The ammo situation may have officially jumped the shark. I saw a store selling, with a straight face, 7.62×39 ammo at the mind-numbing, sphincter-widening, reality-distorting price of $180 for 150 rounds. Do the math...if you dare!
On the other hand, I went to an auction today and paid about $52 for 1000 new .38 Spl cases, 500 new .38 nickled cases, and 1000 fired cases. So, that was kinda nice.
I am still amazed at the utter dearth of .22 ammo in circulation. No one has it and when they do they want prices for it that would make you think it was Weatherby ammo or something. Moral of the story here is that it doesn’t take a war, zombie apocalypse, 9.0 earthquake, or anything like that to turn off the ammo faucet. All it takes is a few tens of millions of people suddenly thinking “Hmm..I might wanna go to the store and stock up”. Me and the missus, we’re totally unaffected by this because we stocked up years ago and can ride this out quite nicely. Prior planning preventing predatory pricing purchases.
Silver continues to sit around $25 which, to me, means it’s time to buy. I’ve been unloading stuff on eBay and concerting the proceeds into rounds and Eagles. You guys know that i buy my stuff from the Metals Pimp, right? Well, check out these blog posts ( here and here) where someone in our rarefied field of interest did some business with him and reports back on his experiences. I don’t talk my buddy up because he’s a friend of mine, I talk him up because I actually see how he runs his business, watch him bust his hump to make deals go smooth, and know he doesn’t sell stuff he doesn’t have. It also doesn’t hurt that when I tell him I want some silver or gold to ahve in my safe for when the economy collapses and things go Mad Max, he doesn’t look at me like I’m insane. He just nods and asks “So..generics or Eagles?”. If you’re buying, he should be your guy.
I’ve got a stack of storage food sitting here that I’ve been meaning to write up a review on but have just been too busy with my ‘civillian’ life to get it done. I’m hoping to get it taken care of soon, as well as some other more useful on-topic posts that have been sitting in the drafts folder for a few weeks.
And if youre anything like me (and I really hope youre not..you can do better!) you probably have too damn many bank cards in your wallet and too many PIN’s to remember. Rather than remember PIN’s I create a mathematical formula using the numbers on the card, that way no matter how many cards I have I only have to remember the formula, no the PINs. Before you do something you think is clever, read this: