Old School Survival Boot Camp Presenters And Demonstrators




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Old School Survival Boot Camp Presenters And Demonstrators



Colonel Dr. Drew Miller - Threat Assessment and Survival Communities Classes



The Fortitude Ranch founder is a nationally recognized expert on prepper retreat building and mutual assistance group forming. Miller is a retired United States Air Force Reserve Colonel, CMA, CFP, and CM&AA.


After graduating from the Air Force Academy with honors, Drew Miller earned a scholarship to Harvard where he went on to earn a Masters Degree and Ph.D. in Operations Research. He extensively studied underground nuclear defense shelters and field fortifications for troops.

Colonel Dr. Drew Miller has spent many years researching threats that could bring about a societal collapse - especially ones that involve bioengineering. He believes man-made disasters of this type could lead to genetically modified viruses that would spark a worldwide pandemic.


Fortitude Ranch is a large survival community that can keep members spread out (virus protection) have sufficient size to deter/defeat marauder attacks and raise crops/livestock. It is  fully equipped and manned by full time staff (not dependent on volunteers or votes by members). Fortitude Ranch memberships are affordable because of large numbers of members and economies of scale. Fortitude Ranch is attractive to join because it is a recreation/vacation facility as well.

The best approach to reliable, effective, affordable survivability is to join a survival community that is large and well prepared to deal with viral pandemics, marauder threats, and long-term collapse conditions. Fortitude Ranch locations are also a great, low cost vacation and recreational site for our members since they are located in remote, beautiful forest, mountain areas.


big new 7,000 square foot shelter and lodge has been built at Fortitude Ranch West Virginia. Log buildings on both ends are connected by buried, underground basement rooms. The 120 foot long basement has over a dozen rooms to protect members from radioactive fallout. 

There are also member rooms in the log homes, plus kitchen, bathrooms, and a beautiful upstairs living room with fantastic elevated view of the neighboring George Washington National Forest. A large wrap around elevated deck is a great for both enjoyment in good times—and a guard platform for bad times. The center basement is covered with three feet of earth.  


Fortitude Ranch offers a two-day survival and preparedness class covering threats, key survival principles, bug out bags, tactical movement, starting/managing fires, AR-15s/shooting/weapons/safety
, defending a house or compound, chickens and animal care, radiation detection, chemical detection and decon, solar systems and power, food storage, growing food in a collapse, trade and barter in collapse, survival hunting/fishing/traps, body disposal, survival communities, early warning of threats, and staying ready.  

The first day is classroom training, second is conducted in the field and firing range. This course is taught by former military experts and Fortitude Ranch recreational and survival community staff.