We posted on our Facebook page:
David Albus asked below: “What is your ideal bug out/survival animal? If you could only take one animal with you in a bug out situation what would it be and why? How does your terrain and climate effect your choice?”
Some comments we received:
Comment#1: A medium sized dog. Not too much to feed. I want HIS smell and hearing. I’ll handle the defense.
Comment#2: Guard/hunting dog. They would help with food, security and keeping warm. Do not require too much maintenance and survival needs. I was going to say a horse for transportation but they require more food and water and supplies, also only have a short list of contributions to the situation. Also a dog can be much quieter and if something happens to me, the dog has a good chance of survival.
Comment#3: I’m not sure of any animal that would serve much purpose other than a dog. Not just any dog but some sort of hunting dog. My choice is the American Pit Bull terrier for various reasons. High prey drive,willingness to please,determination,stren
Comment#4: Horse… Reason: hyper hearing, sent, companionship and a source of quick transportation. Horses are also protective and capable of defending and even caring for themselves. Also being that horses are vegetarian their food source would be readily found. A meat eater would be hearer to sustain in my personal opinion.
Comment#5: One more vote here for my dog. He keeps me warm, is loyal to me, has great instincts,will eat anything I give him, warns me of approaching bears and mountain lions and as a last resort, I can kill him and eat him. (Said mostly in jest, of course.)