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 JWR’s preferred gun lubricant: Frog Lube.


Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived

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The Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals

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Foxe’s Book of Martyrs


The Right Stuff.  This otherwise fine film is marred by some crudity.  Available on DVD and available for free download for Amazon Prime members.

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Enemy At The Gates


Vlogs and Instructional Videos:

Congrats to Jon Patton, Adam Kraut, et al over at The Gun Collective (TGC). They just surpassed 100,000 subscribers!  Be sure to check out their firearms-related shows.  (They are all cross-posted at Full30.com, Facebook, and YouTube.) Jon’s TGC News never fails to be both informative and entertaining.

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Wranglerstar: 50 Tools You Need To Survive Life


Sermons and Speeches:

Draw Nigh To God, And He Will Draw Nigh To You” – Message by Dr. Chuck Baldwin on Nov. 26, 2017

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J.D. Farag: Nehemiah 13

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Put God First – Denzel Washington Motivational & Inspiring Commencement Speech

Gear (Frog Lube):

I recently had a consulting client ask me for a recommendation on gun lubricants.  I was a BreakFree CLP diehard user for 25+ years, but I now wholeheartedly recommend Frog Lube CLP.  This is not just a “feel good” endorsement. It is based on some pretty extensive scientific testing, that was done objectively and independently. These lubricity and corrosion tests were conducted by the good folks at the Day At The Range web site. If you already have a supply of a different brand of lube that didn’t fare well in the tests, then I recommend that you gradually use that up on non-critical utility tasks, such as oiling interior door hinges. Full Disclosure:  I was not approached by the makers or sellers of Frog Lube. In fact, I have had no contact with them. I was not paid, nor provided any free products for this product endorsement.  And I pay retail for my supply of Frog Lube products. My only potential profit from Frog Lube is simply from Amazon Associates sales commissions, just like with any other product that I mention in the blog.

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Looking for a Christmas shopping  idea? Your spouse would probably appreciate getting one of these “First In, First Out” canned food racks: FIFO Can Rack 200 – Food Storage organizer/rotater/dispenser

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Fellow blogger Tam at View From the Porch recommended BFE Labs, a company that makes innovative carbon fiber knives, and lots of other unusual gear for prepared individuals. It is important to note that their web site only shows a portion of their product line, which includes: “a broad selection of Field Medical, Wilderness, Urban and Tactical Survival and Tradecraft items.” To query about their other products, send an e-mail to: BFELabs@gmail.com.

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Do you like neat firewood stacks, and want to cut your wood all to the same length?  Then get yourself a Mingo Firewood Marker.

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MTM AC4C Ammo Crate (4-Can)r

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Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Muti-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer


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!


  1. I’m an armorer at a LGS here in the redoubt (NW MT), and I wanted to throw my two cents in regarding lubricants. Frog Lube has its perks, and it’s especially good at making tight/sluggish actions buttery smooth.

    But for long-term lubrication, high temperature range and outstanding coating/rust-protection properties, I have 2 brands (in 3 flavors) I tend to favor: Slip2000 EWL, Slip2000 EWL 30 weight and Lucas’ Extreme Duty Gun Oil.

    In addition to my own high-use firearms, I service MIL/LEO/Contractor firearms, many of which were duty weapons or range/training firearms (all high-use). Across the board I’ve not seen as good of heavy duty lubricants as these three. The Slip2000 is especially good at not cooking off or caking up (as it has a ridiculously good operating temperature range, -150 to 1250 degrees F), and the Lucas Extreme Duty Gun Oil has amazing surface-tension/viscosity properties (stays where you put it and does not spray off a surface with high-speed actions).

    Each has their preferred application, but so far I’ve not see anything better.


  2. The link to the lubricant test is very good! I’m going to pick up some Frog Lube and WD-40 Specialist. I’d also be happy with Hornady One Shot. Thanks for the info.

  3. I believe that it was a terrible mistake and perhaps a conspiracy that Scalia was not autopsied and that his death was not labeled suspicious and investigated. We have been one Justice away from a court that would negate the 2nd amendment and allow socialism to replace our republic government for decades. I think Scalia’s death was a palace coup.

    1. GWTW, Scalia’s death is highly suspicious, leaves tons of questions, and would make a perfect Oliver Stone conspiracy movie. But that isn’t going to happen. Mission accomplished, the public has forgotten, no need to ask questions now.

    2. Sure was strange, a Supreme Court judge on vacation found dead in a hotel room, no autopsy. Yet a thug, robs a store then tries to kill a cop gets three autopsies. Nothing to see here, move along.

  4. I’m an Nra chief range officer in two large ranges. And 29 yr Leo. I surprised about the comments on frog lube. I started using it on my guns and found it gummed up the actions. I talked to several other range personnel and shooters who also found the same thing. We removed it from our guns and never went back.

  5. I have been a user of Frog Lube for over 3 years. It has some good points and some bad points. I have used it on pistols and AR’s. I like the Frog Lube for my pistols. It makes cleaning a breeze and never have any issues with it. The AR is easier to clean the carbon off the bolt, but it just sweats out of every nook and cranny when the gun gets warmed up making a mess. I have used in semi-auto .22(10/22) and will never do that again. It seems to gum up real bad and cause problems in the .22. Over all Frog lube works OK. I have switched to Tetra products and Lucas Extreme Duty Gun Oil. I have noticed the “environmentally safe” products do not protect against rust as good as petroleum based. I tried the Otis CLP and had rust in a week, when I have never encountered that problem before.

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