So, how does one categorize The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun?
In my opinion, you simply can’t.
Anyone taking a cursory glance at Amazon’s current fiction novel listings will confirm what many folks may have already surmised. The past few years have seen an explosion of what is commonly now referred to as “dystopian fiction”.
In the typical dystopian tome, a lone protagonist or group sets out on a quest for survival in what was once the world as he, or she, knew it.
I will cut right to the chase. Matt Bracken’s latest novel is not a work of dystopian fiction.
Act of War, by Brad Thor
Lost Rights, by James Bovard
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
How to roll start your manual transmission car or truck
How to Hang a Gate
Online Sermon Videos:
“His Own Received Him Not” – Message by Chuck Baldwin on Apr. 9, 2017
An Introduction to Reformed Theology (James White)
Daily Audio Bible
The Hardcore History Series
The Independent (Archer Garrett)
3M Performance Plus Duct Tape, Olive Drab, 48 mm x 54.8 meter roll. This is the real deal mil-spec stuff, and one of these big fat rolls lasts a long time. I noticed that the 3M brand’s formulation seems to have the best longevity. (Some other brands seems to “go … Continue reading
A well-written book was just recently released aimed at prepping newbies: Self-Sufficient Home, by Nancy Hoffman. (It’s not recommended for advanced preppers, but it’s a great one to hand to your newbie neighbors and friends.)
The Edgemaster’s Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing, Using, and Maintaining Fixed-Blade and Folding Knives (I haven’t yet read this book, but it was written by Len McDougall, who authored the highly-rated book The Self-Suffcient Manifesto, so I can safely assume that this new one is well-written.)
London Has Fallen (This movie has a high quotient for “suspension of disbelief”, but it is very entertaining. There are a few brutal sequences, so it is definitely not one for the kids.)
Jason Bourne (Billed as the final installment in the Bourne film series, this latest one answers a few questions and of course delivers … Continue reading
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
The First World War: The Complete Series. (Now that 100 years has gone by, it is time to reflect on how The Great War changed our world, and set the stage for later conflicts.)
Doomsday Preppers: Season 1 Note: While still not quite rivaling Netflix, many movies and television shows are now available through Amazon Prime)
Secret Room in My House
Very Cheap and Easy Secret Room/Safe
10 Secret Hiding Places Already in Your Home
Econ Talk (Russ Roberts)
School Sucks Project: The Philosophy of Stoicism (With Bill Buppert)
At Bill Buppert’s ZeroGov blog, don’t miss this essay: … Continue reading
The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the … Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture
The Complete Guide to Sharpening
@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex, by Shane Harris
The Road (starring Viggo Mortensen. It is a favorite with both preppers and survivalists.)
Captain Fantastic (also starring Viggo Mortensen). This movie is marred by copious foul language, brief nudity, and absurd politics. But it makes a compelling case for home schooling and self-sufficiency. It is rated R, and is definitely NOT for kids! (It is now available through Amazon Prime)
BTW, here is a sad addendum: Viggo’s father, V. Peter Mortensen, passed way in early March. Our condolences to the family.
From “Russian Daycare”: AMAZING CAMPING … Continue reading
The Homeowner’s Advocate: Tips From A Contractor for Dealing With Contractors (The Advocate Series Book 1)
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
Army of Crime (a slightly fictionalized account of Armenians and other minorities in the French Resistance during World War II.)
Dazzle: The Hidden Story of Camouflage (Documentary) (available through Amazon Prime)
The War – A Documentary Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever
Mark Isham: Vapor Drawings
A great video: 900 Watt Van Conversion full walkthrough (full time stealth travel home) JWR’s Comment: Their dog, I noticed, is of course a Rhodesian Ridgeback.
DIY Perimeter Trip Wire Alarm (These smoke grenade fuze heads are Continue reading
Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies
How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life, by J.J. Luna
The Reckoning: Remembering the Dutch Resistance
The Marx Brothers Collection (Includes: A Night at The Opera/A Day at The Races/A Night in Casablanca/Room Service/At the Circus/Go West/The Big Store)
Hunted (CBS Network.) The network’s publicists proclaim it: “The World’s most elaborate game of Hide and Seek.” This justifiably popular series includes some useful tradecraft and was recommended by J.J.S. of Radio Free Redoubt. It airs on Wednesday evenings.
Best of American Pickers: Mike And Frank’s Picks
The Very Best of Jean-Luc Ponty
Kate Wolf: Give Yourself To Love (Volumes 1&2 – Live In Concert)
Instructional … Continue reading
Published by Tuttle Publishing
5 parts, 224 pages with index
Between active shooters, the rise in violent crime, and the outbreak of “undocumented shoppers”, many Americans are taking an interest in learning how to protect themselves and their loved ones. This takes many forms, as some people devote their time and money to storing up resources and equipment, others to training with armed and unarmed combatives, and some to both. Any serious practitioner in unarmed combatives will likely have heard of the discipline of Krav Maga. Since Imi Lichtenfeld started training the Israeli military in “contact combat” in 1944, Krav Maga has become increasingly popular among the international community. With instructors all over the world spreading the word of reality-based self-defense, it’s not hard to imagine why that is the case. One such instructor is Gershon ben Keren, a 5th degree black belt in … Continue reading
This is a great article and a tremendous gap in most survival discussions!
We prepare not to just survive but to thrive in the aftermath of a disaster, and I assume we all have or are trying to have children.
Imagine how dark the world will become if we let the light of western civilization sputter and die on our watch. If we are to make a difference, if we are to keep our values and our philosophy alive, we need books.
My parents invested in a complete collection of the Harvard Classics. One summer, recovering from a football related injury, I read the complete collection. This was 35 years ago.
While I knew what values my parents lived day to day, I didn’t KNOW these values. To put it in other words, I had an intellectual conversion on par with what a man experiences when he comes to … Continue reading