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 tent makers and tent sellers in the American Redoubt. Some folks take the Apostle Paul literally–about being tent makers, that is… Because wall tents and especially their poles are bulky and expensive to ship, it is often best to order one in advance and then pick it up in person. The photo above is historical — it is of a tent used by Idaho gold prospectors, back in the 19th Century. It is not a tent made by any of the listed makers.

Idaho (Tentmakers)

Elk Mountain Tents makes some fine quality wall tents. They are located in Nampa, Idaho.

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Idaho Canvas Products makes some great wall tents.  Contact:

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Thunder Mountain Tent And Canvas has been family owned and pperated since 1984. They are located in Nampa, Idaho.

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Reader T.Z, sent this news link: Tanzanian Refugees Arrested for Gang Rape of 18-Year-Old Idaho Woman


Montana (Tentmakers)

Montana Canvas is located in Belgrade, Montana (just north of Bozeman.) They make both wall tents and tipis.  Their factory has grown so large that they sell some of their tents through Cabelas.

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Reliable Tent in Billings stocks and sell some of the best wall tents and tips.

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ACLU files suit after two Montana women detained for speaking Spanish

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Bozeman Symphony conductor resigns amid investigation.

Here is a quote from the article:

“The conductor of the Bozeman Symphony has resigned amid an investigation into allegations that he bullied and harassed musicians, staff and patrons.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the outside investigation into Matthew Savery will continue after he tendered his resignation Thursday with the symphony’s board of directors.

Savery released a statement through his attorney that did not address the allegations, which he has previously denied.

The statement from Jim Zadik of Ugrin Alexander Zadick P.C. says Savery is voluntarily leaving his position and expresses his gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to serve.”

The symphony board hired an outside attorney to investigate claims that Savery exhibited a pattern of harassment and bullying over his 25-year tenure with the Bozeman Symphony.”

Eastern Oregon

Nearly 100 objections filed to proposed wilderness trail limits: More than half of them came from Central Oregon

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Marshall Tucker Band to headline Pendleton Bike Week concert

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Longtime Camp Sherman sheriff’s deputy dies at 63.


Eastern Washington

1,600 dairy cows die in blizzard west of Tri-Cities

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Some Washington sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun laws.  Most of them, not surprisingly, are east of the Cascade mountain range, in the future State of Liberty. Lex Mala, Lex nulla!

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At YakTriNews: Hours-long standoff in Pasco leads to arrest of man with stolen AR-15. A pericope:

“Pasco police say a 22-year-old man was arrested after an almost 4-hour standoff inside a Pasco home. Police were called just after 4 a.m. to reports of shots fired near North 11th Avenue and Astor Way.

Officers say a man with an AR-15 rifle slung across his chest was standing in the doorway of a house in the 1800 block of North 11th Avenue. Police say the man ignored officers’ attempts to get him to drop the weapon and went back inside the house.

SWAT and police officers got a search warrant for the house and were able to get the 22-year-old and two other people out of the house by 7:30 a.m., according to Pasco police. Police say they found shell casings outside the home. Inside, they said they found a rifle that was stolen in December 2017 in Pasco.

Cristian A. Olivera, 22, was arrested and booked into the Franklin County jail on suspicion of possession of a stolen firearm.”

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Will all those snow days cut short summer vacation?

Wyoming (Tentmakers)

Buckstitch Canvas in Cody, Wyoming is a maker of wall tents, spike tents and pyramidical tipi tens.

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Sheridan Tent & Awning has been in operation since 1909. They make both wall tents and tipis.

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Three Bound Over for Trial in Laramie County Drug Ring Investigation


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One Comment

  1. Today Feb 19 is a day to remind us of what our government can do to citizens (like you and me).

    The Day of Remembrance (DOR, Japanese: 追憶の日) is a day commemorating the Japanese American internment during World War II. Events in numerous U.S. states are held on or near February 19, the day in 1942 that Executive Order 9066 was signed, requiring internment of all Americans of Japanese ancestry.

    As a result, approximately 122,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry were evicted from the West Coast of the United States and held in American concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. Japanese Americans in Hawaii were not incarcerated in the same way, despite the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although the Japanese American population in Hawaii was nearly 40% of the population of Hawaii itself, only a few thousand people were detained there, supporting the eventual finding that their mass removal on the West Coast was motivated by reasons other than “military necessity.”

    Some of the internees, none of whom was ever convicted of a crime were imprisoned in the American Redoubt. Many “good loyal Americans” took over (stole?) their property and, in most cases, it was not returned after their release.

    It can’t happen to me? Ask the folks at Waco, Ruby Ridge, or *fill in the blank*.

    Carry on

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