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Old 03-06-2013, 03:37 PM   #51
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About a year ago a friend and I were discussing what we need for a SHTF situation and he made a VERY valid point when he said 'Have a lot of 22's (LR) on hand, it can be used for about any thing you need in a survival situation' !!!!
Well I took his advise!!
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Jimmie you make a good point. The grocery stores are running out of everything.

WHY????

Because most folks do not have enough common sense to keep 10-14 days worth of EVERYTHING YOU NEED on hand.

Food, toilet paper, prescription and OTC medicine, candles, lamp oil, soap, whatever. If you use something on a daily or weekly basis, have 10-14 days supply in the house.

If a storm, truckers strike, power outage or whatever hits, you won't need to worry about getting to the supermarket before the hordes strip the shelves.
I can agree with all that, except that you can't really "stock up" on prescription meds, as they are so highly regulated that they can't even be filled a day early in most cases. But it is funny how people run out before a storm and buy all the TP, Milk and around here they also stock up on booze. It's like, the power will probably go out have to get milk........which will go bad in a day or two without power to the fridge......so make sure you have plenty of TP when you get the ****z from drinking lumpy milk
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I can agree with all that, except that you can't really "stock up" on prescription meds, as they are so highly regulated that they can't even be filled a day early in most cases. But it is funny how people run out before a storm and buy all the TP, Milk and around here they also stock up on booze. It's like, the power will probably go out have to get milk........which will go bad in a day or two without power to the fridge......so make sure you have plenty of TP when you get the ****z from drinking lumpy milk
Since a good reliable small generator that is adequate to run your refrigerator, freezer and the electronic portion of your gas furnace, and even your TV and radio I consider it a necesssity.

Such a generator can be had for less than $1000. I have a 2KW Honda and keep 25 gallons of gasoline on hand at all times. That will last for 14 days minimum.
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Must be all about timing... This week I bought 100 rounds of .40 and 100 rounds of .223, brass case tulammo made in Italy. Bought it at walmart at normal prices. Today they had a few hundred rounds each of 9mm, .40, .45, and .223. There were done other rifle calibers but I didn't pay attention to them. They also had a bunch of .22
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Must be all about timing... This week I bought 100 rounds of .40 and 100 rounds of .223, brass case tulammo made in Italy. Bought it at walmart at normal prices. Today they had a few hundred rounds each of 9mm, .40, .45, and .223. There were done other rifle calibers but I didn't pay attention to them. They also had a bunch of .22
Damn, really?!?! I haven't seen any .40 cal in a couple months!!! We've found 9mm and .45 and that's it.
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Damn, really?!?! I haven't seen any .40 cal in a couple months!!! We've found 9mm and .45 and that's it.
It's all hit-n-miss; a few weeks ago i stopped by to look at the ammo aisle while shopping for groceries and saw nothing but nice .40 defensive rounds and .35 whelen.
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Must be all about timing... This week I bought 100 rounds of .40 and 100 rounds of .223, brass case tulammo made in Italy. Bought it at walmart at normal prices. Today they had a few hundred rounds each of 9mm, .40, .45, and .223. There were done other rifle calibers but I didn't pay attention to them. They also had a bunch of .22
Thats great, the only pistol ammo that I have seen around here is 380 and even that goes quickly. 22lr is like big foot no one has seen it... I think
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Around my area in FL .40 is always available, 10mm too. Buddy told me he was at Academy today and saw only 10mm, 22-250, and 7mm.
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Since a good reliable small generator that is adequate to run your refrigerator, freezer and the electronic portion of your gas furnace, and even your TV and radio I consider it a necesssity.

Such a generator can be had for less than $1000. I have a 2KW Honda and keep 25 gallons of gasoline on hand at all times. That will last for 14 days minimum.
For curiosities sake, whats the fuel burn rate in that generator? I know most don't run at the best efficiency and seems to me that 25 gallons would more likely be about a 7 day supply. Of course, when estimating burn rate per hour or per day, you have to use the numbers "under load" and not the numbers for "ready for load" So, did it come with any specs on its fuel consumption?
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For curiosities sake, whats the fuel burn rate in that generator? I know most don't run at the best efficiency and seems to me that 25 gallons would more likely be about a 7 day supply. Of course, when estimating burn rate per hour or per day, you have to use the numbers "under load" and not the numbers for "ready for load" So, did it come with any specs on its fuel consumption?
My Honda runs about 10 hours on a gallon. even if it was run 24 hours/day, 25 gallons would last over 10 days. and, of course, I don't run it 24 hr/day.
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