SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the Redoubt region. Today, we focus on North Idaho vloggers.   (See the Idaho  section.)


Several North Idaho homesteading vloggers recently held this event: Meetup With North Country Off Grid, Essential Mountain Homesteading, Plus many more!! Be sure to check out their vlogs. They include:

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H.L. spotted this mention of Boise, Idaho: City Halls Use Facial Recognition To Blacklist And Ban Residents

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Gunfighters slated to move to North Idaho. A key quote:  “Dixon says the move to Idaho was driven by a variety of reasons, including Idaho’s more relaxed business climate and more gun-friendly attitude.”

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The big annual Festival at Sandpoint will be held August 1st to 11th, 2019. The entertainers this year will include Jackson Browne, Kool & The Gang, Walk Off The Earth, The Avett Brothers, and Nathaniel Rateliff.


Libby: Wasting disease found in three more deer in northwestern Montana

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With a typical liberal slant, High Country News reports: Gun-safety debate reaches Montana’s Supreme Court.

Eastern Oregon

The Elgin Stampede rodeo event was a great success.

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Montwheeler won’t face death penalty

Eastern Washington

Is “51st. State” Proposal Gaining Momentum?

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Eastern Washington football players released from hospital after ‘random’ shooting

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Federal agents raid Eastern Washington drug operation


GOP official says change to delegate selection process would give outsize influence to Wyoming’s small counties. JWR’s Comment: This sounds like typical RINO whining. In effect, he’s saying: “How dare each county be represented equally!” Here is some ground truth: Wyoming is strongly conservative state with 23 counties. But a good chunk of the state’s population is crammed into just four of those of those counties: Laramie, Natrona, Campbell, and Sweetwater. Those four tend to be more liberal. This same drama is being played out in States all over the nation. Presently, the conservative eastern counties of both Oregon and Washington are being held hostage by a few liberal western counties. It is high time to partition a few states, forming new states! Otherwise, this situation will become more dire.

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New grouse plan aims to expand, not just maintain, population

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Weatherby Marks Grand Opening of Wyoming Facility. The article begins:

“Firearms manufacturer Weatherby has celebrated the opening of its Wyoming manufacturing facility, which it moved from California because of the anti-gun climate there.

The Sheridan Press reports that state and local officials last week celebrated the company’s move to Sheridan as a victory in Wyoming’s ongoing push to diversify its economy.

Company President Adam Weatherby told the hundreds of attendees who showed up to witness the grand opening that while the company will draw on its, and Wyoming’s, traditions, the opening of the new facility represents a step forward.

Weatherby said 71 employees will staff the new manufacturing facility.”

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