Hi Ya All,
I found this thread fascinating. All my Northern school friends from days of yore think Im some kinda southern rebel feller because I own a few guns. My first guns as a young man were a 22, later a 12 gage, and then a 45 auto and a 44 magnum. I got lucky in the draw. a 22 is cheap ammo, and will always be around to be savanged. Its great for squirrel, rabbit and small game.
12 gage the same, an American Icon. 45 auto the same, millions of them made for WWI and II and millions of them and ammo in the US.
The 44 mag, not so lucky, but at least it can also shoot 44 specials.
I have narrowed down my gun buying to commonly world wide avaliable calibers and guns I have...9 mm (P-1), 9 x 18 mm (2 CZ-82's and P-64), 7.62 x 39 mm (4 sks and 1 AK) , 7,62 x 54 r (91/30, M 1944, Mn -39 and T-53) and 8 mm (24/47, Persian Mauser, K98). I have over 10,000 rounds of ammo but want to increase that to 100,000.
As for food, I stock up when its on sale. ever look at these new homes? None of em have apantry. I have a pantry and its full - 3 months worth of food and building. I want to eventually have a 2 year supply. We already have gardens, fruit and nut trees and grow the bulk of our fruits and veggies.
Next on the list is drilling a well, its a 5-10 year payout depending upon well.
Last on the list is power. I like solar and wind but its too darn expensive. I'm putting in a wood stove in the house and shed for starters. Maybe after that is all done I can figure out something for the power.