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Old 03-26-2020, 05:52 AM
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As far as lesson's learned from this Disaster "stress test" (because as bad as it is it isn't the BIG one, that is still out there somewhere in time and space):

Yea, I have 3 months of caned food and water and stuff like 20 years shelf life beef, but don't want to have to eat this stuff unless I had no choice, like in the "Big" disaster scenario. So I need to get a second large stand alone freezer for times like today's crisis. One can do very well with frozen meat, frozen vegetables, and frozen bread (and that beats eating caned-food and 20 year beef 1000X). I never thought the distribution channels in this country would be so easily overwhelmed in a crisis like a nasty bug. Lesson Learned.

Of course the other LL is to also stock non-essentials like toilet paper LOL!
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:54 AM
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We have lived through these ammo/supply shortages before. Including the hoarding. If you did not maintain some stock of your own it is your own fault.

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I never thought the distribution channels in this country would be so easily overwhelmed in a crisis like a nasty bug. Lesson Learned.
This is what surprised me too! Sadly. What will it be like if grocery distribution is also halted, even for a short time? Yup.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:17 AM
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Well, you guys won't believe this...or maybe you will.

Last weekend I was looking on Target Sports for some 00 Buck, 2-3/4'' shells...all sold out with the option of putting your email in to be notified when back in stock. Ok, so I went through their listing of 00 Buck and added my email on the shells I was interested in.

To my surprise, last evening I got an email from Target Sports stating: The item you're interested in, is now back in stock...WHAT?!!!

Turns out they had 50 units of Winchester Super X 2-3/4'' 00 Buck in a 250 bulk case. The price was pretty close to the case of Remington 00 Buck and Slugs I ordered a month ago.

I went ahead and ordered a case of 00 Buck, 10 minutes after that email came out. After completing my order, I went back to their email page, now 20 minutes after it first came out and poof, all gone...out of stock that fast.

I was able to snag a case, no more than 1 case per customer order. I bet when they posted their 50 units available, they probably sat back and watched a cluster bomb of orders come in.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:48 AM
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Seeing as how I have time on my hands nowadays, thought I'd get a round count by caliber and gauge going. Reached in and pulled out the first large ammo can and immediately got a sharp pain to my side. Yep, pulled the side muscle. Slide the ammo can back into it's cubbyhole and I'm calling my round count to be sufficient too.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:03 AM
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As far as lesson's learned from this Disaster "stress test" (because as bad as it is it isn't the BIG one, that is still out there somewhere in time and space):

Yea, I have 3 months of caned food and water and stuff like 20 years shelf life beef, but don't want to have to eat this stuff unless I had no choice, like in the "Big" disaster scenario. So I need to get a second large stand alone freezer for times like today's crisis. One can do very well with frozen meat, frozen vegetables, and frozen bread (and that beats eating caned-food and 20 year beef 1000X). I never thought the distribution channels in this country would be so easily overwhelmed in a crisis like a nasty bug. Lesson Learned.

Of course the other LL is to also stock non-essentials like toilet paper LOL!
If you're going to go the deep freezer route for meats, heres a few tips:
- invest in a vacuum sealer. Meat frozen in ziplock freezer bags has a 6ish month shelf life. Correctly prepare, vacuum sealed has an almost indefinite freezer life.
- dry your meats in the refrigerator for a day or 2 prior to freezing. Warping in cheesecloth, put on a rack over a tray of rock salt for a few days will draw out much of the moisture. This will reduce freezer burn and damage from frozen liquid.
- vaccum pack in single use/serving size portions.

In addition, if you've the space, 3 and 5 gallons food grade buckets are great for dry, non perishables. Rice, beans, pasta, flour, sugar, salt, pepper... all have an almost indefinite shelf life when sealed in a bucket...

I live out of the freezer, and rotate dry goods as needed. I can probably go 6 months without leaving the house....
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:42 AM
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I was able to order 500 of 9mm from Targetsportsusa yesterday by checking regularly throughout the day.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:53 AM
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I guess this is one of those times when keeping an 8mm Nambu handy actually has its advantages.
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:13 PM
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If you're going to go the deep freezer route for meats, heres a few tips:
- invest in a vacuum sealer. Meat frozen in ziplock freezer bags has a 6ish month shelf life. Correctly prepare, vacuum sealed has an almost indefinite freezer life.
- dry your meats in the refrigerator for a day or 2 prior to freezing. Warping in cheesecloth, put on a rack over a tray of rock salt for a few days will draw out much of the moisture. This will reduce freezer burn and damage from frozen liquid.
- vaccum pack in single use/serving size portions.

In addition, if you've the space, 3 and 5 gallons food grade buckets are great for dry, non perishables. Rice, beans, pasta, flour, sugar, salt, pepper... all have an almost indefinite shelf life when sealed in a bucket...

I live out of the freezer, and rotate dry goods as needed. I can probably go 6 months without leaving the house....
Thank for the tips WC, they sound good...
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:16 PM
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We have lived through these ammo/supply shortages before. Including the hoarding. If you did not maintain some stock of your own it is your own fault.

This is what surprised me too! Sadly. What will it be like if grocery distribution is also halted, even for a short time? Yup.
Thank God for the on-line food outlets, but they are starting to have lots of out of stocks also now.
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:47 PM
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But shopping online for food does have its scalpers.

The tree rats are out and the pellet gun is ready. Never ate them but if we run out of meat we may give it a go.
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:58 PM
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Old 03-26-2020, 02:39 PM
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I saw a posting yesterday that had two dinosaurs and an approaching meteor. One dinosaur said to the other "Oh no a meteor!" The other dinosaur replied, "Quick, let's get some toilet paper!"
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