Readers’ Recommendations of the Week:

Reader C.T. sent in this recommendation: I highly recommend The Earthling as a DVD worth watching and owning. It’s a great job of acting by William Holden and Ricky Schroder. A dying man must teach a young kid to survive before the man dies in the Australian wilds. These two … Continue reading

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, by Dave Ramsey The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life, by Travis Stork Movies: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (Now also available with Amazon Prime.) 97% Owned (Documentary on the global … Continue reading

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton Earth Abides by George R. Stewart Movies: Seabiscuit Victory at Sea (The complete documentary series on three DVDs) Television: Survivors (The BBC remake of the Terry Nation television series. This series … Continue reading

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future, by Mark Levin The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual Movies: I Am David (“Chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp.”) The Truman Show Television: How Should We Then Live? … Continue reading

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Later made into a feature film of the same name, now available on DVD.) Fool’s Talk by Os Guiness Young Men and FireYoung Men and Fire by Norman MacLean Movies: Sully. Tom Hanks plays pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who made an emergency water landing on the … Continue reading

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: EMP-Hardened Radio Communications by William Prepperdoc. (This newly-released paperback and e-book was written by a SurvivalBlog reader. I volunteered to write the book’s Foreword, but I have no financial interest in the publishing project.) Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan (by Bill O’Reilly) Movies: … Continue reading

Readers’ Recommendations of the Week:

Reader C.J. writes in: “I just watched “Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America” (I read the book several years ago and of course the book is better). Although I am of Scots-Irish descent, it would at least be interesting for those that are not of Scots-Irish descent. The Scots … Continue reading

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: Rodale’s Basic Organic Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Healthy Garden Gunsmithing the AR-15, The Bench Manual, by Patrick Sweeney Movies: God’s Not Dead Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition Television: Mossad 101 (In Hebrew, with English subtitles. Caution: Has some coarse language and immoral situations.) Available on Netflix. … Continue reading

My 10 Favorite “Motivational” Movies For Preppers

This list is not comprehensive, and reflects my quirky taste in movies. Please note that because they depict times of deep drama that none of these are suitable for viewing by children. While the tactics and techniques portrayed are not always realistic, these films at least provide some good motivation … Continue reading

12 Important Books Every Well-Prepared Family Should Own

One question that I frequently hear from my consulting clients is: “What reference books am I missing from my bookshelf?” The following are the “must have” books that I highly recommend: The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery (See review, below) Making the Best of Basics – Family Preparedness … Continue reading

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: Small-Scale Grain Raising by Gene Lodgson How to Survive Without a Salary: Learning How to Live the Conserver Lifestyleby Charles Long Movies: Bridge of Spies The Way Back Music: Tempest: Prime Cuts The Waifs: Sun Dirt Water Podcasts: Gritty Bowmen (Start with Episode 173: Bear Attack.) The Wired To … Continue reading