Friday, September 7, 2018
Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Ammunition)
Dear Preppers and Survivalists,
Buy! Buy!! Buy!!!
Right now, ammunition is relatively cheap and available from many places, like Ammoman.com
If you're thinking, you and your family are going to be in a shooting war, any time soon; you need more ammo.
How many old guns do you see, compared to how much old ammo you see?
I know. I suggest having only 250 rounds of ammunition for your defensive rifle and 100 rounds for your handgun, but that's for a certain group of events, like a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, a tornado, or a winter storm.
Some events are going to require your family to have lots, lots more of ammunition, such as a civil war that you can't escape, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event that effects the whole country, or an invasion that you're going to fight against.
For your handgun, you need say 500 to 1000 rounds, for each handgun. (You have been standardizing, right?) This handgun and the ammunition is used, in some cases, as a way to get more guns and ammunition, by murdering an invading soldier to take her weapon, ammunition, and combat equipment.
For your defensive rifle, you need say 1000 to 5000 rounds of ammo, for each rifle.
Don't believe me, ask a combat vet how much ammo they burned through defending themselves from an attack.
YouTube: TheHossUSMC - How Much Ammo for SHTF?
With 4000 to 20000 rounds of ammunition, you and your family will have this ammo for a long time, especially if you keep rotating your stock, just like your food storage. (Old ammo out, by practicing your shooting skills with new ammo in)
The best method is just like your food storage, in a cool, dry place, away from moisture. In other words, a dry basement.
What to store it in?
I love these United States military. They have some of the best equipment, including ammunition cans. These so-called cans are metal boxes with handles to easily carry and protect your ammunition from heat and moisture.