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 gun vault and safe room/panic room/bunker door manufacturers in The American Redoubt. There are vault manufacturer and sales links included in several sections.


It’s official- Amazon is building a fulfillment center in Spokane. That will hopefully speed deliveries in the Redoubt region.

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First Interstate Bank to Partner with INB


This company comes well-recommended: Ironman Safe In Dalton Gardens, Idaho.

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Heritage Safe in Grace, Idaho.

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Rhino Safe, in Caldwell, Idaho.

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Northwest Shelter Systems in Naples, Idaho has built or supplied components for more than 3,000 shelters since 1990, for customers throughout the United States. They even build true nuclear, chemical, and biological shelter systems.


Proposal to Ban Dogs From Montana Barbershops Shot Down

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Montana Proposes Expanding Animal Disease Vaccination Area


Eastern Oregon

Well not quite in the Redoubt, the manufacturer Western Security Gun Safes (in Eugene, Oregon), also deserves mention.

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Pacwest Builders in Bend, Oregon, offers a wide variety of custom vault room.


Eastern Washington

Graffunder Safes and Vault Doors (in Yakima, Washington.)  Note: Graffunder safes and vault doors are also sold in the East by Parker Safes and Vaults, in Shelbyville,Tennessee.

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It is also noteworthy that both in Spokane and Wing Sales and Safe Company (also in Spokane) sell several brands of safes made throughout the U.S.



Cody Wyoming Guns and Ammo sells the full line of vaults made by Winchester and Gunvaults.


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  1. Re: government banning dogs from Montana barber shops. I’ve been a few Montana barber shops. All had doors that swung both ways. Problem solved.

    As for dogs posing a ‘safety concern’, every Montanan I know is armed! Fido had better be a quick study.

  2. While many disagree as to the exact effects of an EMP or a Carrington Event (solar flare), I’d suggest that if you are buying a gun safe, make sure to get a mechanical combination lock, not an electronic lock. It could really ruin your day to see the marauders approaching and have no way to access your firearms or other items.

  3. Barber shop and salon owners, and no one else including the government, should have the sole authority to ban or allow anyone, or anything (including dogs, cats or cigarette smoking customers) in their own facilities.

    It’s not within the government’s authority to tell you who or what you can, or cannot, allow onto your own property.

    If you want to allow dogs, or forbid purple haired transvestites, that is your, and yours alone, business and privilege. It isn’t even something we should be allowing the government to dictate to us.

  4. Disappointed in the excitement about Amazon proximity. Do your own research and make your own conclusions, but there is plenty to be found. Besides their monopolization of commerce, they have a terrible record on privacy protection with the now-ubiquotous “Alexa”, they are in bed with the Alphabet Soup agencies, and are attempting to control the media narrative through Jeff Bezos’s ownership of the liberal Washington Post.

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