Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week’s featured item is a futon. (See the Gear section, near the end of this column.)
Arctic Son: Fulfilling the Dream. (An interesting documentary. “The chronicle of a family’s first year alone in Alaskan wilderness, Arctic Son is a poetic journey of discovery into what we value in life. In 1992 Jean Aspen and her husband, Tom, left Arizona and took their young son to live in Alaska’s interior wilderness, building a cabin out of logs, hunting for food, and letting the vast, harsh beauty of the Arctic close in around them.”)
Wranglerstar: Farm Gate How To [Shorten One]. Note: Wranglerstar is one our favorite video bloggers (“vloggers”). His advice is sound and he and his family really live the life.
Pioneering Your Way To Freedom with John Milandred. (Skip forward to the 8:50 mark to get past the promotion and announcements.)
Gardening for Preppers and Survivalists (PrepperBroadcsting.com) The gardening portion of their discussion begins as 18:17.
We needed an extra guest bed here at the ranch, so we ordered a futon. I recommend futons for retreats because of their versatility and inherent space-saving. We just bought this one: Westfield Futon Set – Full Size, Frame, 8″ Mattress, Twill Hunter Green Cover. I was impressed with the quality. The frame (which looks to be teakwood) was made in Indonesia, and the mattress was made in Texas. The frame did require assembly, but that was fairly simple. Without anyone to assist me, it took me just over 40 minutes. With two people, we probably could have done it in less than 30 minutes. The mattress arrived two days after the frame, but otherwise the whole order went very smoothly.
And to carry in your car carry in your sustainment bugout bags: Iunio Military Portable Folding Shovel and Pickax with Tactical Waist Pack Army Surplus Multitool for Camping, Hiking, Backpacking, Fishing, Entrenching, Car Emergencies
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