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 open carry as a crime deterrent.


I’ve heard that folks from Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Northwestern Montana are planning to attend the big Liberate America rally that will be held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, starting at noon on Saturday, June 13th. It is being hosted by Redoubt News. The even organizers are saying:

Join us with patriots from across the region and the nation to rally in a show of unity to the country, that we are united. Our speakers include:

Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center
Joey Gibson, of Patriot Prayer
Rep. Heather Scott (Idaho)
Rep, Matt Shea (Washington)
Ammon Bundy
John Jacob Schmidt, AMRRON and Radio Free Redoubt
Rene Holaday – Lady Liberty of LIberty State
Scott Herndon, Abortion Human Rights Act Idaho
Jaclyn Gallion
Rob Chase

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Man arrested after high-speed chase from West Yellowstone into Idaho


Unfortunately, Alex Barron lost in his GOP Primary bid for Idaho State Senate (District 3), to Peter Riggs. Please support Alex’s campaign, if he seeks another office.

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Some surprisingly well-balanced reporting from the leftist Spokane newspaper: Demonstrators and armed citizens coexist peacefully in downtown Coeur d’Alene

And, that same evening: Idaho Town Taken Over By Armed ‘Patriot’ Patrols Amid Rumors Antifa Headed There

And, as reported by Redoubt News: An American Redoubt Smack Down.

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Video by Trent Palmer of some great “fly-in” central Idaho scenery, from the Tundra Tire crowd: Idaho Backcountry Shenanigans

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The coffee that Trent Palmer mentioned was roasted by DOMA, in Post Falls, Idaho.


Trump to campaign in Montana ahead of November election

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Two new COVID-19 cases reported (Friday, June 5). There have been just 18 deaths from the virus in Montana, to date. It is noteworthy that Montana already had a suicide rate of 24.9 per 100,000 residents, annually.  It will be interesting to see if the lockdown and job losses cause an  increase in suicides that exceeds the number of actual COVID-19 deaths in that state, in 2020.

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Montana Rivers Are Rising Quickly After Near-Record Temps In May

Eastern Oregon

Here is a small business worthy of mention: Ron Wilson Leather, in Arlington, Oregon.  Ron’s shop is inside the town’s hardware store. There, he custom makes belts, holsters, purses, and more.

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Former House candidate LaBell accused of embezzling $13,000

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Culver woman arraigned in fatal shooting; man’s body found in refrigerator

Eastern Washington

Masks required to be worn in public as Tri-Cities ask the state to reopen more

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Multiple eastern Washington counties approved to move to phase 3 of reopening

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Spokane: Amazon fulfillment center set to launch Sunday, June 7


Armed groups gather in downtown Casper after Floyd protests. The article begins:

“Several groups of people openly carried guns around the downtown of a Wyoming city after a day of protests against the death of George Floyd.

Some in downtown Casper sat in front of businesses. Others lingered at a place where the protests began hours earlier Wednesday, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.

They told a reporter they didn’t seek to disrupt additional protests but wanted to protect downtown should things escalate after dark.”

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Gordon says upcoming budget cuts will ‘likely lead to some employees losing their jobs’

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  1. Demonstrators in CDA:

    I sent my friend in WA the article about citizens stepping up to protect CDA riots, she stated “you are so lucky Idahoans really have their s**t together”. I concur, I have migrated from WA to Idaho and never looked back nor regretted a single moment of it. I am truly blessed.

  2. Never, never, never leave a body in your refrigerator ! It just looks bad. Besides, it could possibly make your food smell funny, maybe even go bad. Not to mention that it is un-freaking-sanitary and sets a bad example for your children.

  3. Seems the “Redoubt” is undoubtedly closer to a Bolshevist Regime than to the rest of us. Just an observation from down south. Rest assured, I keep a jaundiced eye on the hive located in Austin. It would do to remember that the Bolsheviks created a Soviet of Workers and Soldiers in Petrograd, also called St. Petersburg, and later, Leningrad, and infected Russia from there. Sheep being what they are, (and are here), Russians went along to get along, especially when they noticed how ruthless and murderous the Bolsheviks imposed their rule. War weary, impoverished, (the parallels, they just keep piling up!) Russians had to absorb 8 more years of civil war before the bloodletting got into high gear with Lenin’s absolute rule. Remember, they killed the Czar and his entire family even though it wasn’t necessary, just because they could.

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