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 that this might have been an act of jury nullification. They also discussed the upcoming Bundy Ranch trial and describe the bizarre tasering of defense attorney Marcus Mumford, just after the “not guilty” verdicts were read. Showing some bias of their own, they downplayed the overt bias of Judge Anna Brown.

The Expat Files – 10.21.16

Instructional Videos:

Maine Bush Camp Long Term Winter Survival Shelter Construction

And here is a Dane’s simplified … 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 of areas. In the past, I have taught some wilderness and street survival skills, but I’m no longer in that market. Survival skills just cover so many different areas that I don’t even know where to begin. If anything, I’m more skilled in street survival skills than I am in wilderness survival. However, that’s not to say I’m not well-versed in wilderness survival skills. Many wilderness skills are more advanced and long-term “camping” skills. At one time, I was a Boy Scout Troop Leader, and many of the skills we taught were camping skills, and that relates to 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 A Cataclysmic Event – Part 1

Podcast-James Wesley Rawles – We’re Headed For A Cataclysmic Event – Part 2

Instructional Videos:

A YouTube video from VikingPreparedness about mental preparedness for Schumer Hits The Fan (SHTF) situations: “It all happened SO FAST!”

YouTube Video Collection 152 Do It Yourself Projects Using Wood Pallets (for sheds, furniture, hen houses, greenhouses, and much more!)

Gear:

QuikClot Advanced Clotting Sponge, … Continue reading



News From The American Redoubt:

American Redoubt

Malheur Jury Rejects the Thought Police

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Spokane County flooded with permit requests after Supreme Court ruling

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The good folks at Lone Wolf (in Priest River, Idaho), are now offering No-FFL required 80% complete Glock pistol frames for hobby gunsmiths. They also now make nifty AR-15 lowers that are compatible with Glock magazines.

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If you are looking for a rifle suppressor, check out this company in Cheyenne, Wyoming: Thunderbeast Arms.

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Soft energy markets mean more financial trouble for Wyoming.

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Steel belting is not just for tires. I heard about this family-owned leatherworking business located in Post Falls, Idaho: Bigfoot Gun Belts. Their product quality is great and their prices are very competitive!



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books:

Rand McNally 2017 Large Scale Road Atlas

Blue Book of Gun Values

Movies:

Ender’s Game

RED 2

Music:

Sounds of Summer: Very Best of The Beach Boys

The Blues Brothers Original Soundtrack

Podcasts:

The Mountain Medicine Podcast

The Survival Podcast: Episode-978-Fall Gardening Primer with Tips and Tricks for 2012

Instructional Videos:

Firewood cutting rack DIY

Firewood Storage From Pallets

Gear:

Nitecore i4 Intellicharge Universal Smart Battery Charger with 12 VDC Cable

Israeli Battle Dressings



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books:

The Simplicity Primer, by Patrice Lewis

ZeroGov:Limited Government, Unicorns and Other Mythological Creatures, by Bill Buppert 

Movies:

My Friend Flicka  (not the more recent remake)

Music:

The Best of Mary McCaslin

John Hartford: Life Love & Music 5 Essential Albums 1966-1969

Podcasts:

Self Reliant School EP016 Interview With JoAnn Moser – Mason Jar Nation

Pantry Paratus: Chaya’s Guide to Grease: Frying Food the Right (& Nourishing) Way

Instructional Videos:

Some newbies might benefit from this:  How to clean fish

How To Clean Your Woodstove Chimney

Gear:

USB Reading Lamp with 10 LED Lights and Flexible Gooseneck

FLIR Scout TK Pocket-Sized Thermal … Continue reading



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books:

Ham Radio Study Guide: Manual for Technician Class, General Class, and Amateur Extra Class

Get on the Air with HF Digital


Movies:

Sully

The Martian


Television:

Designated Survivor

Jericho

Music:

Holst: The Planets

The Very Best of Enya


Podcasts:

The Survivalist Podcast: Episode-04- TSP Rewind – You Can’t Lose as a Modern Survivalist

The Survival … Continue reading







JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Books

Financial Reckoning Day Fallout: Surviving Today’s Global Depression by Addison Wiggin and Bill Bonner

The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James H. Kunstler

Movies

Zero Dark Thirty

Gravity

Instructional Video:

?Patriots – Surviving the Coming Collapse – Trike Flying (The pilot of an experimental trike aircraft flies over the locales of my first novel.)



Letter Re: Clayton Moore

Hugh,

Regarding your top note on September 14th, this was an interesting story on The Lone Ranger and Houston. I worked for the Houston Post Newspaper at the time when this happened. A Southwest Airlines baggage handler stole his luggage, guns, and all. It was a slow news day I guess, so every newspaper and TV station covered it. The city of Houston had probably half the city detectives out looking for the luggage. The mayor, the governor, everybody was in an uproar. The governor even sent out some Texas Rangers to help on the case. Some years later I spoke with a customer who was a retired Texas Ranger and had worked on this case. He told me that the Rangers took this theft VERY personally, as Clayton Moore was very well thought of by the Texas Rangers, as you can imagine. Clayton Moore was hugely … Continue reading







JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Library

Books

The Foxfire Book series (in 11 volumes, but the first five are the best)

When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency by Matthew Stein (SurvivalBlog’s Backcountry Editor)

Fiction

Some Will Not Die by Algis Budrys (Plague total wipe-out scenario. This book was another with an influence in my writing.)

Movies

Raiders of the Lost Ark (The later installments in the Indiana Jones movies aren’t nearly as good.)

Groundhog Day



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Library

Books

Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival by Jack A. Spigarelli

Preparedness Now!: An Emergency Survival Guide (Expanded and Revised Edition) by Aton Edwards

Fiction

Vandenberg by Oliver Lange (Invasion scenario. Note: It was later republished under the title: Defiance: An American Novel)

Movies

Amazing Grace (Biography of the abolitionist William Wilberforce)

The Thing (Has some horrific scenes, but it is thought-provoking. NOT for kids!)