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 Blue Wolf, Inc. (See the Idaho section.)


The American Redoubt States rank well, as usual: How Indebted is Your State?  Note that of the 50 States, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho all are placed at the right (low debt) end of their Per Capita list.  Of the Redoubt States, only Washington was at the wrong end of the list. This is because Washington’s legislators in Olympia apparently have Delusions of Adequacy. They spend money like their counterparts in the Taxachusetts legislature!

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Radio Free Redoubt: Episode 18-01 American Redoubt Local Issues. John Jacob Schmidt analyzes the recent spike in internal US migration to Idaho.

Idaho (Blue Wolf)

I heard about a company down in Garden City, Idaho that has a very interesting line of products. Blue Wolf, Inc. makes dimmable LED lighting that is compatible with night vision equipment. Although most of their market is in aviation (for cockpit lighting), there is a growing niche for adding this lighting to ground vehicles. The U.S. Border Patrol is one of the biggest customers.  Here at the Rawles Ranch, I’m planning to use this type of lighting in a semi-permanent LP/OP.  By using NVG-compatible lighting, you can preserve your natural night vision and help keep your position from being spotted and compromised.

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Michael Snyder (a fellow blogger and now a congressional candidate from Idaho) recently appeared on InfoWars.  Please help support his campaign!



No luck in search for escaped Yellowstone bison

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Justice, Montana style: Libby man sentenced to 20 years for collision that killed Troy woman

Eastern Oregon

The recently-mentioned Prineville back-shooting suspect is back in custody, after fleeing the county in violation of his bail agreement.  This time, no bail  was offered.

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UPS stops deliveries to Juniper Acres, citing safety concerns

Eastern Washington

Shawn Vestal: This is at the Spokane Public Library?

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Off-duty Othello officer heads to gym, spots stolen vehicle. Here is a priceless quote from the article: “Simpson was also found to be in possession of heroin, which shocked exactly no one.”


Big Horn Armory in Cody, Wyoming has announced a new rifle in the AR-10 family, chambered in a new rimless variant of the .500 S&W cartridge, dubbed the .500 Auto Max. The rifle is the AR500.  What a captivating concept.  I suspect that these rifles will sell very well.


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