Survivalist Tip: I know I don’t need to remind you animal lovers this, but keep your pets with you, even if you have to evacuate your home. Pets are similar to your kids, except they don’t cost as much money and won’t nag you about stupid stuff. Domesticated animals are more loyal than any damn human, especially dogs, and will keep you company in the worst of crises. If you don’t have a pet, visit your nearest shelter soon and adopt one. Believe me – it’ll be worth the effort. Pets always provide solace and compassion without an attitude, a down payment, or a bottle of booze.