Good thinking, buy up, store, freeze, buy more, rotate out the oldest stock as you go, then you have a buffer.
Well, I am a hoarder for sure, since I seemingly
- Bought a new freezer to hold film only, because I didn't have any space left for food in my regular one.
- Have "everything" in there.
- Buy 30 rolls of something "and a cuple of 5-packs of this and a 5-pack of that, while on a roll"
But since I've been hoarding, I do have
- 60 Rolls of Neopan 400 in 35mm
- 50 Rolls of Neopan 400 in 120
- 20-30 rolls of ADOX/EFKE 25 and 50 ISO in 120 and the same in 35mm
- 40 rolls of Kodak Plus-X in 120, 40 more in 35mm
- 5-6 rolls of EFKE IR AURA in 120 and 3-4 in 35mm (Don't really like it in 35mm), bought mainly for testing purposes.
And that's just the "special stuff".
Since I shoot mostly Acros, I have a standing buffer of about 50 rolls, buying more, rotating out the older stuff.
A bunch of Velvia 50 in 120 secured.
40 Rolls of Tri-X in 120 and 35mm (I don't trust Kodak at all)
And that "bunch of other stuff" too, everything from microfilm to C-41 stuff 100 and 400 ISO's, Slide-films, Foma films, Rollei films, bulk-films of various kind and some Ilford films as well.
I don't shoot very much, so 40 rolls of something for me, is several (2-3 years) years worth of film, so buying up 20-30 rolls is definitely hoarding.
Totaling around 250'ish rolls in each format (35mm, 120) will keep me going for a good while, should things change.
What else is there to do with the money, when you don't have ugly kids to feed and don't have a cranky wife that controls your economy?