OT and Prepping
I’ll tell you what, I may be extremely overworked but that OT pay sure does come in handy. I took a little of my extra pay today and spent $11 on a box of 00 buck shot for my 12 gauge and $15 on a box of ammo for my 30-06. I have had them both for 6 months and had no ammo for them. They are no longer clubs, they are now guns! Woohoo!
Why didn’t I buy ammo when I bought the guns you ask? Well, two reason: first is because I bought them at the same time at a pawn shop on my lunch break and didn’t have the time to go somewhere else to buy more; and second because I spent a little more than I had budgeted for the guns and couldn’t afford any ammo. Like my tag line says, no time and no money. That’s more than a catch phrase, that’s the reality I live.
I wish I could have bought more because I have a serious concern about ammo “becoming” scarce in the not too distant future. I think that would be a very good – albeit shady – way to sneak in gun control when so many are opposed to it. Plus, you never know if and when the economy is going to implode, and it would be nice to have plenty of ammo for protection as well as barter should the need arise. After seeing last week’s news about Spain outlawing transaction in cash that exceed 2500 euros, it makes me think that kind of action is getting closer and closer to home. I can see what is happening in Greece (if I look somewhere other than our major news outlets), and have read what Ferfal has said about the collapse in Argentina (in fact they just nationalized a foreign owned company last week). I already have enough invested in silver, so I won’t be buying more until I get more of my cash invested in ammo, medicine and food. Vman has told me that during the UN sanctions on Yugoslavia, gold and silver were almost useless, but if you had gas or ammo you could buy just about anything. The flip side to that is, if it takes another 10 years (or whatever) to end up in that scenario, silver could double in value and you could simply sell some of it and pocket the 100% return or purchase more resilience preps with it while still maintaining some of your silver investment. Just some food for thought.
Actions taken toward resilience 4/25/12:
- Sent resume to Heather (a contact with our onsite staffing company) yesterday [prepping for personal crisis resilience – the most likely kind according to the threat probability matrix]
- Bought ammo for 30-06 and 12 gauge today [obvious how this is prepping]
- Bought 60 quart igloo cooler with high efficiency rating for a great price – excellent for bug out; keep in trunk in case the store by work has a sale on meat. [cutting grocery costs means more money for preps; investing in food – a commodity]
Posted on April 26, 2012, in Resilience and tagged Beginner Prepper, Beginner Prepping, EDC, EDC Bag, Liberty, Preparedness, Prepper, Prepping, Resilience, Self Sufficiency, Sufficiency, Sustainability. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Have you been checking out your local Craigslist? Since it’s spring-time people are starting to clean out there houses, and sometimes you can get a good deal on Prepper-ish gear ( like coolers) on the cheap.
So I have to ask, why no .22LR ammo?
I really haven’t checked out the craigslist for coolers, it never occurred to me. Funny too because we look to craigslist a lot. The cooler was actually an impulse buy. I had just purchased the ammo and there they were, sitting on an endcap between me and the exit. I had done some research on the efficiency of coolers and this was one that I was interested in.
As to the .22LR ammo, I didn’t buy any because I already have a box of it and the only .22 I have is an over/under derringer. The 30-06 was purchased originally because I was looking for a way to cut grocery costs and get a better quality of meat, and hunting boar was how I was going to do it. When I was there I was looking at the 12 gauge pump as a future purchase for home defense, and the guy behind the counter made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. So I bought both. It is a Mossberg with water fowl camo for $100.