SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the company Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), in Idaho.

Region-Wide

North American Van Lines has released their latest U.S. internal migration map.  This is more confirmation on the demographic changes that we’ve been mentioning in the blog for several years. Increasingly, Americans are voting with their feet!

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Westward bound! More and more Americans are leaving the East Coast and heading west because it’s ‘cheaper, warmer and easier to find a job’

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Reader Chris F. sent a link to a map showing which States have no … Continue reading



Letter: Relocating to the Redoubt — With Firearms

American Redoubt

HJL / JWR

As my family plans for relocation to the Redoubt the biggest question I have is how to move our arms and ammo. I am sure that some Survival Blog readers have made this journey from other states with their collections and any suggestions, guidance, information or experiences from them or yourselves would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for the great resource that you provide at Survival Blog! – T in NC

JWR’s Comment:

Relocating from North Carolina to the Redoubt with guns should be a breeze. Just don’t drive through Illinois!

If you have a moving company handle the move, then carry all of your guns, ammunition, precious metals, and optics in your OWN private vehicle(s), while the movers handle the rest. Movers are notorious for stealing guns. And if one or more disappears, they typically only pay you “by the pound” for what is massing, and … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on Montana Tactical.

Region-Wide

The Redoubt series at The Sandpoint Reader tabloid newspaper concluded on this upbeat note: The American Redoubt Series: Why the Redoubt? Some insights into the motivation for strategic relocation. This was a “reader written” piece that is quite pro-American Redoubt movement.

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Fractured West: In Oregon and elsewhere, rural residents increasingly balk at Democrats’ progressive governance.

Idaho

Anyone who has not yet visited north Idaho may wonder why it is considered so appealing.  This video will show you why: North Idaho Wilderness Beauty

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Here is … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the Salmon-Challis National Forest Plan.

Region-Wide

The Redoubt series appears to have been completed at The Sandpoint Reader tabloid newspaper. The latest (last?) installment was: The American Redoubt Series: The anatomy of a one-party state: How Idaho has become more conservative since the 1990s

That article had a bit of a “Sour Grapes” tone to it. The author seems to long for the bygone days of Democrat Governor Cecil Andrus and his cronies.  At least the author conceded that the Republican Party is now firmly controls Idaho’s legislature and governorship. This is in part confirmation that the American Redoubt relocation … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the new Boar’s Head Highland Butchery.

Region-Wide

First off, here is the latest from The Sandpoint Reader‘s lengthy series of articles: The American Redoubt Series: Ruby Ridge to Redoubt–A brief history of anti-government sentiments in North Idaho. JWR’s Comments:  The earlier installments of their series were relatively free of bias. But here we see much more blatant bias and outright Guilt by Non-Association. The writer (Ben Olson) started off with the caveat: “To be clear, these are separate movements with distinct precepts from the Redoubt, but past ideologies in North Idaho influenced a climate that can still be felt today.” … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Radio Free Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on Radio Free Redoubt.

Region-Wide

Once in a while, I post a list of churches with Open Pulpits, here in the American Redoubt. This serves two purposes: First, it keeps us in prayer for continuity of church congregations and the gospel-spreading work of the church. Second, it alerts pastors–mostly new seminary graduates–about opportunities to serve.  So if you know of a congregation anywhere in The American Redoubt that is currently seeking a pastor, then please let me know. You can do so either via e-mail or via our Contact form.

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This is for anyone living in the Redoubt, … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on realtor Todd Savage, who was profiled in the recent American Redoubt article series.

Region-Wide (Todd Savage)

The huge Southern California wildfires had been raging for so many days that the local fire crew were at the point of exhaustion. So late last week the call for help went out, and fire departments from throughout the western United States responded. I’m proud to report that many of the volunteer departments that responded were from American Redoubt. It has been reported that  “fire crews from Boise, Meridian, Kuna, and Star left Thursday morning for California to help provide assistance … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on Quest Aircraft. (See the Idaho section.)

Region-Wide:

The fourth installment of the ongoing Amrican Redoubt article series at The Sandpoint Reader has been posted. ‘Keeping the faith’ — The role of religion in the American Redoubt.

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Accompanying this article in The Sandpoint Reader is another biographical sketch/interview: The American Redoubt, as told by Alex Barron, ‘The Bard of the American Redoubt

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SurvivalBlog reader T.Z. sent us a link to this at Zero HedgeMapping The United States Of Welfare. JWR’s Comment:  Just as we have seen with many other … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on clarifying how Redoubters reject racism.

Region-Wide (Redoubters Reject Racism):

The third installment of the ongoing Redoubt article series at The Sandpoint Reader has been posted. JWR’s Comments: The writer seemed perplexed and somehow dubious that I’m not a racist. She wrote: “It is the racial aspects of encouraging people to move to a predominantly white area that has some critics questioning Rawles’ motives.”  That is a subtly libelous statement. For the record, I selected the Redoubt region because of its light population density, its geographic isolation, a mostly agrarian economy, defendable terrain, plentiful water, and energy independence. That is all.  … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on Thunder Beast Arms Corp., in  Cheyenne, Wyoming. (See the Wyoming section, near the end of this column.)

Region-Wide:

The second two installments of the Redoubt article series at The Sandpoint Reader are surprisingly accurate and balanced. Take a few minutes to read: The American Redoubt Series: Preparedness and Self-Reliance and this: Profiles of the Redoubt: Beth Baumann

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Over at The Charles Carroll Society: Ben Olson & The Sandpoint Reader – Those who know, don’t speak, those who speak, don’t know #AmericanRedoubt

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Survivalist migration … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on anti-Redoubt journalists. (See the Region-Wide section, near the end of this column.)


Idaho

VERIFY: Is a potential Idaho Power rate increase linked to a surplus of renewable energy? (Thanks to Rich B. for the link.)

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I just heard about a fairly new manufacturing company in Dalton Gardens, Idaho. It is called Idaho Suppressor Company. They make great quality suppressors, primarily from titanium.
Their address is:
   6040 N. Government Way, Suite #101
  Dalton Gardens, Idaho 83815
   Telephone: (208) 772-3700

 

Montana

A little fun, Montana style: Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the makers of the Linda pistol. (See the Idaho section.)


Idaho (Linda Carbine)

Baby Boom generation shooters like me surely recall the Wilkinson Arms 9mm “Linda” pistol and the “Terry” carbine. First produced in the late 1970s, these well-crafted guns were made in Nampa, Idaho. They had a profile reminiscent of the CZ Model 25, and similarly used a telescoping bolt. The Wilkinson brand name was sold and the tooling moved, several times.  The latest incarnation of these guns is a “Linda” carbine that is quite true to the original design. Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on wandering grizzly bears. (See the Montana and Wyoming sections.)


Idaho

First up: Pocatello man pleads not guilty to lighting fireworks that burned home

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Jack Bannon, CDA resident and actor, dies at 77. JWR’s Comment: As a scenic resort area, Coeur D’Alene has a large number of celebrity retirees and celebrity vacation homes.

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Cops: Idaho woman intentionally drove off cliff with 3 kids

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Giant sequoia doing well four months after Idaho uprooting

 

Montana (Grizzly Bears)

Central and Eastern Montana: … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the makers of the GrainMaker home wheat grinder.  See the Montana section of this column.)

Idaho
First up:  An Idaho congressional candidate is under attack.  Why? For simply pointing out inconsistencies in the official Las Vegas Massacre narrative. See:  Idaho congressional candidate pushes Las Vegas shooting conspiracy theories. JWR’s Comments: The leftward-leaning Idaho Statesman has an unjustified vendetta against Michael Snyder.  I recommend that Idaho citizens visit Michael Snyder’s campaign web site. His campaign deserves your support.

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Next, there is this, over at Redoubt News: Zollinger Shines As … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the relocation of U.S. Optics to The American Redoubt. (See the Montana section of this column.)

Idaho

Jury finds Jonathan Renfro, man accused of killing police sergeant, guilty of first degree murder

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Neighbors furious after F&G officer kills ‘pet’ deer

Montana (U.S. Optics)

In addition to a plethora of gun makers, the Redoubt region now has several firearms optics makers. Perhaps best well-known is Nightforce Optics, headquartered in Orofino, Idaho.  The latest on the scene is U.S. Optics, in Kalispell, Montana.  For some details … Continue reading