Fortitude Ranch December 2020 Newsletter

You probably didn’t see this in mainstream media, but we monitor sources like Defense One news that cover threats that our elected government officials ignore since they lack vote buying potential. The Wall Street Journal also confirmed this new much larger ICBM likely has capability to reach the U.S. mainland. Jeffrey Lewis, a scholar at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies believes that the missile is intended to carry multiple warheads, increasing the likelihood of getting through U.S. missile defenses. While it may not be accurate it would not need to be to launch a devastating Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) […]

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Fortitude Ranch June 2020 Member Newsletter

As Civil Unrest and Division in U.S. worsens, Fortitude Ranch likely to open for possible collapse post Nov election The police murder of George Floyd was horrible, and unfortunately sparked violence and a further breakdown in our society.   Police officers shot, people trying to protect their businesses from looters murdered, Courthouses and police buildings attacked and burned.  Changes and improvements are clearly needed, but the backlash against police, the vast majority of whom are honorable and decent, may lead to fewer wanting to serve and less commitment from them to risk their lives when either violent riots breakout, or the […]

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Covid-19 update and Fortitude Ranch May 2020 Newsletter

Covid-19 Virus Threat Update As we predicted back in January, the low lethality of this virus, now believed to be much less than 1%, has made this no real threat, not a collapse trigger.   As we’ve noted in previous newsletters, we need to get prepared for really bad pandemics like Avian Flu with a 60% lethality rate, or a bioengineered virus released by Iran, North Korean, an Islamic terrorist group, or even one dedicated individual who thinks the best way to stop human damage to the planet is to wipe out most of our species.  We will maintain vigilance for […]

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Covid-19 update and Second Fortitude Ranch March 2020 Newsletter

Covid-19 Virus Threat Update We continue to be extremely lucky with this virus.  The rate of spread has been dramatically reduced, and Covid-19 has a less than 1% lethality rate for working age population, no mutations yet increasing its lethality, and law and order is holding.  With more and more National Guard units being called up to pass out food, they are very well positioned to immediately back up police if gangs or other bad people do start looting and marauding.  Most people are very well stocked up on essential supplies—some with far more toilet paper than they’ll need.  So […]

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Fortitude Ranch March 2020 Newsletter

Covid-19 Virus Threat Update Hate to say “we told you so” but our first newsletter report on the virus over a month ago is still the best estimate:  an unstoppable spread of the pandemic, 1% lethality rate that is not likely to lead to a “collapse.” You may read in papers that the lethality rate of Covid-19 is 2 or 3%, but this is a good example of false, misleading statistics.  Amongst people they know have Covid-19, 3% may be dying, but far more have it, don’t get sick or tested, so the real lethality rate of this virus is […]

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February 2020 Coronavirus update and Fortitude Ranch newsletter

Coronavirus Pandemic Update In our last newsletter a few weeks ago we assessed the coronavirus threat:  “Our bottom-line conclusions thus far:  this will become a worldwide pandemic, with the virus directly killing perhaps a few million, but likely a less than 1% chance that the average American will be killed.”  While the data is still uncertain, it looks like our earlier assessment is still the best guess for how this pandemic will play out. Using the latest data, Harvard’s School of Public Health says there is a “less than 5% chance” this coronavirus, Covid-19, will be contained like SARS was.  […]

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December 2019 Fortitude Ranch Member (and Fortitude Token holder) Newsletter

How to deal with Radioactive Fallout, Construction updates at Fortitude Ranch locations, End of Year Holiday Sale on Memberships, another news media video on Fortitude Ranch, and advice on the best items for collapse barter in this issue How serious is radioactive fallout? How will Fortitude Ranch deal with fallout? David Jones (FR WV Ranch Manager, former Army NBC Officer) and I are often asked about how we’ll handle radioactive fallout at FR, so we’ve prepared this brief summary. Unlike ground zero of a nuclear weapon detonation or nuclear power plant accident, fallout is usually relatively low level radioactive. Highly […]

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September 2019 Fortitude Ranch Member (and Fortitude Token holder) Newsletter

Is the 2020 U.S. Election a new risk of a Collapse? For months we’ve been hearing and reading concern that the Trump-Democrat split in the U.S. is worsening and that many, thousands or millions, on the losing side next Fall will refuse to accept the results—generating violence ranging from riots lasting weeks or months, to a form of Civil War. With the Impeachment process now underway, and early speculation that it will be rejected, but unresolved, acerbating party lines, the split gets worse—and the probability of a compromise more middle of the road candidate like Biden worse. He has lost […]

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