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 magazine storage. (See the Gear & Grub section.)


How to Diagnose and Repair Automotive Electrical Systems (Motorbooks Workshop)

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Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations, by Admiral William H. McRaven

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Woodstove Cookery: At Home on the Range

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TC 31-29 Special Forces Operational Techniques: September, 1988.


Recently added to Amazon Prime: Three Days of the Condor. This film starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway was based on James Grady’s bestselling novel. That book was titled Six Days of the Condor. (But you know Hollywood, and how they cater to short attention spans…)

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This Slovakian movie about Jewish resistance fighters is worth watching: Broken Promise.  (It is based on one man’s true life story. On DVD or for free streaming for those with Amazon Prime.  It is not for children.)

Instructional Videos and Vlogs:

Rock Paracord – How to Make a Shotgun or Rifle Sling

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The latest from Ian McCollum: Shooting the HK21 Modular Machine Gun.

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PackAFlame Ammo Can Stove DIY Kit


Bruce Springsteen’s first studio album in five years: Western Stars

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Five players, on one guitar: Somebody That I Used to Know – Walk off the Earth (Gotye – Cover)

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Máire  (Máire Brennan, the lead singer for Clannad.)

Gear (Magazine Storage)

MTM TMC308 Tactical Mag Can (for .308 Magazines)

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Case Club 24 Magazine Holder .50 Cal Ammo Can Foam (Pre-Cut, Closed Cell, Military Grade Foam)

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Spartan Mounts – 6X AR-15 PMAG Wall Mount Magazine Display

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Raiseek Molle 8 Mag Pouch with Cover, Pistol Magazine Storage Pouch

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I just noticed that Carolina Munitions has brand new camouflage-painted Gen 2 MagPul PMAGs on sale for just $7.99 each. They have several camouflage patterns available.

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One of the easiest instruments to learn to play is the recorder. They are great for “grid down” entertainment, and compact enough to carry when backpacking. Here is one that is turned from wood rather than the typical molded plastic: Eastar maple wood recorder.

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  1. Re: For the Ammo-Can Stove kit or DIY project, (which is really cool…) I would highly recommend buying one of the china ammo cans that are available at Tractor Supply or your local Mega-Lo-Mart store(s) for $10+-. No reason to waste a now ‘not-so-available-and-expensive’ U.S. ammo can for a project that’s going to burn it up.
    FYI: A china ammo can lid will not fit a U.S. Ammo Can and vice-versa, plus I question the air-tight / water-tight seal and long term pliability of the rubber on those lids… Buyer Beware!

    1. Rucksack Bob, If you’re worried about the can being waterproof, just put about an inch of water in the can and close it up. Turn the can upside down and leave it overnight. If it doesn’t leak its good to go.

      1. I’m sure the rubber is good right now…today. I’m thinking 10 years or more down the road. Poor grades of rubber (I.E. cheap Chinese) become hard and unpliable, even brittle to the point of breaking / cracking. I have G.I. ammo cans dated as early as 1959 that still have good rubber on them.
        HINT** use a light coat of silicone grease on any of your rubber seals, it works miracles on preserving your rubber. it’s usually available at any auto parts store

  2. Yesterday, at our local Walmart, I paid cash for a box of Remington Gold 22, with 525 rounds. The price was less than $0.05 per round, before sales tax. THis looks like a good time to stock up on ammo. The price may increase next winter, depending on how polls for the 2020 election look.

  3. MTM Case-Gard has a large variety of impressive new products for shooters. It’s not just ammo boxes any more as we see some examples on today’s posting. MTM offers some new designs and colors of ammo boxes along with other innovative storage and dry boxes. Take a look at their catalog or pull them up on line for some very useful storage gear. (I’m not affiliated, just a user of their products.)

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