That is cool... I spent 3 months (end of december through second week in April) in the desert with a few things in a backpack myself, even lived almost exclusively on wild, foraged foods. We would make a team with the combined knowledge I am sure.
I still know the location of a hidden desert spring that I am sure few if any people know about as it was many miles from even the closest trail. It is where I am a headin' if it ever comes to that :-)