Today, our friends from New Survival Skills have graciously allowed us to post some important tips from their website.
Topic: Not only is it important to know what animals will be potential food sources, but also what animals will pose a threat to you and your group or family.
- Cougars, bears, and wolves are usually the first thought of, but a hunter that can take out your livestock or even food stores is a pest that needs to be dealt with.
- Don’t forget about the things they can also carry like rabies and plague…
- Knowing the habits of prey can often help determine a predator’s habits. Knowing a predator’s home range and habits can help to either avoid them, cohabitate with them, or remove them depending on the threat level.
- Don’t underestimate the power of a hungry animal to get what it wants.
- Remember to keep a clean camp. This will help keep many kinds of critters at bay. If there is nothing interesting to get into, there is no incentive.
- This includes anything that you may try to burn in the fire pit. Things that have only been partially burned can bring in critters.
- The more “varmints” you have hanging around the more chance you have for larger animals to come in.
- A predator who is not afraid is one of the most dangerous of threats.
If you haven’t already, check out New Survival Skills website! It’s a great resource for beginning and advanced Preppers.