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 CeraTac LLC in Cheyenne, Wyoming. (See the Wyoming  section.)


Perhaps I’m just behind the power curve, but I finally noticed that Redoubt News now has a YouTube channel.

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Radio Free Redoubt: Episode 18-08 Trained Strong Men and The Emerging Insurgent Political Arm

I should mention that in this episode, host J.J. Schmidt announced that anyone who has a limited bandwidth Internet connection but that has an unlimited long distance phone call plan, they can now phone in to listen, but only during live broadcasts to: (857) 757-1085.


Idaho Senate advances stand-your-ground legislation

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Where is the world’s largest military surplus store?  In Idaho, of course.



Here is an article that focuses on the old lumbermill town of Bonner, Montana (near Missoula): The Mountain West Is Experiencing A Second Gold Rush. This Time They’re Mining Bitcoin.

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Noreen Firearms, in Belgrade, Montana is a great gun-making company in the AR world. Despite the recent rush of sales, they still have some inventory, including some very nicely crafted 80% complete AR-10 and AR-15 lower receivers.  They also make an amazing .50 BMG bolt action rifle, called the ULR-50.  And they are now developing a .300 Winchester Magnum AR platform!

Eastern Oregon

A day at the Pendleton Gun Show.This article highlights a great local AR builder: Crosshair Customs of Baker City.


Eastern Washington

Rep. Matt Shea has posted three video updates on recent legislative activity on the floor in Olympia. In the first segment, he mostly had bad news regarding Washington abortion laws. These bills that were recently passed–over the Republican minority’s objection–represent more reasons for Eastern Washington to partition itself from Washington, to become the 51st State. Pray hard, folks!

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Meanwhile, out in Wenatchee: Miners And Locals Are Fighting A “Guerilla War” In Bitcoin’s “El Dorado”



I recently stumbled into an 80% AR build video that mentioned CeraTac LLC in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  They have great customer service and they offer some of the least expensive AR rifle and AR pistol completion kits for home builders. Whether you start with a commercial complete 100% lower or an 80% lower, if you are on a tight budget then the CeraTac parts sets are the way to go!  In the video, “HandleBandle” shows an AR pistol that he built, for just $270!

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