SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This column is posted every Tuesday. Here, we present news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies in the region of interest to preppers. The Redoubt region is perhaps the safest and most free place to live in these United States. Today’s focus is on Hermiston, Oregon.


First, we read: Hundreds of bikers roar down the road for Idaho Patriot Thunder

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I’d like to mention a small family-owned business located in Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho:  North Idaho Heat.  They specialize in woodstoves and are dealers for Blaze King and Hearth Classics. And they also sell the excellent Toyotomi oil heaters. From what I’ve heard from blog readers, North Idaho heat has excellent customer service. They also offer installation and repair services.

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Next, I hadn’t noticed before, but Alien Gear Holsters (proudly made in Idaho) has revamped their web site and it now includes a variety of videos.

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And here is an interesting Idaho headline: Lt. Gov. Brad Little served as acting governor 373 times

Eastern Oregon

Video shows dangers of ticks: Island City family copes with tick paralysis
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Hermiston man killed in shooting at beginning of holiday weekend.  (JWR’s Comment:  A murders is a rare event in Eastern Oregon, so each one gets a lot of  news coverage.)

Eastern Washington

And next, this headline: Mudslide carries trees down hillside, threatening home

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Next, Man whose picture used in BBQ dad ad talks being a viral sensation


Large part of small Wyoming town sells for $500,000

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No Insurance Halts Cody Gunfighters Show

The Redoubt in the Media

Lastly, here is a piece over  at Redoubt News: Defining The American Redoubt

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  1. It is getting crowded in the North Idaho portion of the redoubt. Hiway 95 from CDA to Sandpoint and hiway 2 north out of Sandpoint has turned into a stream of nonstop traffic running North and South. Property prices have skyrocketed, Major retail stores are everywhere. Not a bad thing I suppose, so long as your reason for moving to that part of the state doesnt include getting away from growing populations, because it’s growing FAST…. we chose north central Idaho, as it more closely resembles What North Idaho used to be.

  2. Moved to Montana 4 years ago from Missouri, biggest mistake I’ve made in my life. People here in Montana are the greediest & liberalist people I’ve came across next to Californian’s. Real estate is way overpriced & no one but a multi-millionaire can afford to buy anything, the wages in Montana don’t even come close to matching the cost of living especially when you factor in the price of a house (even in town). The growing season is too short for good gardening, the hunting and fishing is terrible, the deer out here are scrawny compared to the deer in Kansas & Missouri. There are way too many people hunting the public walk-in land to hunt out here as well.

    1. Bert:
      You are entitled to your opinion. However, I must respectfully rebut your comments. I believe that your impression of the Redoubt was skewed by discrete geography and demographics.

      House prices are directly proportional to being in commute distance of population centers. If you get more than an hour’s drive out, then land and house prices drop dramatically.

      Liberalism in the Redoubt is largely restricted to a few ex-Californian dominated enclaves like Sandpoint, Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Coeur d’Alene Idaho. In Montana, the more liberal meccas seem to be Bozeman, Helena, and Whitefish. OUTSIDE of those small population centers, the populace is predominantly conservative and more church-going. Just look at the county-by-county map of the 2016 election returns. Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and the eastern halves of both Oregon and Washington had landslide election results for Trump.

      As for hunting and fishing opportunities: Those are limited only where you are in close proximity to population centers. In MOST of the counties in the Redoubt it is quite easy to fill a deer tag. If you want big deer, then move to a region that has Mule Deer. There are dozens of deer hunting zones in the Redoubt that are crawling with Muleys. There is NO shortage of deer in the Redoubt. All of the auto body shops get 80%+ of their business from deer collisions, which are far too frequent!

      And as for gardening: Yes, you will need a greenhouse. Budget for it.

      But all in all, there isn’t anywhere else where I would rather live. – JWR

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