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Ammunition The New Apocalypse Currency?

08 May 2012 / 0 Comments / in Survival Guides

Ammuntion The New Apocalypse Currency

Will ammunition be the new currency after the Apocalypse?

So what should we be saving up right now that will actually be of value to us after the Apocalypse? I mean planning ahead with your survival gear and survival kits is good temporarily but when you run out of all your resources you will need to learn to barter and trade with others to get what you need.

We all know that all the valuable gold and paper money we’ve been saving will no longer have any significance once Doomsday is upon us.

The most important currency will be the ability for people to be able to survive on their own and learn to create value by providing services and manufactured goods for others.

So that leads us to my topic. What about ammo? Should you start buying and stocking ammunition now? Desired items like ammunition will be easier to transport, store, have a longer shelf life and have more value than gold or worthless dollars you may have in your savings.

Ammunition will become a necessary item for people who want to protect their stuff and be able to hunt to feed themselves. So it seems obvious that you should start buying a crap load of ammo!! ^__^

The best thing about ammo is that it will still be useful in the Apocalypse, it’s easy to carry on a person, it’s easily divisible thus making it easier to do transactions with.

Ammunition The New Apocalypse Currency

Ammunition has an average shelf life of 50 years

According to one site the following amounts of ammunition are recommended for personal use.

  • 9mm – 5,000 rounds
  • .223 – 10,000 to 15,000 rounds
  • 12 gauge – 5,000 to 10,000 bird shot,
  • 12 gauge – 1,000 to 2,500 00buck
  • 12 gauge – 500 to 1,000 slugs
  • .308 – 5,000 to 10,000 rounds

According to the value today, those rounds would cost:

  • 9mm – 5,000 rounds = $1,250
  • .223 – 10,000 to 15,000 rounds = $3,500 – $5,250
  • 12 gauge – 5,000 to 10,000 bird shot = $2,250 – $4,500
  • 12 gauge – 1,000 to 2,500 00buck = $900 – $2,250
  • 12 gauge – 500 to 1,000 slugs = $450 – $900
  • .308 – 5,000 to 10,000 rounds = $3,500 – $7,000

So… What do you think? Is it worth stocking now or are you going to wait till the End of the World as we know it? ^__^

Chan