Are you stockpiling for "TSHTF?"


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UKWildcatFan
June 26, 2012, 09:08 PM
Are you all reloading and then stockpiling your reloads? I'm doing so for .45ACP, 9mm, .308, .223, and some 30-30. I store them in 50cal ammo cans.
You?

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fallout mike
June 26, 2012, 09:11 PM
I do stockpile. For what im not sure.

YankeeFlyr
June 26, 2012, 09:11 PM
Here it comes!

7mmb
June 26, 2012, 09:17 PM
Not stockpiling but I did just pick up 1000 each of CCI large and small pistol primers before a bunch of paranoid idiots cleaned them all out.

rcmodel
June 26, 2012, 09:17 PM
NO!!!
If TSHTF?

I'm a goner anyway.

I only stockpile a spare round for that.

Too old to fight 25 more years till civilization could make the very modest comeback of not fighting over food, clean water, toilet paper, antibiotics, cell phones, and recreational drugs again!

It would be much easier for me to not survive for that again anyway!

rc

Chevelle SS
June 26, 2012, 09:20 PM
I don't stockpile for SHTF or some "zombie" situation.

bikerdoc
June 26, 2012, 09:24 PM
No,
I have maintained 4 figure stock levels for 30 years because thats all I got room for.

FROGO207
June 26, 2012, 09:31 PM
I stockpile against lack of supply and huge price spikes that can easily be avoided. I plan on enough to keep me going at current levels for 2 years into the future. So far this has been a wise decision.:)

USSR
June 26, 2012, 09:39 PM
I stockpile against lack of supply and huge price spikes that can easily be avoided.

Yes indeed, Yes indeed.

Don

Cosmoline
June 26, 2012, 09:42 PM
I learned my lesson on this and do keep an ample supply of primers and powder. All it takes is a barge or two being missed by the wholesaler (as in one) and the whole state runs out real fast.

Alaska feels it more, but make no mistake--everywhere in the country is part of the "just in time" system of modern distribution. Very few companies warehouse anything anymore, and there's been a drive for thirty years to shut down warehouse space as a waste of money. So now they use complex computer systems to regulate ordering with the ideal of having the product on the shelf "just in time" for the sale--with zero warehousing. And this ripples all the way back to the manufacturers who try very hard to produce exactly what will be consumed and no more.

The upshot of this is that your house and mine are the new warehouses. If we want a sure supply of ANYTHING we have to stow it ourselves and pay for the storage space. Most folks don't realize this until there's some disaster or supply disruption and the shelves are instantly empty with no more on the way. Magnify the problem to a regional level and the disruptions will effect the whole continent. We live our lives on a razor's edge with less true supply security than a neolithic hunter-gatherer.

FROGO207
June 26, 2012, 09:50 PM
Well at least when you already own it at a price there will be NO "surprises" if the price goes up tomorrow out there-----.:D You can be in a position to wait the spike out and not worry as much.

bikerdoc
June 26, 2012, 09:54 PM
NO!!!
If TSHTF?

I'm a goner anyway.

I only stockpile a spare round for that.

Too old to fight 25 more years till civilization could make the very modest comeback of not fighting over food, clean water, toilet paper, antibiotics, cell phones, and recreational drugs again!

It would be much easier for me to not survive for that again anyway!

rc


RC,
In 25 yrs you will only be 93 and I will be 88.

Nevermind I see your point. :(

kingmt
June 26, 2012, 09:59 PM
Cosmoline
That is the most intelagent post I have read in a while.

Grmlin
June 26, 2012, 10:02 PM
I try to just keep a good supply of ammo, guns no good without it and do to my unpredictable cash flow I do it when I can afford to.
I do need to stock up on the toilet paper just in case, thanks for reminding me RC.

gpurp
June 26, 2012, 10:08 PM
+1 Cosmoline. Very true.

I learned my lesson on this and do keep an ample supply of primers and powder. All it takes is a barge or two being missed by the wholesaler (as in one) and the whole state runs out real fast.

Alaska feels it more, but make no mistake--everywhere in the country is part of the "just in time" system of modern distribution. Very few companies warehouse anything anymore, and there's been a drive for thirty years to shut down warehouse space as a waste of money. So now they use complex computer systems to regulate ordering with the ideal of having the product on the shelf "just in time" for the sale--with zero warehousing. And this ripples all the way back to the manufacturers who try very hard to produce exactly what will be consumed and no more.

The upshot of this is that your house and mine are the new warehouses. If we want a sure supply of ANYTHING we have to stow it ourselves and pay for the storage space. Most folks don't realize this until there's some disaster or supply disruption and the shelves are instantly empty with no more on the way. Magnify the problem to a regional level and the disruptions will effect the whole continent. We live our lives on a razor's edge with less true supply security than a neolithic hunter-gatherer.

Walkalong
June 26, 2012, 10:12 PM
We do "How do you store extra ammo" threads, and there have been a couple of good ones lately, but we don't do SHTF, TSHTF, TEOTWAWKI, Zombies, etc, etc.

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