SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Gary Hunt

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 court order following the Gary Hunt trial  (See the Eastern Oregon section.)

Idaho

First up: Stargazers eye the nation’s first dark sky reserve in Idaho. Yep, that is a big dark patch. (You can click to zoom in.) You’ve gotta love such low population density!  (A hat tip to Peter S. for the link.)

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Man pulled over on I-84 found driving van belonging to missing person, sheriff says

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Porsche plows into spectators at Idaho car show; 11 hurt



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 the new Survival Maps available at Northern Redoubt.  (See the Region-Wide Section, near the end of this column.)

Idaho

First, I’d like to direct your attention to a short piece over at Redoubt NewsScotchman’s Peak: Who Really Is For Idaho?

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Here is some commonsense “anti-hype” post at AmericanRedoubt.com: Apocalyptic Earthquakes in Idaho?



Letter: Second Redoubt Area?

American Redoubt

HJL,

I have been reading your page for years. The wife and I have decided that it is way past time to get out of Kalifornia (we live way out in the desert). We originally looked at the Redoubt areas. I quickly learned that my body simply could not handle the cold weather. I wish I could but it is too painful. We are now looking at East Texas. (Not Austin) I was hoping you may know somebody that could write an article or provide more information regarding warmer climates for places to retreat / homestead/ ranch. Your Redoubt would be my first choice, but my body just cant handle the cold. Thanks for the great Blog and God bless. – R.

HJL’s Comment: I’m not aware of any in the east Texas area. I do know that there is a redoubt like movement in the Ozark mountains. Look up … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

C&S Saddles

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 C&S Saddlery, in Idaho.

Idaho (C&S Saddlery)

I recently met a custom leatherworker from Bayview, Idaho who does excellent work at very reasonable prices. His name is Clay Ensley. Along with his wife Shelley, he operates C&S Saddlery. Clay has 30 years of experience as a commercial leatherworker. His main line is traditional Old West style holsters, gun belts, chinks, cuffs, and saddles.  Far from being stuck in the 19th Century, he also makes tooled smart phone cases, semi-auto pistol holsters, and pistol magazine pouches.

Clay told me that he is considering adding a new pistol magazine pouch … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Hawk-snake

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 solar eclipse videos shot in the American Redoubt States.

Idaho

Idaho officials reject bait hunting plan targeting wolves

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Behind the Scenes with Freedom Munitions. (They are in Lewiston, Idaho.)

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If you are looking for top quality yard play equipment for your kids, check out this family-owned Idaho company: Backyard Fun and More.

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Video: Total Solar Eclipse 2017 from Idaho Falls



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Gemtech suppressor

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 Gemini Technologies–the makers of Gemtech supressors.

Idaho (Gemtech)

First off, the announcement of S&Ws buy-out of Gemini Technologies was made in July. They are best known for their great Gemtech suppressors. Since then, the transition has reportedly gone smoothly.  The employees will also continue to work in Idaho. They will be in a new building in the small town of Meridian.  S&W was thrilled to gain Doc Dater’s very clever patents. And of course they’re also inheriting the company’s very loyal customer base. They have no  plans to move Gemini’s operations.  This acquisition leave S&W … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Tears of the Sword

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 Idaho bladesmith Robert Martin, the proprietor of Tears of The Sword.

Idaho (Tears of The Sword)

I’ve mentioned bladesmith Robert Martin once before in SurvivalBlog. His Tears of the Sword / Shadow Mountain Forge operation is located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I recently met him again at a Redoubt gun show. His metallurgy and craftsmanship have progressed in recent years. He now makes some exceptionally nice pattern forge welded Damascus steel. His heat treating process is par excellance. In addition to producing complete knives and swords of his own, he also makes some great blanks for hobbyists … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Michael Snyder

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. The emphasis today is on the term Redoubter. It is now used as a term of derision by leftist malcontents.

The Redoubt Movement and “Redoubters” in the News

First off, over at The Charles Carroll Society site, there is a great article. It is about how the term “Redoubter” has been politicized. Liberal Republican upset that conservatives are politically active in Idaho.

Idaho

Michael Snyder has announced his candidacy for an Idaho Congressional seat.  You may recognize Michael’s name. He is the author of four books and he is the Editor of EconomicCollapseBlog.com.  He is a devout Christian, and distinctly  “pro-life, pro-gun, and pro-liberty.”  Snyder favors term limits and limited … Continue reading



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Net Metering

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. The emphasis today is on net metering.

Idaho (Net Metering)

First up: Idaho Power seeks changes for solar customers. JWR’s Comments: The power utilities don’t like seeing home power meters running backwards.  Doing away with net metering is a slap in the face of thousands of customers. These are folks who each invested tens of thousands of dollars. They did so in anticipation of the equipment gradually paying for itself. Without net metering, their investment would probably be a net loss. Changing the rules in the middle of the game is just disreputable.

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Also in Idaho: Boise neighbors tackle, pin driver after hit-and-run spree



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Eclipse 2017

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region.

Today’s emphasis is on the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21st, 2017. The path of totality will cross three of the five American Redoubt States, and considerable portions of the other two Redoubt States will experience at least a 75%+ eclipse.

Idaho

Several cities in Idaho are planning eclipse events. The traffic will probably be insane in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but  just on the other side of the Tetons, Driggs, Idaho should be much more sedate. (And affordable!)

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Weiser, Idaho, has a big festival planned.

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Moonfest Music Festival brings country stars to east Idaho for eclipse weekend

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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.  Today’s special focus is on private military veteran support organizations. All of these are in the American Redoubt.

Idaho

The Inland Northwest Disabled Veterans Sports Association organizes several sports events each year. Many of them are shooting events in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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Idaho Horse Therapy provides equine-assisted psychotherapy for veterans with PTSD.



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 often mention companies in the region of interest to preppers. Today’s focus is on the recent Earthquake in western Montana.

Idaho

Officials may know where missing man is, but can’t get to him

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On to this news story from southern Idaho: After spending 9 months alone in mountains, lost dog is home.



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

American Redoubt

Here is the special 4th of July Edition of SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies in the region of interest to preppers. Today’s focus is on Constitutional Liberty organizations and events in the American Redoubt.

Idaho

Some very special congratulations to Enola Gay. She is the Editrix of the outstanding Paratus Familia blog.  They found a buyer for their Shouse, and they’ve moved to their Dream Retreat/Ranch property, which is elsewhere in The American Redoubt. If you’ve never read Enola’s blog, you are missing out. I highly recommend working your way through her blog archives!  She has also written a couple of great books. Every “dialed-in” prepper family should have copies of The Prepared … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Thunderbirds

This column is posted on Tuesdays. Here, we present news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies in the region of interest to preppers. This week’s focus is on several upcoming visits to the Redoubt by the US Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic flying team.

Idaho (Thunderbirds!)

The USAF Thunderbirds precision flying team will perform on October 14th and 15th at Gowen Thunder. Gowen Field is three miles south of Boise. In addition to being a commercial and general aviation airport, the Boise airport is also home to the 124th Fighter Wing of the Idaho Air National Guard.  That Wing operates A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. (The A-10 is more popularly known as the Warthog.) By the way, Gowen Field is  one of five military bases that are contenders to base F-35 fighters, since the … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

American Redoubt

This column is posted on Tuesdays. Here, we present news and announcements from around the American Redoubt. We also mention companies in the region of interest to preppers. Today’s focus is on the proposed Scotchman Peak wilderness area.


Idaho (Scotchman Peak)

First, over at Redoubt News, we read: Scotchman Peak Still A Hot Topic. JWR’s Comments: This proposed wilderness area straddles the Idaho/Montana State line. (On the map, look east of Clark Fork, Idaho.) The Wilderness designation will eliminate motorized access to a huge swath of National Forest. But presently the lower elevations have well-established roads. These are  National Forest roads that are open to the public. Built during logging, those roads were indirectly paid for by your tax dollars. Not surprisingly, the self-proclaimed “caring” leftists have other plans. They intend to deny back-country access to non-backpacking older … Continue reading