In extreme climate or weather conditions, you have about three hours to find yourself shelter before you start greatly reducing your ability to cope with your surroundings.
We normally think of cold weather or climate being the danger and in extreme conditions it is, but the desert or a hot, arid environment can pose just as many problems.
If you find yourself in a survival situation in the desert, you need to know how to build a shelter to ward off the heat in the daytime and the cool at nighttime.
Desert areas often have extremes in temperature, where the ambient temperature can fluctuate by 20 degrees Fahrenheit or more in just a few hours.
To see a rundown on what type of shelter you need to survive a desert environment as well as how to build it, check out the next page.