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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. The focus is usually on emergency communications gear, bug out bag gear, books and movies–often with a tie-in to disaster preparedness, and links to “how to” self-sufficiency videos. There are also links to sources for both storage food and storage containers. You will also note an emphasis on history books and historical movies. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This week I have a special recommendations column devoted to countersurveillance references and products.


Claire Wolfe: The Freedom Outlaw’s Handbook: 179 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution [1]

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Techniques in Countersurveillance: The Fine Art of Bug Extermination in the Real World of Intelligence Gathering [2]

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Bench-Tested Circuits For Surveillance And Countersurveillance Technicians [3]

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This one is dated, but still worth reading: The Privacy Handbook: Proven Countermeasures for Combating Threats to Privacy, Security, and Personal Freedom [4]


Enemy of the State [5]

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The Bourne Trilogy [6]

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And just for German speakers: Meine Daten und ich [7]

Web Pages:

Brandon Smith: Low-Tech Solutions To High-Tech Tyranny [8]. Here is a snippet:

“All objects above the temperature of absolute zero release a certain level of electromagnetic radiation, which thermal imagers pick up and translate into a visual picture. Hiding one’s heat signature is difficult, but not impossible. The key, as David learned through military sniper training manuals and combat analysis, was to match his IR signature with that of his surroundings as much as possible.

He fashioned a hooded cloak using a material that would block much of his initial warmth, then lined the inside of it with emergency space blanket material, which reflects back around 90% body heat. The cloak design worked well because he could easily take down the hood and unwrap himself when not in immediate danger, allowing the material to cool as he walked.

Then David attached local vegetation to the material to help match its IR Emissivity to the surrounding foliage. This combination reduced his thermal signature drastically. Overhead drones could not identify him clearly as a human, if they were able to see him at all. Ground forces were a greater threat, but the element of surprise was still possible for the insurgents with cloaks.”

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Five Ways to Hide From Common Surveillance Tech [9]

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How To Hide From Thermal Vision [10]

Instructional Videos & Vlogs:

A former DGSE officer explains the basics: Surveillance and counter surveillance [11]

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A quick and easy counter surveillance trick taught by a surveillance professional [12]

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How To Find a GPS Tracker on Your Vehicle [13]


If you want to construct your own anti-surveillance hat, start with three of these flashlights [14].

One of them should be worn as a pendant, shining upward to your chin and under the bill of your hat. What hat? This very reflective hat [15]. Attach the other two IR flashlights to either side of the bill of that hat, facing forward. Together, these three flashlights will completely obscure your face with glare, making it unrecognizable to CCTV cameras.

And, as some extra insurance, also wear a pair of these sunglasses [16].

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Bug Detector Anti spy RF Signal Detector [17]

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Voice Changer Headsets, KOKITEA Earbud Headphones, for Phone/PS4/Xbox/Switch/IPad/Computer [18]

Make a Suggestion

Want to suggest Recommendations of your own? Then please send them to JWR [19]. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact [20] form.) Thanks!