JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Leopold Thermal Imager

Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week’s emphasis is on thermal imagers.

Books:

Mark Levin’s latest book is causing a stir: Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why

A memorable Robert Heinlein sci-fi novel: Friday



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

The Red Pill

Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week’s emphasis is on the documentary film The Red Pill.

Books:

From The Shepherd’s Purse.  (One of the very best books on herbal medicine.)

Movies (The Red Pill):

The Red Pill.  A fascinating documentary by a liberal feminist who went through an anti-feminist epiphany during the filming.  Also available through Amazon Prime.  HJL had these comments on the film: “It is nearly two hours long, but it is time well spent. For those who are also not familiar with it, the documentary is put together by a journalist who calls herself a feminist and is well know for covering feminist issues. But she approaches it in an honest frame of mind and includes many clips from her year-long video blog of her … Continue reading



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Fleece Clothing

Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week’s emphasis is on waterproof fleece clothing and propane.

Books:

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

Movies:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Movie

Krav Maga Lesson Vol.1 – Defense on Jabs and Hooks



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media, tools, and gear of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week’s emphasis is on auxiliary fuel tanks. (Down in the Gear section.)

Books:

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

Fire and Ice, by Ray Kytle

Movies:

Enemy at the Gates. A highly fictionalized retelling of the battle of Stalingrad. It is from the perspective of a Red Army sniper team.

Panic in Year Zero. The corny film that first got me thinking about TEOTWAWKI. It was recently mentioned by a SurvivalBlog reader, in an e-mail.



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media, tools, and gear of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week’s emphasis is on forest thinning.

Books:

The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, 2nd Edition: Discover Ed’s High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Wide Rows, Organic Methods, Raised Beds, Deep Soil

Scouting And Patrolling: Ground Reconnaissance Principles And Training

Movies:

Slum Dog Millionaire. JWR’s Comments: This movie is intense and has some crudity. But it shows just how cruel life is for India’s slum dwellers.

Land of Mine. JWR’s Comments:  The events depicted, though fictionalized, are essentially true.  Until this film was released, very few had heard about the use of impressed POWs for de-mining, following World War II.



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week. This column is posted every Wednesday.  It covers various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers:

Books:

The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior

The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story

Movies:

Too Big To Fail (a 2011 Docudrama on the 2008 financial crisis, available through Amazon Prime)

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

 

Instructional Videos:

Building a shed by yourself

How to Field Strip and Clean Your AR-15 (Shooting USA)



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Library

Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers:

Books:

The Collapse of Complex Societies

America’s Financial Reckoning Day: How you can survive America’s monetary and political decline in the 21st Century

Note:  This title is also available as a Kindle e-book.  (Everyone should own a Kindle Fire Tablet.)


Movies:

Unbranded. An amazing documentary about four new Texas A&M graduates who go on a grand adventure.  They adopt a string of 16 wild mustangs from the BLM,  green break them, and then immediately ride them from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.

Swimming in Auschwitz. (Currently available only for Continue reading



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Library

Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media, tools, and gear of interest to SurvivalBlog readers:

Books:

Trump’s War: His Battle for America, by Dr. Michael Savage

Don’t Waste Your Life, by John Piper

Movies:

Wall-E

The Dogs of War

Instructional Videos:

Van Tour: Sprinter Stealth Camper at the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

Danger! Chain Saw Safety – Training Video



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Library

This column appears every Wednesday. Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers:

Books:

Storey’s Guide to Raising Turkeys, 3rd Edition

Storey’s Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables & Herbs for Market: Site & Crop Selection, Planting, Care &  Harvesting


Movies:

The Pacific

Dazzle: The Hidden Story of Camouflage (2015).  A very informative documentary.

Note: This documentary is also now on Amazon Prime.


Instructional Videos:

Dutch Oven Cooking 2: Basic Meals (Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife)

How To Build a Yurt

Podcasts:

The Sow Edible Podcast

The Prepared Homestead Podcast Continue reading



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Library

media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers:

Books:

The Mobile Internet Handbook

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook: Living Beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies

Movies:

Gone with the Wind (Two Disc Edition)

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

(Note: Three of the Indiana Jones movies are now on Amazon Prime. Ditto for the entire Young Indiana Jones television series.)

Instructional Videos:

How to terminate large DC cables. (This video show a cable on an electric car project. But  what about making cables for your home DC power bank? The same methods apply. But be sure to match your cable gauge to the amperage.)

Understanding Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Battery Cabling

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