Sunday, April 10, 2011
When the coyotes arrive for the hunt the cows surrounds their calves, facing down their enemy. The goats and sheep protect their young as well- perhaps assisted by the donkey. They all depend on each other, their own community, to survive. They didn't ask the conservation department to come in and sit guard, or the critter control companies to eridcate the coyotes and even the farmer can't be there all night long. The same is true for you and I.
I hear the coyotes at night. I attached a sample below, not my coyotes, but representative of the frenzied yelps and calls. It's a scary sound that we've become quite used to and tend to ignore. Just like we ignore the signs around us now, the coyote at the door, be it human or nature.
How will you close ranks? Have you spoken to your neighbors and discussed what skills each of you have in the event of an emergency? Who has medical skills, who has carpentry skills to make temporary shelter? I have been told that we can survive a long while without food, but could die of exposure in a matter of hours. First things first. Find shelter.
Who will make the critical decisions? How will you handle law enforcement during a disaster when no one can answer your 911 calls?
If you are separated from your family how will you know where to meet? My husband is going to place a waterproof pack containing a pencil and paper somewhere on the property but not in the house. We can leave word where we intend to go. How will your family find you? Cell towers may not function, phone lines may be down or disabled. CB, Ham Radio?
As evidenced by all the worldly disasters and civil unrest it isn't too hard to imagine it could happen here. Don't be caught off guard.
A person can survive for: Rule of Threes
•Three hours without shelter
•Three days without water
•Three weeks without food
Mother Earth News Bryan Welch
Coyote Sound Link Here
Coyote Sounds Link Here Too
Wildlife Rescue Center photo link