Fire Nuggets: What are they, how do you make them and when do you use them.

Arguably, creating fire is one of the most, if not the most, important skills you can have in a survival situation. When you create fire you create warmth, light, the ability to cook your food, boil water, protect yourself and provide comfort. The very act of being able to create fire can be a matter of life and death. The scene in the movie Castaway where Tom Hanks finally creates fire and he dances around on the beach praising himself demonstrates that he knows at that point he will survive. Fire nuggets will allow you to have that same great […]

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Fortitude Ranch Survival Community Newsletter: February 2022

We may well be on the path to World War Three, with “Achilles’ heel” vulnerabilities that invite nuclear attack While it is not getting much mainstream media attention, Russia clearly has China’s support for the invasion of Ukraine, and Iran and North Korea are also part of this dangerous alliance.  The Ukraine invasion and Russia’s current high state of nuclear alert raises the risk of nuclear war, but it is China invading Taiwan that possess a much greater risk of nuclear attacks on the U.S. mainland.  China has been absolutely clear that they regard Taiwan as their territory and they […]

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Fortitude Ranch Collapse Threat Update and Newsletter: January 2022

A Review of Threats:  China remains a far more dangerous threat of near-term nuclear war than a Russian invasion of Ukraine.   Civil unrest and misuse of new technologies also pose grave risks of a collapse. Our newsletters usually begin with a report on a specific threat that could lead to a “collapse”—a situation where the economy is not functioning and there is wide spread loss of law and order.  There are so many items to report on now that we’re doing a brief update on a variety of threats that we are watching. While news today is focused on the […]

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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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