If you are planning for bugging out and surviving, you need to know as much as possible about the environment where you will be traveling and where you will be settling in your bugout location. This includes knowing things about the terrain, the average temperatures through the year, rainfall, and the locations of lakes and streams. The more you know about the area, the easier it will be to train and to prepare to survive in that area when needed.
One of the things you need to do is learn about the various animals in the area that could pose a danger to you. Start small and work your way up. Think about the various bugs in the area that could cause problems. Look up the spiders in your area to see which ones can be dangerous. Check to see if there are ticks in the area where you live, and learn how to remove them.
Then, move up to creatures such as snakes. Keep in mind that most snakes are harmless. Even those that are venomous do not want to bite you. They would rather get away most of the time. Still, you need to know which ones in your area are venomous and how to avoid them.
Move on to other creatures with teeth and fangs now. Do you have bears in your area? What about mountain lions? Wolves and even coyotes can present a problem to travelers who encounter them in the woods or the fields. Most of the time, they are more bark than bite. Most of the time. Make a list of all of the potentially dangerous animals in your area and make sure your survival kit has the items needed to deal with any type of creature that happens to find you.
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