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.
WHAT TO TAKE IN AN EMERGENCY KIT?
Did we mention a fully charged cell phone?
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.
- Thermal Blanket(s)
- Swiss Knife
- Fire stick (I know!)
- Spare Batteries
- Cordelette Rope
- Aluminium box
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 …….. ;-)