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Hopefully the title of this article rings true to you. Hopefully, if you are preparing for SHTF you are already getting into the wild. It is the best place to carry your bugout bag. it is also the only place you can really test your gear against the elements. You are way behind if you are not getting into the woods on a regular basis. That said, there are some serious threats that wait for you in those woods. Depending on your region some threats may be greater than others.
This article will prepare you for that moment when you are looking through the foliage and you lock eyes with a dangerous predator. It is very important that you understand how to react in that moment. Some animals you will yell other, others you may want to take another approach. This article will fill the gaps.