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 movies about The Reformation.


Small-Scale Grain Raising: An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers, 2nd Edition

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The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook


Movies (Reformation):

John Hus — A  Journey of No Return. (Available on DVD, or free streaming to those with Amazon Prime.) JWR’s Comment: Hus has been called a “Proto-Reformer.” He died in 102 years before Martin Luther nailed up his famous 95 Theses. It is noteworthy that the Hussite revolution started after the death of Hus, and was led by Jan Zizka. It is Zizka who is sometimes credited as the father of modern guerilla warfare. The concept of “circling the wagons” came from Zizka, and was later popularized by both the Voortrekkers in South Africa and pioneer wagon train parties in American West. I would have preferred to a see this movie in the original Czech with subtitles, but the dubbing into English was passable.

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And a century later, when the Reformation began in earnest, comes the setting of this much more fictionalized film (also dubbed into English): Storm: Luther’s Forbidden Letter. It is suitable for older children. (It too is available on DVD, or free streaming to those with Amazon Prime.)

Vlogs and Instructional Videos:

Vlogger Garand Thumb recommended this: Trijicon TA44 1.5x with ACSS reticle: Tiny red dot for the apocalypse. (If you order one through our Amazon link, then SurvivalBlog will get a small commission.)

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Gunsmithing – How to Inlet a Semi-Inletted Rifle Stock Presented by Larry Potterfield of MidwayUSA


I noticed that The Prepper Podcast Network has switched to a 24-hour feed format. All of their shows are broadcast in a stream, alternating with some music. The hosts now include: DJ Cooper, Tom Linden (The UK Prepper), John Doe, The Preaching Prepper, James Smith (aka The Covert Prepper), and Kendra–the hostess of the New Life on a Homestead Show. Their shows are also available “on demand”, from archives. Be sure to give them a listen.  Folks who commute or who drive or fly a lot for their jobs can listen by downloading episodes to the their iPods.


Tipton Best Gun Vise

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Every member of your family that is old enough to shoot should have these:  Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff, Classic Green

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And of course, these:  Radians Revelation Protective Shooting Glasses (Amber Yellow Lens/Black Frame)

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Food Storage Containers – STACKO – 20 Piece Set – Airtight Dry Food Container with Lids


Make a Suggestion

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