Help! Survival Tips for a Government Shutdown

With all the Democrat hand-wringing over a pending government shutdown--including Bill Clinton's warning that the GOP and "Tea Party people" want to take food from poor people--we thought a guide to surviving a horrendous event like a government shutdown is order.

For example: Where can one get food that can be stored? Is it better to hunt for food or are MREs (Meals, Ready to Eat) the way to go? How can one survive the lawlessness and meaningless that's sure to follow a government closure? Where should one buy ammunition?

1. Where can one get food that can be stored? Two good sources for MREs are the ReadyStore.com and the MREs section on CheaperThanDirt.com.

2. Is it better to hunt for food or are MREs the way to go? We think this is not an "either/or" situation, but a "both/and." So it's not either hunt or get MREs, rather, it is buy MREs and be prepared to hunt if you live in a rural area. (Grey Squirrel for breakfast may make a comeback.)

3. How can one survive the lawlessness and meaningless that's sure to follow a government shutdown? A handgun in 9mm, .40, or .45 acp would be a good home defense weapon, an AR-15 or AK-47 would be a better home defense weapon, and a 12- or 20-gauge pump shotgun would be the best. 

4. Where to buy ammo? Two great sources for affordable ammo are CheapterThanDirt.com and AmmoForSale.com. Buy in bulk and store in a dry, cool place for the long haul.

As for surviving the meaningless one feels from a government shutdown--there is really no advice we can give on that. If you look to the government to such a degree that its closure makes your life meaningless, then you have way too much faith in your government and far too little faith in your fellow Americans.

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.


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