Given farothel's IC post I feel like this would be a good time to remind people that you were actually given more than just camels:

You will also be given enough food and water to sustain you and your mount for seven days in the desert. The party as a whole will be given three large tents, canvas and poles (measuring 10x20 feet when erected), ten bundles of fire wood (enough for a single night each), a writ of authority from Padishah Achaemenes granting the party exploration and salvage rights to the Desert of Desolation as well as declaring your business there, and a worn old map, supposedly of a pyramid that lies in the heart of the desert.