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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Just sitting out there all by its lonesome. Really?
I’ll say. I hope they find it...INTACT.
Huh. Why does the Forest Service have that kind of muscle? That’s a lot of tree-trunks to blow up.
How much holy hell would the f-troop rain upon a private citizen who failed to secure legally possessed explosives? Now, how about if the owner was a federal agency? Ahhh, sovereign immunity ... smells like victory.
I know what of I speak from the industry I worked in.
I'm not sure I trust your source on this. /s ;^)
Is that Red Lodge Montana?
The Boston Marathon is just the start of a terror campaign against our civilian population. Bombings of malls etc. will become routine.....
Maybe we don't have to worry so much about the explosives or the ammo, since the KeyStone cop federal agencies & doofus DHS likely can't remember where they placed it in the first place!
That’s a lot of ‘splosive.
Hmm..., That’s about 270 plus IED’s in pressure cookers? Will the ATF be able to find the perps any better than they found the guns of Fast N’ Furious?
Yes. Daughter of one of my friends just moved back up there during April. Very worrisome. I, too, wonder what the Forest Service was doing with such a huge quantity of explosive material, particularly in this part of the U.S.
wow. i guess i’ll be avoiding big crowds.
I’m not sure what the forest service would be doing with all those explosives on public land, but I could pretty much guarantee that you wouldn’t be able to do the same thing on your privately owned land.
Hmmm...and Benghazi testimony on the 8th of May.
MUST HAVE DISTRACTION.
over 500 pounds of explosives and they’re just sitting there?....its ridiculous.....
thing is, whoever did this needed a big truck, and probably some help....this was not easy task....personally, I wonder about the govt accounting practices....who really knows when this stuff went missing...
Blowing beaver dams, log jams?
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.
True. Could also be for clearing boulders from the road.
Like the crime wave of the 30’s. BAR’s and Thompson’s were stolen from Armories and Police Department arsenals.
So if you want explosives and ammo, I guess the best place to get it is from the gov’t.
Hmm. Lefties are already blaming the Tea Party. Just doesn’t equate unless you’re a Progressive Marxist.
Or removing Timmy from the well. I remember episodes where Lassie associated with Forest Service Rangers...
It does not require a big truck to move 500 lbs. Just about any car and certainly any pickup truck is capable of transporting 500 lbs of cargo.
It's for blowing the bridges when the zombie attacks start.
Even in foreign countries, it's easy to steal from the US government.
Like there are so many bridges in that state! My friend (sort of because she’s a lib) whose daughter lives there said they needed it so they could do back burning in case of a forest fire. I think your response sounds more plausible.
Actually if you stop and think, the Forest service does use explosives to open fire breaks in the event of forest fires. But over 500 pounds of explosives. Hmm..?
“Huh. Why does the Forest Service have that kind of muscle?”
Well, the last time I took a FS blasting class, we used nearly that much just for practice....