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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. [1] We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on Eastern Oregon Tactical [2] in Hermiston, Oregon. (See the Eastern Oregon section.)



The Inland Northwest Freedom Fest 2018 [3] will be held on Friday, September 14th from 5 PM to 9PM. This will be at the Barn Again building, at 464138 US 95, Cocolalla, Idaho. (To clarify: The Barn Again building is south of the big Encoder Products factory but north of the Cocolalla Post Office.)

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Indian Creek Design [4], in Nampa, Idaho make a detachable “blast forwarder” called a BFD that works with most standard muzzle brakes and flash hiders for ARs. Here is a video review [5].

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Legendary actress Maureen O’Hara’s personal items for sale in Boise [6]



Video: Father and Son Race for Their Lives in Wildfire in Glacier National Park [7]

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G.P. and H.L  both mentioned this troubling news, over at Bearing Arms: Montana Governor Comes Out In Support Of Assault Weapon Ban [8]. This is the same Democrat who twice vetoed Vermont style (permitless) concealed carry laws fro Montana. It sounds the folks in Montana need to find themselves a new Governor.

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The Value of Vodka: Bigfork distillery creates a special spirit to support the rebuilding of the Sperry Chalet [9]


Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon Tactical [2] has closed their storefront location in Hermiston, Oregon. But they are still doing a thriving mailorder business serving shooters all around the country. They offer a huge line of long guns, handguns, gun accessories, and ammunition.

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Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Eastern Oregon crash [10]

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Lightning sparks 36 fire calls in Eastern Oregon [11]


Eastern Washington

The Thrivalist Self-Sufficiency Skills Fair [12] will be held on Sunday, September 2nd and Monday, September 3rd at the Northeast Washington Fair Grounds, 317 W Astor Ave., Colville, Washington.

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Pilot fighting northeast Washington wildfire survives crash [13]

And here is another news story about the crash with some more details: Firefighting Airplane Crashes In Washington’s Colville National Forest, ‘But The Pilot’s OK’ [14]



An unusually well-balanced piece from CBS News: Guns as a way of life in Wyoming [15]

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Epic Wyoming mule deer migration documented again, confirming the longest path in the world [16]


Send Your News Tips

Please send your American Redoubt region news tips and event announcements to JWR [17]. You can do so either via e-mail or via our Contact [18] form.




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#1 Comment By Alan On August 21, 2018 @ 1:42 pm

Go Montana Governor, just GO!

#2 Comment By Dave S On August 21, 2018 @ 2:06 pm

Bullock is term limited and cannot run for re-election in 2020. He is currently visiting Iowa, New Hampshire, and making the cable TV circuit.

Taking these stands now to pander to the progressives, and liberals he will need for any chance of getting the democratic nomination.

My wife and I moved to MT from CT in 2015 to get away from a state with out of control spending and infringing on people’s constitutional rights. Which is ironic as CT is known as the “Constituion State”

#3 Comment By Joe On August 21, 2018 @ 2:08 pm

It makes one wonder how people put up with a Governor who violates his oath of office by ignoring the Constitution. By doing this the Governor of Montana clearly demonstrates his distain for the laws of our land and the will of his constitutes. Removal and jail time would go a long way to rectify this abuse of power.

#4 Comment By Mountain Trekker On August 23, 2018 @ 6:52 am

Wyoming just had it’s primary, and even though Wyoming is suppose to be one of the most Conservative States the GOP’s Governor’s selection proves this to be untrue. Out of six GOP candidates the only one that is a true Liberal is the one that Won. He supported Democrats in the past. Trekker Out