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 Replacing Broken Tool Handles. (See the Instructional Videos section.) Books: Winter in the Wilderness: A Field Guide to Primitive Survival Skills o  o  o The Glorious Adventure: Through the Mediterranean in the Wake of Odysseus. Halliburton’s classic travel book. “‘The Glorious Adventure’ was Halliburton’s second book, and details how he set out to follow in the path of Ulysses, as described in the Odyssey. The resultant book does not have a dull page. It details how Halliburton roamed …




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 DIY home projects. (See the Instructional Videos section.) Books: Wranglerstar’s book published last year deserves a second mention: Modern Homesteading: Rediscovering the American Dream. o  o  o Home Workshop Setup: The Complete Guide (Home Woodworker Series) o  o  o Practical Woodshop Projects: 24 No-Nonsense Projects to Improve Your Shop o  o  o The Home Blacksmith: Tools, Techniques, and 40 Practical Projects for the Blacksmith Hobbyist   Movies & Television: The 12th Man.  An amazing true story of a …




SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on American Redoubt coffee roasters. Many of these companies also do mailorder/Internet sales of their beans and ground coffee. I know that a lot of SurvivalBlog readers order their coffee from Black Rifle Coffee Company in Tennessee. But those of us who live here in the Redoubt can now support local businesses. And I have a suggestion that …




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 buying an arm-braced Remington Tac-14 shotgun. (See the Gear section.) Books: Idaho for the Curious: A Guide o  o  o Never Cry Halibut: and Other Alaska Hunting and Fishing Tales o  o  o The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure   Movies & Television: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly o  o  o Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party. This fascinating Dinesh d’Souza documentary is available on DVD, or …




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 some Electrical How-To videos. (See the Instructional Videos section.) Books: On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle o  o  o Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Note: I’ve mentioned this book in SurvivalBlog, but the subject matter and the quality of the writing both warrant another mention. o  o  o Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, by Tucker …




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 Packs and Bags. (See the Gear section.) Books: The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse, by Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre o  o  o Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel o  o  o Reader Ryan C. suggested this quite useful book: Engineering In The Ancient World,  by J. G. Landels. Ryan noted: “It is quite an interesting read. It has basic explanations of the [ancient] machines, and a few diagrams as well.”  Sometimes, Old Technology is Appropriate Technology! …




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 kitchen grinders. (See the Gear section.) Books: The Winter Survival Handbook: 157 Winter Tips and Tricks (Outdoor Life) o  o  o Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, by Tucker Carlson o  o  o Gut It. Cut It. Cook It.: The Deer Hunter’s Guide to Processing o  o  o The High Security Shelter – How to Implement a Muti-Purpose Safe Room in the Home, 5th Edition, by Joel …




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 Man in The High Castle. (See the Movies, Television & Music section.) Books: Organized Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist’s Guide to Getting–and Staying–Organized o  o  o Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition) o  o  o The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners: Your Essential Guide to Living the Keto Lifestyle  




An Open Letter To President Trump: Time for More Pardons

Dear Mr. President: As you know, the leftist mainstream media is still doing their best to demonize you and your cabinet. They are  slanderously mislabeling you as “fascists.” This is of course a totally unfounded slur. The insult has repeatedly been blithely bandied about by countless guests and even newscasters themselves on mainstream television news shows. This slander if hateful and hurtful to the image of your administration. They keep using the word fascist word without knowing what it means. I am writing to propose that you blunt these accusations by issuing Presidential pardons and sentence commutations to hundreds and …




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 Tool Organization. (See the Gear section.)  But, first a much more pressing concern:   Communications Gear  — Import Banned!: Back in August, I warned SurvivalBlog readers about an upcoming FCC rules change.  Well, the ban did indeed arrive, on Monday. As of September 24th, 2018, the FCC banned the importation of some quite capable dual band models of inexpensive Baofeng ham radio handie-talkies:      FCC Enforcement Advisory No. 2018-03 Because of this new FCC “enforcement advisory” ban, …




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 Ammunition Storage. (See the Gear section.) Books: Fall and Winter Gardening: 25 Organic Vegetables to Plant and Grow for Late Season Food o  o  o Recommended by reader A.D.: The Complete Yacht Security Handbook: For skippers and crew o  o  o Recommended by reader “Captain Nemo”: Bardin & Marsee Waterproof Bible – KJV   Movies & Television: 1984. This is the 1986 remake of the classic George Orwell story, starring John Hurt. It is “…set in a …




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 versatile tools. (See the Gear section.) Books:Holy Bible: KJV Giant Print Thumb Index Edition: Brown (King James Bible) o  o  o 2019 Official Red Book of United States Coins – Spiral Bound o  o  o Hank Reinhardt’s Book of Knives: A Practical and Illustrated Guide to Knife Fighting. JWR’s Proviso:  Be forewarned that this book is not for the squeamish!   Movies & Television: The Survivors (1983). “Robin Williams and Walter Matthau star as two unemployed men …




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 propane refrigerators and freezers. (See the Gear section.) Books: Just released yesterday (September 4th, 2018): The Last Hour: An Israeli Insider Looks at the End Times. In the past two years, I have spent dozens of hours listening to Amir Tsarfati’s analyses of the situation in the Middle East. He has the level-headed reasoning of an intelligence officer (which he is, in the IDF Reserve), but also has the perspective of a Christian. This promises to be …




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 80% SIG P320 Trigger Group Modules. (See the Vlogs & Instructional Videos section.) Books: Bob Brownell’s Gunsmith Kinks o  o  o The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition) o  o  o I’ve mentioned this very practical book before: What to Expect When You’re Expecting   Movies & Television: My old friend Fred The Valmetmeister recommended this BBC documentary: Empire Episode 1: A Taste for Power o  o  o The Ninth Day.  The true story of a …




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 a gun vault that can be disassembled, when you move. (See the Gear section.) Books: Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking o  o  o How to Win Friends & Influence People. This perennial bestseller written by Dale Carnegie still resonates in truth after nine decades. (It was first published in 1936.) Anyone who works in sales or marketing should definitely read this book. o  …