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 the fiction anthology book Forged in Blood. It was edited and co-authored by  SurvivalBlog’s Editor At Large, Michael Z. Williamson.

Books (Forged In Blood):

Forged in Blood. This is an anthology of military short stories. Some of the  stories are directly or indirectly related to Michael Z. Williamson’s Freehold series. It was just released on September 5th. It features all-new stories by Michael Z. Williamson, Larry Correia, Tom Kratman, Tony Daniel, Micahel Massa, Peter Grant, John F. Holmes, and many others.) Note: There is some crude language and descriptions of violent combat, so this book is not for kids. The editors of Kliatt describe the book: “A fast-paced, compulsive read . . . will appeal to fans of John Ringo, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, and David Weber.”

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The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, by Dave Ramsey.


Movies and Television:

The Bomber: A Tale of Survival Behind Nazi Lines. This is a 2012 Russian mini-series now available on Amazon Prime. A bit sappy at times, but overall quite well made. The weapons and costumes used were surprisingly correct. The planes and vehicles were not quite so correct, but close enough to not be distracting. Note: It is mostly in Russian, with fairly good subtitles in English.   The portions spoken in German are poorly dubbed into Russian.  (Folks who speak German might find that annoying.)

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Wonder Woman (Presently available for digital download, but soon available on DVD and Blu-Ray.)


Hans Zimmer: The Power of One (soundtrack)

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Fairport Convention: Come All Ye – The First Ten Years (1968 To 1978) – a seven CD set


Instructional Videos:

How to Can Peaches (Note that they are using Tattler brand reusable lids–we also use these at the Rawles Ranch.)

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The Back Beat (Tom’s Hale’s travel blog.)

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Back Road Planet: Road, River and Rail Travel Adventures


Granite Ware 0718-1 Enamel-on-Steel Canning Kit, 9-Piece

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness

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Car Trunk Organizer from ALCA Durable Cargo Container  – Rubberized Handles, Pockets, Fastening Bands – Bonus Cooling Bag + Zip Bag

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Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap – Peppermint, 1 Gallon


Make a Suggestion

Want to suggest Recommendations of your own? Then please send them to JWR. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact form.) Thanks!