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 stainless steel zip ties. (See the Gear & Grub section.) Books: The Prepper’s Canning Guide: Affordably Stockpile a Lifesaving Supply of Nutritious, Delicious, Shelf-Stable Foods o  o  o 52 Prepper Projects: A Project a Week to Help You Prepare for the Unpredictable Movies & Television: Something special for Terry Pratchett fans: Going Postal.  (Available on Amazon Prime.) o  o  o I really enjoyed this review: Serenity Retrospective/Review. For any of our readers who have not yet seen …




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 Thud Pilots.   (See the Movies section.) Books: Phil Robertson’s latest book: The Theft of America’s Soul: Blowing the Lid Off the Lies That Are Destroying Our Country o  o  o Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes o  o  o Deer Hunting Secrets Exposed – Take The Best Buck Of Your Life   Movies: I recently watched a fascinating documentary about F-105 pilots in the …




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 MagPul PMAG magazines. (See the Gear & Grub section.) Books: Nation of Cowards: Essays on the Ethics of Gun Control. o  o  o Complete Works O. Henry Authorized Edition 12 Volume Set   Movies & Television: The Korean War – 60th Anniversary Commemorative Documentary Collection o  o  o The second season of the very cleverly-crafted parallel universe television series Counterpart began airing last month on Starz, and will wrap up on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Most of …




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 MagPul D-60 AR-15 drum magazines. (See the Gear section.) Books: I’ve mentioned this book several times since I started SurvivalBlog back in 2005. It was formerly published by the now sadly defunct Paladin Press. I consider it a classic, and I’m glad to see that it is back in print: Total Resistance. If you don’t already have a copy on your bookshelf, then you should! One reviewer had this to say: “Much of the minutiae may not …




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 comfort foods for food storage. Let’s face it: TEOTWAWKI will be very stressful. So plan ahead to be able to relieve some of that stress. Have long term storage comfort foods on hand, or be ready to make comfort food recipes with the foods you grow and store. (See the Books, Instructional Videos, and Gear & Grub section.) Books (Comfort Foods): Keto Comfort Foods: Family Favorite Recipes Made Low-Carb and Healthy o  o  o The Old Farmer’s …




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 Snow Camouflage. (See the Books and Gear sections.) Books (Snow Camouflage): Soldier’s Handbook For Individual Operations Survival In Cold Weather Areas, U.S. Defense Department (2009) Paperback o  o  o Field Guide to Tracking Animals in Snow: How to Identify and Decipher Those Mysterious Winter Trails o  o  o The Snowshoe Experience: Gear Up & Discover the Wonders of Winter on Snowshoes   Movies: Ken Burns: The Civil War 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray o  o  o Building Your …




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 AR Arm Braces. (See the Instructional Videos and Gear sections.) Books: Planning and Installing Micro-Hydro Systems: A Guide for Designers, Installers and Engineers o  o  o Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide: Learn Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering o  o  o Fight Autism and Win: Biomedical Therapies That Actually Work! Second Edition by Jan Martin o  o  o The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation 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 Ammo Cans. (See the Instructional Videos and Gear sections.) Books: Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine E-Book o  o  o Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care o  o  o Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom     Movies & Television: Leave No Trace. Available on DVD and also free streaming on Amazon Prime.  One reviewer described it: “This movie is a lovely portrait of a father/daughter relationship, the perils of PTSD that many of our veterans face, …




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 raising and hunting turkeys. Yes, some folks are already planning their spring season wild turkey hunts! (See the Books, Instructional Videos, and Gear sections.) Books (Turkeys): Storey’s Guide to Raising Turkeys, 3rd Edition: Breeds, Care, Marketing o  o  o How to Raise Heritage Turkeys on Pasture o  o  o Successful Turkey Hunting o  o  o Field Dressing and Butchering Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Wild Turkeys  




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 documentary films and books about National Parks in the American Redoubt. (See the Books and Movies sections.) Books (National Parks in the American Redoubt): All National Parks, including those in the Redoubt were closed, under the Federal Government shut-down. Here, I should mention that the whole concept of “closing” the Grand Tetons is ludicrous. It would take an awfully large curtain to close off that view! Here are some fine books about National Parks inside the Redoubt …




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 food dehydrators. (See the Books and Gear sections.) Books (Dehydrators): The Beginner’s Guide to Dehydrating Food, 2nd Edition: How to Preserve All Your Favorite Vegetables, Fruits, Meats, and Herbs o  o  o The Complete Dog Breed Book: Choose the Perfect Dog for You o  o  o The Making of the Atomic Bomb   Movies: On DVD and also now available via Amazon Prime: Exodus o  o  o The Bridge On The River Kwai o  o  o An …




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 recommended Christmas gifts. (See the Books, Movies, and Gear sections.) Books: As our greenhouse production just hit its annual low ebb, I’m again referring to this book: Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 Days o  o  o The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan o  o  o Habitat for Humanity: How to Build a House Revised & Updated o  o  o Here 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 on some suggested Hanukkah and Christmas gifts for preppers. See the Gear section. Books: American Entrepreneur: How 400 Years of Risk-Takers, Innovators, and Business Visionaries Built the U.S.A. o  o  o Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History (Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Series) o  o  o A History of America in 100 Maps   Movies: I’ve already mentioned this great documentary a couple of times before in SurvivalBlog: Alone in the Wilderness. It is …




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 illumination items (See the Gear section.) Books: Churchill: Walking with Destiny o  o  o Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 500 Everyday Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users o  o  o Planning to celebrate Hanukkah?  Then learn the real reason for the season:  Maccabee   Movies: The Man Who Would Be King.  From Roger Ebert’s 1975 review:  “John Huston’s “The Man Who Would Be King” is swashbuckling adventure, pure and simple, from the hand of a master. It’s …




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 URGI rifles. (See both the Instructional Videos section and the Gear section.) Books: Gunsmithing the AR-15, The Bench Manual o  o  o Gunsmithing (Stackpole Classic Gun Books).  A reprint of the classic Roy Dunlap book.     Instructional Videos (URGI Rifles): This new video by Garand Thumb is interesting: Geissele URGI: The New Army Special Forces Rifle. o  o  o Hickok45: How NOT To Carry a Colt Single Action Army