Get your shit in one bag."
Often a military term generally meaning, Stop foolin' around; get only the gear you need, put it in one bag, and let's go. If someone says your shit is in one bag but there is no bag around, you're being complimented. So if you really want to know HOW to get your shit in one bag, here's the expert. Someone asked the question concerning the ammunition strategy, "How many magazines is enough?" We thought it was an excellent question. Thanks to Doc for some solid advice.
I calculate the minimum number as 3x whatever my standard carry is for that particular firearm. For example, my daily carry gun is a G30. I (nominally) carry 3 magazines for itone in the gun and two spares. So, my minimum for that gun is 9 magazines.
In reality, my wife has a G30 as wellso one would stock 18 magazines. And we often carry G21 mags (which fit) as the backup mags, so I have a minimum of 18 G30 mags, and 18 G21 mags.
As it happens, we have 4 G30's...so 36 G30 mags, and 36 G21 mags.
And we have 4 G21's...36 more G21 mags.
And as I said, those are minimum numbers. For my AR platforms, each one has at least 24 magazines. My M14's...21 each.
And so on.
We have a couple of FAL's...I bought 200 FAL magazines back when they were cheap (like a buck each). We also have a couple hundred G3 mags, for our PTR-91's, I got those at around $0.50 each. Since the mag is the most fragile part and crucial part of a weapon, it makes sense to stock up. Especially while we can.
It's clear some of us are serious weapons collectors.