How can you live in a desert?
Millions of people around the world live in deserts and the vast majority (over 99%) live in cities and towns where they have access to nearly all the same amenities as would be found in towns and cities not in a desert. Living in a desert is not all that difficult. Look at such cities as Cairo, Egypt, or Las Vegas Nevada, or Phoenix, Arizona.
you can pack everything you need before you leave your home. Make sure you pack extras just in case.