By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
February 8, 2012, 8:10 p.m.
Reporting from Spokane, Wash.—
The American Redoubt: It lies in the rural high country of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, eastern Washington and Oregon.
For a growing number of people, it's the designated point of retreat when the American economy hits the fan. When banks fail, the government declares martial law, the power grid goes down. When warming oceans flood the coasts and a resurgent Russia takes out targets on the Eastern Seaboard.
Though white separatists for years have called for a racial homeland in the inland Pacific Northwest, an even bigger movement of survivalists, Christian fundamentalists and political doomsayers is fueling the idea of a defensible retreat in the high country west of the Rockies.
Armed with stocks of brown rice, weapons, battery-operated radios and razor wire, many are preparing isolated homesteads that can quickly be turned into armed fortifications when groceries disappear from stores and hordes of desperate city-dwellers flee a flu pandemic or run out of oil.
Cody and Northwest Wyoming have many opportunities for diverse recreation including events at Northwest Community College-Powell, Wyoming, Buffalo Bill Historical Center-Cody,Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park and many art galleries in the area.
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