This website has been created by Christine and last been updated 27 December 2015
As a rule of thumb: as little as possible. The UAE hiking areas are not that remote, usually covered by cellphone network. We wouldn’t advise to go out and buy an emergency pack of the shelve: half of their content can't be used in the Middle East.
UAE Hiking

WHAT TO TAKE IN AN EMERGENCY KIT?

Did we mention a fully charged cell phone?

DIAPER SLING


Learn how to make a simple diaper sling. With the carabiner it might allow you to evacuate somebody or to lower him/her from a difficult stretch.


While at it: remember the golden rope rule. The rope will be deployed immediately on any request of anybody in the group.
 
No questions asked !
So, what to take ?

Below is our personal list.
A compact lightweight aluminium box which we keep in the car when we don’t hike.

  1. Thermal Blanket(s)
  2. Panadol/Aspirin
  3. Lighter
  4. Swiss Knife
  5. Flashlight
  6. Fire stick (I know!)
  7. Spare Batteries
  8. Whistle
  9. Carabiner
  10. Sling
  11. Cordelette Rope
  12. Aluminium box
How did a 1936 Emergency Kit look like?

COMPASS AND/OR GPS?

A word about compass – GPS
If you carry a GPS, take a set of spare batteries.
Never rely entirely on the GPS but hone your orientation skills.
You don’t see many compasses nowadays and I doubt their use in the Hajar Mountains. It's quite old school and looks rather snob but if you feel naked without it …….. ;-)
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