JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:


EMP-Hardened Radio Communications by William Prepperdoc. (This newly-released paperback and e-book was written by a SurvivalBlog reader. I volunteered to write the book’s Foreword, but I have no financial interest in the publishing project.)

Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan (by Bill O’Reilly)


Terminator Genisys. Yes, it often seems like an “in joke” and you will have to suspend disbelief at several junctures, but this movie ties together the other Terminator films fairly well.

Love & Mercy. A biography of the very talented but psychologically troubled Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson.


The Last Ship A global pandemic drama, from the perspective of the crew of a fictional new class of U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer. (Loosely based on the Flight IIA variant Arleigh Burke class DDG, but with a smaller crew—much simplified, for television.) Originally aired on the TNT network. Now available via Hulu.com or on DVD from Amazon. Based on the novel of the same name by William Brinkley.

11.22.63 (A time travel tale with a twist. Available via Hulu.com or on DVD from Amazon. Based on the novel by Stephen King.)

Instructional Videos:

Lloyd Kahn on his NorCal self-reliant half-acre homestead

How To Build a Shed (Darbin Orvar)


Popular Mechanics

Full Cry magazine (a great magazine for hunting houndsmen.)


Ultimate Reloader

Food In Jars (Marisa McClellan’s blog)


FieldCraft Survival Presents

Silver Doctors (SD) Podcast. (Pro-precious metals investing)