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, another flying video from Kitfox pilot Trent Palmer.  (See the Idaho section.)


The latest from Kitfox bush pilot Trent Palmer: Fly-In Fishing For Brown Trout.

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My friend Commander Zero of the Notes From The Bunker blog tipped me to this news article: Idaho hunter finds remains of man missing for 53 years.

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Over at Redoubt News: Idaho’s Kangaroo Court House “Ethics” Committee is Back at it.


Amtrak train was going just under speed limit at time of fatal derailment in Montana. Here is a an excerpt:

“The westbound Empire Builder was going a touch under 75 mph when it went off the track along a gradual curve in the rural town of Joplin, according to National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg.

A 14-member NTSB team is investigating the cause of the wreck that resulted in the derailment of eight of the train’s 10 ten cars.

The investigators are studying video from the derailed train, which also had a black box, Landsberg said.

“We have experts that are studying the camera footage frame by frame to make sure that we see exactly what the engineer saw — or maybe didn’t see,” Landsberg said.

The train was traveling from Chicago to Seattle and carrying 141 passengers and 16 crew members.”

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Montana Republican lawmakers want election security review.

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Montana National Guard troops say goodbye in Billings before overseas deployment.

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Corps plans more Montana dam releases to help sturgeon spawn.

Central & Eastern Oregon

DCSO deputies, SAR search Deschutes River SW of Bend for missing kayaker.

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Cranston makes first court appearance on murder charges; plea delayed until Dec.

Central & Eastern Washington

Tri-City Raceway Has It’s First Race After 17 Years.

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John Walsh TV show to feature Tri-Cities murder fugitive on the run 20+ years.

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Moses Lake Police Officer dubbed ‘The Pig Whisperer’ after successful return of missing pig.


Governor Gordon Announces Updates to Administration.

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Gabby Petito update – Cause of death ‘withheld’ after it’s revealed Brian Laundrie bought a burner phone.


‘Why do you have to be so mean?’ — New witness as Gabby death ruled ‘homicide’

Here is a quote:

“Fresh details of a row between Gabby Petito and her boyfriend Brian Laundrie have emerged as authorities revealed that the popular YouTuber was murdered after her body was found.

The newly uncovered witness statement alleged the couple argued ‘aggressively’ over a mobile phone in front of a crowd of onlookers.

‘Something seemed off,’ a witness identified as Chris said of the tussle between the pair which occurred on August 12that led to a police intervention.”

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