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Where, and What, are the Redouts?

Posted 01-17-2018 at 04:03 AM by TRex2
Updated 01-23-2018 at 03:08 PM by TRex2

What is a Redoubt?
is a word of French origin and the dictionary definition is a "defensible fallback location." This, applied to Christianity in 21st Century America, has become a movement among Christians (and some other conservatives), to relocate to any of several areas of the US, which are becoming known as "Redoubts."

The long term objective is to concentrate and defend our culture in several areas, and provide a safe-haven against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that attempt to undermine or otherwise destroy our culture.

Criteria: What a Redoubt is, and is Not.
There is no dictionary definition, but generally a redoubt is a region of low population density, with abundant resources for growing food, a conservative culture, and a higher than average concentration of Christians.

What it is not, is a planned city or other community, and certainly not a walled city or fortress. I call those "Citadels" and you can probably find some with a Google search. Of course, there are some planned communities (but no Citadels, that I am aware of) within the Redoubts, and they may wax or wane over the years.

Where are the Redouts?
There are several. Whether you count 3, 4, 5, or as many as 9 of them, would depend on how strictly you apply the definitions and criteria, which we will get to in a moment. The most well known and well documented is The American Redoubt in Idaho and surrounding states. And there is one known, variously, as the Southern Appalachian Redoubt and the Cumberland Plateau, but some people consider those to be two separate Redoubts. There are also smaller ones. One in the Northern half of Maine, for instance. And less definite ones, such as in Texas.

And then, there is: The Ozark Redout.
Geographic Limits of the Ozark Redoubt:

The Ozark Redoubt is bounded, in general, by US 67 on the Southeast, a line stretching from Batesville AR to Eminence MO on the East, US 60 on the North, to the OK border, and while it includes some of OK, West and SW of Fayetteville, it excludes all major cities and areas surrounding those cites, even inside of those boundaries. On the South it is bounded by I-40 to Clarksville and then by a line straight East until you hit US 67.

I will give the criterea for excluding certain zones later.

What is a Redoubter?
A Redoubter is anyone who has deliberately moved to, is in the process of moving to, or planning to move to, one of the Redoubts. What a Redoubter is not, is any particular color, ethnicity or geneology, as Christians are called to rise above those trivialities.
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    Nice TRex! I never heard of Redoubter. But I guess We be one though, since we are in the planning stages of moving back to the Ozarks.

    We did live in Harrison for awhile back when my wife was going to nursing school. I worked with a Mennonite guy that was pretty well off the grid already-they all are. I'm pretty well Baptist in my theology-but Pre-Wrath. We had some interesting discussions, to say the least, and he use to be Baptist.

    Yeah, just looking at the Map, there is nothing big around the Mt. Home area. Mt. Home being the hub, but not a big one, and most people around there are probably half way self supporting-wells, generators, and the like.
    Posted 08-24-2018 at 06:10 PM by Lake 5 Lake 5 is offline

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