Partial Verdict Announced in the First Bundy Ranch Trial

From LibertyNation columnist Kit Perez:

The first Bundy trial has ended in a mistrial after finding a federal informant guilty of eight charges and one of the defendants guilty of two lesser charges. The jury was hopelessly deadlocked on sixty more charges, even after federal judge Gloria Navarro sent the jury back to deliberate further.

The case has been hotly contested by their supporters, who say that the men were defending themselves against government agents who assaulted, tazed, and threatened them.

Todd Engel was found guilty on two charges; obstruction of justice, and interstate travel to aid extortion. Greg Burleson, a fellow defendant also revealed to have been working for the federal government as an informant throughout the events at Bundy Ranch, was found guilty on eight charges. According to Maxine Bernstein of and Jenny Wilson of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the jury was “hopelessly deadlocked” on all other charges — including the charge of conspiracy against the United States government. Federal judge Gloria Navarro has reportedly sent the jury back on an Allen charge to deliberate further on the other counts, but to no avail.

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RFR Interview with Suidlanders

John Jacob Schmidt from Radio Free Redoubt interviews Simon Roche from Suidlanders in the latest episode. Suidlanders is the world’s largest non-government civil defense group formed under the auspices on international humanitarian law as stated in the Geneva conventions.  Suidlanders is an emergency plan initiated for the protection of non-combatant civilian Afrikaners in the event of a civil war in South Africa. Their story is of interest to anyone interested in preparedness or any who may fear a civil war coming in their own county. A couple of members of Suidlanders are currently speaking at venues across the United States in order to raise awareness of the issues facing South Africa. You can read more about Suidlanders at their website.

Click the play button below to listen to the interview.

Some background information:

South African President Calls for Confiscating All White-owned Land

‘Bury them alive!’: White South Africans fear for their future as horrific farm attacks escalate


2017 Expo Door Prizes

Thanks to generous donors, the 2017 NW Preparedness Expo will also have drawings for door prizes. Among the prizes donated this year are:

United Cutlery M48 Kommando Tactical Shovel



Tecsun PL-380 shortwave radio



“Forging the Hero” by John Mosby



“The Reluctant Partisan – Volume II: The Underground” by John Mosby



Orca Tactical Molle H2O Water Bottle Pouch Hydration Carrier



Maxpedition Rollypoly Folding Dump Pouch

Emergency Preparedness on Dairies

At a recent preparedness talk, an attendee mentioned having a dairy farm and a feeling of not being prepared to care for the animals. In the linked article, the SDSU Extension talk briefly about Emergency Preparedness on Dairies.

Dairies lend themselves to some unique circumstances when it comes to farm emergencies involving livestock. Why? Milking at the farm occurs 365 days of the year. This requires a source of energy to milk the cows, cool the milk and provide water, feed and manure removal for the cows. Secondly, there is often a large number of animals in a concentrated area requiring numerous people to care for the animals. There is oftentimes limited English proficiency, and communication in an emergency can be challenging.

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AmRRON moves to AmCON 4


4/12: Due to the developing situation surrounding North Korea, We are raising
the AmCON to Level 4.

This is a precautionary measure to raise awareness, based on the
following reports:

A) North Korean capital city of Pyongyang is calling for an evacuation
at this time
B) Foreign Journalists told to prepare for “big event” (on Thursday?)
C) High potential for EMP-capable satellite(s)

On Wednesday former CIA director James Woolsey and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
published an Op-Ed
in The Hill warning that North Korea has the ability to kill 90 percent
of Americans by detonating a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP)
over the United States.

1. Disconnect antennas from radios when not in use

2. Other unused or spare radios, laptops, thumb drives, etc. placed in
faraday protection

3. Participate in next week’s practice nets to ensure your skills,
equipment, and software are maintained and up to date.

We will indefinitely maintain at LEAST AmCON-4 until the situation
involving North Korea stabilizes significantly.

NW Preparedness Expo 2017 Schedule

The schedule for the 2017 NW Preparedness Expo has been posted on the expo website. Dr. Pruett of Amp-3 will be teaching his Wound Care and Suture class on both Saturday and Sunday. You can register for his class here.  Sam Culper will be teaching an all day, Advanced SHTF Intelligence class on Sunday, May 7th. You can register for Sam Culper’s class here.  Kaery Dudenhofer will be teaching a four hour women’s firearm class on Sunday, May 7th at 1pm. You can register for Kaery’s class here.

8:30 Welcome by LVA
President RJ Blahut
9:00 – 10:00 am Patrice Lewis –
Intro Preparedness
and Self Sufficiency
K of Combat Studies
Group –
Community Securty
Dr. Pruett –
Wound Care Basics
10:00 – 10:20 am Break/ Visit Vendors
10:20 – 11:20 am John Jacob Schmidt –
Intro to Emergency
Sean Mitzel –
Building a
Self-Sufficient Retreat
and Homestead
Kathy James –
Home Food Storage
11:20 – 11:40 am Break/ Visit Vendors
11:40 – 12:40 am Glen Tate –
Hillary id not win, so
should we all just quit
prepping now?
Linda Mackey –
Herbal Medicine
Kathy James –
Home Food Storage
101-301 continued
12:40 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:00 pm Break/ Visit Vendors Dr. Pruett –
Wound Care and
Suture Technique
Class (pre-registration
2:00 – 3:00 pm Lucinda Bailey –
Heirloom Seeds & Food
Sam Culper –
SHTF Intelligence
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break/ Visit Vendors
3:30 – 4:00 pm Rep. David Taylor &
Rep. Matt Shea
TBA – Assemblies Break
4:00 – 4:30 pm Kaery Dudenhofer –
Strategies & Tools for
Unarmed Defense
4:30 – 5:00 pm Break/ Visit Vendors
5:00 – 6:00 pm Brian Domke –
Defensive Landscaping
Ranger Rick – Disaster
Hygiene & Medicine
Kaery Dudenhofer –
Concealed Carry

NW Region Patriot Academy Boot Camp, Idaho, June 19-21

The Northwest Region Patriot Academy boot camp will be held June 19-21, 2017 in Boise, ID.

Patriot Academy is a three- to seven-day “boot camp” in leadership and government open to students ages 16 to 25 and held every summer in various state capitols throughout the country. Students delve into the political process from the inside out as they file legislation, debate bills, campaign for office and pass laws. In between legislative activities, they receive training in media skills, public speaking, leadership, current issues and America’s heritage–all from a Biblical worldview. Conservative leaders from all areas of the political field mentor students through the process, sharing their experience and wisdom. Patriot Academy offers students the most realistic, condensed, conservative political training that we know of. The Regional Academies in Arizona, Idaho, Florida and Delaware are 3-day sessions, while the National Academy in Texas is a seven-day session open to all qualifying students from around the country.

Patriot Academy has a single, bold vision: to equip a new generation of leaders to champion the cause of freedom and truth in government, media, entertainment, and education, as we help bring our nation back to the principles on which we were founded. Patriot Academy has a proven track record of excellence through a simple four part strategy:

  1. Train students to understand and influence government policy with a Biblical worldview
  2. Demonstrate the principles of ethical servant leadership from the Founding Fathers’ perspective
  3. Teach the political process and essential leadership skills through intense hands-on training
  4. Inspire students to be salt and light in every area of society and culture

DA-SC-90-03096President Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” Unless we motivate and equip the next generation to take up and advance the torch of freedom, it will extinguish. We desire to help students be positive change agents, and give them the tools needed to successfully engage in the political arena and every area of the culture. Our prayer is that every young person who attends Patriot Academy will understand it is their duty and privilege to guard the precious legacy of liberty. By God’s grace we will raise up a generation who will leading the change in both the public square and the private sector.