No. I haven't started my own blog somewhere else. Too lazy for that. It's easier to start a thread in some forum and unload my thoughts in it. OK Hre goes first story. It happened last year It was about this time of the year when the desert become cooler and the rain produces all kinds of flowers in the otherwise barren sands. A guy was driving his Land Cruiser heading towards his freinds' camp. He stopped at about sunset time and rested a bit. It was getting dark, and he started moving to reach the camp. He noticed something moving in the distant sandy expanse. He waited and found it was two girls age 12 & 5 ... They were lost, hungry and thristy. He offered them food and water and then asked them about their folks. They started weeping, they were understandbly freightened and perplexed. He asked if their dad had a radio. They didbn't know. He pulled out one from his car and showed them his. The older girls said yes her dad had a similar thing. He started calling around and spread the word about two lost kids. An hour a guy called and said he heard someone on the radio asking of anyone found two girls. He promised to search for that dad over the radio. A few minutes later the dad called and asked for GPS coordinates and the family was united a few hours later. These two girls were camping with their family somewehre. The younger girl wanted to "go" and the older one went with her. They only walked a round some sand dune and then got puzzled ( cause all sands look alike) and just went in the worng direction. Family didnt notice their absense until it was dinner time and they didn't show up. It was a story with a happy end, but it could have ended very ugly. The desert is not a good place to get lost ibn, especially for untrained city people . And I wonder how many sad stories we have to read before we think of doing things in a different way. The minimum these 2 girls should have had on them were a flaslight and a whistle. I would even add a walkie talkie and a small bottle of water plus a pace blanket.