert: bring LOTS of your own drinking water. It’s extremely easy to accidentally get dehydrated. The general rule of thumb is to drink at least 3 litres of water a day, per person!

2. The sun rays that bounce off of sand can seriously damage your eyes. so please, it’s very important to bring polarized sunglasses with to Chalbi desert.

3. A bandana is a desert multi-use must-have. Use your bandana as a headband, face mask, camp flag

4. When it comes to clothes, choose lightweight fabrics that are moisture-wicking so you can reuse the same top and bottoms a few times

5. Plan to be selective with your personal care items and bring only the basic necessities:

  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Bug spray and itch-relief (like topical antihistamine)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletry kit (with a toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, soap etc.)
  • Prescription medications you need to take
  • Painkillers

One of the best things about camping is spending uninterrupted quality time with friends without the common high-tech distractions. Maximize the fun with these things:

  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Travel-sized board games
  • Playing cards

What to wear to the desert:

Stay cool and dry with clothing that is synthetic, quick-dry or moisture-wicking. A hat and sunglasses are excellent ideas. Pants are good to protect your legs if you’re prone to sunburning.

Pro tip: wear a wet bandana around your neck when hiking in the intense heat.

What NOT to take to Chalbi Desert:

1) Jeans – Don’t encumber yourself with stiff, inhibiting jeans! Denim and hiking don’t mix well.
2) Jewellery/ Nice clothing – There’s no need to impress on an adventure like this one.
3) Unnecessary electronics – You definitely will not need your fancy laptop, x box or ipad while you’re in Chalbi Desert.
4) Your whole kitchen



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