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 Quest Aircraft. (See the Idaho section.)


The fourth installment of the ongoing Amrican Redoubt article series at The Sandpoint Reader has been posted. ‘Keeping the faith’ — The role of religion in the American Redoubt.

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Accompanying this article in The Sandpoint Reader is another biographical sketch/interview: The American Redoubt, as told by Alex Barron, ‘The Bard of the American Redoubt

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SurvivalBlog reader T.Z. sent us a link to this at Zero HedgeMapping The United States Of Welfare. JWR’s Comment:  Just as we have seen with many other maps and charts of national demographics, the American Redoubt region predictably bucks most of the trends.

Idaho (Quest Aircraft)

Here is some news on an outspokenly pro-Christian Idaho airplane manufacturer: Quest expands its facilities.  The company was started as a way to make rough-field capable and amphibious STOL aircraft available to Christian missionaries. Quest Aircraft now employs more than 200 people and is headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho. Yes, they are hiring!

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Innovation Ammunition Technologies (IAT), in Worley, Idaho is an ammunition maker and also build custom AR-15s, to customer specifications.


Ryan Payne Released in Bunkerville Standoff Trial. But the trial is not yet over.  For an explanation of why the Federal government’s case is unraveling, see: BLM & FBI Exposed or How the Bundy’s Got Released.

Eastern Oregon

ODFW: llama death likely wolf related

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(In Hermiston, Oregon): Man arrested for stealing vehicles from Kennewick Police Department

Eastern Washington

An all too familiar story: After the passing of its patriarch, Bergman’s Christmas Tree Farm to close in Spokane Valley

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Arden Gun, in Colville, Washington offers expert service in firearms restoration.  They do hot tank bluing, Parkerizing, and Duracoating. They even make custom gun parts.



After laying off 85 employees back in April of 2017, MagPul Industries of Cheyenne, Wyoming is now expanding their product line and is back to hiring–at least a select few. They are presently looking for a Product Manager as well as a Director of Product Management.

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Snow causes Interstate 80 closure in south-central Wyoming

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  1. Re:Quest Aircraft

    My son-in-law works at Quest and has nothing but praise for them as employers and as good folks.

    Assembling these amazing little planes is a very precise task, and errors of microns in some cases will force an entire component to be redone. But while he was making inevitable newbie mistakes there were never any recriminations, insults or threats, just someone jumping in and sharing their experience on how to do the job better.

    Also terrific medical and GOOD money!

  2. We need to pray fo the Bundy family.
    We should also ask the lord for a little earthly justice through our court system, so that those who perpetrated these crimes against these people and all people of the U.S. are properly dealt with.
    I beseech thee o’lord…… amen.

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