JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers:


The Mobile Internet Handbook

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook: Living Beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies


Gone with the Wind (Two Disc Edition)

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

(Note: Three of the Indiana Jones movies are now on Amazon Prime. Ditto for the entire Young Indiana Jones television series.)

Instructional Videos:

How to terminate large DC cables. (This video show a cable on an electric car project. But  what about making cables for your home DC power bank? The same methods apply. But be sure to match your cable gauge to the amperage.)

Understanding Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Battery Cabling


Radio Free Redoubt Special Presentation – Interview with Suidlanders

The Homesteady Podcast



The Libertarian Enterprise (L. Neil Smith)

The Next Chapter (James Zachary)



Say you are on the road and want to access free wi-fi hotspots from a long distance. Then getting an extender antenna is a must. One of the best ones on the market is the BearExtender Outdoor RV & Marine High Power USB Wi-Fi Extender Antenna.

Note: If you are a long distance away, then also check out the high gain wi-fi antennas and cables supplied by Radiolabs.

What if you want to connect multiple devices? Radiolabs also makes a USB wireless repeater adapter. This is it: The RadioLabs WaveXL

This very complete 1/4-inch ratchet tool kit is made in the USA:
Chapman Master Tool Kit with Screwdriver Kit Allen, Metric Allen, Star/Torx, Phillips, Reed & Prince, Robertson

Note: Some mailorder vendors like Amazon offer deep discounts on “open-box” tools.

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  1. Haven’t been to your site in a few days so I have a question regarding your new format. Where did the investing and odds and sods articles go? Can’t seem to locate them (and I do miss them) Thx

    1. For now, OnS will publish under the name “The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods” on STTS and E&I will publish unser the name “Economics and Investing for Preppers” on MWF (both in an expanded format).

        1. STTS = Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
          MWF = Monday, Wednesday, Friday
          E&I = Economics & Investing
          OnS = Odds ‘n Sods

          Sorry – lazyness strikes again. 🙂

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