Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on BedBunker Gun Vaults. (See the Gear & Grub section.)
Blog reader Phil J. suggested this best-selling book: The Case for Trump.
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Reader C.G. recommended this book on the controversial “Q” material: QAnon: An Invitation to The Great Awakening
Movies & Television:
Polycarp. Available on DVD or for free streaming to those with Amazon Prime.
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Sahara. The classic Humphrey Bogart movie, made in 1943. Available on DVD or for free streaming to those with Amazon Prime.
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The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams. Although it was produced on a modest budget, this film is well worth watching. It is even fairly family-friendly. (There are some battlefield scenes, but not much gore.) Interestingly, the film was written and produced by descendants of the protagonist. I wish that were more films like this! Available on DVD or for free streaming to those with Amazon Prime.
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A long-running television series recommended by blog reader Charles K.: NCIS. Available on DVD or Blu-Ray. Charles describes the show: “NCIS is a great show (CBS Tuesday at 8:00 PM), one of the very few on television. The Gibbs character, played by Mark Harmon, is a Marine Gunnery Sergeant, now team leader for NCIS home office in DC. Gibbs (Leroy Jethro Gibbs) has 51 rules, so far, we don’t yet know what all the rules are. Oh, and the character oozes masculinity. No wonder it usually ranks #1 in the ratings every week.”
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Reader Rob L. mentioned a 7-minute video (with a little humor): BETTER THAN A YETI COOLER? INSULATE YOUR COOLER CHEAP! His comments: “If you’re an outdoorsman (or woman), here’s a simple hack that I am most definitely going to do, and if you’ve ever lived out of an ice chest for several days or longer, then you know how much ice you go through. But for the price of a YETI, I can get a great used .22 or even a .30-06 with a good scope on it… jus’ sayin’.”
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Over at Ful30.com, a review of a “gimmicky” shotgun with a few possibilities for preppers: Chiappa Triple Threat. The barrels seem to be quite well regulated for point of aim. Too bad that it isn’t an ejector gun–since extractor shotguns are much faster to reload. But one advantage of extractor guns is that they are usually more compatible with using subcaliber inserts. (You probably don’t want to eject a $50 insert into the brush!)
Gear & Grub:
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Alfie wrote to mention:
“Here is another hidden safe that was not mentioned in your recent article: The BedBuker gun vault. I’m happy with mine. Several of my friends and relatives have slept on it for up to a week each without ever being aware of it. It comes in halves and when they are bolted together you’d have to cut a wall out to move it. The primary defense is a simple bed skirt. It will take time [for a burglar] to find a BedBunker, and even more time to cut his way in. It also doesn’t take up any floor space as I’m not using the area under the bed anyway. You don’t use a box spring and the foam mattress we use is both comfortable, consistently getting compliments, and easy to move for access.”
I agree! We’ve had one of the king size double vaults at the Rawles Ranch for about six years, and it has been trouble free. There is a lot of room at the ends for stowing magazines and optics. The pair of locks on each vault are a special high security pick-resistant design, made in Israel by Mul-T-Lock. I highly recommend BedBunker vaults!
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Our family’s preferred candy bar for summer backpacking trips: Big Hunk. (In hot weather, other candy bars usually melt.) These also store fairly well. If they eventually get too brittle, just warm them slightly.