Photo by John Beck.
When you are doing your survival planning, you are making considerations for each member of your family. What about your pet and pet prepping?
This is the time to decide if Rover is riding shotgun with you through the apocalypse or if he will be left to fend for himself.
There are pros and cons to either decision. This is going to be a very tough decision to make, so you want to make it well in advance, when your emotions are not already running high.
Animals have an uncanny ability to sense disturbances before a human can. This is a very valuable survival tool.
Body Heat – Animals are awesome insulators and can help keep you warm if it is cold out. Cuddle up, doggie.
Companion – If you are alone during a crisis situation, having somebody to talk to, even your pet, is very comforting. Knowing that your pet is relying on you may give you the extra bit of strength you need to survive and make it through.
Natural Hunters – Animals, especially dogs, can be beneficial to hunting. This should be a consideration if you are thinking about keeping him with you. Train your pet how to hunt now. Security alarm – animals have those amazing senses and will alert you to trouble and potentially scare off any unwanted guests.