DUSTY feels totally at home in the desert, but he also knows that it is an unforgiving environment to those who take it for granted. He trains hard to keep himself in top physical condition, and he is not too proud to ask other more experienced team members for tips in field-craft and combat-readiness. Simply making it through the day in the harshest desert conditions is extremely difficult, especially if you are carrying up to a hundred pounds of weapons, ammo, food, water, and equipment. To DUSTY, it's just a stroll through his back yard. He doesn't fight his environment, he coexists with it.
"ZARTAN might think he's blending in with the desert, but he doesn't spend as much time studying the desert as I do. He's not getting one over on me, not by a long shot."