Has anyone here put back a muzzleloading rifle, with necessary supplies, as part of your long term survival planning? Some years back I came across an article about long term survival planning. Several items mentioned in the firearms section was a quality air rifle with lots of pellets and a muzzleloader with plenty of supplies and molds for casting yer own bullets. The recommended gun was a flintlock instead of cap lock or inline because just like ammunition the percussions caps and primers may one day cease to be available for purchase. At present time I do not have a flint lock, but I do have a few sidelock Hawken style rifles that use #11 percussion caps. One is a .32cal small game rifle and the other two are .45 and .50cal rifles that are good for larger game. My next ML rifle will be a flinter and in either .36 or .40cal, these will make good small game calibers when using round ball and light charges or close in deer guns when using conicals and heavier charges. Flints can be found in nature through the entire US, so keeping something to light the powder in the frizzen pan wont be a problem. As far as powder, well stock as much as you can and do some internet searches on old time powder making recipe's..... PLEASE, DO NOT POST THAT INFO ON THIS FORUM.... Ok... now how many folks have or plan to have a muzzleloader included in their long term survival plans?