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 One Time Pad Generators. (See the Gear & Grub section.)


The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

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SOG: The Secret Wars of America’s Commandos in Vietnam

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Reader B.K. wrote to recommend this book: Appear To Vanish: Stealth Concepts for Effective Camouflage and Concealment

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The 10 Bushcraft Books


Tortured for Christ. Based on the life story of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand.  He spent 14 years in Romanian prisons. For three of those years he was in solitary confinement. The movie was filmed on location in Romania–including the prison where he was held.

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Knox. A recent documentary on the life of protestant reformer John Knox.

Instructional Videos and Vlogs:

Donning a Harness – How to properly put on a safety harness before working at heights.

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Carabiners, Rope Grabs and Fall Arrest for Solar Roof Work

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How to Not Fall Off A Ladder

Gear & Grub (One Time Pad Generators):

Now available from trusted vendor and long-time SurvivalBlog advertiser Ready Made Resources: Partisan Labs One Time Pad Generator ADL-1 OTP Printer

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These next few items will be of particular interest to blog readers who have downloaded CFAPA.org press credentials:

GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming & Stabilization.

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Kupton Frame Compatible with GoPro Hero 7 Black/ 6/5/ Hero (2018) Housing Protective Shell Case Accessories for Go Pro Hero7 Hero6 Hero5 Black with Quick Pull Movable Socket +Screw (Camouflage Gray)

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If you ever anticipate having to record events with a GoPro Hero camera in a situation where you are wearing a ballistic mil-spec helmet that has an NVG mount, then this little adapter could be crucial: The Accessory Pro® Aluminum NVG Mount compatible with all GoPro® cameras.  

Or, if you’d prefer Excavator set-up, there is also this: Canis Latran Tactical Helmet Mount for GoPro Excavator ARM Mount NVG Helmet Base Bracket.

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Universal Smart Battery Charger 4-Bay for Rechargeable Batteries Ni-MH Ni-Cd AA AAA C Li-ion LiFePO4 IMR 18650 26650 14500 16340 18500 10440 18350 17670 RCR123a with Car Adapter LCD Display.

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  1. RE: Instructional videos for fall arrest gear
    I used to supervise construction crews building telecommunications towers. Due to this, I was certified as a fall arrest instructor and considered to be the “competent person” on site for OSHA purposes. I was trained to a similar level as fire department high angle rescue teams.
    IF you are in a situation that requires fall arrest gear, I highly advise that one person on the project gets real, hands-on professional training, so that person can then pass on that knowledge and oversee operations. Don’t get all of your training from Youtube videos. There are many different situations to cover, the answers are not always obvious, and getting it wrong can get somebody killed.

  2. I have a red flag on the OTP in that I can’t find any link to the public specification on HOW they generate random data. One of the largest security problems (including the NSA that compromised RSA’s BCRYPT lib) was to use a weak random number generator or entropy source. (Hint: go directly from an entropy source like radioactive decay, or celestial noise).

    That said, Cryptography is rarely the problem as noted – it is illegal to use it DIRECTLY over amateur radio. Hence steganography. I don’t recall an article on how to do this so you can hide communication in plain sight.

    Oh, the variations in precise length of the dits and dahs of the morse code vary just a little bit while describing what nice or more recently the unseasonable weather can be used with error correction to send mes

  3. I have a 4-bay battery charger VERY similar to the one mentioned above, but it accepts AAA, AA, C, D, and even the 3.7v Li-Ion rechargeable batteries used in my Streamlight ProTac HL. It’s a really handy unit! It also runs on 110VAC/12VDC. I found the thing at a yard sale for ten bucks. I asked the seller what it was for, and he said it was sold to him when he bought a “vape” at the local smoke shop. I don’t have the model on hand right now. I’ll add it when I get home. I believe it was also available at Amazon.

  4. I have the Richard Graves ‘Bushcraft’ in paperback from the 80’s, but ‘6 Ways In – 12 Ways Out’ from USRSOG I think is even better. Buy several copies and treat all but one like the scientist in LUCIFER’S HAMMER novel – it is worth having several copies of it around. Give to your group and pass it around – a lot of good practical knowledge in it.

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