Very Useful! . . . well maybe.

You can find out all kinds of useful information on the internet. Click on the image above to learn how to control a runaway camel. - this might come in handy one day! Posted by Picasa

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  1. Fantastic information!!! Next time I'm in the Sahara, that just may save my life!

    But there is much more there, Khadija, especially if you are traveling in, say, the Western Sahara. For example, they have one for:
    how to navigate a minefield
    which you would probably need, as mines are strewn all about that part of the Sahara.

    Also they have one good for the whole Sahara:
    how to survive a sandstorm
    and another one for
    how to find your way when lost
    which may come in handy if you are in the middle of a long trek and your camel bolts and you fall off and the camel runs away with your compass, 'cause you couldn't remember what Khadija's blog said about controlling a runaway camel, and now you are lost in the desert and you get up and see a sandstorm coming!

    You just don't know how many lives you may have saved tonight. Khadija, with that post!! :-)

    hale
    Bloggin The Maghreb

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  2. lol, strangling the poor camel. miskeen ya haram.

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  3. Yes Hale the minefield one would be good - there are thousands of mines in Libya left by the Italians, Germans etc - during WW2 - and also along the borders in the south during the conflict with Chad.

    Surviving a sandstorm . . I wish they had a link for combatting the dust that settles in the house - boy do I hate dusting!

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  4. I have never ridden a camel, but I have a ton of experience with horses. Looks like same concept, keep turning them in towards themselves until they cannot run anymore.

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  5. Abu is right. It's the same as when we're trying to stop a runaway horse. It doesn't matter which way you pull (left or right). Grab one of the reins and pull it into your side HARD... the animal can't jump or buck when he's turned that hard and he'll eventually tire out in a couple of seconds and just stop.

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