The camel is an animal of ability to last long without water, being able to not require water when there is greenery to eat. It is their hump or humps which stores fat for the purpose of an energy reserve.
To remain positive in times of harshness is taught by this particular totem, as in all periods of time there is going to be a period of cruelty, sadness and overall problems. To keep positive and to keep fighting on is the best course of action as taught by the camel.
Learning how to create reservoirs of energy is a lesson of the camel. The camel shall teach how to create these reservoirs within the body and how to use it to survive throughout the tough times and hold on.