If you have some finances available, but have nothing to start with, which do you buy first? This is for discussion purposes only...
I hear ya, a gun isn't too far down my list. Remembering Katrina and the Los Angeles riots this formerly unarmed house is getting a gun this week. But, it has come after we've gotten our basic water and food supplies sorted.I am speaking with experience in the post Katrina atmosphere. When pretty much any SHTF scenario FIRST comes around it seems people don't band together and help each other. They freak the F out and start grabbing whatever they can from whomever they can take it and only later on, when they realize it's not the end of the world, do they start helping each other.
When I was there, it WAS your neighbor you had to worry about...AND the "authorities" trying to disarm everyone. Everyone was out for themselves and if I didn't stand up to a few different folks, I would have been standing there naked after they were through with me. They would have taken everything, including any food I had saved up. It truly was the wild, wild west. But, that's just my experience and it may never be like that again. I hope it wont because I was scared as hell.
Beat me to it.i would do a little of both 1st get a gun (pistol)and about 500 rounds then get about 6 months worth of food. then get a shotgun for home def/ hunting with about 200-500 rounds then about 1 years worth of food.
bottom line with a gun you CAN take what you have to have. if you got food with not gun they CAN take what you have :thumb:
Beat me to it.
+1 to this advice.
A gun can protect what you have and, though it sounds bad, take what others have.
Come on man, stop making your kid type your posts. Put a little effort into it. You have 2 periods for both paragraphs and they're in the wrong place and right beside each other. Jeeez, I feel like I'm in the company of a hyper active four year old. I'm kidding... but seriously.food and water frist then guns.. have min 6 days that shouldnt cost alot then add a gun you cant eat a gun if you hungry depends on were you live me i have food guns camping gear water tools vechials gas all store in big to small quanitys me i dont think i will need a gun were i live yes some people freak out and panic and some dont depends on were you live and know your neighbors actually say hi to them once in a while because they might watch your back as you watch theres
also take into fact a gun might not stop someone but might detor them from attacking you but standing out side armed to the teeth doesnt make sence works to a certian degree but really i would basicly go on normal fire up the genrator to heat in the winter other then that dont really need power got a bbq and a short walk to the woods for wood
If it comes between my family starving or rich dude with a can of beans?Is this what this site is coming to? Get a gun so you can take what others have? Im totally PRO gun to protect what is yours, but to tell someone to get a gun so you can take what others have is so sad. You sound like "them" when you say things like that. This is a survival site, I would advise to prep, so you dont have to take anything from anyone. It should come down to a barder system when it gets bad. If someone comes to my house with a shotgun to "take what they want," they have came to the wrong house, and I just got a new shotgun. So dont take this bad advice... Go to Chinamart and get a ruger 10/22, and a brick of ammo. Then go to costco and get 50lbs or rice/beans. Slowly get your preps up, hit garage sales for camping gear(stoves, sleeping bags, etc).... Start slow, save your money from going out to eat, and shop wisely now. Then you wont have to "take" and possibly get killed for a bowl of soup.