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cameronguyton 08-29-2009 05:19 AM

Stocking Ammo
 
I have been pondering the idea of starting to buy ammo in calibers that I don't have a firearm for. My thinking is that when the SHTF, if needed I could possibly trade it off. While this makes sense, it also means that I could be spending the resources (money, storage space, etc) on ammo that I can use.

I guess I am just looking for opinions of others to whether this would be a good idea or to pass on it.

CA357 08-29-2009 05:42 AM

Personally, I just stock for the firearms that I own. However, I also stock food, propane, first aid items, batteries, water purification, etc. That will likely be just as useful for trade goods if not more so.

RL357Mag 08-29-2009 01:49 PM

Like CA said, ammo isn't everything. Water and food come first. Ammo is second, and ammo that doesn't fit anything I own is just a waste of money that could have been used to buy more ammo, food, water and other ncesessities. Bartering is the last phase of survival for me.

IGETEVEN 08-29-2009 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RL357Mag (Post 152691)
Like CA said, ammo isn't everything. Water and food come first. Ammo is second, and ammo that doesn't fit anything I own is just a waste of money that could have been used to buy more ammo, food, water and other necessities. Bartering is the last phase of survival for me.

And there ya go! ;)

Jack

cameronguyton 08-29-2009 04:26 PM

Kind of what I've been thinking with the ammo. I've been slowly working on a food supply, water purification, and other essentials. Just thought I would get another opinion. Thanks.

Shotgun Shooter 08-29-2009 04:29 PM

By trading ammo when SHTF, that same ammo you gave away could be heading towards you at high velocities.

S.S.

General_lee 08-29-2009 07:47 PM

I'm currently stocking up on ammo for my pistols and 7.62x39 for the AK that i have on layaway.

CA357 08-29-2009 11:28 PM

This may sound goofy, but don't forget to stock up on toilet paper. ;)

OC357 08-30-2009 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 152839)
This may sound goofy, but don't forget to stock up on toilet paper. ;)

Not goofy but it would be SHTF paper then.

OC

CA357 08-30-2009 01:42 AM

I think the more mundane an item, the more easily it's overlooked. ;)


...and don't forget to stock up for your pets as well.


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