JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:


The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis


The First World War: The Complete Series. (Now that 100 years has gone by, it is time to reflect on how The Great War changed our world, and set the stage for later conflicts.)

Doomsday Preppers: Season 1 Note: While still not quite rivaling Netflix, many movies and television shows are now available through Amazon Prime)

Instructional Videos:

Secret Room in My House

Very Cheap and Easy Secret Room/Safe

10 Secret Hiding Places Already in Your Home


Econ Talk (Russ Roberts)

School Sucks Project: The Philosophy of Stoicism (With Bill Buppert)


At Bill Buppert’s ZeroGov blog, don’t miss this essay: Code Blue: Setting the Conditions for Insurgency by Bill Buppert

Hurried Year (A van-dweller’s experience, with full specifications on his van conversion. A walk-through video of his van is also on line.)

.357 Magnum Blog


A couple of months ago, I spent a fruitless 10 or 15 minutes searching through “The wall of gloves” at my local North 40 farm and ranch store. I was disgusted find that ALL of them were made in mainland China. Every stinking pair of them! So I went home and searched online and found some leather work gloves that are made in U.S. of A., from genuine American buffalo hide. These tend to “run large”, so if you normally wear a size Large, then order “Medium.”

Uniden HomePatrol-2 Phase-2 Digital Scanner with Pre-Programmed Database

2-in-1 First Aid Kit (120 Piece) + Bonus 32-Piece Mini First Aid Kit: Compact, Lightweight for Emergencies at Home, Outdoors, Car, Camping, Workplace, Hiking & Survival