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There are many reasons to “Vote with Your Feet” and move from corrupt, statist, liberal-Democrat, high-crime Nanny States to a low-population-density, extremely low-crime, limited government, libertarian, Constitution-loving, Pro-Second-Amendment, Patriotic, moral-conservative, God-fearing, safe-haven refuge in the American Redoubt of Idaho - Montana - Wyoming - Eastern Oregon - Eastern Washington - Northern Utah

Vote with your feet by moving ( to the libertarian safe refuge of the “American Redoubt” in Idaho - Montana - Wyoming - Eastern Oregon - Eastern Washington - Northern Utah or the Texas Redoubt or the Tennessee Cumberland Redoubt ( for more Bill of Rights freedom, especially Second Amendment gun rights — see

for state rankings,,, podcast, podcast by a conservative black Catholic Redoubter.

Sadly, the beautiful state of California is now a lost cause politically. But still keep fighting to restore her greatness.

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American Redoubt Pages:

What exactly is the American Redoubt? See for more details from James Wesley Rawles, whose description of our Redoubt many of us wholeheartedly support.

We are “Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times” is the motto of James Wesley Rawles

We Vote-with-our-Feet and have prepared “For when times get tough, or even if they don't” - the motto of Jack Spirko's SurvivalPodcast (

One could say that the American Redoubt was “founded” when Montana became a State of these United States of America on November 8, 1889, just 1 year before Idaho and Wyoming.

For those who are more attached to the East Coast and can't easily migrate to the American Redoubt in the Intermountain-West, we recommend the blog of the inspirational M.D. Creekmore who posted Joel M. Skousen, Author, Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places, on the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau solution to the “The East Coast Retreat Dilemma”:

“As a relocation specialist and designer, I found safe retreat locations and helped clients develop high security homes in every state of the union and you can too. The concept that anyone caught East of the Mississippi River is doomed is only partially valid and highly exaggerated. You can achieve a significantly higher level of safety going beyond the Appalachians to the high plateau regions of Tennessee and Kentucky. This massive and relatively unpopulated area is called the Cumberland Plateau—most of which falls within the state of Tennessee.” Joel M. Skousen ( is a relocation specialist and author of “Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places.”

Survival Glossary

ALICE: All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment

Alpha Strategy: storing extra logistics, as a hedge against inflation, and for use in barter and charity. This term was coined by economics writer John Pugsley. A PDF of Pugsley's book titled The Alpha Strategy is available for free download

APC: Armored Personnel Carrier. Also the brand name of a manufacturer of short-term backup power supplies.


breech — The rearmost end of a barrel, closest the shooter (opposite from the muzzle end).

BTP: Boston T. Party the pen name of a Libertarian writer.


Carrington Event: A naturally occurring EMP-like effect, caused by a large coronal mass ejection (CME) of the Sun. (See also: CME and EMP.)

cosmoline — An icky, sticky substance in which most of the world's old military firearms were bathed and stored upon retirement, in order to prevent corrosion.

crosshairs — The cross-shaped object seen in the center of a firearm scope. Its more-proper name is reticle.


EMP: electromagnetic pulse. Described at Wikipedia. See also: Faraday cage and tree


Faraday cage: A shielding enclosure for electronics. See also: EMP and Carrington Event

fiat currency: Any paper currency that is issued at will (QE3), without convertibility to precious metals or other tangibles. (From the Latin “Let it be done.”)

FIFO: First In - First Out—used for food storage rotation.

FOB: forward operating base

force multiplier: A capability that, when added to and employed by a combat force, significantly increases the combat potential of that force and thus enhances the probability of successful mission accomplishment. (US DOD definition.)

FWIW: for what its worth

genny: Slang for generator

GMO: genetically modified organism

G.O.O.D.: Get out of Dodge – the author’s generic acronym for leaving the big city in a hurry WTSHTF. (Acronym coined by JWR). I also use the term “bug-out” and the British soccer term “take the gap.” The term

Get out of Dodge kit is synonymous with bug-out bag. See also: BOB, INCH, and WTSHTF


pistol — Another term for handgun. Some claim it refers only to semi-automatic handguns, but this is an incorrect bit of firearms lore: many early patents refer to revolving pistols.


rifling — Continuous spiral (helical) grooves cut along the inside surface of a firearm barrel to improve the accuracy and range of the bullet.

round — One complete unit of ammunition, which includes a bullet (or other projectile), powder, and a primer, and is contained in an outer shell or case.

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