SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This column is posted on Tuesdays. Here, we present news and announcements from around the American Redoubt. We also mention companies in the region of interest to preppers. Today’s focus is on the proposed Scotchman Peak wilderness area.

Idaho (Scotchman Peak)

First, over at Redoubt News, we read: Scotchman Peak Still A Hot Topic. JWR’s Comments: This proposed wilderness area straddles the Idaho/Montana State line. (On the map, look east of Clark Fork, Idaho.) The Wilderness designation will eliminate motorized access to a huge swath of National Forest. But presently the lower elevations have well-established roads. These are  National Forest roads that are open to the public. Built during logging, those roads were indirectly paid for by your tax dollars. Not surprisingly, the self-proclaimed “caring” leftists have other plans. They intend to deny back-country access to non-backpacking older Americans.

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SurvivalBlog reader TTABS posted a fun rafting video a couple of years back.  But I didn’t discover it until this week: Rafting Idaho’s Lochsa River – Row Adventures


And speaking of TTABS, here is one of his great trike flying videos. It is also deep in the American Redoubt. This one shows Troy, Montana, the Cabinet Mountains Range, Libby, Lake Koocanusa, Eureka, and Kalispell.

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Check out this great new company in Kalispell, Montana: (Note: Not just for readers in Montana. They do mail order sales, nationwide.)

Eastern Oregon

The Argus Observer (In Ontario, Oregon) reports: Heroin a bigger problem in rural areas, than cities

Eastern Washington

Up next, an announcement:  The annual Marble Country God & Country Celebration will be held June 30th to July 2nd.  This event, held in Marble, Washington, is a great one for preppers. Many great lectures and workshops. Many will focus on family preparedness and defensive tactics. Also, of course, sessions on United States history and our Constitution. Don’t miss it.

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On to this news from the Tri-Cities region: AP: Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely

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Historic warbirds touch down at Felts Field for Neighbor Day


Earthquake shakes NW Yellowstone area

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If you want the ultimate in long-range counter-sniper rifles, then take a look at the HAMR made by (They are in Burlington, Wyoming.)

The American Redoubt In The Media:

Finally, over at The New American a piece about the proposed partition of eastern Washington: Is Proposed “State of Liberty” Constitutional?

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  1. From the article about the new state of Liberty: “and have been termed derisively by the Left as the “American Redoubt,” Ha! Someone didn’t do their research on who named the Redoubt!

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