We all know that pooling resources and getting the cooperation of a large number of people provides the best means of surviving a major disaster that leads to a halt in economic activity or loss of law and order. Unfortunately, trying to get people to agree on policies, leadership, and how much everyone should invest usually leads to strong disagreements. The leader of a Cincinnati Ohio Survival and Preparedness Group that was struggling, did a study of other survival communities he’d heard of in the past and found that all had died out. He did research and discovered that the inherent disagreements on issues, differences in how much should be spent, “too many chiefs and not enough Indians,” and personal power struggles doomed most groups.1
One solution to the problem of getting people together to pool resources for cost savings and the manpower needed to field a large guard force and handle all the tasks of surviving during a collapse is to rely on a professional staff and service that ensures your safety and eliminates the need to negotiate agreement amongst volunteer members with inherently different opinions.
Fortitude Ranch is a large survival community that relies on its members for the manpower to operate, but is managed by full time professional staff. The facility is designed to offer protection against any type of threat. Members are not crammed together in one big deep underground shelter because this makes you vulnerable to a virus, and difficult to defend against marauders. Fortitude Ranch has multiple buildings and shelters to keep members spread out (virus protection) with sufficient size to deter/defeat marauder attacks and raise crops/livestock. Fortitude Ranch does not use expensive deep bunkers with blast doors—most members sleep in shallow underground shelters and basement rooms that have several feet of earth to shield out fallout radiation. Fortitude Ranch has large walled compounds with many guard posts. When the alarm is sounded, all members are trained to grab their weapon and get to their assigned section of the wall to deter and if necessary defeat any marauder attack.
Fortitude Ranch is affordable, about a thousand dollars a year to join, because of both their simple, low cost design, and relying on members of this survival community to provide the bulk of the manpower to operate. The professional staff manages the facility and provides direction. Members have locked storage lockers (or private rooms) for personal items and your weapon. In a crisis, they rely on all members to serve as guards, collect firewood, hunt and fish, prepare meals, take care of our farm animals, and do other work needed. This is what makes a large survival community affordable. The pooled buying power allows you to buy radiation detection and dosage monitoring equipment, HAM radios, multiple sources of back up power, stock a medical clinic, and pay all the other considerable expenses of having a fully equipped survival facility that can keep people protected long term.
Fortitude Ranch locates in remote, forested areas, where we can get low cost land. Their two existing locations are next to large public forests for access to thousands of additional acres to recreate in and enjoy in good times, and use for firewood and hunting in bad times.
Another attractive feature of Fortitude Ranch is that it is both a survival community and a recreational facility. Members can sign up to vacation at any Fortitude Ranch location, not just their “home fort.” In a crisis, members can take shelter at the closest Fortitude Ranch location to survive a collapse.
Because this concept has proven popular, they are now expanding from their existing locations in West Virginia and Colorado to new locations across the country. They are funding this expansion with an advance sale of membership at a discounted price using a cryptocurrency token through Jan 30. You can watch a video and learn more about the Fortitude Ranch approach to operating a survival community at their website, www.fortituderanch.com.