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Answering the old-age question “How much ammo is enough?” is more challenging than actually gathering the ammo. There are all sorts of debates regarding this topic and each person thinks they have the right answer. In fact, the answer is never simple and it’s more than just throwing a number out there.
“How much ammo should I buy, 100 round or 1,000?” I’ve heard this one far too many times and it is quickly followed by another one. “How much ammo do you have?” Both beginner and experienced shooters have asked me this at some point. Although these looming questions produce a multitude of responses, there is actually a correct answer for them. Here is my opinion on the entire ordeal.
All in all, your firearm is useless if you don’t have enough ammo for it. You need to feed your gun if you want it to serve you during your times of need. With increasing scares about ammo shortage, stiffer legislation and all sorts of crisis hitting us every day, people are starting to stockpile. I’ve noticed that having enough ammo is one of the main concerns for the preppers out there, especially for those with a military background.
Ammo is a long-term investment
Since the government is trying to regulate firearms and ammunition, those who invest in ammo see it as a long-term investment. Doing so while the opportunity is still at hand is no different than investing in the stock market. If you remember the .22LR ammunition shortage from 2008, you probably have an idea of what I’m talking about. Back then the price surge made it almost impossible to get your hands on it and it showed us that the gun market can be highly unpredictable.
Read the article below to discover how much ammo should be stockpiled:
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.