• Never camp in a riverbed; flash floods often claim lives.
• Never camp close to a water point. Desert-adapted animals will often travel for days to get to one of these. They may die of thirst if you keep them from the water with your presence.
• Gather any firewood you will need in the highlands before you get to this area, and keep its use to a minimum.
• In such a dry landscape be very careful not to cause bush-fires.
• Take home everything that you bring in. No rubbish should be buried: it may take centuries to decay, and will almost certainly be dug up before then by scavengers.
• Water is very limited, so bring in all you need. Use sparingly any that you find.
• The few streams and springs in the area are used for drinking by animals and people. Do not contaminate them, and be sure to wash well away from them.