"...science fiction is sort of like a sociological genome. It's a huge range of possible futures, most of them useless; some vital. You never really know in advance."
The Fremen, the nomadic natives of Dune, used a wide range of devices to make their environment usable. Dune was a planet with very little moisture; no open water ran across the surface of the planet. Conserving moisture was essential to survival.
Underground meeting places were used as temporary shelters; they were made livable with door seals to retain the water lost in ordinary respiration. See stillsuit to see how they did it while on the move.
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