Skip to comments.Explosives stolen from Forest Service facility near Red Lodge
Posted on 05/01/2013 10:10:13 PM PDT by Kartographer
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) are asking for help from the public in gathering information about the theft of approximately 559 pounds of high explosives from a USFS explosives bunker located near Red Lodge.
A press release from the ATF says that in April 2013, someone used forced entry to get into an explosives storage facility owned and operated by the U. S. Forest Service.
The storage facility is located approximately two miles south of the City of Red Lodge.
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exactly. I have been in Red Lodge. It is in no where land. I have no idea why anything government related (or otherwise in that area) would need explosives. Got to wonder at the stockpile.
1 or 2 guys, some bolt cutters, and a van. too easy.
yep. It’s Red Lodge, Montana. Someone was keeping an eye on the guberment and sadly realized one that they had huge arsenal and two that it was poorly guarded. Usually there is a pattern to the governments stockpiles and ineptitude . So it wouldn’t surprise me to see more of these stockpiles to go missing. Very scary.
Kartographer, thanks for the info!
Pinging you to this; its a lotta ‘stuff’
just for what,
Road building in the national forests.
well they definitely aren’t doing a whole lot of road building around Red Lodge, but possibly the occasional stump removal or avalanche control. Still one must be wary these days. I used to live very close to ‘paradise’ turned out the unibomber and my family lived within a few miles of each other and shopped at the same store he mailed his bombs from. Rural areas can hide a lot of things that need to be hidden.
Not much to worry about here as it looks like the work of one, or at most, two lone wolves.
Possibly a drop off point.
When will Big Sister start buying up the total explosive production of the world and stockpiling it?
Judging by the explosives used in the recent Boston Bombings your standard, over-the-counter “fireworks” are great sources for explosives (Gun powder).
Here in Wisconsin there is a fireworks sales store at almost EVERY interstate highway exchange. Now that is one hell of a lot of fireworks stands with TONS of inventory just waiting the be blown up.
I would bet there is more powder in those stores than the gubmint Forest Service ever thought of stockpiling.
The gun grabbers are insuring that. Once guns are near impossible to obtain the crazies will just move onto bombs. Meanwhile Americans will be left defenseless against our section 8 neighbors and international socialist government.
Here's the neighborhood search party:
Most problems can be solved with the appropriate explosive charge.
About as isolated and beautiful a place as one can find
Investigators found a fresh pile of bear poop near the door of the storage facility. Tests proved it was the poop of Smokey Bear who recently changed his religion to Islam.
All points bulletins have been issued.
500 lbs would fit in the back of your pickup, including crates.
Could be for avalanche control.
I can get 550 pounds of cargo in my first Gen Honda CR-V (spread out, of course, but I can do it). I often carry 600 pounds-worth of extra people in there besides myself (three tall adults at around 200 pounds or so each). From the pictures accompanying the article, nothing looked to be heavier than a sack of concrete. I'll bet I could have had it loaded and been gone in under 5 minutes, once the door was busted open.