A lot of my favorite art and literature centers around a young person getting stranded in the wild in a storm and having to cut open and crawl inside an animal to survive. The experience invariably gives the young person a lasting love for mother nature and respect for all living creatures. Examples include: Naya Nuki: Shoshone Girl Who Ran, The Last Crossing, almost everything by Gary Paulsen, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. This blog is devoted to giving the genre the forum it deserves and discussing what types of animals are ideal to cut open and crawl inside if you get stranded in the wild in a storm. Hopefully there will be firsthand accounts of what it's like to be inside an animal while a storm rages and your life hangs in the balance. All thoughts, ideas, and opinions are welcome. And if you know someone who has cut open an animal and crawled inside to survive please, PLEASE, contact me.