JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

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Books:

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the … Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture

The Complete Guide to Sharpening

@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex, by Shane Harris

Movies:

The Road (starring Viggo Mortensen. It is a favorite with both preppers and survivalists.)

Captain Fantastic (also starring Viggo Mortensen). This movie is marred by copious foul language, brief nudity, and absurd politics. But it makes a compelling case for home schooling and self-sufficiency. It is rated R, and is definitely NOT for kids! (It is now available through Amazon Prime)

BTW, here is a sad addendum: Viggo’s father, V. Peter Mortensen, passed way in early March. Our condolences to the family.

Instructional Videos:

From “Russian Daycare”: AMAZING CAMPING HACKS #2

Max Velocity Tactical: Anatomy of a Peel (JWR’s Comment: Max’s training is very highly regarded and recommended. It appears that for quite rational live fire safety reasons they set this up as a 90-degree offset engagement and withdrawal. Normally, in a meeting engagement with a superior force, a “withdraw by fire” takes a 180-degree exit route.

Box Van Stealth Tiny House Tour & Interview

Element Van Life: One Year Living in a Van What I’ve Learned

Also see this from the same young man: Tour of Honda Element Camper

JWR adds these safety notes: DO NOT depend on spring–loaded battery terminal clamps! Any arcing can spark fires. Use proper bolt-on terminals. It is also important to vent the battery compartment of any un-sealed batteries!

Online Sermon Videos:

ReformedSermons.org

Pastor Bob Boone (Mt. Hall Community Church, Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho)

Pastor Don Bergstrom (Grace Baptist Church, Columbia Falls, Montana)

Podcasts:

The Shrugging Out Podcast

Stuff You Should Know Podcast

Blogs:

Zero Hedge

The Appalachian Messenger

Gear:

A must for every well-prepared home: Knife Block Set

Philips 60 Watt Equivalent Soft White A19 LED Light Bulb, 16-Pack

AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48-Pack)

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