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 some upcoming conservative legislation at the Idaho capitol.


There was some good news included in a strongly-worded e-newsletter from Scott McIntosh of The Idaho Statesman newspaper. It was entitled:  The Idaho Way: Idaho Republican legislators reveal early agenda of fear and loathing. It included this tally:

“So far, Idaho Republican legislators have introduced bills that would:

  • prevent the city of Boise from sponsoring the Boise Pride Festival
  • criminally punish someone filing a false claim of child abuse
  • prohibit the state from requiring contractors to provide restroom facilities accommodations for transgender residents
  • tell cities which laws to prioritize for enforcement
  • expand stand-your-ground laws, making it easier to kill someone in your house
  • make sure parents know they don’t have to get their kids immunized to go to daycare
  • prevent so-called “sanctuary cities”
  • prohibit colleges and university officials from banning guns on campuses
  • ban state health officials from recommending the COVID-19 vaccine or taking other public health safety measures.”

McIntosh is a hardcore Democrat, so all of the preceding list of Republican legislative goals probably horrified him, but most of them made me quite cheery. Take this as a word of warning, for your future reference, if you ever see anything under his byline: Scott McIntosh, the Opinion Editor of The Idaho Statesman is a very liberal and very anti-gun transplant from New York. He attended Syracuse University. His newsletter is titled “The Idaho Way”, but more accurately, it should be called “The New York Liberal Way.”

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A Modern Homesteading Conference will be held June 30th-July1st, 2023 in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. Among others, Joel and Daniel Salatin will be guest speakers!

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Reader C.B. mentioned this, over at Fox News: Idaho governor wins lawsuit against illegal encampment outside Capitol: ‘We are not Portland’.


I heard about an interesting new 118-acre Montana property with a log home, over at my  #1 Son’s SurvivalRealty site: Brock Creek Retreat.

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Some gorgeous scenery, in this video: Montana from Above – Our Best 5 Amazing Locations from Bitterroot Mountains to Polson (HD).

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Modular home manufacturer building massive facility in Butte.

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Video: Five Things They Don’t Tell You About Montana ( Did you Know? Note: This was filmed on the east side of the Great Divide, which has much colder winter weather than northwestern Montana.

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FWP is conducting a survey of the swift fox population along the Hi-Line.

Central & Eastern Oregon names La Pine one of top 10 ‘great affordable ski towns you’ve never heard of’.

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Deputies arrest man suspected of shooting a man in Umatilla County.

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Another busy Bend Eastside intersection to close for months: SE 15th Street & Wilson Avenue to get a roundabout.

Central & Eastern Washington

‘Highly orchestrated’ car crash insurance fraud ends badly for Tri-Cities man.

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Controversial gun bills advance out of Washington house committee.

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Man arrested near Moses Lake trying to escape from police car.


Current, former Arkansas high school students identified as 5 killed in Wyoming wrong-way crash.

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Idaho snowboarder injured in Wyoming avalanche, swept 600 feet into Death Canyon.

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Wyoming Joins 24 Other States in Lawsuit Regarding Retirement Funds.

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