Another thing.. store your dromedary dry and open to avoid mould. I have used these things for years, hiking, cycling and motorbike touring. They've survived everything including having a DR650 fall on them. I have had to replace two, but only because I lost them More desert tips: If pitching your tent in sand, snow pegs work better than regular skinny ones. If your side stand sinks sometimes a little burnout will work to keep your parked bike vertical. A little tarp goes a long way for tyre repairs etc, keeping sand out of your tyres. You can make a sand flag out of fibreglass tent poles And take everything you need but leave behind everything you don't. Ride carefree.... G.