Making Black Powder

Stockpiling guns and ammunition for “a rainy day” is something that a lot of people do. Tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition are nice to have tucked away, but let’s be realistic. If you really were to get into some s##t, whether it’s defending your land and homestead from marauders or repelling blue helmeted unwanted guests, just how long do you think that ammo will last?

Well, the reality of the situation is that you can burn through 1000 rounds of ammo in just a few short minutes if things get hot. So if you think that 25,000 or 50,000 rounds of ammo you have tucked away are a lot of rounds, well, it is, but it really isn’t.

Oh sure, you can replenish your supplies by scavenging the corpses of the defeated, and in reality that will be an absolute must, take EVERYTHING (but don’t wear their boots, we’ve already had that conversation).

Or what if you are the guy that wants to go off into the deep forests and be left alone? You don’t really want to fight. You just hope you are deep enough into the wild to go undiscovered. Well, it doesn’t matter really, which one of these guys you are. Both of you will eventually need powder to make your guns go bang. Just like a lot of items are going to be, the only way that you might be able to get it is to make it yourself.

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