DHS has set a reasonable storage limit of 2.4 Billion rounds. I say that's a good place to start.
Originally Posted by hq357
If you have no more storage for ammo would it be okay to seal it in a zip lock bag and put that into some sort of waterproof container and bury it? Wil the ammo rust due to humidity? Will the ammo still b good?
You can make your own ammo packs by using a kitchen Seal-a-Meal, rolls of food storage plastic and O2 absorber packs.
Place loose rounds or boxes of ammo in a single layer inside the bag. Throw in a 2-3 oz O2 absorbent packet. Seal the bag with the Seal-A-Meal. Presto! You've made your own battle packs! Adjust number of rounds or boxes to make the weight and size convenient for you. Add an inventory card in the bag that can be read through the plastic for your convenience at identifying ammo.
Originally Posted by rachilders
My personal recommendation is... find out what you'd normally use in all your guns if you shoot regularly for a year, then double it.
This is a great idea! Determine how much you shoot a year, then decide how long you want to be able to shoot at that rate and not have to buy ammo. Two years is good enough for some, five for others.
Edmund Burke: The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. 1784 speech. Taken from Founding Fathers Notes
"In a State of Nature, it is true, that a Man of superior Force may beat or rob me; but then it is true, that I am at full Liberty to defend myself, or make Reprisal by Surprize or by Cunning, or by any other way in which I may be superior to him. But in Political Society ... if I attempt to avenge myself, the whole Force of that Society is ready to complete my Ruin."
-Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society (1757), original spelling and punctuation.