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

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: Come and Take It: The Gun Printer’s Guide to Thinking Free, by Cody Wilson Delorme Company State Atlases Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prized Possessions Movies: Ronin The Last of the Mohicans Music: Getz/Gilberto: 50th Anniversary(Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, with … Continue reading

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: Nuclear War Survival Skills (Updated Edition) By Cresson Kearney, et al. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart Movies: Blood Diamond Paths Of Glory Music: The Stanley Brothers – All Time Greatest Hits Andrea Bocelli: Romanza Podcasts: Oregon Public Broadcasting journalists analyze the Malheur Seven trial. Some of them feel … Continue reading

Pat Cascio’s Product Review: Survival Videos

I’m often asked by folks to teach them “survival skills”. This is a hot topic. Just what is meant by “survival” to one person might mean something entirely different to another. As I’ve stated many times, I’m no expert in anything. I’m just a very serious student in a lot … Continue reading

JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books: The ARRL Antenna Book for Radio Communications Idaho for the Curious: A Guide Movies: Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (recommended for children and teens) Rooster Cogburn Music: The Best of Guy Clark Gloryland: 30 Bluegrass Gospel Classics Podcasts: Podcast-James Wesley Rawles – We’re Still Headed For … Continue reading