Survival Guide to the Mojave Desert
This could be the difference between life and death!
Steps to Survive
Once you get to the desert, be sure to search for water. You can dehydrate in a couple of days.
Be sure to dress in layers for the day is extremely hot and nights are extremely cold.
Find something sharp to hunt with so that you don’t starve.
Find a way to attract a plane or some type of rescue vehicle by making a large fire, or using bright colors. You can use some of the resources from the plane to stay alive.
Animals: Friendly and not so friendly
The coyote in the Mojave Desert can be useful, but dangerous too. You can use its hide, bones, and meat for clothing, food, weapons and maybe even a sack. It is dangerous because it can come and attack you.
The Desert Tortoise can be used for food and its shell can be used for something hard if needed. It is not dangerous.
The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Its skin can be used to carry water in, that is if you find water. They are dangerous with their poisonous bites that contain venom.
Plant life in the Mojave Desert
The Joshua Tree can be useful to you because its leaves, flowers, seeds, and seedpods are edible. DO NOT EAT THE ROOTS!!! The roots contain a poison. Also you can use the tree as a source of shade.
The Prickly Poppy
Be careful around its prickly leaves and stems.
The Little White Forget-me-nots
Don't be fooled by its beauty. Looks can be deceiving.