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JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:


Unbroken [1], by Laura Hillenbrand. (Later made into a feature film of the same name, now available on DVD [2].)

Fool’s Talk [3] by Os Guiness

Young Men and Fire [4]Young Men and Fire by Norman MacLean


Sully [5]. Tom Hanks plays pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who made an emergency water landing on the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers.

Lone Survivor [6]. (Mark Wahlberg plays Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.)


12 Monkeys A time traveler from 2043 attempts to prevent a global pandemic that killed seven billion people, by traveling back to our present day. Originally aired on the SyFy channel. Season 1 is now available on Hulu.com. Both Season 1 [7] (available now) and Season 2 [8] (pre-order for shipment in January) on are on DVD from Amazon.com.

Note: This series is a much more detailed storyline than in the feature film of the same name [9] that starred Bruce Willis.

Dark Matter [10]. This sci-fi series is not quite Firefly [11] but something close.


Jean Michel Jarre: Recollection [12]

Afro-Celt Sound System: Capture 1995-2010 [13]

Instructional Videos:

John Heisz: My Top Ten Workshop Projects [14]

Money Making Welding Projects – 3 Point Carryalls [15] (Three Parts)


Molly Green [16]

Backwoodsman [17]


Notes From The Bunker [18]


Lost Skills Podcast [19]

The Self-Sufficient Gardener [20]


U.S. Military Surplus Heavy Duty 25mm Ammo Boxes [21]. These bargain-priced boxes (two for $40, postage paid!) are sold by a long-time sponsor of our non-fiction writing contest– CJL Enterprise.

Fox Outdoor Products Rifle Butt Stock Cheek Rest, Olive Drab [22]


SCOTTeVEST Enforcer Jacket – 30 Pockets [23] (CCW Tactical)

Comfort Fit Men’s Microfiber Fleece Lined Thermal Top & Bottom Underwear Set [24]