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Originally posted by Trublbrwing
reply to post by Homedawg
I think you have made a wise decision, in a SHTF scenario the following may come into play.....
1. Mass production of metal will cease resulting in huge price increases for the most basic items if you can obtain them at all. Existing metal objects that are not protected or cared for will rust and become useless.
2. Many people are either afraid of firearms or morally opposed to them, they would certainly offer something in trade for a hunting or defensive tool.
3. Firearms have a shelf life, ammunition has an even shorter shelf life. Without spare parts, gun smiths and presses your gun collection becomes a set of poorly balanced clubs.
4. Most primitive weapons work well when they are wet, most firearms do not.
Originally posted by ProphecyPhD
I have a sock filled with batteries and a slingshot. I also have a 6foot deep pit filled with sharpened sticks and covered with leaves (but i won't tell you where!!).