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https://www.SurvivalRetreatConsulting.com,

http://www.RevRealty.us,

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RadioFreeRedoubt.com podcast,

CharlesCarrollSociety.com 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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What exactly is the American Redoubt? See https://www.survivalblog.com/redoubt.html 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 SurvivalBlog.com.

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 (www.thesurvivalpodcast.com)

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”: http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-of-the-east http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/news-eastern-redoubt-tennessee-cumberland-plateau/

“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 (https://joelskousen.com/strategic.html) is a relocation specialist and author of “Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places.” https://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-east-aka-cumberland-plateau-ot-tennessee/

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Joel M. Skousen is an American conservative political scientist<ref>http://www.joelskousen.com/Philosophy/philosophy.html</ref>, non-fiction Survivalist author, and consultant that specializes in preparedness topics, particularly survival retreat and fallout shelter design and construction, as well as what he calls “strategic relocation.”<ref>http://www.joelskousen.com/Strategic/strategic.html</ref> Skousen is the founder and chief editor of World Affairs Brief<ref>http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com/</ref>, a weekly news analysis service. He has done architectural and retreat design consulting in both North America and Central America.<ref>http://www.joelskousen.com/About/about.html</ref>

Skousen is the author of several books including Essential Principles for the Conservation of Liberty, Strategic Relocation--North American Guide to Safe Places, The Secure Home, Survival Home Manual: Architectural Design, Construction, and Remodeling Of Self-Sufficient Residences and Retreats, and How to Implement a High Security Shelter in the Home. He also published a booklet titled 10 Packs for Survival, which he has also posted to several web sites.<ref>http://www.captaindaves.com/dl-list/dl30-pak.htm</ref>

Skousen designs and consults on hardened retreat homes, often complete with fallout shelters with HEPA air filtration. In the book Dancing at Armageddon: Survivalism and Chaos in Modern Times by Richard G. Mitchell, Jr., (2001) Skousen is quoted: ““You never want to make a house look like an obvious fortress. Those who want in can always move up a bigger gun. There is no way you can design a home to withstand RPG rockets and tanks. I design these homes so you virtually cannot tell inside or out that they are any different from a conventional home.”<ref>http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/532445.html</ref>

American Redoubt Relocation

Because of its low population density and diverse economy, Skousen<ref>http://www.joelskousen.com/About/about.html</ref>, James Wesley Rawles, Chuck Baldwin and Boston T. Party, <ref>http://www.survivalblog.com/retreatareas.html</ref> all recommend the Intermountain west (American Redoubt - Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington, northern Utah) region of the United States, as a preferred region for relocation and setting up survival retreats.<ref>http://www.survivalblog.com/redoubt.html The American Redoubt – Move to the Mountain States</ref>

Cumberland Redoubt Relocation

For those who are more attached to the East Coast and can't easily migrate to the American Redoubt in the Intermountain-West, Mr. Skousen recommends the blog of M.D. Creekmore who posted Joel M. Skousen's article on Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places, on the Tennessee-Kentucky Cumberland Plateau solution to the “The East Coast Retreat Dilemma” <ref>http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-of-the-east Accessed April 8, 2014</ref><ref> http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/news-eastern-redoubt-tennessee-cumberland-plateau Accessed April 8, 2014</ref>

<blockquote>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.</blockquote><ref>http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/redoubt-east-aka-cumberland-plateau-ot-tennessee Joel M. Skousen (http://joelskousen.com/strategic.html) is a relocation specialist and author of ”Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places.“</ref>

More Background on Joel Skousen

Skousen was raised in Oregon and later served as a USMC fighter pilot during the Vietnam Era. Skousen has also worked as a commercial pilot, and is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and Pilots for 9/11 Truth.<ref>http://www.patriotsquestion911.com/#Skousen</ref><ref>http://www.pilotsfor911truth.org/core.html</ref> During the 1980s Skousen was the Chairman of the Conservative National Committee. He was also the Executive Editor of Conservative Digest.<ref>http://www.mskousen.com/About/Family/famous.html</ref>

Politics

In late 2007, Mr. Skousen gained attention when he gave his support to conservative libertarian Ron Paul rather than to the RINO and fellow LDS church member Mitt Romney in the 2008 US presidential campaign, in a widely-circulated YouTube video clip.<ref>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbYxtA5PBXU</ref> After John McCain became the Republican Party's presumptive nominee in early 2008, Skousen also endorsed Pastor Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party, “As Ron Paul goes back to Congress to continue the fight there, I believe Chuck Baldwin is the person to continue the fight during this election cycle and beyond.”<ref>World Affairs Brief, May 2, 2008.</ref>

Joel Skousen is the older brother of Mark Skousen and the younger brother of Royal Skousen. The three Skousen brothers are the nephews of Cleon Skousen.<ref>http://www.mskousen.com/About/Family/famous.html</ref>

Videos by Joel Skousen

Joel is frequently interviewed by Alex Jones on InfoWars show.

<ref>Strategic Relocation The Film - Full version: Joel Skousen sits down with Alex Jones and discusses strategies on how to prepare for and survive major disasters. Joel Skousen is a world renowned expert in designing secure homes, geo-political analysis, and strategic relocation. Preparing food, water, firearms, medical supplies, and shelter may not be a good enough plan. Large population centers are the biggest threat to survival after any major disaster such as an economic collapse. Joel Skousen explains his strategy for survival, which includes acquiring all of the essentials, preparing in a safe location and methods on how to avoid a dangerous hungry population and safely arrive at your secure location survivalist retreat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzjm9MJFSA8</ref>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-XCjF4_l2A<ref>Globalists Plan to Nuke America Revealed. “The world is getting increasingly unstable. National debt levels are unsustainable, world financial markets are calling for constant bailouts, and the US is continuing to antagonize the Middle East with military intervention. Any number of these crises can lead to a break down in the social order of the high population density urban areas of the United States. Could you survive without public utilities or supermarkets through a winter? Are there enough people around you that are prepared to band together and help one another during social unrest or economic crash? More and more people are reevaluating their living arrangements to be prepared for prolonged disasters. But what if you have to stay in a big city for work? Have you developed some contingency plans? Are you located in a part of the city that will allow escape through the rural byways? Have you made a transportation plan? And, what can be done to secure your home now in case you can't get out in a crisis? Mr. Skousen's Strategic Relocation has the answers.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-XCjF4_l2A</ref>

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeWaoBG77l-5hbSjo7J8mg

Books

  • Essential Principles for the Conservation of Liberty, ISBN 1199306614 (1984)
  • Survival Home Manual: Architectural Design, Construction, and Remodeling Of Self-Sufficient Residences and Retreats, ISBN 1199306396 (1982)

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Joel M. Skousen is a political scientist by training, a political commentator specializing in the philosophy of law and Constitutional theory, as well as a <ref>Philosophy of Law and Government<!-- Bot generated title --></ref> non-fiction Survivalist author and retreat consultant specializing in preparedness topics, particularly survival retreat and fallout shelter design and construction, and what he calls “strategic relocation.”<ref>Strategic Relocation<!-- Bot generated title --></ref>

History

Skousen, born in San Diego and raised in Oregon, later served as a USMC fighter pilot during the Vietnam Era. During the 1980s Skousen was the Chairman of the Conservative National Committee. He was also the Executive Editor of Conservative Digest.<ref name=“Mark Skousen's Famous Relatives”>Mark Skousen's Famous Relatives<!-- Bot generated title --></ref>

Skousen is the founder and chief editor of World Affairs Brief,<ref>World Affairs Brief newsletter</ref> a weekly news-analysis service. Some of Skousen's views are controversial. He made the case that the Fall of Communism was a “carefully crafted deception,” meant to gain Western aid and technology transfers that would eventually end in a resurgence of the Russian threat. In his weekly briefings Skousen has also written extensively about the evidence of conspiracy by government to coverup its own involvement in numerous black operations such as the JFK assassination, the Oklahoma City Bombing, TWA 800 and the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. He is particularly harsh critic of what he calls the “phony war on terror” used to conjure up justification for continual foreign intervention and the diminution of American constitutional rights.

Skousen has written several books. including Essential Principles for the Conservation of Liberty, Strategic Relocation—North American Guide to Safe Places, The Secure Home, Survival Home Manual: Architectural Design, Construction, and Remodeling Of Self-Sufficient Residences and Retreats, and How to Implement a High Security Shelter in the Home. He also published a booklet titled 10 Packs for Survival, which he has also posted to several web sites.<ref>The Big List - 10 Packs for Survival<!-- Bot generated title --></ref>

Skousen designs and consults on hardened retreat homes,<ref>http://www.forbes.com/1998/05/01/feat_side.html</ref> often including fallout shelters with HEPA air filtration systems. He has offered in both North and Central America consultation regarding architectural and retreat design.<ref>About Joel Skousen<!-- Bot generated title --></ref> In the book Dancing at Armageddon: Survivalism and Chaos in Modern Times by Richard G. Mitchell, Jr., (2001) Skousen was quoted: ”'You never want to make a house look like an obvious fortress. Those who want in can always move up a bigger gun. There is no way you can design a home to withstand RPG (Rocket-propelled grenade) rockets and tanks. I design these homes so you virtually cannot tell inside or out that they are any different from a conventional home.'“<ref>Mitchell, Dancing at Armageddon, excerpt<!-- Bot generated title --></ref>

Because of its low population density and diverse economy, both Skousen<ref>"About Joel Skousen" at his web site</ref> and survivalist writer James Wesley Rawles <ref>SurvivalBlog.com<!-- Bot generated title --></ref> recommend the Intermountain west region of the United States, as a preferred region for relocation and setting up survival retreats.

In late 2007, Skousen gained attention

when he gave his support to Ron Paul rather than to fellow LDS church member Mitt Romney in the 2008 US presidential campaign, in a widely circulated YouTube video clip.<ref>YouTube - Joel Skousen - Ron Paul Versus Corporate Media</ref> After John McCain became the Republican Party's presumptive nominee in early 2008, Skousen also endorsed Pastor Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party: “As Ron Paul goes back to Congress to continue the fight there, I believe Chuck Baldwin is the person to continue the fight during this election cycle and beyond.”<ref>World Affairs Brief, May 2, 2008.</ref>

Personal life

Joel Skousen is the older brother of Mark Skousen and the younger brother of Royal Skousen. The three Skousen brothers are the nephews of conservative author and commentator Cleon Skousen.<ref name=“Mark Skousen's Famous Relatives”/>

In March 2013, Skousen walked away with just slight injuries from the crash of his Glasair kit plane, in a forced rough field landing, following a fuel system failure.<ref>http://www.ksl.com/?sid=24379841&nid=148&title=pilot-feels-blessed-after-surviving-plane-crash&fm=home_page&s_cid=featured-2</ref> The crash landing occurred near Spanish Fork, Utah, on the return leg of cross country flight to Las Vegas.<ref>http://www.survivalblog.com/2013/03/note-from-jwr-1681.html</ref>

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Quotes

  • Many Christians think it is wonderful anytime government officials mention God or quote from the Bible. I take strong exception, and not because I believe it is improper for government officials to appeal to God. I simply object to dropping the name of God or quoting scripture to cover for evil, and otherwise convince naive troops and Christians in general that an evil cause is just.<ref>http://tobefree.wordpress.com/2009/05/22/skousen-backing-evil-with-scripture/</ref>
  • The one thing you can learn from the liberal and controlled media, including arch liberal newspapers like the Washington Post, NY Times, and LA Times, is the direction in which the conspiracy against liberty is going. I spend about a third of my time watching what the opposition does. When they start uniformly promoting certain issues in all the liberal journals (global warming, smart growth, gun control, etc.), it is obvious that there is some coordination going on. But remember, you can only learn to see through the selectively filtered news dispensed by the establishment media if you have other sources that feed you the missing pieces.<ref>http://www.joelskousen.com/hotissues_news.html</ref>

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