SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the remoteness of the Redoubt. (See the The American Redoubt in the News section.)


Elderly woman trapped when house catches fire after police shoot at intruder

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Quality of Idaho wheat crop ‘superb’ this year

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2A Armament is a company worthy of mention. Located in Boise, Idaho, they are best known for their precision Regulated AR bolt carriers. But they also make a wide range of other fine parts for ARs. Be sure to check out their web site.


Long-time reader and content contributor H.L. spotted this good news: New Montana Law Limits ALPR Use, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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Bear expert advises on how to minimize problems with bears

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Crews clean up coal, derailed train cars in NW Montana

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First Blizzard of the Season Breaks October Snow Record in Havre, Montana

Eastern Oregon:

Man shot in freeway encounter with Eastern Oregon deputy

Eastern Washington

Katerra to build large new factory in Spokane Valley. According to their announcement, this new factory “will create hundreds of new jobs. The facility will produce mass timber products including a new technology called cross laminated timber (CLT) and Glulam.”

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I heard about a company called Shooting Innovations, located in Moses Lake, Washington. They make a patented AR Recoil Reduction System. They also manufacture high quality AR barrels in 5.56mm and 9mm Parabellum. They also make some great AR uppers and muzzle brakes.


Hunter survives sow grizzly attack.

And here is a follow-up article: No action against grizzly that attacked Wyoming hunter

The American Redoubt in the News (Remoteness):

Take a close look at the animated graphic showing scheduled airline flights in CONUS here.  Notice how there are no major airport hubs and only just a few small connecting airports for regional flights inside the American Redoubt. The Redoubt is true “fly-over country” with a startlingly low population density. This remoteness makes it ideal as a safe have in every scenario from an economic collapse to a pandemic that is spread through personal contact.

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Here Is The Most Remote, Isolated Spot In Montana And It’s Positively Breathtaking

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“Winnett, Montana : It’s Not the End of the World, But You Can See It From Here.”

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Most People Don’t Know These 10 Super Tiny Towns In Idaho Exist. (BTW,  SurvivalBlog’s Senior Editor (JWR) used to own a ranch near Stites, and took his mail at Box 308, at the Stites post office.)

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  1. OK so you ruled out Colorado because of the Californicators on the eastern slope. BUT the North Western piece of Colorado is ideal and ranges from Alpine to high desert. Good water sources and agricultural land in the valleys. I refer to the counties of Rio Blanco, Garfield, Mesa, Delta,Montrose and Deloris. (look at the voting stats for these counties.) the amalgam butts Wy. on the North and several Like minded N Utah counties to the west. Yes there are problem counties on the Western slope (La Plata,(Durango) San Juan (Silverton), San Miguel(Teluride) and Pitcan (Aspen)) but they can be isolated.

  2. Interesting informative article on remoteness. I’ve read where the Sandhills of NE weren’t suitable for the redoubt.
    They’re 20,000 square miles of remoteness covering nw-n central NE, lightly populated, very self sufficient, stable, conservative, good investment value, small towns, big ranches, abundant water and grass. Just wondering what they lack. Thanks.

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