Ten Thousand Things to Stockpile Before the Collapse

You’ve seen the lists. Things like: 37 things to buy now, 77 things that will disappear, and so on.

But, really, ten thousand things?

Here’s one reader’s idea.

“It is a simple list. Ten thousand rounds of twenty two long rifle cartridges. Dry boxes to keep them in would be nice also.”

Of course, you don’t have to stockpile .22 ammo if you’d rather have something else. But .22 is widely available and less expensive than many other calibers.

You can also use it in a shotgun with a Dina adapter, which you can read about here.

Because the lowly .22 is considered a pipsqueak round, it’s likely nobody would perceive you as a threat.

But what would you do with so much ammunition? Here are a few considerations.

Ammo won’t lose its value like paper money. In fact, its value may very well go up. It’s easily recognizeable and can’t be counterfeited.

Ammunition could become a hot barter item. What if all those rounds turn into a new currency someday?

Just be 100% sure you have confidence the party you’re trading with won’t return your ammo in a most undesirable manner.

See how simple a list of ten thousand things to stockpile can be? You don’t have to get all ten thousand rounds today. But why not start with a 500 round brick or two from a local dealer?

Why not help a friend or loved one stock up on ammo as well? Buy him or her a gift card from Bass Pro Shop?

And, by the way, Bass Pro Shop has dry boxes. Click their ad and type dry box in their site’s search box if you want to get some.


Bass Pro Shop


Here’s more perspective to consider: Are Guns and Ammo the New Gold and Silver?

Riverwalker adds further perspective on stocking up on ammo as a barter solution and alternative to gold.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

1 thought on “Ten Thousand Things to Stockpile Before the Collapse”

  1. It is good to see the promotion of the .22 rimfire round. I have my collection started. Two bricks, 1,000 rounds fit into a small nylon case with a shoulder strap. It is inexpensive, used in rifles and handguns, and the most compact ammunition. Even those unfamiliar with guns are not afraid to fire it.

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