FRUGAL SURVIVAL DIGEST ADDENDOM
I just noticed that Wal-Mart has $99 shotguns again. Before, I stated that your cheapest firearm choice was a $199 generic ( well, “starter” might be a better choice as Mossburg puts it out ) shotgun. You could still get right at about $500 total for the complete plan with this firearm, but it was an effort in skimping. But I’ve always thought far more highly of a break-open than a pump. Simplicity, price savings and ammunition conservation. I know you will all throw up your hands in disgust at the thought of not being unable to strut around weighed down by multiple bandoleers of shot shells, blasting at any noise with a full tube of ammo, terrorizing all who dare question your technological and logistics superiority, but this is called reality survivalism, not Yuppie Scum Prepping.
Now, to be honest, Wally might have never dropped the single shot at this price. I just might not have noticed it. But in either case, there you go. A cheaper alternative. A $400 survival plan rather than a $500+ one. That could make a difference to a lot of folks. Or, spend the same amount but add to it. For less than the price of a FLIR, now being excitedly pushed by Rawles while on sale for $599, you could have a year supply of food, a water filter, a firearm and ammunition, lighting and a knife with sharpener, AND the down payment on a junk land lot in the boonies. Which do you think is better?