A co-worker of mine brought up a good point during SHTF. Many of us, like myself, practice dumping our empty magazines on the ground before inserting a new one. But as my coworker states, if you do this enough times, you'll end up with an overly expensive single shot rifle. So, I ask, what are all your thoughts on this? Dump the mag and worry about it later? We all know how cheap magazines are, and having an abundance of spare parts of anything is always a good idea (repairs, barter, or replace). I suggest keeping a surplus of at least 20 mags of every rifle and at least 10 for every pistol...sometimes this isn't always feasible due to cost, but you get the idea. You can never have too many mags. Save the mags in a pouch or drop bag? Many of us hardly train to keep a magazine, and I won't argue that putting an empty magazine back in a pouch is nothing less than poor practice. However, throwing an empty or even a partial mag in a pouch on your non-firing side is not a bad idea...but you'll need extensive training to do this and this already adds to the reload time. Maybe we should only practice this technique behind cover? Even though you might only save a mag or two, you'll at least be behind cover when you do it. Attach mags so they cannot be lost? I recently saw a S.W.A.T. magazine where the cover guy attached the magazine loaded in the weapon (via 550-cord) to the trigger well of his rifle so when he dropped the mag it was still attached. A nifty idea (one that I have yet to test) but I can already see the problems associated with this. Although this particular technique might not be perfect, it opens a realm of ideas. Bungee cord the mags to the sling? It sure gets the brain ticking about the possibilities. So, what are your thoughts? Do you think you will run out of ammo before you lose all your mags? Do you think that if it got to that point, you would be acquiring other guns and magazines from the firefights so this problem is negligible?