Much to his advantage,
I am currently skilled in desert survival
I suspect he’s got a leg up on most of us, fortunately. I got water survival as part of SEER training, but not desert, since that was the biggie back in ‘Nam days. He’s fortunate to have a skill few except southwestern Native Americans have any longer.
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."