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



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

loose packed ammo

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 B.A.S.E.  Camp USA

Idaho (B.A.S.E.  Camp USA)

I recently heard about an ammo loading company in Idaho.  It is called B.A.S.E. Camp USA. They make a wide range of ammunition–both newly manufactured and reloaded. The majority of their offerings are handgun calibers. They even make special subsonic loads. They recently opened a third retail store at 415 South Challis Street, in Salmon, Idaho. Their other stores are in Post Falls, Idaho, and in Murray, Utah. They also sell their loaded ammunition through distributors, and directly to the public at gun shows throughout the Intermountain West region.  At their … Continue reading



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Lake Montana

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 remoteness of the Redoubt. (See the The American Redoubt in the News section.)

Idaho

Elderly woman trapped when house catches fire after police shoot at intruder

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Quality of Idaho wheat crop ‘superb’ this year

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2A Armament is a company worthy of mention. Located in Boise, Idaho, they are best known for their precision Regulated AR bolt carriers. But they also make a wide range of other fine parts for ARs. Be sure to check out their web site.



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Grizzly Bear

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 Wyoming Wildlife. (See the Wyoming section, near the end of thsi column.)

Idaho

High Country Video: The Beehive Five Traverse. “Traversing across the Selkirks in Northern Idaho, linking five different 7,000′ peaks along the crest. Four continuous miles of some of the finest granite in the Northwest.”

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Raul Labrador Weighs in on Bunkerville Standoff



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