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As the proud owner of two big dogs, I think it’s important that have some preps for our pets. Now, pets can also be a bit of a drawback, as well.
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If they are not trained they could bark and give away your position. That is a very scary thought. Still, they have been at our side for millennia. No reason to stop it in the face of disaster.
For many dogs are part of the family and we have an adage in the prepper community when it comes to bug out bags. Every family member should have a bag of their own. Therefore, it would stand to reason that fido should have a bag of his own, also.
The Right Bag
You want to make a bag that your dog can carry. They should be able to carry their own bags and they make some great bags for this.
The important part about your dog’s bag is that they need to wear them on a regular basis or else they will hate them. You do not want to start your bugout with your dog trying to chew the bag off his back.
Most of your space in the bag should be for dry food. It’s not terribly heavy and will go a long way. Just remember, if you are in the deep wilderness your dog is already potential food for predators and if you send him off into the woods along with more food on his back he could be a greater target.
The other big thing you should have stored in your dog’s bugout bag is first aid. Dogs are not built for the wild but they are much more hardy than us. Dogs may need help healing if they suffer a serious injury. So, keep that in mind when you are packing that special bag.