When you're on an expedition in the desert, do you sleep in a tent?
Some expedition members take advantage of a lake to catch up on some bathing.
A tent? Please! I hate the hassle of a tent, especially if they get wet. I like to sleep under the stars. I rarely use a sleeping bag. At night, I usually sleep in the dirt on a pad made of Mongolian camel-hair. When we're on an expedition, I like to rough it as much as possible. Over a five week period, I usually bathe maybe twice, and change my clothes once. Sometimes our clothes get so filthy we have to burn them. Even though we sometimes walk more than twenty miles a day, I'd rather wear sandals than boots. Why? I hate smelling socks. They're a waste of space and energy.