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Top 10 Las Vegas by DK Publishing

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Desert Precautions

1. Water Requirements

Be sure to carry drinking water. A gallon per person per day is suggested. The outdoor enthusiasts’ greatest dangers are from hypothermia (extreme over-cooling) and heat-stroke (extreme over­heating). Preventing dehydration helps avoid the latter. Carry water for your car, too. Even the radiators of new cars can overheat when outside temperatures hit 120°F (nearly 50°C).

2. Car Check

Be sure your car is in good mechanical condition and that it has a full gas tank. Stay on paved roads; do not drive on the shoulder, if possible, because there is danger of being trapped in the sand.

3. Flash Floods

Don’t try to drive through flooded areas. If water begins to rise over the road, it is actually best to abandon ...

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