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  




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 …