Archive for April, 2016

Food storage

Posted: April 30, 2016 in Books, Prepping


Author Angela Paskett is a prolific writer and if you visit her homepage you will find a lot of interesting material related to the subject of this book. “Food Storage – For Self-Sufficiency And Survival” (Living Ready Books, 2014) is one of the best books that I have seen on this and I can certainly recommend it. 210 pages.

This is a good addition to the old library.


Tiny house living

Posted: April 29, 2016 in Books, Prepping


I enjoy books on tiny houses because they can be an excellent inspiration if you plan to get out of Dodge (or whatever place you happen to reside in) if everything goes belly up. And there is a big market and general interest out there, so there is plenty to check out. “Cabins, Cottages & Tiny Homes – Maximizing Fully With Less” (Tiny House Living, 2014) is a recent title, not too many pictures but a good enough introduction. 120 pages.

Cutting costs or getting a Plan B in order can not be a bad thing.


Good day today since the much anticipated Deep Purple release “Long Beach 1976” (part of the ongoing Deep Purple Overseas Live Series) arrived in the mail. I went for both options, the Two CD and the Three Vinyl editions will both find a home where I dwell. Now this has been released a few times before so there is not much to speak of here except the fact that it is really nice to get this recording on full vinyl after all these years. That is obviously a first. Secondly, as far as live albums goes this one is exceptionally great, like “Made In Japan” and “Made In Europe”. It just proves that Tommy Bolin was a great player in Deep Purple and that it worked. It was the darker side of the story (recently blogged about in detail on this blog) that ended it all. But musically, man was it something else!

1970s Purple was astounding, always walking tall and certainly great to the very end.

The Americans 2

Posted: April 28, 2016 in TV & Movies


Enjoying the second season of The Americans this week. Bought it on DVD a while back and the show continues to deliver high drama in a field (espionage) that we seldom get to see. Based on the backdrop of the Cold War (I think they are in 1982 in this season) it deals with a a couple of Russian spies operating in America posing as husband and wife. We do get to follow a number of people that are working on both sides and some of the plots did happen in real life back in the day.

They certainly keep the suspense going.

Epic adventure

Posted: April 26, 2016 in Cool stuff, TV & Movies


Watched “In The Heart Of The Sea” with Chris Hemsworth on DVD tonight and once the action gets going it is truly epic. Good acting all around and the story is basically a new spin on “Moby Dick”.

Quite memorable.

The False Rider

Posted: April 25, 2016 in Books, Cool stuff


There is something beautiful about a book that is reprinted again and again. Max Brand (1892-1944) is still widely published and “The False Rider” (Prologue Books, 2013) first saw print in 1933. A good story can be like a fine wine.

Nice cover too.


Posted: April 24, 2016 in Books


Author Howard Hopkins brought The Lone Ranger back to life in “Vendetta” (Moonstone, 2012), I suppose it was meant to get some attention due to the movie that came out in 2013? It is a novel although it kind of looks like a comic book. 126 pages.

Howard Hopkins is a prolific western writer.