Adventures- Some of us love it and many of us aren’t prepared for it. Sophie is also one such young girl who wasn’t prepared for the desert and not yet read to encounter her life time threat- menacing scorpions,daddy long legs, spiders and what not every buzzing insects and creepy crawlies!!
Sophie enrolled in the Wildlife welfare summer camp. While she was racing herself on a zipwire she saw a cobweb over the sides of the zipwire and she tilted a little to avoid bumping on to the cobweb but she fell and bumped onto the sandpit below and found herself in a desert with a compass.
She found a man sitting under the palm tree in the Oasis and introduced himself as Bear Grylls and offered to guide Sophie to her place back.
Desert – A cruel place if you aren’t prepared but fortunately Sophie was guided by Bear so she learnt many things in desert.
Sand in the desert makes you feel like you have walked many kilometres while you weren’t even crossed a few centimetres. The scorching sun is none other than a preheated oven ready to bake your brain. Thirst and sweat are the greatest enemy , unfortunately they work as partners and will make you dehydrated and lead to death
So to overcome, have a gulp of water in your mouth but don’t swallow it but keep it inside your mouth as long as you can and the water will seep through later and your throat is saved from dryness- Thanks to Tarahumarah Mexican tribes’ Water utilisation technique.
Cover your head to toe with loose fitted blue clothing which will reflect the sun’s rays and doesn’t gets absorbed- taught by Tuareg Tribes of Mali, west Africa
Be careful when you are sitting under a shade, you would be possibly welcomed by any scorpions or Puff adder vipers
There are many tricks and techniques in this books for a young reader and can apply some even in summer at your place.
I used this book for adventure main unit study for our homeschool. I have a detailed video of this book in YouTube Desert Challenge