This is largely directed to the U.S.. I'm not really up on other nations situations, although it's not impossible that it have some validity
First, let me say I'm not a "prepper". ( I don't not have the funds for it).
I do have friends and associates that are in that 'area code' to some degree and many are well armed in Washington St. where I live.
We all know the traditional investments,also the alternative ones like gold and silver. All are well promoted-if for no other reason than to keep
those prices going up more than down. The trouble is one can't eat gold or silver, nor property for that matter. All of these go down in value
depending on fate and manipulation. They also have the down-side of costing significant money.
The owners of food, gold and any other valued properties are and will be subject to those that are armed.
There is no shortage of arms in the U.S.
. There has been and the potential is real that ammunition isn't plentiful. Even banned like the Russian
ammo supply. Low or no ammo and one's guns are useless....
There is also the Fed's agenda of buying up surplus ammo for the express purpose of keeping it out of the average citizen's hands.
Apparently, by law, the military/feds are first priority for ammunition, police/law enforcement is second and the citizens are third.
In short, investing in some amount of ammo-even if one is not well armed or owns no weapons at all- seems a really safe investment. One can buy on
line or direct bulk ammo in 1000 round increments for as low as 220 Dollars. One can buy 50 round boxes for 25 bucks. In other words,huge amount of
investment capital aren't needed.
The is little to no chance the cost of ammo will 'crash' and a very real chance it goes through the roof!
Worst case scenario is selling it off at gun ranges or to friends. Best case is a valued commodity to be traded/sold for items needed such as food or
even cash. ( Not to mention gold or silver...).
The price could easily 5x or more, in the right circumstance.
No matter what happens in the future, guns will be less scarce than ammo. That makes ammo even more valuable than the guns themselves....
Food for thought.