Dogs make excellent companions, loyal, smart protective - just think if you had kids with you, a mature well adjusted dog could be a baby sitter
(don't tell the CPA I said that
Having a dog is a two way thing; you will be a team (dogs = pack animals)
Originally posted by AccessDenied
A) Whatever food you find will have to be shared, no matter how little.
And the (best) other thing about dogs in a survival situation is it is easier to eat a four-legged friend than a two legged one. I believe captain
Scott (of the antartic) wished he wasn't so quick to use snow tractors instead of pack dogs.
Camels? I live in Devon UK, we got Dartmoor ponies! (in fact they go at auction for as little as £10 apparently) If I had to head up to the moors
the ponies are all over the place - might be worth making friends with one or two to carry stuff. And again I can eat them! Sheep are also
plentiful, only good for eating I expect, and have to use darkness cos I don't wan a kicking from farmer Jiles.
If I camped up for a semi permanent period of time I would probably study the local bird life. Large blacks (crows rooks etc) are very intelligent
and social, territorial to boot.
Note on silk worms: How many worms do you think you need to be productive?
The cocoon is made of a single continuous thread of raw silk from 300
to 900 meters (1000 to 3000 feet) long. The fibers are very fine and lustrous, about 10 micrometers (1/2500th of an inch) in diameter. About
2,000 to 3,000 cocoons are required to make a pound of silk. Link
Horses/donkeys/mules, Camels, Alpacas, Llamas have been used for millennia for very good reasons, if the situation fits then use em. You can milk any
female mammal if you try hard enough, donkey milk any one? Also I've never herd of milk that is poisons but don't quote me.
On a final note: Animals = Food! Don't hesitate to eat to keep your self going. I've watched tribes people on TV, in times of need pop a well
placed arrow into a cow in order to draw blood but keep the animal alive - they know how to make the best of things, and drinking blood is a very good
idea if you want to keep the cow for a BBQ at the end of the month!