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CANCELLED (postponed) - Sat's Programming Class with DON

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Friday, February 15th, 2019 @ 3:24pm

CANCELLED (postponed) - Sat's Programming Class with DON
(NOTE" Thurs in Blanchard is still ON)

You may not have been a part of this, but I wanted to make sure EVERYONE got the word!

He's stuck in Montana.  He'll reschedule with us soon, for a couple weeks from now. 

You may see this email again as I attempt to reach any others that were not on this list.

If you know of someone who'd planned on attending, please be redundant and notify them!

Thursday, 2/21 is a Turning Point

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Friday, February 15th, 2019 @ 11:21am

2019 - The Year of COMMS

Thursday, 2/21's meeting in Blanchard is a Turning Point for us all. 
This will be the launch of inwP's Channel 3 Project, connecting all members - and neighbors, ham operator or NOT - via radio communications.  Dust off your old CB radios, walkie-talkies and other comms equipment!  They will all come into play effective that date.  Hint:  visit . . .

What To Do:
1 - Via Email ( - let me know if you are coming, so Jenett will have ample food & servers.
2 - Please attend the meeting; details are on the calendar listing @
3 - JOIN AmRRON! Important. Seriously.  Now.  Today. Free.  Details why, on Thursday. ;
4 - Inventory, dust off & ops check all your old comm equipment; Bring a list of your needs / wants; bring any stuff for sale.
5 - Ask your neighbors if they'd like to be able to communicate in a power / cell grid down scenario (Bring 'em Thursday?)
6 - Be prepared to SIT WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS - whether you know them yet or not - on Thursday.

What we are creating can be activated as part of a nation-wide network of Patriots in case of an emergency.  How much time do YOU think we have??  Every peaceful day is a divine gift, to be used!

Thanks & Blessings!


Russell S. Spriggs, KI7BIV, C.E.R.T.

No Texts; 208.660.8877; Fax 855.420.6345

Mold & Meth Testing:

NRA Pistol Instructor:

Local Events Calendar:

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"The standard of success in life isn’t the things. It isn’t the money or the stuff.

It is absolutely the amount of joy that you feel." ~ Abraham-Hicks

Why We Prep: Massive Illegal Caravan to Storm Border at Eagle Pass, TX

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Sunday, February 10th, 2019 @ 9:04am

Mexican Government About to
Release Massive Illegal Caravan
to Storm Border at Eagle Pass, TX

The massive caravan of 1,700 Honduran “refugees” (illegal aliens) is about to be set loose in Mexico, to storm the border at Eagle Pass, TX.  Will Texas Governor Greg Abbott stop them from entering the U.S.? 

Oath Keepers has received word from a credible source on the border in Eagle Pass, TX that it is highly likely that Mexico will release the entire group of approximately 1,700 illegal aliens (80% from Honduras) in a caravan being detained in Piedras Negras (right across the Rio Grand from Eagle Pass, TX) in the next 24-36 hours. The state of Coahuila is to give each member of the caravan group a temporary 30 day visa that allows them to be in Mexico, but requires them to leave Mexico by the end of that 30 days.

The Mexican government had bussed the entire caravan all the way from Mexico’s Southern border to Piedras Negras, where they were placed in a makeshift-fenced refugee camp in a warehouse to await the relatively slow process of applying 20 people per day for asylum at the U.S. port of entry.

It does not appear, at this time, that when released they will be bused back to the Southern border of Mexico. To the contrary, it appears they will simply be set loose to then cross over into the United States in the Eagle Pass area, by wading across the shallow Rio Grand where there are no fences, no walls, no barriers of any kind.

Word is the illegal alien caravan quickly became restless upon being bused in and placed in the warehouse, and to prevent a riot from breaking out in the camp, Piedras Negras officials entertained the Honduran “refugees” with a party, complete with Music provided by a DJ. 

Mexican medical officials are testing the caravaners and have had positive tests for HIV and Influenza and other diseases. It is not known whether Mexico will detain these people or release them with the rest of the group. 

Once the caravan is released, it is highly suspected the group will cross the Rio Grande river into the United States. According to U.S. judges’ interpretations of U.S. asylum laws, all OTMs (other than Mexicans) have the “right” to be processed as potential asylum seekers once they set foot on U.S. soil, even if they do so by illegally crossing the border instead of waiting to be processed for an asylum claim at a port of entry.   Therefor, it is anticipated that once released by Mexico, the Hondurans will not try to cross over at the international bridge but instead will pan out away from Piedras Negras and cross the shallow Rio Grande river, with the expectation that once they set foot in the U.S. they will be processed and released into the United States, as thousands of other OTMs from all over the world have in recent weeks.  

Unless Texas Governor Greg Abbott is truly serious about turning the Hondurans back and preventing them from illegally entering the U.S., the 500 DPS Troopers’ role at that time will transform from blocking the caravan to serving as a welcoming committee and a taxi service to the Border Patrol Stations for the Hondurans to be processed as “asylum applicants” and thereafter released into our nation, most likely to never show up at their scheduled asylum hearing (especially if they go to a “sanctuary city” such as Austin, TX, or “sanctuary state” such as California or Oregon). – Oath Keepers

*In featured image above, Texas DPS and CBP Agents Stand Watch Over the Rio Grand in Eagle Pass, TX. 

Read the rest of this article on the Oath Keepers national website here:

Snow-Postponed till MARCH 10 - Seed Starting Workshop! by Jim & Pat McGinty

  • Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 12:30pm - 4pm
    Location: Hospitality House, 216 S. Washington St., Newport, WA


    Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 - at The HOSPITALITY HOUSE, 216 S. Washington…

Update on your Radio Comms Project

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 @ 10:57am

We've been contacting each other on basic simplex radio across the Redoubt!

 Naples to Clark Fork to Cougar Gulch to Greenacres to Cheney to Diamond Lake to Priest Lake to Sandpoint . . . . That's quite a circle.

No need to have a ham license!

If you have a ham radio (BaoFeng UV5R, etc), you can MONITOR (listen) daily.  Get Connected for $25:

We will soon start reaching out to you folks on a frequency where you CAN transmit!

But, you have to tune in . . .  while you still can.

Please see your new info at

Keep your radio tuned to the

New Frequency of 146.420 (Alternate Freq: 146.550) and

New Times for the radio contacts - 0845 and 1845, Daily. 

This is AMRRON, where you need to be in case of an emergency.

MONTHLY MEETINGS on Practical Preparedness: Communications (no fancyspeak) on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 5:45 PM, Brickel Creek Coffee, Spirit Lake, ID (Rt 41).

Heroes of our childhood

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Monday, January 7th, 2019 @ 6:50pm

Heroes of our childhood -
 We owe it to our society to remember the dozens of WWII veterans who moved on to become Hollywood screen heroes for DECADES!  
As a kid, I certainly enjoyed the entertainment they provided. 
As a Veteran, I now appreciate the liberties they helped insure.
As a networker and educator, I am obliged to pass this information on.
  Sterling Hayden, US Marines and OSS. Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia .
   James Stewart, US Army Air Corps. Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.
   Ernest Borgnine, US Navy. Gunners Mate 1c, destroyer USS Lamberton.
   Ed McMahon, US Marines. Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)
   Telly Savalas, US Army.
   Walter Matthau, US Army Air Corps., B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.
   Steve Forrest, US Army. Wounded, Battle of the Bulge.
   Jonathan Winters, USMC. Battleship USS Wisconsin and Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard. Anti-aircraft gunner, Battle of Okinawa .
   Paul Newman, US Navy Rear seat gunner/radioman, torpedo bombers of USS Bunker Hill .
  Kirk Douglas, US Navy. Sub-chaser in the Pacific. Wounded in action and medically discharged.
   Robert Mitchum, US Army.
   Dale Robertson, US Army. Tank Commander in North Africa under Patton. Wounded twice Battlefield Commission.
   Henry Fonda, US Navy. Destroyer USS Satterlee.
   John Carroll, US Army Air Corps. Pilot in North Africa. Broke his back in a crash.
   Lee Marvin US Marines. Sniper. Wounded in action on Saipan. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery , Sec. 7A next to Greg Boyington and Joe Louis.
   Art Carney, US Army. Wounded on Normandy beach, D-Day. Limped for the rest of his life.
   Wayne Morris, US Navy fighter pilot, USS Essex. Downed seven Japanese fighters.
   Rod Steiger, US Navy. Was aboard one of the ships that launched the Doolittle Raid.
   Tony Curtis, US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus. In Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan .
   Larry Storch. US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus with Tony Curtis.
   Forrest Tucker, US Army. Enlisted as a private, rose to Lieutenant.
   Robert Montgomery, US Navy.
   George Kennedy, US Army. Enlisted after Pearl Harbor , stayed in sixteen years.
   Mickey Rooney, US Army under Patton. Bronze Star.
   Denver Pyle, US Navy. Wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal. Medically discharged.
   Burgess Meredith, US Army Air Corps.
  DeForest Kelley, US Army Air Corps.
   Robert Stack, US Navy. Gunnery Officer.
   Neville Brand, US Army, Europe. Was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
  Tyrone Power, US Marines. Transport pilot in the Pacific Theater.
  Charlton Heston, US Army Air Corps. Radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-25, Aleutians .
   Danny Aiello, US Army. Lied about his age to enlist at 16. Served three years.
   James Arness, US Army. As an infantryman, he was severely wounded at Anzio, Italy. And his brother,
 Peter Graves, US Army Air Corps.
  Efram Zimbalist, Jr., US Army. Purple Heart for a severe wound received at Huertgen Forest .
   Mickey Spillane, US Army Air Corps, Fighter Pilot and later Instructor Pilot.
   Rod Serling. US Army. 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific. He jumped at Tagaytay in the Philippines and was later wounded in Manila.
   Gene Autry, US Army Air Corps. Crewman on transports that ferried supplies over "The Hump" in the China-Burma-India Theater.
   William Holden, US Army Air Corps.
   Alan Hale Jr, US Coast Guard.
  Russell Johnson, US Army Air Corps. B-24 crewman who was awarded Purple Heart when his aircraft was shot down by the Japanese in the Philippines .
   William Conrad, US Army Air Corps. Fighter Pilot.
   Jack Klugman, US Army.
   Frank Sutton, US Army. Took part in 14 assault landings, including Leyte, Luzon, Bataan and Corregidor .
   Jackie Coogan, US Army Air Corps. Volunteered for gliders and flew troops and materials into Burma behind enemy lines.
   Tom Bosley, US Navy.
   Claude Akins, US Army. Signal Corps., Burma and the Philippines .
   Chuck Connors, US Army. Tank-warfare instructor.
   Harry Carey Jr., US Navy.
   Mel Brooks, US Army. Combat Engineer. Saw action in the Battle of the Bulge
   Robert Altman, US Army Air Corps. B-24 Co-Pilot.
   Pat Hingle, US Navy. Destroyer USS Marshall
   Fred Gwynne, US Navy. Radioman.
   Karl Malden, US Army Air Corps. 8th Air Force, NCO.
   Earl Holliman, US Navy. Lied about his age to enlist. Discharged after a year when they Navy found out.
   Rock Hudson, US Navy. Aircraft mechanic, the Philippines .
   Harvey Korman, US Navy.
   Aldo Ray. US Navy. UDT frogman, Okinawa .
   Don Knotts, US Army, Pacific Theater.
   Don Rickles, US Navy aboard USS Cyrene.
   Harry Dean Stanton, US Navy Served aboard an LST in the Battle of Okinawa .
   Soupy Sales, US Navy. Served on USS Randall in the South Pacific.
   Lee Van Cleef, US Navy. Served aboard a sub chaser then a mine sweeper.
   Clifton James, US Army, South Pacific. Was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.
   Ted Knight, US Army, Combat Engineers.
   Jack Warden, US Navy, 1938-1942, then US Army, 1942-1945. 101st Airborne Division.
   Don Adams. US Marines. Wounded on Guadalcanal, then served as a Drill Instructor.
   James Gregory, US Navy and US Marines.
   Brian Keith, US Marines. Radioman/Gunner in Dauntless dive-bombers.
   Fess Parker, US Navy and US Marines. Booted from pilot training for being too tall, joined Marines as a radio operator.
   Charles Durning. US Army. Landed at Normandy on D-Day. Shot multiple times. Awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts.Survived Malmedy Massacre.
   Raymond Burr, US Navy. Shot in the stomach on Okinawa and medically discharged.
   Hugh O’Brian, US Marines.
   Robert Ryan, US Marines.
   Eddie Albert , US Coast Guard. Bronze Star with Combat V for saving several Marines under heavy fire as pilot of a landing craft during the invasion of Tarawa .
   Cark Gable, US Army Air Corps. B-17 gunner over Europe .
   Charles Bronson, US Army Air Corps. B-29 gunner, wounded in action.
    Buddy Hackett, US Army anti-aircraft gunner.
   Victor Mature, US Coast Guard.
   Jack Palance, US Army Air Corps. Severely injured bailing out of a burning B-24 bomber.
   Robert Preston, US Army Air Corps. Intelligence Officer
   Cesar Romero, US Coast Guard. Participated in the invasions of Tinian and Saipan on the assault transport USS Cavalier.
   Norman Fell, US Army Air Corps., Tail Gunner, Pacific Theater.
   Jason Robards, US Navy. Was aboard heavy cruiser USS Northampton when it was sunk off Guadalcanal. Also served on the USS Nashville during the invasion of the Philippines, surviving a kamikaze hit that caused 223 casualties.
   Steve Reeves, US Army, Philippines .
   Dennis Weaver, US Navy. Pilot.
   Robert Taylor, US Navy. Instructor Pilot.
   Randolph Scott. Tried to enlist in the Marines but was rejected due to injuries sustained in US Army, World War 1.
   Ronald Reagan. US Army. Was a 2nd Lt. in the Cavalry Reserves before the war. His poor eyesight kept him from being sent overseas with his unit when war came so he transferred to the Army Air Corps Public Relations Unit where he served for the duration.
   John Wayne. Declared "4F medically unfit" due to pre-existing injuries, he nonetheless attempted to volunteer three times (Army, Navy and Film Corps), so he gets honorable mention.
   And of course we have Audie Murphy, America ‘s most-decorated soldier, who became a Hollywood star as a result of his US Army service that included his being awarded the Medal of Honor.
 How many of today’s Hollywood elite put their careers on hold to enlist? The only one who even comes close was Pat Tillman, who turned down a contract offer of $36 million over three years from the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the US Army after September 11, 2001, and serve as a Ranger in Afghanistan , where he died in 2004. But rather than being lauded for his choice and his decision to put his country before his career, he was mocked and derided by many of his peers.
  Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit to you that this is not the America today that it was seventy years ago. And I, for one, am saddened. My generation grew up watching, being entertained by and laughing with so many of these fine people, never really knowing what they contributed to the war effort.
  Like millions of Americans during WWII, there was a job that needed doing they didn’t question, they went and did it, those that came home returned to their now new normal life and carried on, very few ever saying what they did or saw.  Only now can I begin to understand the ghosts in my own father’s eyes.
  They took it as their responsibility, their duty to Country, to protect and preserve our freedoms and way of life, not just for themselves but for all future generations to come.
  Please pass this on.

- CANCELLED - Potluck & Prep in NEWPORT! ($5) - Seed Starting Workshop

  • Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 12:30pm - 4pm
    Location: Hospitality House, 216 S. Washington St., Newport, WA

    Stay tuned . . .

!!! TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED (VIRUS) !!! Monthly "Social" @ BLANCHARD INN - Dinner, Greet New Folks!

  • Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm, Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location: Blanchard Inn. 208-437-3137. Hwy 41, Blanchard, ID


Blanchard- Thurd 3rsDay Dine & Discuss: BEST Northern Garden Crops???

  • Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Blanchard Inn. 208-437-3137. Hwy 41, Blanchard, ID

    Hit Reply NOW if you're…

"Yes" or "NO": Continue Blanchard (Thurd 3rsdays) Socials / Meetings / Dinners?

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 @ 12:01am

"Yes" or "NO":
Continue Blanchard (Thurd 3rsdays) Socials / Meetings / Dinners?

Reply now, please.
Give me 10 YES votes, & we'll continue.
Just need to know, as we are adding (Second Sundays)Newport and (3rd Tuesdays)Spirit Lake meetings

New: COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS Meetings, Spirit Lake!

  • Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 5:30pm - 7pm
    Location: Brickel Creek Coffee, 6133 Maine St, Spirit Lake, ID 83869

    New: COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS Meetings at Brickel Creek Coffee, 6133 Maine St, Spirit Lake,…

OATHKEEPERS Presents: Potluck & Preparedness Programs! ($5) - See Details

  • Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 12:30pm - 4pm
    Location: Hospitality House, 216 S. Washington St., Newport, WA

    We have rented a "Second Sundays" monthly home for

    Homesteading and Emergency…

Welcome, AMY From BLANCHARD!

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Saturday, December 1st, 2018 @ 12:11am

We hope to meet you on the 6th, Amy!

Public Name:

Town / Group:

HAM call sign:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Accounting, animals, hobby farming, prepping.

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Communications, preparedness, firearm practice, AmRRON.

I'm a constitutional conservative with libertarian leanings. I'm looking for a community of like-minded individuals. I've been a prepper for well over a decade preparing for a multitude of potential scenarios that may befall our great country. I view everything through this lens.

How did you hear about us?:
From my husband.

Gift-Giving (& Stealing!) Party and Dinner!

  • Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 5pm - 7:30pm
    Location: Blanchard Inn. 208-437-3137. Hwy 41, Blanchard, ID

    Annual Members’ Dinner and Gift – Stealing Party!
    (Attending CERT & inwPrep members…

    • 8 people attended


  • Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: Blanchard Inn. 208-437-3137. Hwy 41, Blanchard, ID


WA State elections results

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Thursday, November 8th, 2018 @ 5:34pm

WA State elections results

Here's a message that has gone out to a sister group of ours in WA state (They're getting closer, folks . . . ):

Sheriff Hatcher will be in attendance at the meeting tonight to answer questions about the recently passed initiatives I-1639 (defining any semiautomatic rifle as an "assault rifle," 10 day waiting periods for purchase of same, mandated safety training, mental health checks, criminal liability for unsecure firearm storage, firearm registration, age restrictions, fees, etc.) and I-940 (de-escalation and mental health training for law enforcement, new duty to render first aid, amended standard for justified use of force). If you have any questions about these initiatives, please bring them to the meeting.  The age restrictions of I-1639 go into effect on January 1st, while the rest of it goes into effect July 1st.

Any welders looking for work from home?

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Thursday, November 8th, 2018 @ 5:26pm

Any welders looking for work from home?

Member Thomas Quinlan (Solar Mfr) is looking for a list of (Vet?) welders to fasten some brackets to a plate.

Occasional work, in their own shop.

He'd like me to get a list for him of names & tel #s so he can explain & see what kinda prices folks would want for the work.

Email me back with your info if interested, please, at

Welcome, TRINA (Proverbs31) From KELLOGG!

E-mail sent by BG1RS 22PLINKER, Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 @ 8:23pm

Public Name:

Town / Group:

Skills / hobbies to share with this group::
Learning about canning, gardening, water filtration and purification, rocket stove use…know the basics but need to put it into action. I also know a lot about code and telegraphing through my research, ie real events vs hoaxes. My research has and continues to take me EVERYWHERE. I have a dream to homestead.

What topic(s) would you like to learn?:
Everything pertaining to survival and homesteading.

I'm here because God brought me here :) Literally. Born and raised in Austin Texas, moved from Houston to Spokane Valley in 2013. Woke up in 2014 and began researching everything. All my relatives are down south except for a brother overseas in the middle east. I have a 9 year old 65 lb dog and 2 cats who are brother and sister who are almost 4 years old. They are all rescues. I am almost 48 years old and am recovering from a back injury from 3 years ago. I used to be a long distance runner and bicyclist, and used to give ski lessons. I still love to be as active as I can, this summer before reinjuring my back, I was walking around 50 miles a week. I was born again in 2015.

How did you hear about us?:
From awesome home inspector Jeanne! :)

Jeanne & I are happy to be part of your relocation -


Russell S. Spriggs, KI7BIV, C.E.R.T.

No Texts; 208.660.8877; Fax 855.420.6345

NRA Pistol Instructor:

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Residential Mold Testing:

Emergency Comms Network:

"Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious

by being put into that polluted vehicle." - Thomas Jefferson; Letter to John Norvell, 1807

FREE HANDGUN Mini-Workshops, Most Sundays @ 11:30!

  • Sunday, November 4th, 2018 at 11:30am - 11:45am, Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 11:30am - 11:45am, Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at 11:30am - 11:45am, Sunday, November 25th, 2018 at 11:30am - 11:45am, Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at 11:30am - 11:45am, Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 11:30am - 11:45am, Sunday, December 16th, 2018 at 11:30am - 11:45am
    Location: Cocolalla Cowboy Church, 4281 Cocolalla Loop Rd.

    Here's a FREE new twist to my Gun Classes -
    Novice shooters learn Safety and…

Field Trip / Class: KRATOM

  • Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Location: "Living Herbal" (formerly Bug-N-Out) - 108 E. Crawford St, Deer Park, WA

    Saturday, Nov 3rd, 1:15 PM

    "Living Herbal" (formerly Bug-N-Out)

    108 E. Crawford…

    • 4 people attended

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