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SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. [1] (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, a special edition of the column where we feature videos on Backcountry Flying, throughout the Redoubt.


First up, here is a video from GravityKnightFlying that gives you a good taste of tundra tire backcountry piloting in the Redoubt, with some great scenery: Flying the IDAHO, MT, WY mountains and backcountry – 2020 | turbo RANS S-7S [2].

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Trike flier “ttabs” — a former U.S. Navy carrier pilot — posted these videos, back in 2014:

Spokane Washington to Polson Montana – Part I [3],


Spokane Washington to Polson Montana – Part II [4]. (Crossing the Cabinet Mountains.)


From Trent Palmer:

Idaho Adventures Part 1 – Flying, Jet Boats and a Broken Collarbone [5].

Idaho Aventures Part 2 – The Last Air Mail Route [5].  Yes, it is the last rural airmail route operating in the Lower 48 States!

Idaho Adventures Part 3 – Some good Flying, Fishing and Camping  [6](Gosh! How many remote strips can they bag in one day?)

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And another from GravityKnightFlying: Exploring the Idaho Backcountry in a Bushplane – 2021 edition [7].

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Into the Church – Flying Idaho Backcountry [8].

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Another from ttabs: Elk River Perspectives – Trike Flying [9].

(By the way, you probably remember seeing this video, that is very special to me, also from ttabs: Patriots – Surviving the Coming Collapse – Trike Flying [10].)

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And sadly, an obituary news story: Dale ‘Snort’ Snodgrass Crash Lewiston, Idaho [11]. There are a few more details about his STOL aircraft crash in this news repor [12]t, and this [13] in The Stars and Stripes.


The Coolest Back Country Airstrip — Ryan Airfield by RAF – Montana [14].

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Flying the Montana Backcountry [15].

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Back Country Airstrips – Montana [17].

Central & Eastern Oregon

Flying Around Cattle Ranches in Eastern Oregon [18].

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Landing Beautiful Red’s Horse Ranch Strip / Minam River Lodge – 4K [19]

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Bush Flying, Piper Pacer, Eastern Oregon [20].

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Horseshoe Strip Oregon’s Backcountry. [21]

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This video is six years old: Backcountry Flying Maule, Bull Run Oregon 8-2015 [22]

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Another from ttabs: Joseph Oregon 2019 Pacific NorthWest Trike Fly-in [23].

Central & Eastern Washington

Our trike flying friend ttabs, once again: Methow Valley WA – Fly-in 2020 [24].

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This one dates back just a couple of years: Bushplanes and Gravel Bars!!! Epic Day! [25]

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And from 2017: Gusty Landing Stehiken Washington [26].

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Landing on new grass runway alignment at Colville, WA. 63S [27].  (They have to catch for car traffic, on that final!)


Wyoming Backcountry Flying – May 2020 – 8GCBC Scout [28].

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Grass strip / Snow strip: Landing at a Private Airstrip in Wyoming on New Years Day [29].

Send Your News Tips

Please send your American Redoubt region news tips, event announcements, and American Redoubt-based companies worthy of a mention to JWR [30]. You can do so either via e-mail or via our Contact [31] form.