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 storage cabinets. (See the Gear and Grub section.)


Patriotas (The Spanish translation of JWR’s novel Patriots.)

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The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain

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The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House

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Light Infantry Tactics: For Small Teams



Breach. Here is a description: “Inspired by the true story of the greatest security breach in U.S. intelligence history, this gripping thriller stars Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney and Dennis Haysbert.”  Available on DVD or via free streaming for those with Amazon Prime.

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Snowden. Available on DVD or via free streaming for those with Amazon Prime.


Vlogs and Instructional Videos:

How to strip and clean a Beretta semi-auto (An A-400 is shown, but several other Beretta shotgun models have similar takedown.)

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How To Build a Simple Cheap Work Bench.  (Metric dimensions.)

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Like A Boss! King of Jordan Participates In Military Live Fire Training With His Soldiers (BTW, King Abdullah II is also a ham radio operator, a multiply-qualified pilot, and a parachute jumpmaster.)


Gear and Grub:

HOMCOM 71″ Steel Garage Storage Cabinet with Adjustable Shelves

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Tennsco J2478SUBK Assembled Jumbo Steel Storage Cabinet, 48w x 24d x 78h, Black

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Long White Household Candles Unscented (Box of 48). Perfect for emergency use. Made in U.S.A.

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Augason Farms Banana Chips 2 lbs 1 oz — Nitrogen packed in a No. 10 Can

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Legacy Essentials Steel Cut Oats – 15 Year Shelf Life for Emergency Survival Food Storage Supply – Bulk Oat Breakfast Cereal


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  1. Re. storage cabinets: I’ve had very good luck searching Craigslist for ‘heavy metal desks’ and ‘fireproof filing cabinets’. Have picked up two US gov metal desks (the heavy grey kind) and several fireproof filing cabinets. The filing cabinets have working locks w/key and my Z-Corr vacuum-packed items fit just fine in the locking drawers.

  2. Abdullah was pretty impressive. The Jordanians I’ve worked with have been very pro-American, reasonably pro-Israeli, and all around good guys to work with.

  3. We have had few successes in trying to gently wake folks up to the truth. Recently a friend exhibited rare healthy curiosity. We suggested she begin by watching ‘Snowden’. We think it woke her up!

  4. Easy way to make Steel Cut Oats using Fireless Cooking:

    18 oz vacuum food jar
    1/2 cup, minus one tablespoon of Steel Cut Oats
    1 & 3/4 cups of boiling water
    1/2 cup of dried fruit

    Before you go to sleep, add ingredients to the vacuum jar, shake, and lay on side.

    It should be ready after you awaken, but may need some reheating.

    This is the smallest size that seems to work, probably due to thermal mass.

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