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 different aspects of the now much-maligned American Gun Culture.  Try as they might, the gun grabbers will never disarm the American citizenry. We will stick to our guns! Books: American Shooter: A Personal History of Gun Culture in the United States o  o  o McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage, 2nd Edition. Great for homeschoolers! o o o The Money Mystery: The Hidden Force Affecting Your Career, Business, and Investments (An Uncle Eric Book)   Movies: …




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 restoring hand saws. (See the Vlogs and Instructional Videos section.) Books: A new book by Dr. Mark Hyman was just released on February 27th: Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?  Since Hyman has long been an advocate of a nutritious low-sugar diet, I expect his new book to be full of good advice. o o o The Survival Medicine Handbook: The essential guide for when medical help is NOT on the way Movies: I found a documentary …




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 course for military surplus waterproof Hardigg and Pelican cases  (See the Gear section.) Books: Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan o o o Guerrilla Camping: Getting Off the Beaten Path Movies: I found a documentary on economics that is definitely worth watching. It is: End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless. (Available on DVD, also available free streaming to those with an Amazon Prime membership.)  SurvivalBlog readers will recognize …




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 garden hose repairs. (See the Gear section.) Books: Principles of Protection: U. S. Handbook of NBC Weapon Fundamentals and Shelter Engineering Design Standards o o o How to Build the Perfect Off-Grid Home. Sadly, this very useful book went out of print when Paladin Press recently closed its doors. I recommend grabbing a copy while they are still available at reasonable prices. Movies: I’m sure that most SurvivalBlog readers have heard the phrase “Jews In The Attic.”  …




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 NORB  range bags. (See the Gear section.) Books: The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals. By the way, this book is from Ulysses Press–the folks who publish my novel Patriots. o o o Finally!  A “self-help” style book backed by some conservative, religiously-grounded common sense has made it into Amazon’s Top Ten. (It was ranked #1 on Amazon, the last time I checked.) The book is titled: 12 Rules for …




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 learning about sewing machine belt replacement. (See the Vlogs and Instructional Videos section.) Books: Great Book of Woodworking Projects: 50 Projects for Indoor Improvements and Outdoor Living from the Experts at American Woodworker o o o Pacific Northwest Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Alaska Blueberries to Wild Hazelnuts (Note: The same publisher has companion books on foraging in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast.) Movies: The Cocoanuts. The zany comedy of the Marx Brothers is hard …




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 Tipton Ultimate Gun Vise. (See the Gear section.) Books: Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: New Modern Edition [6 volume – Set] o o o I’ve mentioned this book once before, but it deserves another strong recommendation: The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness (Dave Ramsey). I feel very strongly attuned to Ramsey’s guidance. To be ready for an economic depression, every family should be as close to debt free, as …




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 documentary film and companion book Unbranded. Books (Unbranded): Unbranded–written by filmmaker Ben Masters–as a companion piece to his documentary film.  (Described in the Movies section, below.) This has some fabulous photography, and the text fills in some huge gaps in the movie. o o o Montana Homestead: How I Built My Homestead Off Grid In The Wilderness o o o Movies (Unbranded): Back in 2016, I mentioned this great western horsemanship documentary: Unbranded. This is 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 a how-to video on how to make hatchet sheaths. Books: I’ve noticed this book on the bookshelves when visiting several friends and relatives, so it is probably not a coincidence: 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation o o o Winter in the Wilderness: A Field Guide to Primitive Survival Skills o o o Primitive Bread: Remembering the Old Ways   Movies: Dunkirk. Speaking of which, this little …




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 Darn Tough brand socks.  (See the Gear section.)   Books: The Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible: KJV Edition, Hardbound o o o Here is the latest from hard sci-fi novelist Andy Weir (the author of The Martian–which became a quite popular movie): Artemis: A Novel o o o The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouse Movies: After umpteen recommendations from family and friends, I finally had the chance to see …




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 The Ultimate Gift movie series.   Books: The True Story of Fake News: How Mainstream Media Manipulates Millions (Mark Dice) o o o 100 Hikes In The Inland Northwest o o o The Freedom Outlaw’s Handbook, by Claire Wolfe. (This is an update to her classic book: 101 Things To Do ‘Til The Revolution.  Now with 179 subjects.)   Movies: Here is a movie that I can strongly recommend for your whole family:  The Ultimate …




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 movies about The Reformation. Books: Small-Scale Grain Raising: An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers, 2nd Edition o o o The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook   Movies (Reformation): John Hus — A  Journey of No Return. (Available on DVD, or free streaming to those with Amazon Prime.) JWR’s Comment: Hus has been called a “Proto-Reformer.” He died in 102 years before Martin Luther nailed up his famous …




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 Victorinox Swiss Army knives. Books: Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery o o o The Winter Survival Handbook: 157 Winter Tips and Tricks o o o The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) Movies: Ben-Hur: 50th Anniversary Edition. JWR’s Comment: The recent remake pales in comparison. Charlton Heston’s performance as the leading man is great, and so is the film-making. o o o The Last …




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 Old Sneelock series of instructional videos on YouTube. Books: I may be biased (since I published it), but I highly recommend this inspirational and truly uplifting book: My Thailand Calling: Following Jesus Cross-Culturally: A Missionary’s Journey On The Frontiers. o o o The Survival Medicine Handbook: The essential guide for when medical help is NOT on the way Movies: I’ve mentioned this film before, but it bears repeating: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi o …




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 JWR’s preferred gun lubricant: Frog Lube. Books: Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived o o o The Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals o o o Foxe’s Book of Martyrs Movies: The Right Stuff.  This otherwise fine film is marred by some crudity.  Available on DVD and available for free download for Amazon Prime members. o o o Enemy At The Gates