Around my part of the country, it's much easier to find 8 lb jugs than individual one pounders. Also cheaper per pound.
Work up "standard" loads and cut down on the number of different powders you need, then buy the 8 pounders.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost