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.)


The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse, by Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre

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Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel

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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!

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Geocaching, 3rd Edition: Explore the Latest Advances in This Exciting and Popular GPS Adventure


Movies & Television:

I was a bit disappointed by Season 3 of The Man in the High Castle. It is now available in its entirety for Amazon Prime binge watchers. The acting, cinematography, sets, costumes, vehicles, props, and the general production value were all top notch. However, the script writers of Season 3 felt obliged to make two blatant bows toward 21st Century homosexual liberal culture, even though the show was set in a parallel universe version of 1962.  Homosexual couples kissing in public, in 1962?  That is simply not believable. What a waste of a big budget. Philip K. Dick is now doubtless spinning in his grave. For the record, Philip K. Dick once wrote: “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable, one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.”

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Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy

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Yalta’s Last Secret: Betrayal, Bravery, & Resistance at the End of WWII.  Available on DVD, also  Amazon Prime streaming.

Vlogs and Instructional Videos:

Stuff and Fluff vs. Skill: Make the Choice

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More False and Misleading Data for Arctic Sea Ice Forecast 2017-2018 Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 (222)

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Gear (Packs and Bags):

Brigands Waterproof Dry Bag with Waterproof Phone Case

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LeisonTac Tactical Backpack: Military Assault Pack – Olive Green – Extreme Water Resistant Small Rucksack – Hydration Bladder Compartment

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Condor Colossus Duffle Bag- Olive Green

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CREATOR 70-85L Large Capacity Tactical Travel Backpack MOLLE Hiking Rucksack

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Chaos Ready Waterproof Backpack – Dry Bag – Quality Heavy Duty – Padded Shoulder Straps – Mesh Side Pockets – Easy Access Front Pocket


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  1. RE: Geocaching
    Don’t expect to find your goods if you use a GPS only to spot them after a CME or EMP event. You MUST map that stuff on PAPER! Then laminate it.

  2. Sorry to hear the direction that The Man in the High Castle is taking. If, in the show, it was Nazis engaged in the act perhaps the script writers had read The Pink Swastika.

  3. “God Friended Me” is a new show that very shrewdly goes after the Christian audience. The last episode began with a brief lesbian smooch scene and the story had the father of the lesbian state “whatever makes you happy” do it. The rest of the show went on to put the stamp of approval on what the book of Romans quite clearly denounces. I just turned off a show called ‘Empire’ which in the last minutes of the show depicts a homosexual kiss between two black men. So I get it, this is going mainstream and any show on TV produced for the upcoming season is likely to promote this agenda on primetime.

    This is called cultural Marxism, I call it satanism. The purpose is to debase God’s creation. They have exalted their imagination against God’s creation and think that they create the sexes, that they control creation and the idea that there is a God that created man and woman and said that it was good is abhorrent to them. Know who these people are, they are not out to entertain you, they are out to destroy you.

  4. I also started watching the third season of The Man in the High Castle with high expectations. I agree 100% with JWR’s assessment. If you remove from the storyline those two homosexual relationships, this show would be 5 stars plus. I was really sad to see what they’ve done to the series.

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