Hello all, Ron L here - SERE SURPLUS I was thinking the other day and of late, as Far as My SURVIVAL PREPS, I've been "Falling Back"! What the heck does that mean ya say? I see it this way, I have Gone back To Firearms, tools, weapons and other gear I know work, I have used ithe past and somehow Fell out of use with? Being a Modern guy, I do Enjoy my modern Conviniences and all, that has somehow allowed me to drift away from some way and means I used to rely on! I've paid off all My Credit items, I don't own my own house but will soon, I have cut down to 1 Vehicle but do more of my own work! I sold off a few Double upped Pistols and Rifles and fell back to my Roots! I Once again own a 22 Rilfe one Old enought to shoot Longs, shorts and long Rifle! I replaced a second AR-15 with a Rem 870 Shotgun with Riot barrel as well as 28" Barrel for game! I have Parred down my Cutlery and Other than the Kukuri I need to replace I have once agaoin fell back to those items that have serves me and workj! I Upgraded a Old Ka-Bar with a newer one with a Krylon handle and Kydenex sheath! I have replaced a few Smaller Axes and Hatchets and sold off a few of my Multiple Chain saws! I have sold a lot of my Many Military type rifles but kept 1 of each enough to serve my needs, pay off my Debt and Buy more "REAL GEAR"! I have all the Camping and pack gear I need and I am slowly replacing all the canning items I let go or went south? Many of the Replacements have Been from yard sales and Roadside stands and Flea markets the $ difference is amazing if you watch it? I am looking for a Replacment Generator, I will also try and fall back to More Solar Pannels and items to run the "Alternatives" when they work? I am looking to rig a modified solar water heater for the Suimmer Months and when the sun will do a lot of what we pay for and can modify existing Trash to serve our needs? "Falling back" is a lot what Folks inthe Depression did and I in no way compare our situation now to that yet, I see some lessons one can learn from and in some cases Re-learn? Never too old to learn or to teach others? Ya might find yourself learning from those your looking to teach? Now that I see my stocks of Ammunition may not be enough are kore than many have and will serve my needs if I conserve and don't waste what i have?