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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

How Much Ammo Do You Need?

1st   What are you storing the ammo for? Is it for food gathering (hunting) and home or self-defense?
2nd  How long do you think the situation causing the need of stored ammo will last?
3rd  Will you use the ammo to barter with or just for your own use?
4th   Where will you store this ammo and is it safe?

Lets say your going to need to have your ammo storage for TEOTWAWKI, this is it the big one! You will need to have all the ammo to live a full life of hunting, self-defense, training new shooters and that crazy gun fights you will get into from time to time with the hoards of walking dead that will be looking for food, water and anything that is not nailed down. And we all know the the walking dead will not just walk up to your home or retreat and knock on your door and ask for a cup of this or that, they will show up ready for a fight. So you best be ready yourself and having the ammo to be ready is a must. Lets look at it like this, you have five guns; a 9mm handgun, a AR 15 in .223, a 22LR like a 10/22, a 12ga shotgun and a long gun in .308. (and I'm not saying this is the gun set up you need to have this is just a base to show how much you would need) All five guns are your survival battery and you need to store the right amount of ammo to survive (the end of the world as we know it)
Here is what I think: And remember this is it the end of the world(I think this list is light, a base to start with)
9mm - 5,000 rounds
.223 - 10,000 to 15,000 rounds
22Lr - 75,000 to 100,000 rounds remember you can't reload 22LR
12ga - 5,000 to 10,000 bird shot, 1,000 to 2,500 00buck and 500 to 1,000 slugs
.308 - 5,000 to 10,000 rounds

I would feel good with this amount of ammo and I'm not even close to it now, so I work on my ammo preps every week and I hope you are doing the same. I know that everyone thinks a little different and this is just my idea of what you need. Some will this it's to much and others will think it's to little. What you have to do is set down and come up with a number that makes you feel like you would be ready to fight and survive the end of the world.
Make a plan for your ammo storage and set goals to reach by a date and try to do better than your goal.
Keep prepping and keep learning skills to survive, just think of how great the skill of reloading would be in the post collapse! Learn something new every few months and build your skills to survive.
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