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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 Ammunition Storage. (See the Gear section.)


Fall and Winter Gardening: 25 Organic Vegetables to Plant and Grow for Late Season Food [1]

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Recommended by reader A.D.: The Complete Yacht Security Handbook: For skippers and crew [2]

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Recommended by reader “Captain Nemo”: Bardin & Marsee Waterproof Bible – KJV [3]


Movies & Television:

1984 [4]. This is the 1986 remake of the classic George Orwell story, starring John Hurt. It is “…set in a world where absolute conformity in action, word and thought including loyalty to Big Brother is demanded.” Warning: Has full frontal nudity. Available on DVD, or for free streaming for those with Amazon Prime.

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Beirut [5].  The filmmakers did a good job of making contemporary Morocco stand in for Beirut, Lebanon, three decades ago. Available on DVD, or for free streaming for those with Amazon Prime.


Vlogs and Instructional Videos:

2018 EDC Everyday Carry – WRANGLERSTAR.   [6](This iteration of his EDC kit features the now quite popular OLIGHT S1A [7].)

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Over at my favorite gun video site, Full30.com: CZ 75B / EAA Witness – Slide Disassembly and Reassembly [8]

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Also at Full30.com:  SIG P220 Complete Disassembly. [9]  Also see the follow-up video:
SIG P220 Reassembly [10]



Gear (Ammunition Storage):

MTM AC4C Ammo Crate (4-Can) – Narrow Cans [11]

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MTM AC3C 3-Can Ammo Crate (.50 Caliber Width) [12]

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Ammo Can Man, LLC NEW 30 Cal Ammo Can – Blank (12-Pack) [13]

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10-Pack Mil Spec 50 Cal M2A1 Empty Ammo Cans N [14]EW

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According to Tam over at the great View From The Porch [15] blog, the new 1,000 lumen variant Surefire XH-35 light [16] is just the ticket, if you want a weapon-mounted light that can allow target identification in home defense situations.


Make a Suggestion

Want to suggest Recommendations of your own? Then please send them to JWR [17]. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact [18] form.) Thanks!



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#1 Comment By rjt On September 19, 2018 @ 12:46 pm

I have Amazon Prime and the movie “1984” is not available for free, but at a rental price. “Beirut” is free for Amazon Prime.

#2 Comment By James Wesley Rawles On September 19, 2018 @ 1:42 pm

Actually, a few days ago, Amazon added 1984 to their free library for Prime members.

#3 Comment By rjt On September 19, 2018 @ 2:43 pm

I just connected to the link again and still is not free for Prime, so I did a search for ‘1984’ and the same movie with a different cover is free streaming for Prime. [19]

#4 Comment By rjt On September 19, 2018 @ 3:14 pm

The link provided displays a version that isn’t free, the free one is found by a search for ‘1984″, same movie, different cover.

#5 Comment By manimal On September 19, 2018 @ 7:32 pm

I think MTM ammo cans were recommended previous on here. I bought a bunch and am happy with them. Got the 4 can crates and also their magazine cases. Labeled the top of each. All ammo is very organized now.

#6 Comment By Andy On September 19, 2018 @ 9:02 pm

For ammo storage , have some of the single MTM boxes a few years old, but they still do like new,they hold heavy loads, can hold a lot of loose ammo without the bottom giving way, at first I was concerned about the plastic not being strong enough but they have done great, I stack these next to my old military steel ammo cans,I am pleased with both. Be prepared and ready. Keep your powder dry.