Thnx VC, actually most pics here were captured by Co-Drivers, i.e Zohaib n Burhan. Being in the rally itself, it was difficult to get in good photography mood!
Dust protection is usually good in higher end equipment. Normally am particular about putting lens cap back on and just putting it back in camera bag as soon as stop using it. Also I do keep a handy dust blower with myself as spray can blower is too big to carry around. The D200 is nearly 5 years old and D300S has survived about a year, both without problems. Same for the lenses, finally I take only minimal equipment now is rough situations, unlikle previously when I filled up my back pack with 2 bodies and 4 lenses + vdo cam etc ! This time took only D300S with 18-105 kit lens to Jhal Magsi, missed having a longer lens, but then it was so dusty that any pic from far away would still have been very hazy