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 whole house backup generator companies in the Redoubt. Region-Wide Four of the largest whole house backup generator companies are Generac, Kohler, Cummins, and Honeywell. They have authorized dealers/installers, nationwide. o  o  o Two important points: Make sure that the generator you buy can also operate your well pump, if you are on well water. Most well pumps …




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 CB radio sales and service businesses in the American Redoubt. Region-Wide Yellowstone begins capturing bison to control herd numbers o  o  o US Plans End to Wolf Protections; Critics Say It’s Premature.  JWR Says: This change is long past due! o  o  o Wolves reach Oregon Coast, accused in ‘probable’ kill of 22 sheep Idaho CB Shop …




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 railroads, rail bikes, and rails-to-trails in the American Redoubt.  The region has a rich history of railroads.  Many  “branch ” (Class III) railroads were and still are used to haul grain, ore, logs, and lumber. (A hat tip to reader JML, who sent me the initial link that piqued my interest in rail biking and rails to …




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 American Redoubt jobs. Region-Wide (American Redoubt Jobs): Are your looking for work to facilitate a move to The American Redoubt? Reader H.L. suggested these three web sites: RanchWORK Indeed: Farm Caretaker Jobs CaretakerJobs.com o o o SPLC attacks the American Redoubt Again! o o o El Nino is back but it’s late, weak and probably no big …




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 tent makers and tent sellers in the American Redoubt. Some folks take the Apostle Paul literally–about being tent makers, that is… Because wall tents and especially their poles are bulky and expensive to ship, it is often best to order one in advance and then pick it up in person. The photo above is historical — it is …




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 Surplus Dealers in the American Redoubt. (Military, government, and commercial surplus.) Idaho I’ll start out with a mention of Army Surplus 1. Their great store in Sandpoint, Idaho was surely the inspiration for the fictional “Grogan’s War Surplus” in the humorous novels by the late Patrick McManus. o o o Idaho Surplus Warehouse, in Idaho Falls, is …




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 saddlemakers in the American Redoubt. Many of these craftsmen also make saddlebags, holsters, and magazine pouches. Pictured is a custom saddle made by C&S Saddlery in Idaho.   Idaho (Saddlemakers in the American Redoubt) There is custom leatherworker from Bayview, Idaho who does excellent work at very reasonable prices. His name is Clay Ensley. Along with his wife …




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 proposed bill to split Washington into two states. (See the Eastern Washington section.) Idaho Idaho Wolf Control Board Seeks $200,000 to Kill Wolves o o o There was a good description of Idaho’s firearms carry laws recently posted at Redoubt News: True Constitutional Carry Means No Permit Required o o o This was an interesting press release, …




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 Welded Truck Parts made in the American Redoubt.  Since the Redoubt is famous for its plentiful deer and elk, heavy duty grill guard truck bumpers are de rigueur. You sometimes even see them mounted on some passenger sedans! Pictured is a brush guard bumper made by CK Fab of Billings, Montana. Idaho (Welded Truck Parts) T-Rex Technology …




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 small business, Upland Optics. (See the Idaho section.)   Region-Wide Economy could bring 15,000 people to Inland Northwest in 2019 o o o He’s in a heap -o’-trouble: Lewiston-Spokane Speed Chase. Here are some more details on the chase and crash: Multiple agencies pursue vehicle in high speed chase through Spokane, Cheney; suspects arrested after crash   Idaho …




The Latest SPLC Smear Attack

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has published yet another smear article about me, the readers of SurvivalBlog, and the American Redoubt movement. At the SPLC’s  “Hatewatch” web page, an article titled “Far-right survivalist and icon of ‘Patriot’ movement predicts religious civil war” was published on January 3, 2019. This  latest SPLC attack piece begins:

“The framer of a far-right survivalist movement in the Pacific Northwest rang in the new year by warning of religious civil war. James Wesley, Rawles, (sic) a former U.S. Army intelligence officer and self-described religious separatist who once called Islam a “religion of evil and death,” thinks a “war of world views” may come as early as 2020. And he’s urging his readers to strategically relocate inland to red states.”

By cleverly mixing facts, innuendo, and guilt by association, the SPLC’s Hatewatch editors have repeatedly smeared JWR, SurvivalBlog, and the American Redoubt political migration movement. This is just the latest in their long string of baseless attacks. They published similar smear pieces in 2011, and 2013. Their defaming accusations were also parroted by others on several occasions, most notably in 2017. This modus operandi perfectly matches what Prager University warned about, in their video: The “Anti-Hate” Group That Is a Hate Group.

Crank Up the Sinister to 11

Look closely at the layout of the SPLC’s latest attack piece, The portrait photo of me that they used is blown up and tightly-cropped. It has enhanced contrast, a darkening screen cast over the bottom half (to make me look like I have a Tricky Dick Nixon 10-o’clock shadow), and even darker shading added around my eyes. I can only conclude that this was to make me look sinister.

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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 upcoming closure of Frontier Guns in Kalispell, Montana. (See the Montana section.)   Idaho With the imminent departure of Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Senator Risch (R.-Id.) is expected to become Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This is a powerful, much-coveted chairmanship. Let’s pray that he furthers our national interests while respecting the sovereignty of …




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 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. (See the Eastern Washington section.) Idaho Lewiston: Moms Demand Action Instructor Teaches ‘Gun Safety’ by Holding Handgun by the Muzzle o o o Disaster preparation is a growing market for Idaho businesses Montana Men killed in semi pileup near Superior identified o o o Man accused of plotting to kidnap Letterman’s son is …




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 a proposed Year-Round Daylight Savings Time for Wyoming. (See the Wyoming section.) Region-Wide You may have missed this CBC News report from two years back:  American Redoubt o o o Spokane developer Ron Wells accused of insurance fraud   Idaho Investigation of trooper involved shooting is still going o o o Weapons at school. Livestreaming arrests. These …




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 Bend, Oregon news. (See the Eastern Oregon section.) Region-Wide SPLC vs the American Redoubt o o o Apparently, one gent considers my novels cruise-worthy reading. Idaho Man who stabbed stranger doing yardwork at Boise home found unfit to stand trial o o o US to shut down Idaho nuclear waste processing project Montana Big Sky Country Bitmining: …