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. Today, we focus on Kitfox STOL aircraft. (See the Idaho section.)


Raúl Labrador announces candidacy for GOP chairman

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Kitfox STOL Video (with tundra tires, of course): HOT SPRING HOP WITH THE KITFOX!! Flight VLOG (Part 1).  “Silvija and I flew the Kitfox to the Idaho Sawtooths and landed at a few hot springs around the Idaho Sawtooth mountain range. Near Stanley, Idaho, Salmon, Idaho, Barney Hot Springs, Gold Bug Hot Springs  and Craters of the Moon. Almost ground looped the Kitfox. Landed on dirt roads, had a strong crosswind landing and takeoff at Challis, Idaho airport.”

JWR’s Comment:  You gotta love those “casual” dirt road landings in very rural parts of southern Idaho. Given the terrain, there are not many opportunities for that in central and north Idaho, at least with fixed-wing aircraft. But the rotary pilots definitely land in some interesting places.

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Judge orders Sawtooth Valley water diversions examined


Black bear finds its way inside Montana home: ‘He was tired and climbed up into the closet for a nap’

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CWD Now West of Divide in Montana. Headline: Second case of CWD in Libby suspected

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Bullock says he qualifies for Dem prez debate in July — but no guarantee of spot yet JWR’s Comment: SurvivalBlog readers will recall that this is the same Governor Bullock who twice vetoed Constitutional Carry laws in Montana.

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Sidewalks to be installed in Billings creates controversy

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A food co-op in Butte? Group aims to explore cooperative grocery store in Hennessy Market space

Eastern Oregon

Oregon city stops jailing poor who can’t pay court debts

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BLM maps spotlight climbing spots, including Trout Creek

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Agreement With Navy and Partners Nets Madison Ranches $4.7 Million

Eastern Washington

The Charles Carroll Society web site reports: Protest against transvestites sexualizing children in Spokane. This is the accompanying video: Protest of Drag Queen Sexualizing children @ Spokane — Saturday 15JUN2019

And here is a particularly gratifying snippet from the article:

“I would like to send a shout out to JWR, and the The Constitution First Amendment Press Association.  I think exactly what JWR was planning for happened at this event.  When the Spokane Police Department tried to keep patriots from taking pictures on both sides of the street they asked “are you with the press?”  And John whipped this [CFAPA Press ID] out like a boss. Thank you JWR!”

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Grant Co. Sheriff’s Office makes 38 drug busts on 97 felony counts at Paradiso

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Police fatally shoot Centralia burglary suspect


PacifiCorp to Close Coal-Fired Power Plants

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Police: Casper Man Went to Bar to ‘Beat Up Crackheads,’ Arrested

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Social media did in Yellowstone lion poachers

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  1. It wasn’t social media that did in the Yellowstone poachers, it was sheer stupidity. Their greed and absolute egocentric mindset led them to their criminal actions in the first place.

  2. I saw part 2 of their adventure on day it was posted. I’ve recently been bit by the bug to fly and have been looking at everything including the DC-3! The world record for short landing is now at 9.5 feet. That is almost good enough to land on a heliport. But I might look at a Carbon Cub too, and master the controlled stall. So many choices, so little money. Of course, if one *must* drop in somewhere, a parachute would work too.

    World Record short landing:

  3. STOL World Record Shortest Landing 9 Feet 5 Inches

    The original post may have been lost, so this is re-post of the link.

    I’ve had two gmail accounts ‘hacked’ in two consecutive days, and found posts on Yoootoobe mysteriously missing. Just because I might be paranoid, doesn’t mean that they are not after me!

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