Have you ever considered inventorying your supply of ammunition? You may wish to give that idea a slight bit of consideration. If you are like me you purchase ammo on a regular basis and over a period of time can easily forget what you have for emergencies supplies.
In general performing an inventory of ones supply of 17 wsm ammo ammo is usually one of the foremost inventory ideas that you could imagine. It’s not unusual to inventory your food supply, in fact it is highly recommended, but ammo is one of those items that are frequently overlooked. When performing your inventory you should perhaps prepare yourself for a shock. When I last did mine I was surprised to find shortages in specific calibers which I was certain that I had plenty. However I also found some such as 22 calibers to be over supplied.
After the inventory had been completed I had a more accurate idea as to what ammo I still needed to stock up on. To help eliminate problems such as these in the future, I now maintain an Ammo log which contains data on both the caliber and the quantity of each. If I go out for a practice shoot I write down how many rounds I have used. When I purchase additional boxes of ammo I make certain that I add it to the list. In this way I can keep tabs of every action that affects my ammunition supply.
It really is hard to decide just what enough is when it comes to ammo. Each person’s situation is entirely different. Perhaps you reside in the city and plan to remain there during bad times. In that case you would likely require a lot more ammo then I would being in a country setting.
I do not store my ammo in the usual cardboard boxes but rather a series of plastic military style ammo cans. These cans provides a certain amount of protect to my valuable collection and tends to keep them from rusting or getting wet. When I begun the inventory I was well aware that I had not opened some of those plastic ammo cans in many years. Although I was sure the ammo would still be in a serviceable condition, I was still bracing myself for a few unexpected surprises. Items that I previously had thought were long gone, magically appeared again such as my pistol, style miniature crossbow.
Although everything looked good after the inventory had been completed, I was determined that future conditions of my ammo supplies would not be so haphazard and a status would be available at any given moment. These items are far too important to just let go like that again. I hope you learned from my experience and inventory your supplies regularly.