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 firearms maintenance tools. (See the Gear section.)


Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

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The How Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease

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A book by one of my favorite analysts of Middle Eastern affairs will be released in early September: The Last Hour: An Israeli Insider Looks at the End Times. It is already a bestseller, more than a month before release! (Note: I have not yet read the pre-publication manuscript, but Amir’s reputation for levelheadedness precedes him. He is a reserve Intelligence officer in the IDF.)



The War – A Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

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Vlogs and Instructional Videos:

If you are a shooter and not already regularly watching TGC News, then you are missing out. Here is their latest video news brief: LoneWolf Grey Man, More AB Arms and The Shot Block – TGC News

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God, Family, & Guns: Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Winchester Model 1894

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The Patriot Nurse: Are Fish Antibiotics Safe for Humans?


Gear (Firearms Maintenance):

Allen Ultimate Gun Cleaning Kit, 65 Pieces by Allen Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun Cleaning Kit

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Glock Pistol Disassembly Tool & Front Sight Installation Hex Tool Pen Set  — Patch and NcSTAR

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AR-15/M16/M4 Multifunctional Combo Wrench

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Gunsmithing Hammer with 4 Tips by MILITARIA

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Tipton 110011 Ultra Gun Vise


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  1. I like God, Family, & Guns over at Full30. It’s low key inquisitive style is a refreshing break from all of the loud mouth know-it-alls. It’s unabashedly Christian which I appreciate. I disagree with many of his thoughts on firearms but he’s affable in a way that makes it not worth arguing about. Sadly much of the Internet is not like this at all.

    1. Full30 doesn’t load right on my secure browser either. I have to use firefox. It’s early and content is limited. I suspect the more creators they get – the more traffic – the more upgrades.

      There are similar complaints in comments around the site.

  2. Might want to read the reviews on that Allen kit.

    I understand that some people can destroy an anvil, but reading other buyers opinions of products can be helpful. (and when several have the same problem… take heed

  3. Since adopting a plant based diet about 7 years ago, we realized that we were eating a mostly survival diet. Rice, beans, potatoes, vegetables,
    fruit, and bread.
    Dr. Greger’s book is an excellent resource for eating plant based. Dr. John McDougall also has some great books as well.

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