McKenzie -11yo Girl Sets New Record for Field Stripping AR15You can never have too much. 25,000 rounds of .22, 10,000 rounds of .223/5.56, 5,000 rounds of 7.62 X 39, 5,000 rounds of various flavors of 9mm parabellum and Makarov, 1,000 rounds for the 30-30, plenty of shotgun shells.
I think that would be a very good start.
On top of that, enough cleaning supplies and oil to clean each weapon 2 or 3 hundred times.
had this same conversation with my Blackwater neighbor who just got back from Iraq (a few years ago) and he just snorted and he said 10,000 rounds is just a good firefight.When I think about SHTF and ammo, I always get just a little bit nervous, since I believe all production of civilian weapons and sale of same to regular folks will cease. In addition, I further believe there will be some sort of emergency moratorium on the sale and/or posession of ammunition. We regularly read stories of people who are arrested with a "cache" of weapons and "thousands and thousands" of rounds of ammunition.
To the uninitiated, this can be made to sound very scary and conspiritorial, yet the truth of it is that many of us have quite a few guns and many thousands of rounds of ammo. When you say "Joe Smith was found with five weapons and ten thousand rounds of ammunition", that could mean he was a champion Biathlete and had five match rifles chambered in .22 and twenty boxes of ammo, not quite the conspiracy "they" would have you think it is.
I regularly shoot five hundred rounds of .223 and 7.62 X 39 in a weekend and easily shoot five hundred rounds of .22 at the same time. For me too have thirty thousand rounds of .22 is a common occurrence, since I troll the wholesale sites and buy large lots when it is on sale. Same for .223/5.56, 9mm, etc. I could have seventy thousand rounds on any given Sunday, along with a "cache" of assorted weapons and magazines, yet I am not a terrorist or a criminal. In fact, I hold multiple clearances and have a spotless record. In a SHTF, will any of this matter?
Obummer is already rattling his saber about gun control and the UN small arms treaty, which if adopted will usurp our constitution, setting the administration up for a long and expensive constitutional challenge.
To segue back to the subject at hand, how much ammo you may need to stack depends on how you intend to use it. If you intend to hunt food with it, I suggest you use security and food acquisition as a primary metric. If you are one of the folks who have a mountain of food and merely need to augment with a little bit of protein, then security becomes the primary metric. In my case, it is security, then food, then practice and training.