I read that twice as “fleshlight”. This place is getting to me.A flashlight.
So i can see the reading on my mechanical beam scale
Honestly. making more rounds is for down time. If things get bad, you should already have plenty handy to last a bit.
Also less likely to be burning up ammo practicing.
would like serious answers from those with the same concern... SHTF, power outages, ammo being used all leads to needing to continually reload, and there is never enough... looking for the best approach in specific tool recommendations for precision manual loading
I hear all of this and have thought of a good bit of it...Precision reloading won't be as important as just having ammo available. I am stockpiled for a very long period. This also includes shotgun ammo. I personally don't feel I'm going to have time to sit down and use any reloader, nor should I have to. I've been stockpiling since the Y2K scare.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it
For every " catatrophe " we've had, I've stepped up my planning and by now, I'm pretty much set. Other than not having enough water, I'm okay. Water is the great unknown. It's difficult to say how much water you will need. But a catch basin and a few 55 gallon drums, should allow me to obtain enough water to keep us safe.
PDA: If you're stockpiling for a time when society breaks down, please remember your pets. Buying a few extra bags of food isn't that expensive and it can be cycled in and out to keep it fresh. But not having enough food for your pets will be just another thing you will have to deal with. A few bucks and 1 trip to your pet store and that thought can be removed from your mind.
forgot about this in the planning I have done.... have two platypus gravity water filtration systems with 12 replacement filters... the creek is an excellent cold water trout stream and runs swift...its 5 gallons a day per person.
drinking, bathing, cleaning etc equals an average of 5 gallons a day per person.
Wipe them off with a rag.let me explain myself a little further so I don't sound completely fucked... the idea here is to get to the rough equivalent of what I am doing with my Lyman tumbler and metered dispenser both 1200's ... I didn't ask, but might as well now... without a powered tumbler what are you guys using to case prep clean?
at least 1 yearBut how many days. That's the concern. No one knows how long you will need to supply your own water.
This.Wipe them off with a rag.
The loading is easy, brass prep is where you'll burn time. I prep brass in very large amounts, put it in containers that I then mark with a sharpie. Keep piles of brass ready to load at the drop of a hat. With a good powder measure and balance beam scale, all you'll need is a source of light. Now is the time to tumble, size, and trim (if necessary). I don't know what will happen tomorrow, but the lights are on now, so light a cigar, turn on the military channel or your favorite music channel, and get to preppin.guys, I spent my active service time on the Bridge and Bridge wings of Destroyers and Cruisers... I am not an infantryman by formal training, but I am trying to catch up at least in the basics... I don't consider myself skilled in the technical ways and workarounds of all of this, but learning my way... so take pity on this old salt, always looking for the skills you fellows have earned through hard work and hard times... I want to be just as ready as anyone can be with my particular background...