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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.”


Dave Duffy is the founder and editor of Backwoods Home Magazine, a monthly conservative libertarian magazine and published in Oregon in the American Redoubt.

The theme of his magazine is “practical ideas for self-reliant living.” His magazine publishes articles of interest to homesteaders, people living in rural areas, small farmers, gardeners and permaculture gardeners, survivalists and preppers and people going “back to the land”. In that regard it is similar to the old Mother Earth News magazine, but with a significant difference: Backwoods Home Magazine has a conservative editorial viewpoint unlike the new liberal tone of Mother Earth News. He and his magazine and their website strongly support and writes articles monthly on the topic of gun rights, unalienable rights, the rights of homeschoolers, self-healthcare with herbs, and opposes excessive taxes and Welfare state - Nanny state - Police state big government regulations.

Works by Dave Duffy

  • Independent energy runs Backwoods Home Magazine Issue #28
  • Don't throw away your vote Issue #42
  • A history lesson from Ayn Rand Issue #44
  • The Militia Movement Issue #46
  • Thanks for not killing them Issue #48
  • That's not what we mean Issue #49
  • Confessions of a former liberal Issue #50
  • Countdown to freedom's Armageddon Issue #55
  • The real disaster in our future Issue #56
  • At fascism's doorstep Issue #57
  • Should both drugs and guns be legal? Issue #59
  • Millenium excuses and the quest for truth Issue #60
  • December 10, 1999 — BHM being forced off the newsstands
  • December 17, 1999 — The individual still reigns supreme
  • December 31, 1999 — Millenium excuses and the quest for truth
  • December 24, 1999 — Life at sea
  • Remembering a decade of BHM Issue #61
  • January 16, 2000 — Finding solutions in firewood
  • January 23, 2000 — The media's treatment of blacks makes their socialist bias obvious
  • February 12, 2000 — Dr. Laura tells her listeners she's decided to pack a gun
  • Let's stop apologizing for guns Issue #62
  • The real gun criminals Issue #63
  • Why not risk it all? Issue #64
  • Theories of the universe Issue #66
  • Can an understanding of math and statistics save America's freedoms? Issue #66
  • Goodbye TV, hello constructive time Issue #67
  • February 13, 2001 — Introducing the international tax cartel
  • February 23, 2001 — Our bankrupt social security system
  • April 12, 2001 — Something unsaid about Timothy McVeigh's execution
  • How environmental ideology hurts the solar energy industry Issue #69
  • May 1, 2001 — A letter from McVeigh, and a look at ourselves
  • Something unsaid about Timothy McVeigh's excecution Issue #70
  • Freedom, guns, & boycotts Issue #71
  • How do you keep yourself safe? Issue #72
  • Biological & chemical terrorism Issue #73
  • Personal guns getting to be in style Issue #74
  • Is it time for an education revolution? Issue #77
  • Which is better: a small town or city? Issue #78
  • The attack on Colin Powell prompts questions I'm not supposed to ask Issue #79
  • February 19, 2003 — Why America should wage war against Iraq and ignore “Old Europe”
  • February 24, 2003 — Coverage of the pending war with Iraq is a live example of media bias
  • Confronting the enemy Issue #81
  • Dark Winter — A simulated terrorist attack on three American cities using weaponized smallpox Issue #81
  • How safe is smallpox vaccine? Issue #81
  • Gulf War II opened the eyes of Americans to the U.N. and the media Issue #82
  • “I stink!” but that's okay Issue #83
  • Mousers and cat loonies Issue #83
  • Animal rights loonies save the chickens but ruin the County Fair Issue #84
  • Shades of truth and sleaziness Issue #85
  • A new country business is born Issue #86
  • A summer of energy fairs and politics Issue #88
  • The burglar does more than steal Issue #89
  • Getting what we deserve Issue #90
  • That old survivalist mumbo jumbo and 10 reasons why it makes sense Issue #91
  • Training for the Boston Marathon Issue #92
  • Practicing what we preach Issue #93
  • Tsunamis and “the experts” Issue #94
  • Sgt. Jim Duffy — an ordinary hero Issue #95
  • If you want to survive an emergency, look to yourself, not the Government Issue #96
  • Talking to your kids about death Issue #97
  • Why you may want to get a “stress test” Issue #98
  • If you want to take care of your health, you have to take control of your life Issue #100
  • The Government gorilla in our home Issue #101
  • Which wars work best? The ones we fight or the ones we avoid? Issue #102
  • I'm proud to be a “Losertarian” again Issue #103
  • America, land of the free…ha, ha, ha! Issue #104
  • Finally—a disaster that is guaranteed! Issue #105
  • The parasitic nature of bureaucracy Issue #106
  • Self-reliance equals freedom Issue #107
  • Starting the hurricane Issue #109
  • Planning for the inevitable Issue #110
  • Maybe food shortages and hunger will do what intellectual debate can't Issue #112
  • A vast cultural divide exists between environmentalists and gun owners Issue #113
  • From gun control to socialism, it begins with the Fairness Doctrine Issue #115
  • How do you save freedom in America? Issue #116
  • Paying for Social Security with worthless $ Issue #117
  • Golf's critical life lessons are under threat Issue #118
  • The destruction of the mass print media will help save freedom in America Issue #119
  • Looking back on 20 years of BHM Issue #120
  • The Second Revolution is on the way! Issue #123
  • Who was Joe Stack? Why does he matter? Issue #124
  • Reaching for the stars during a recession Issue #125
  • California conservatives missed a chance to speak up for “all” constitutional rights Issue #127
  • Defunding government is a sensible voter solution to reigning in local government Issue #128
  • A government with not enough to do, but lots of hungry mouths to feed Issue #130
  • How we battle the effects of a recession Issue #132
  • Ron Paul is a disaster for Republicans and Democrats, but not for America's freedoms * BHM Website Exclusive
  • Tackling the real problems that face us Issue #134
  • Slowing down to enjoy life Issue #135
  • Lessons for My Children Issue #136
  • Lessons for My Children, Chapter 2 Issue #137
  • Hiding from the government Issue #138
  • Preparing for a temporary catastrophe Issue #139
  • How a high school band triumphed over a bureaucracy and union that tried to kill it Issue #141
  • The Government intimidation factor and its effect on the health of society Issue #142
  • How to fix your aching back using the McKenzie Method Issue #144

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