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 JK Armament solvent traps. (See the Idaho section.)


Jeremy LaGoo’s 2021-2022 winter forecast: What La Niña could bring to Spokane, North Idaho.

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After a brief price spike, forestry experts now say that log prices are back down to normal in the Inland Northwest. But demand for logs from private land is still strong, since the U.S. Forest Service is still being stingy about issuing timber sales from public lands.

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The Inland Northwest RV Show & Sale is scheduled for January 20-23, 2022, in Spokane.


JK Armament in Bruneau, Idaho makes some great solvent traps and other gun cleaning equipment.  Their solvent traps are so well built that I wouldn’t hesitate to file a Form 1 (Federal $200 tax) registration for a suppressor with the ATF, and then, after approval of the Form 1, drill it out. (All NFA rules apply!)  Here is a video that shows some of their very well-made solvent trap kits and drilling fixtures.

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Sniper competition in Idaho: 29 Facts About the NASTI Plus the Gear Fielded.

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Off the AP newswire, from the formerly conservative Idaho Statesman: ‘As offensive as it is, it’s not illegal’: Idaho deals with violent, ‘nasty’ rhetoric.


Elk spotters program aids wildlife management in Missoula.

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Dispensaries busy on first day of legalization in Treasure State.

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Five deer shot and left to waste south of Chinook.

Central & Eastern Oregon

DCSO investigating report of family dog shot, killed near Cline Butte. Here is an excerpt:

“…an off-leash dog was shot and killed Friday morning near Cline Butte.

The family tells us they were hiking with their two dogs just before 8 a.m. when one of them ran off to investigate something in the area.

That’s when they heard four gunshots and the husky mix, Mateo, was found dead.

A vehicle was heard leaving the area, but was not seen by the dog owner, said Sgt. Aaron Harding.

The owner suspected the subject who shot his dog possibly mistook it for a coyote, Harding said.

It’s legal to hunt coyotes in that area.”

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Fire burns travel trailer at SE Bend RV park when owners try to thaw frozen hose.

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SW Redmond crash into power pole sparks multi-agency investigation; Canal Blvd. reopens.

Central & Eastern Washington

Reader F.J. sent this link: Retired nurse trapped in car for 5 days uses medical skills to survive.

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Toppenish man killed in crash outside Prosser; wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

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A messy new year’s weekend: Snow and ice cause 82 vehicle crashes in Tri-Cities. Update: By the end of the weekend, there were well over 100 wrecks.

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College Place culprit eluded police, kidnapped woman, stole personal belongings and carried Fentanyl pills.


The Ice Age arrives at the Wyoming State Museum.

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The Jetta jetted: Woman Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit.

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Woman charged with 2 DUIs in 3 days.

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