JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. The focus is usually on emergency communications gear, bug out bag gear, books and movies–often with a tie-in to disaster preparedness, and links to “how to” self-sufficiency videos. There are also links to sources for both storage food and storage containers. You will also note an emphasis on history books and historical movies. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This week, I’m featuring an antique .44 S&W double action revolver at my web store. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)


LandBook: The small landowner’s guide to buying, improving, maintaining and selling rural land

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Some great reading for your time in “self-isolation” is this book that I’ve mentioned many times: The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 50th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself

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This book is a must for homeschooling your kids: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? A Fast, Clear, and Fun Explanation of the Economics You Need For Success in Your Career, Business, and Investments

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Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2019.

Instructional Videos & Vlogs:

Steve H. spotted this 18-minute video: Life in lockdown Wuhan: The Coronavirus epicentre two months into the pandemic

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Reader Tim J. sent this:  Not everything goes as planned when you work bison!

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The latest from Engineer775: What’s Inside This Underground Bunker?

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And David W. liked this one: Ammo Can Wood Burning Tent Stove. Make a Tent Heater for Winter Camping


Yo-Yo Ma – The Classical Cello Collection

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Clannad: Greatest Hits

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Prepper’s Paradise (music video)

Gear & Grub:

Here are a few key items to consider, for hunkering down:

Dakota Alert. (The original, and the best.)

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Reader Rick in Montana suggested this: Mailbox Alert with Text Message and Email Notifications

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Note to Katy: “Bar The Door.”

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Cattleman’s Cut Original Beef Jerky, 10 Ounce

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Idahoan Real Premium Mashed Potatoes – 3.24lbs. – Case Pack of 4

Featured Antique Gun of the Week

This week’s featured antique gun of the week is a scarce S&W .44 Double Action First Model Revolver with factory letter. It us chambered in the .44 S&W Russian cartridge, which is still factory made. Like most other pre-1899s, it can be mailed or shipped directly to your doorstep without any paperwork or FFL dealer involvement. If you are one of those Californians who is currently waiting 10 days to pick up a modern (post-1898) gun that you purchased from a dealer, be advised that this gun could be in your hands by Friday. (Be sure to check your state and local laws before ordering.)

Take a look at the many recently-added guns at the Elk Creek Company store.

Make a Suggestion

Want to suggest Recommendations of your own? Then please send them to JWR. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact form.) Thanks!

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