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 Alien Gear Holsters. (See the Idaho section.)


Idaho (Alien Gear Holsters)

I noticed that Alien Gear Holsters (of Post Falls, Idaho) has greatly expended their Shape Shift line of injection molded holsters. Their new pocket holster design is particularly nifty.

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US denies liability after boy is sprayed by its cyanide trap

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Federal agencies approve central Idaho wilderness area plans



Building the Virtual Gold Rush: New facility offers power, internet and ventilation for miners looking to invest in cryptocurrency

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Conviction overturned after chemist testified while on meth.JWR’s Comment:  I concur with the judge assigned to the trial. This is just about the ultimate in hypocrisy.

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Fires disrupting visitors at Montana’s Glacier National Park


Eastern Oregon

Annual hunt coming up at Cow Hollow

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County finalizes objections to forest plan

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Man dies, daughter hurt after going over waterfall near Bend


Eastern Washington

Former Spokane cop gets life sentence after rape conviction. JWR’s Comment:  The courts in the American Redoubt tend to show no leniency for law enforcement officers who do wrong. Wearing a badge does not absolve anyone from personal responsibility for their actions. If anything, it holds lawmen to a higher standard.

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Education deserts: Up to 1 in 5 Washington students live far away from college



GOP primary results:  Wyoming Rebuffs Trump, Picks Native Son in GOP Governor Race

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Bear Attack Injures 10-Year-Old Boy in Yellowstone Park

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Fellow blogger Ol’ Remus alerted me to this: Republican delegate sues university over gun ban


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  1. For those of us non-local but interested in the region, what are the ramifications of the “central Idaho Wilderness area plans”? Large tracts of formerly private land coming under federal control?

  2. I didn’t care for the Alien Gear concealed carry holster. Nothing wrong with it, mostly it didn’t suite me. As to the pocket holster I won’t use a holster in which one has to flex a digit in the area of the trigger in order to release the weapon. [They also make the] Best Gun Belt I’ve owned. Hands down worth the money. Had it for years now as my daily use belt. It shows no appreciable wear. Sturdy and rugged. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

    1. Hello Bob,

      Thank you so much for your inquiry! We here at Alien Gear have attempted to do these kind of live reviews in the past and we will be having Patrick give one tomorrow at 2 PM PST on the Shapeshift Core Carry Pack. We hope to see you there!

      Should you have any further questions, our Customer Service team is available 7 days a week! Feel free to give them a call at 208-215-2046 or email

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