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 tool storage. (See both the Instructional Videos section and the Gear section.)  As always, we emphasize items that are made in the USA.



Discover Planet Ocean (Blu-ray and DVD)

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A Quiet Place. Available on Blu-ray, DVD, or free streaming for those with Amazon Prime.


Instructional Videos (Tool Storage):

Building a Tool Cabinet

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French Cleat Tool Storage Wall and Clamp Rack — How To Build – Woodworking

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From Ian McCollum: Silent Destroyer: Reimagining the DeLisle Commando Carbine


Online Sermon Videos:

R.C. Sproul: Law & Gospel

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Dr. Tom Elkin: Election vs. Rights of All



Dr. Joe Alton & Nurse Amy: Survival Medicine Hour: Tornadoes, Expiration Dates, Nettles, More

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At The Survival Podcast: Our Top Food Storage Episodes



Kombi Life. This a vlog on low budget travel, in a VW camper van. The host is a young man from the Isle of Jersey. His common law wife is an adventurous gal from Australia. They picked up a dog (“Alaska”), along the way. Season One (“Hasta Alaska”) was done on a shoestring budget, with a old VW bus bought in Chile that was in pitiful condition. Now they have a few sponsors, a fully-refurbished high-roof Kombi with a great engine, and “Around The World” travel plans. The archives of Season One are a hoot. Preppers will find some good insights in videos like this one. Stay tuned!

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Coalcracker Bushcraft: Fatwood for Beginners


Gear (Tool Storage):

Kennedy Manufacturing K24B 24″ All-Purpose Tool Box, 24″, Brown Wrinkle

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Stanley 037025H 50 Gallon Mobile Chest

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Red Hound Auto Extra Large Trunk Organizer Rear Black Organizational System For Car Truck Van SUV Anti-Rattle Made in USA 39″ Wide

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Husky HOUC3603B1QWK 36 in. 3-Drawer Rolling Tool Cart with Wood Top, Black

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Rubbermaid 5A47 30-Tool Corner Tool Rack

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Koova Wall Mount Garden Tool Organizer – All Metal Garage Organizer and Shed Tool Storage Rack – Heavy Duty Powder Coated Steel – Made in USA

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IRIS USA, Inc. Remington Heavy Duty Rolling Tote – 42.25 Gallon


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  1. Thank you for including vlogs. I spend most of my free time on YouTube making and watching content and appreciate knowing about relatable channels. I have pretty much stopped watching Hollywood and mainstream entertainment and culture and prefer to get my entertainment and to spend time learning from fellow youtubers.

    Robb Moffett
    Robb’s Homemade Life

  2. The rolling tool-totes-chests, that can also be used as a seat or to stand on, would be an excellent item [One said suitable to use as an ice chest]. … I own a ‘Made in USA’ ice chest that can also be used as a seat. = Great item for camping. Plus, I’ve bought tool boxes that can be used as a step stool.

    It’s often much easier to use a toolbox for a step stool, than dragging into a house a ladder, as an extra item. The larger big tool box can be left in the truck, for for all the tools at a job site. The needed tools can be transferred to a toolbox, or cloth tool bag.

    ‘Made in the USA’ will last many years or a lifetime. For anyone that might be curious, I have a ‘homemade’ plywood ramp, to use occasionally for the heavy items in the bed of my Truck. Sometimes, I use a small block and tackle, I made. A come-a-long winch is too long and slow. I even carefully use my dolly for somethings, too.

    God gives a person ~one spine, that will be ~good for a lifetime, if it’s taken care of properly. Wheels to roll something along is a spine saver.

  3. Interesting subtopic….take an old toolbox that the tools are long gone for or better yet that are broken and the more distressed the case the better….then turn the case into a hide in plain sight case for your AR(especially since you can break the rifle down into two pieces)…line it with foam that has cutouts for your rifle and some mags…maybe even fit in an extra sidearm with spare mags….put the case behind your seat and maybe the broken tool it used to house on the seat easily visable(only do this if the tools is obviously broken and worrn)…it its highly unlikely that a thief will steal a broken and worn tool or the case it belongs to unlike a typical gun case that immediately draws a thief eye…If you don’t have a case/tool like this scout out yard sales, garage sales, Craigslist, etc and find the perfect setup for your own hide in plain sight case!

    1. Scott M, you have a good idea.

      A used reciprocating saw case would be the right size. The used empty cases alone are only $20, on the Internet. I’ve had a Made in the USA, Sawzall for years now [It still chugs along]. My metal-case is about 24″L x 9+”W X 4″ D.

      Add a good chain to lock case to the seat, better hasps, and quality padlocks to the case; it would make a secure case from ordinary thievery. Write ‘Travel Maps’ on it, for the criminals that can read, might be a good idea too.

      A welder can spot weld, a length of chain and two hasps to a metal case. … As a note: In my State, it’s against the law to ~just ride around with a gun in the car, unless it’s done by an authorized person.
      (The laws are very specific about, when guns can be carried in a vehicle. +How guns must be secured, when carried in a vehicle is delineated too.)

      [Yes, I’ll say it first, = It’s time to take good JWR advice, and move to a ‘free’ part of the USA]

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