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 American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on the upcoming Inland Northwest Freedom Fest. (See the Idaho section.)


The 2019 Inland Northwest Freedom Fest will be held Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, in the Main Exhibit Hall 8 AM to 6 PM. “Speakers include: Pastors Tim Remington, Shahram Hadian, and Dr. John Denny; State Representatives Dan Fisher, Matt Shea, and Heather Scott; Alex Barron, and many more! Special lunchtime music by patriotic/gospel singer Rebecca Huseby.”

Alex’s Barron’s speech will most likely be around 1400 (2:00 pm). His speech is titled: What We Are Fighting For? The speech will include his thoughts that have developed “…from over nearly 10 years of talking to various conservative folks about a unifying theme of what the ‘more conservative’ side of America is trying to accomplish.”

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Elissa wrote to mention: “Owen Benjamin will be at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint, Idaho on Monday, September 30th at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online. Owen Benjamin has been de-platformed by YouTube and others for his truth-telling and non-PC views. This comedy show is rated R, for age 21+ only.”

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First American settlers may have been in Idaho 16,500 years ago, study says

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Mongol Derby is ‘world’s longest horse race.’ A 70-year-old Boise man just won it.


Grizzly Bear Euthanized for Killing Livestock in Montana

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Access to high-speed Internet, cell service in rural Montana: A long ways from adequate

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Nick sent us this: Montana men who lied about being veterans sentenced, ordered to write names of Americans who died in wars

Eastern Oregon

Palmer withdraws resignation as committee prepares to review theft complaint against him

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Planning Effort Targets Southeastern Oregon

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Missing Redmond horseback rider found dead: Chad Hurtley left his home Sunday morning, only his horse returned

Eastern Washington

Over at Reboubt News: Liberty State of Spokane County (LSSC) Response to Media Reporting

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Firefighter seriously injured battling Washington blaze. An excerpt:

“An Okanogan County firefighter has been airlifted to Seattle for medical treatment after suffering extensive burns while fighting a wildfire south of Okanogan.

The Spokesman-Review reports that Christian Johnson, assistant chief with Okanogan County Fire District No. 3, is in a medically induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Johnson was injured while fighting a fire Sunday afternoon southwest of the town of Okanogan.

The fire, which began around 4 p.m., was contained within 90 minutes, according to Okanogan County Emergency Management. The Department of Natural Resources is investigating the cause of the fire.”


Five Homes Uninhabitable After House Explodes in Casper

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What a rollback in methane regulations could mean for Wyoming

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  1. Albert Camus was quoted at the end of today’s Survivalblog column. …. Albert Camus may have been on a Spiritual Journey like the Prodigal Son Parable from the Bible. … Rev. Howard Mumma, a Methodist pastor makes that claim in a book. ~Albert Camus and the Minister~

    [Camus to Mumma] =
    “Yes, you are exactly right, Howard. The reason I have been coming to church is because I am seeking. I’m almost on a pilgrimage — seeking something to fill the void that I am experiencing — and no one else knows. Certainly the public and the readers of my novels, while they see that void, are not finding the answers in what they are reading. But deep down you are right — I am searching for something that the world is not giving me.” … [Camus further exclaims] =

    “Since I have been coming to church, I have been thinking a great deal about the idea of a transcendent, something that is other than this world. It is something that you do not hear much about today but I am finding it. I am hearing about it here, in Paris, within the walls of the American Church.”

    “After all, one of the basic teachings that I learned from Sartre is that man is alone. We are solitary centers of the universe. Perhaps we ourselves are the only ones who have ever asked the great questions of life. Perhaps, since Nazism, we are also the ones who have loved and lost and who are, therefore, fearful of life. That is what led us to sense that there is something — I don’t know if it is personal or if it is a great idea or powerful influence — but there is something that can bring meaning to my life. I certainly don’t have it, but it is there. On Sunday mornings, I hear that the answer is God.”
    [From ~religion-online~ reprinted from The Christian Century.]

    Whether or not, Camus completed his spiritual journey, will be revealed on Judgement Day. +Jean-Paul Sartre may also have been on a similar spiritual journey.
    …….. Supposedly, ~ ‘On his deathbed Jean-Paul Sartre, the famous atheist French philosopher, confessed that,’ =
    “I do not feel that I am the product of chance, a speck of dust in the universe, but someone who was expected, prepared, prefigured. In short, a being whom only a Creator could put here; and this idea of a creating hand refers to God.”
    [Fr George William Rutler, in CatholicHeald, March 3, 2017]

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