Picked up a cz52 yesterday. Its built like a tank and fires the very zippy 7.62×25 cartridge…its very high velocity makes it a…challenge…to body armour. With a steel core bullet or the proper pointy shape it would probably zip right through. The price was right and cheap handguns are the next best thing to money in the bank. In fact, think about this… no matter what the economy there are four things people will always want: food, weapons, medical treatment, and sex. If youre in any business that caters to those four, well, my friend you have a recession-proof business.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. In the land of NYC or Chicago, the man among the unarmed sheeple with a lousy .25 auto would be king. Handguns are a delightfully compact form of currency. Obviously, theres the drawback of them possibly being used against you but if your trading with strangers you would normally only do that from a position of overwhelming force anyway.
I’ll probably clean this thing up, get a couple spare mags, a sealed tin of 500 rounds of ammo and pack it up for long term storage. (Or, as one of the LMI call it “the mylar nap”.)
Speaking of mylar, I picked up the other 25# bag of dried corn I ordered. Tonight I’ll dump it out into a bucket, inspect it for foreign material, and put it in the deep freeze for a few days as insurance that anything in there will be dead, dead, dead. Then it’ll go into the mylar bag along with a buncha dry ice to displace the oxygen. Then the mylar bag is heat sealed and deposited in an airtight 6-gallon bucket. Anything that can live through that isnt from this planet.
What does a body do with 50# of dried organic corn? Well, first thing he does is order another 50#. Then it gets used to make cornmeal for things like polenta, corn muffins and cornbread. (And, kids, warm cornbread with clover honey is just too damn good…) Why not store ground cornmeal? Keeps better as a whole kernel. Way I figure, once it goes into the mylar bag, and assuming container integrity is not breached, it should last at least into the next decade.
The grains are the last of the really long-term foods I need to purchase. And, interestingly, they are the cheapest. 100# of wheat is less than $40. 100# of corn is about $55. #100 of rice is about $25. Naturally, theres other food items in storage to go with these things since it would otherwise be a remarkably bland diet. (Although whole freakin’ nations exist on nothing but beans and rice….)