There are many types of Preppers, but most of us find that we don’t have enough time, skills, or money to be truly prepared on our own or with immediate family. Most people are better off joining a survival community with professional staff and a good facility—providing economies of scale with large numbers of members to share the overhead costs of the facility, equipment and staff. More people means more skills, more hands to do the work, more guards and security.
Fortitude Ranch (FR) is a large survival community that can keep members spread out (when virus protection is needed) with sufficient size to deter/defeat marauder attacks and raise crops/livestock. Fortitude Ranch does not use expensive deep bunkers with blast doors—most residences are shallow underground shelters and basement rooms that have several feet of earth to protect against fallout radiation. FR has large walled compounds with many guard posts which provide the security needed in any significant event. Fortitude Ranch locations are situated in remote forested areas next to large areas of public forest providing access to thousands of additional acres for recreation and enjoyment in good times, and resources in bad times.
Another valuable feature of Fortitude Ranch (FR) is that it is both a survival community and a recreational facility. Members sign up for times to vacation, hunt, fish, hike and recreate during good times. Indeed, for the price of a vacation you can join FR and vacation at their facilities (members can sign up to vacation at any FR location, not just their “home fort.”) Many members come out to use our firing range on weekends. We operate a Bed and Breakfast at our WV location. Fortitude Ranch is especially popular during hunting season since we are next to public forestland without nearby public access.
FR uses an affordable “country club membership” format: a low upfront fee to join and then quarterly payments. FR membership costs about $1,000 per person a year. While we have full time staff in charge of security, we rely on all members to serve as guards, cooks, keeping woodstoves stocked, and other work during a collapse—keeping costs down and members busy (and psychologically healthy) during such an event.
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