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.)


The Prepper’s Canning Guide: Affordably Stockpile a Lifesaving Supply of Nutritious, Delicious, Shelf-Stable Foods

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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.)

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I really enjoyed this review: Serenity Retrospective/Review. For any of our readers who have not yet seen it, I also recommend Josh Whedon’s Serenity.

Instructional Videos:

Reader John C. suggested this classic training film How to build an Igloo

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T.J. suggested these two videos:

Amazing Concrete Garden Boxes – DIY Forms to Pour and Cast Cement Planter link together Beds


Build a Firewood Cutting Jig – DIY Wood Processor

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Video at American PartisanPalmetto State Armory KS-47 Pistol Review


Gear  & Grub (Stainless Steel Zip Ties):

Video: Stainless Steel Zip Ties holds 200 lbs! (90kg). These would be great for car exhaust repair.  I plan to keep a few of the 12″ and the 20″ variety in the tool kits of each of my vehicles.

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Survivalcavefood Gourmet, Canned Beef, 12, 28oz cans

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The folding Sven saw has become a classic. When collapsed, these are compact enough to fit in a bug-out bag and are very durable. They are also made in USA.

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This candy has a great shelf life: Bayside Candy Sesame Crunch, 2 lbs. Note that you can vacuum pack it in quart or half gallon jars to extend the shelf life even more.


Make a Suggestion

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