JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on can sealers.


Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself–While the Rest of Us Die

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The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam



Dunkirk (now in theaters)



Ricky Skaggs: Soldier Of The Cross

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The Best of Mary McCaslin: Things We Said Today


Instructional Videos:

YouTube is still banning or demonetizing a lot of firearms-related content. So the new “go to” site for see firearms video bloggers is Full30.com. You will see a lot of familiar faces there!

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How To Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets: Part 1



Sow Edible (primarily  a permaculture podcast)

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Pioneering Today Podcast (Melissa K. Norris. “…dedicated to inspiring your faith and pioneer roots. “)



The American Dream (Michael Snyder)

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Canadian Prepper’s Network

Gear (Can Sealers)

The topic of #10 size cans often comes up in SurvivalBlog. Most folks don’t realize that there are small hand-cranked sealing machines available. And, BTW, if you use a side-opening can opener, the cans can be re-sealed, with just a slight loss of height.  The model that we have at the Rawles Ranch is identical to this one, albeit manufactured under another brand name: All American Flywheel #10 Can Sealer.

By the way, similar hand crank sealing machines for the smaller #2 cans (roughly quart size) are also available.  Here is an example: All-American Master Hand Crank #2 Can Sealer

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A brilliant design for a co-witnessed spotting scope housing. The call it an “Optics Hub”: The mad scientists from Kinetic Development Group strike again

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IRIS 82 Quart Weathertight Store-It-All Tote, 4-Pack, Green

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IRIS 46 Quart Remington Weathertight Storage Box


Make a Suggestion

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  1. I have had an old #2 canner for years but was never able to find anything less than a pallet of cans to buy. Where dose one buy a smaller amount of cans?

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