Guest Post: Keeping Your Eye on the Sight and the Ammo

We are all aware of the current recession, and it doesn’t look like the world economy is going to get better anytime soon. In fact, things might just take a turn for the worst. Scientists have predicted that the Earth’s major natural resources are going to be severely depleted within the next 20-30 years, causing worldwide panic and chaos. With that being said, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. This means having the necessary tools to defend ourselves and our families in a life-threatening situation. If you own a firearm, stocking up on ammunition could mean the difference between life and death.

For a survivalist, running out of ammo means you’re out of luck. There are several important reasons for having a sufficient supply of lead. First, you will need as much ammunition as you can get your hands on to help you hunt for food. Next, you will be able to use that ammo to trade for other valuable resources such as food and clothing. Finally, keeping your weapon loaded gives you a much greater chance for survival in the case you must defend your life with deadly force.

During a societal collapse, food will disappear from store shelves in the blink of an eye. Most likely, you will have to survive off of what you already have stocked. No matter how much you might think you have, it will all eventually run out. And this is assuming you still have a safehouse and storage. Many will have to adopt the nomadic lifestyle to survive, and hunting will become essential for food. It is possible to hunt without conventional weaponry but it will be much harder. Animals are much faster and stronger than humans. Having a gun and lots of ammo will go a long way in helping you acquire essential protein-rich meat.

When you have a good supply of ammo, you can use it as a form of currency. This will make it much easier for you to obtain other useful items. Real currency won’t have much value in a survival situation, so you will need to trade one useful item for another. People that have firearms will understand the value of having ammo and will gladly trade with you if they have an abundance of other supplies.

In the end, having enough ammo will give you a much higher chance of survival if you own a firearm. A gun without bullets is just a useless chunk of metal. In a modern society where other people also have guns, not having one puts you at a huge disadvantage. Violence and crime will be widespread so keeping your weapon loaded will keep you prepared for the worst.

Author Bio:  Steve Jacobs is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys everything from hunting to fishing and beyond. Over the years Steve has come to be an expert in many of the fields he loves – hunting and fishing gear, supplies, ammo and reloading supplies etc – and enjoys helping others enjoy the outdoors as well.


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  1. There is also the group of ‘preppers’ that I call “Guns & Ammo Preppers” who think that storing a ton of ammo/guns then they can trade what they want for them post-TSHTF. I encourage readers not to fall into this catagory. I personally wouldn’t be trading ammo for food. The last thing I want to do is give ammunition to someone to possibly use against me. They give me 100lbs of food for 100rds of ammo – they now have 100rds of ammo to use against me to take back that food. But life is full of risks, especially post TSHTF, YMMV.

  2. Lord knows that I don’t always follow this advice, but if you are torn between another gun or more ammo, buy the ammo. Quality ammo is good for 30+ years and it holds its value. Anybody remember what pistol ammo sold for 10 years ago? I was buying 1000 rounds of fmj 9mm for $100.

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