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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:04 am

If you are stranded in the middle of a sandy desert, what is the best way to be dressed to maximise chances of survival:

(i) A white sun-dress (ladies) or white T-shirt and shorts (men), with full-brimmed white hat;
(ii) A white, long, loose-fitting, cotton cloak and full-brimmed white hat;
(iii) Khaki long pants/slacks and long-sleeved shirt, with khaki or white full-brimmed hat;
(iv) A black, long, loose-fitting, cotton cloak and full-brimmed white hat; or
(v) A black, long, loose-fitting, thick-woollen cloak with full-brimmed black hat?

Please explain your choice.
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby Timepilot » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:52 am

I would probably go with (iii) - deserts are both hot and cold so this needs to be taken into consideration. The long sleeve pants and shirt and hat would prevent sunburn and also still provide protection in the cold. Preferably I would have these in cotton or linen. I would not wear black at all as this would absorb more sunlight therefore making you hotter. This would rule out (iv) and (v) - which would also be ruled out from the materials. (i) would not be suitable as it would allow the wearer to be sunburned therefore preventing the body regulating itself and would also not be able to protect the wearer in the cold nights. (ii) might be feasible although I'm not sure how effective the cloak would be in protecting against cold on it's own.
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:04 pm

Definitely ii. The Arabs do it, so it must be the way to go. White reflects the heat and the loose cotton cloak allows air to circulate and cool the body down. A white wide brimmed hat will also protect against the heat.(As a bonus, it will be much easier to get out of a cloak if you eventually arrive at an oasis and want to take a swim 8) )
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:11 am

I'd appreciate it if we could get more answers here as this is a very interesting topic and something that well may apply to someone, sometime, who is out in a bleak desert environment. :popcorn:
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:38 am

Must it be one of your answers, Own?
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:21 am

One of the five choices is the most correct, Philip.
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:15 pm

I say:

VI) Black bikini with sunglasses (ladies).
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:03 am

Imberbe wrote:I say:

VI) Black bikini with sunglasses (ladies).
:twisted:


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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:46 am

Also go with:
(iii) Khaki long pants/slacks and long-sleeved shirt, with khaki or white full-brimmed hat.
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:58 am

Imberbe wrote:I say:

VI) Black bikini with sunglasses (ladies).
:twisted:


Gosh, but you HAVE changed since I first knew you, IB. :lol: Sadly, I think in this case, one would have to make sure one gets as many photographs as possible, for soon the young lady in the desert will be the colour of her bikini; i.e. unrecognisably charred.

The answer later today ...
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby Hippotragus » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:16 pm

I go with ii - long, loose, white robe with white wide-brimmed hat.

The reason being that the white colour will help reflect the sun/heat, the loose robe will allow some air to circulate between robe and skin and the wide brim on the hat will help keep the sun off the face, neck and head.
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Re: If not, why not? (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:13 pm

onewithnature wrote:The answer later today ...


8)
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