Many people seem to be under the misconception that firearms and ammo should be if not the number one priority, definitely in the top three in the list of “stuff” to acquire for disaster preps.
While important, firearms and related supplies are (or should be) further down the list. If you don’t have clean air, you won’t live past about three minutes. Three days without water and you’re wearing a toe tag. More than a couple weeks without food and you have some real problems.
Without clean air, water, and food, you aren’t going to have the ability to use that whiz bang armory you acquired.
Yes, I know some folks plan to use those firearms to get their food and water. Not the greatest plan, whether you’re talking about hunting or about pirating. These people are making the presumptions that 1) there will be plentiful game to hunt, and 2) other people will have stuff worth taking.
I’m not at all saying that firearms don’t have a place in your preps. Naturally you’ll want some method to protect what is yours. But, you need to stock up on what will keep you alive first.