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Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

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Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby MgrFortitudeRanch » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:29 am

There are many options for prepping, but most of us just don’t have the time, skills, or money to do all that is needed. Unless you are very rich and dedicated, the most feasible way to be prepared is to join a survival community.

Fortitude Ranch is a large survival community that can 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 will 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 members of this survival community provide the bulk of the manpower to operate. Members have locked storage lockers (or private rooms) for personal items and your weapon. In a crisis, we rely on all our 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 Fortitude Ranch affordable.

Fortitude Ranch locates in remote, forested areas, where we can get low cost land. We locate 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 valuable 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.

You can watch a video and learn more about Fortitude Ranch at their website, http://www.fortituderanch.com.

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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby markcross » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:43 am

I'm a member of Fortitude Ranch West Virginia. I was in a prepper group that worked on plans for a year, but could not execute, too many disagreements. Fortitude Ranch is great because you have professionals in charge and don't have endless debates about what we should buy next, who should do what. I go out there often to use the shooting range. It's a gorgeous, private forest location. You can walk for miles and not see a human being, or signs of civilization. But major advantage is that it can keep your family safe and in good mental as well as physical health for over a year in the event of a really bad disaster--at a cost that you just can't match. For a thousand dollars a year each, my wife and I are protected--no way we could afford to do this on our own. Also believe they are right in insisting that you have to have lots of guards on duty at all time--not just one or two who could be shot/killed at night, and the rest of you slaughtered if you're trying to survive as a small group.
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby MgrFortitudeRanch » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:04 am

If you're interested in joining the Fortitude Ranch recreational and survival community as they expand from two to a dozen locations across the U.S., consider purchasing their "Fortitude" membership tokens before the sale ends Jan 30. The token gives you a discounted price on membership and locks in that price. More important, if you pay more than half of the downpayment for membership (which costs about $1,000 a year per person) in Fortitudes you get priority to buy when a waitlist forms. Waiting to buy with cash is not just more expensive--you may never get in. In a crisis as more people realize they need a survival facility like Fortitude Ranch, a big wait list will form and only Fortitude membership token owners will get in. Some will go to cryptocurrency exchange sites and try to buy Fortitudes, driving the price up. Best to buy at least 5 Fortitudes now ($500, can buy with dollars via paypal on the website, www.fortituderanch.com) to be sure you've got the opportunity to join (or sell the tokens if you later decide not to and the Fortitude token price has gone way up).
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby John Galt 1 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:39 pm

pass
Talk is cheap, actions count.
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby 101airborne » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:57 pm

John Galt 1 wrote:pass


Same here. All these so called survival communities IMO are not much above a cult! Now true they look good on paper, OR for a week end or vacation running around playing survivalist. But in a real world SHTF scenario? I think the "founders" will end up running the show, sitting back while your average guy/ gal will be no better than slave labor! Not to mention the lack of dynamics between "residents" sorry but a bunch of people ( I'd be willing to bet very few have any real preparedness experience) who have very limited contact on a regular basis may do okay in a pretend to survive environment. BUT under the strain of a SHTF situation most of them crumble, infighting will bring what little organization to a stop.
The only true way to assure the possibility of "group survival" is with a REAL group that knows the other members, have experience with them as family or have known each other for some time. More importantly joining the group isn't a matter of "buying In"
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby danthman114 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:26 pm

interesting how the op of this thread joined this website in 2010 and has 6 posts, and the one guy that says hes a member of said ranch joined in 2012 and has 5 posts. for all those years no posts but as soon as a someone is selling something that hes a member of, there he is posting... what are the odds?
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby Cast Iron » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:38 am

Looks like a scam.
Beware of the guy with only one Cast Iron pan . . . he likely knows how to use it.
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby MgrFortitudeRanch » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:25 pm

101st airborne and other detractors: I'm a retired USAF Reserve Colonel, 30 years of active, guard and reserve service. Tom Martin, head of APN is a supporter of Fortitude Ranch. We are an established business with two locations, expanding to more with this fundraising.
The vast majority of DIY survival groups fail in a year or two--someone needs to be in charge. The notion that staff will exploit members as slaves demonstrates profound stupidity. ALL of our members serve as guards, all of them have weapons--how is the small staff going to enslave the 95% of non staff members who are also armed?
I've answered hundreds of emails and phone calls from people who have contacted Fortitude Ranch, and we've sold 4,300 membership tokens. Overwhelmingly smart people have contacted us--and right to ask questions. Fine for you as well, but comments like "Scam" and "slaves" demonstrate cast iron stupidity. Wish you luck with your chosen means of survival.
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby MgrFortitudeRanch » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:09 am

Discounted Price on Fortitude Ranch Survival and Recreational Community Membership Tokens Ends Jan 30

The sale of discounted purchase price membership tokens for Fortitude Ranch recreational and survival community ends Jan 30. Over 4,300 “Fortitude” tokens which give you a 25% discount on the price of joining and priority to join when wait lists form have been sold so far.

Fortitude Ranch is the most affordable and reliable survival protection you can obtain. You can see photos and details on how Fortitude Ranch operates, and information on purchasing our Fortitude tokens at the website: www.fortituderanch.com Fortitude Ranch is a recreation and vacation facility as well as a survival retreat. Members can hike, hunt, fish, use our firing range, and recreate at FR’s forest and mountain locations in good times, and shelter at Fortitude Ranch to survive a collapse. You can cover the roughly $1,000/year per person cost of being a member with savings on family vacations.

CryptoAssets like Bitcoin have great risk because there is no underlying asset or value. The Fortitude Ranch token called a “Fortitude” is a “utility token” with real underlying value—the right to buy Fortitude Ranch membership at a discounted price. The price of Fortitudes will surge periodically as demand for the service exceeds capacity since token holders get priority to buy when a wait list forms. During a major crisis or media reports on developing threats, demand for membership in Fortitude Ranch will surge beyond capacity, and the price of Fortitudes will likely spike since those desperate to join will go to cryptocurrency exchange sites to buy Fortitudes and bid up the price.

If you’d like to gain the diversification benefits and high returns of Initial Coin Offerings (1,320% on average) with less risk, the Fortitude Ranch Fortitude token is a safer investment. You don’t need to be experienced with cryptocurrency investments--you can purchase Fortitudes with dollars via their website, and Fortitude Ranch will hold your Fortitudes for you (for your later use or transfer to your digital wallet if you set one up). A video on the Fortitude Ranch “Initial MemberCoin Offering” is available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxuYW4z1iN4&t=5s

So consider buying Fortitudes now so you’ll have the option to join Fortitude Ranch at a low, affordable price as they expand locations, with priority to join and protect your family when wait lists form. There aren’t many investments that offer great returns, diversification, and the potential to save the lives of your loved ones if you decide to use our token to join at a discounted, fixed price. The Fortitude token sale ends Jan 30.
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby Cast Iron » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:20 pm

Yep.
Scam.
As others have pointed out, the number of posts vs their join time . . . . it is an ad.
By all means, give them your money . . .. in exchanged for what?

By the way Mr. Fortitude Ranch, I am smarter than you.
Beware of the guy with only one Cast Iron pan . . . he likely knows how to use it.
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby Illini Warrior » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:43 pm

Cast Iron wrote:Yep.
Scam.
As others have pointed out, the number of posts vs their join time . . . . it is an ad.
By all means, give them your money . . .. in exchanged for what?

By the way Mr. Fortitude Ranch, I am smarter than you.




they have some kind of permission to post that spam all over the site ....

time to move on to another site ....
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby ajax727 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:57 pm

Scam or not I don't know , But here is what I see two ridgelines so it sits in the lower part ( valley) , distance from guard and or house 2000 to 3500 ( just a guess) yards to the high ground . I like high ground easer to defend , line of sight is better , Low land shooting fish in a barrel .
But what the heck do I know just an old country boy .
To see things as they are not as they want you to see them .. With the stroke of a pen all you rights and freedom can end ...
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby 3ADScout » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:21 am

I went to the website and my honest opinion is this sounds like a time share business model aimed at preppers. It might work for some but I have my doubts.

The good Colonel (and I don't have any doubts that he isn't a patriotic person, etc.) states that most do it yourself Prepper groups fall apart after a year or two. If a group of people who know each other falls apart after a year or two what will happen when a bunch of strangers all show up and have never met or trained with one another? Having a "manager" at each site is great but I don't see that person being effective when the SHTF and a bunch of strangers show up with an "entitled" mindset (I'm an owner in this!). I looked at the "bunkers" and they look like some of the stuff I've seen in military manuals (minus the wooden bunks etc on the inside). Trying to "live" in those longer term, like through the winter, again presents some questions for me like say heat? Year supply of food, is that for each person? What is it? Mountain House? Wise? Ramen noodles? The very nature of the tiered selling will, in my opinion, present issues as well. If I have more room to store my preps verses someone who has a small space you are going to introduce issue between the haves and have nots. Food, water, guns/ammo, shelter, and medical seem to be covered but is that all that I would have at my BOL? I do keep in mind that the Colonel is probably trying to maintain some level of OPSEC by not putting all the info on line.

My thoughts would be requiring some standard equipment as part of the buy in like everyone have an AR type rifle that takes standard Mil-Spec mags. With no standardization that presents logistical issues.

I would think that someone buying into this would have to have some type of useful skill set(s). Medical, military, engineer. Last thing I would want is to show up and find out I stuck with a bunch of investment bankers (no offense to investment bankers).

I don't think it is a "scam" as some have labeled it. Time shares are 100% legal, the question is are they a good "investment"? Just because there are people out there that are bad at math we should not say the business owner is a scammer. I could point out insurance, credit card companies, casinos and a lot of other businesses that are legal but could be precieved as scammers. What I do like about this business model is that if I'm away on business an SHTF it might be good insurance in that aspect of providing a temporary safe haven. Like the idea of classes and horses etc and visiting like a lodge. Wish him all the luck in his business endeavors and hope he offers more classes etc.
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby NJMike » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:02 pm

I agree with 3ADScout's observations above, and also wish them luck.

I do give credit to folks who have committed themselves to the vision of these kinds of projects, as it's a solution that will work for some people.

Personally, this isn't something I can buy into. My future goal is a non-communal homestead and good networking with neighbors.
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Re: Fortitude Ranch: A recreational and survival community

Postby 3ADScout » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:05 pm

NJMike wrote:Personally, this isn't something I can buy into. My future goal is a non-communal homestead and good networking with neighbors.


NJMike that is the best model- working with neighbors. I got my BOL around several Amish and Menonite neighbors. They have very good skill sets and in my opinion will be able to adjust to a grid down society better then most- that's not to say they won't have their own issues. They are great people but their are many that don't like them (I think it is jealousy of their success). They are a wealth of knowledge. Oh and I am envious of my neighbor's garden but he shares the knowledge.

So when is NJMike going to become PAMike??
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