All good preppers have a well put-together bug out bag filled with plenty of self-defense and hunting firepower. True survival means having the ability to hunt game and defend you and your family from attackers. Some type of reliable long gun is a must and a quality handgun is a great option as well.
But what many people forget to take into account is the true weight and bulk of ammunition. Ammo weight can become a very serious problem, especially if you have to travel long distances on foot. And the true weight of ammo isn’t just bullets. Military-grade magazines (the kind most preppers stockpile) are made of metal and weigh several ounces. A fully loaded AK or AR magazine can easily weigh close to a pound and a half!