JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers.  This week the focus is on the movie Within The Whirlwind.

Special Note:  You might want to wait until “Black Friday” to order some of the books and other products mentioned in this column, to get the best prices, or discounted shipping.

 

Books:

The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel

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This book is a perennial bestseller, for good reason: What to Expect When You’re Expecting

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“Pam’s Pride” has posted a big list of book cover book recommendation links. Most of these look like good selections. Pam is a Christian, home schooling mom. Like me, she earns small commissions from making Amazon book and e-book recommendations.

 

Movies and Television (Within The Whirlwind):

Storm of … Continue reading



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Basic Survival Book Cover

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on the book Basic Survival: A Beginner’s Guide, by David Nash

Books (Basic Survival: A Beginner’s Guide):

A great new book is not officially scheduled for release until November 21st, but the publisher is reportedly already shipping orders: Basic Survival: A Beginner’s Guide, by David Nash. It is highly recommended.  I see that its Amazon overall sales rank jumped from around #200,000 a week ago, to now around #20,800.

This book is the perfect gift for any friends, neighbors, relatives, or co-workers who are new to prepping.  I wrote the book’s Foreword. Full Disclosure:  I was not compensated for writing the Foreword. Nor will I profit from the sales of this book, other than the usual Amazon Associates sales commissions that I earn from links … Continue reading



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on Champion stocks. (The Champion brand synthetic rifle and shotgun stocks.  See the Gear section, near the end of this column.)

Books:

The latest addition to Avalanche Lily’s bedside book stack: The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming

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Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny

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Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World

Movies and Television:

Arrival. The captivating sci-fi tale of a brilliant linguist who makes first contact with an alien race. (Available on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Also available for free download for Amazon Prime members.)

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JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is books, movies and sermons on The Reformation. (Yesterday marked the 500th anniversary of the movement.)

Books:

The Reformation: A History

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Why the Reformation Still Matters

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Israelology: The Missing Link In Systematic Theology

Movies and Television:

Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer (documentary on DVD)

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This Changed Everything: 500 Years of the Reformation

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Jonny Quest: The Complete First Season. This cartoon series dates back to the politically incorrect days when boys were taught to be manly.

 



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on Kestrel Elite weather gauges. (See the Instructional Videos section.)

Books:

The Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly Series.  (I recommend this entire book series.)

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Leonardo da Vinci, a newly-released biography by Walter Isaacson

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A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation

 

Movies and Television:

Random Quest. A clever film about a scientist who visits a parallel universe. Available on DVD or for free download for Amazon Prime members.

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The Lost City of Z.  Available for free download for Amazon Prime members.

 



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Sig P320 Trigger Group

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on 80% complete SIG P320 trigger groups. (See the Gear section, near the end of this column.)

Books:

Claire Wolfe reports: The sale is on at Paladin Press. Presently the discount is 55% off their entire book inventory. (The company is shutting its doors at the end of the year. Even deeper discounts are promised, as their inventory dwindles.)

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Store This, Not That!: The Quick and Easy Food Storage Guide

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Grant. This is a biography of the U.S. Civil War General, by Rod Chernow.  I have not yet read this book, but I have read his excellent earlier biography: Washington: A Life. (That was a Pulitzer Prize winning book, and … Continue reading



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on raccoon traps. (See the Gear section, near the end of this column.)

Books:

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence (Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Series)

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Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

 

Movies and Television:

Passengers

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Blade Runner: The Final Cut – Blu-ray

 



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on alternatives to CARB-Complaint Gas Cans. (See the Gear section. below.)

Books:

Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel, by William Koenig

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Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living

 

Movies and Television:

The Man in the High Castle. Two full seasons are now available free for Amazon Prime members. Some scenes of totalitarian cruelty are disturbing, so this series is definitely not for kids!  Not available on DVD

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Life Off Grid — A 2016 Canadian documentary film.  Available on DVD or via free download for Amazon Prime members.



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Boruit

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on headlamps. (See the Gear section.)

Books:

After a 25 year hiatus, master spy storyteller John LeCarré has finally released another George Smiley novel: A Legacy of Spies.

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The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

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Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places

 

Movies and Television:

HJL mentioned that he liked this BBC television series: The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

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The Ghost Army.  A recent PBS documentary on large-scale deception used by the U.S. Army in  World War II.  Available on DVD, or for free download for Amazon Prime members.

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JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

firewood

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on Firewood Stacking. (See the Instructional Videos section.)

Books:

It is that time of year again: A Guide Book of United States Coins 2018: The Official Red Book

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Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love

 

Movies and Television:

The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel. This a is quite well done documentary, now available on DVD, or free download for Amazon Prime members.

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The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice with Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver

Music:

The Rough Guide to Scottish Folk—Living Traditions from Glasgow to the Shetlands

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JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on rugged laptops.

Books:

The Old Farmer’s Almanac – 2018

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Movies and Television:

The Real Inglorious Bastards. (A documentary about an OSS team that parachuted into the Tirol region, during World War II.) Now available on DVD, or free download for Amazon Prime members.

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Stone of Destiny. Also available for free download for Amazon Prime members.

 

Music:

Dougie MacLean: Inside the Thunder

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Holding Up Half The Sky: Voices Of Celtic Women II

 



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Forged in Blood

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on the fiction anthology book Forged in Blood. It was edited and co-authored by  SurvivalBlog’s Editor At Large, Michael Z. Williamson.

Books (Forged In Blood):

Forged in Blood. This is an anthology of military short stories. Some of the  stories are directly or indirectly related to Michael Z. Williamson’s Freehold series. It was just released on September 5th. It features all-new stories by Michael Z. Williamson, Larry Correia, Tom Kratman, Tony Daniel, Micahel Massa, Peter Grant, John F. Holmes, and many others.) Note: There is some crude language and descriptions of violent combat, so this book is not for kids. The editors of Kliatt describe the book: “A fast-paced, compulsive read . . . will appeal to fans of John Ringo, David Drake, Lois McMaster … Continue reading



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

can sealers

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on can sealers.

Books:

Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself–While the Rest of Us Die

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The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

 

Movies:

Dunkirk (now in theaters)

 

Music:

Ricky Skaggs: Soldier Of The Cross

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The Best of Mary McCaslin: Things We Said Today



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Flir II

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week’s focus is on thermal night vision monoculars. (See the Gear section, near the end of this column.)

Books:

How Not To Be Hacked: The Definitive Guide for Regular People

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Nuts! A 101st Airborne Division Machine Gunner at Bastogne

Music:

Silly Wizard: Wild & Beautiful



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week

Matt Bracken

Here are JWR‘s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers.  This week the focus is on the new documentary film Lies Of Omission.  (See the Movies section.)

Books:

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

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The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet, with More Than 125 Delectable Recipes and 5 Meal Plans to Shed Weight, Heal Your Body, and Regain Confidence

 

Music:

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Original Album Classics

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The Last Of The Mohicans: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack