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FUNNY I CAN’T SEEM TO EVEN GIVE THIS AWAY!

All I am asking…

From my future partners and community is: A minimum commitment of just two items:

  1. Commit to storing 6 months of long-term food in storage on our ranch for each member of your family or your group. People simply cannot just show up be part pf the team if you have not made this minimum investment.
  2. The desire to have a place to bug out to or retreat to, and be part of a like-minded team, without – the need to actually invest in anything should the times require such actions.

I actually thought that people may actually want a place to bug out or retreat to from the cities if it ever became necessary.

I am not looking for you to move on to my ranch tomorrow and make a permanent home and wait for the worst to arrive. I simply want my ranch to be your insurance policy should the worst ever come to us. I really don’t even need to see you unless it’s necessary to retreat to the ranch. No monthly meetings, no fees, no training!

My concern is: I cannot keep what I have built from those who will no doubt want to take what I’ve built without the support of a motivated team who also has some skin in the game. In my opinion, most people in the city won’t have a chance unless they have a rural, isolated place that is well stocked they can escape to and this is an expensive thing to prepare for. Yet its already built and well stocked. In my opinion there must be people that will view this plan as one where we can help each other.

I work overseas on rotation as a pilot supporting our troops. I invest in the ranch, I work on it when I’m home and I’m doing what I can to attract like-minded people.

In my opinion, the ability to feed your people is key, without food there is no need for people to defend anything, in fact without food it’s time to go looking for food. We have many luxuries here that many groups will never have, and it is a nice place.

As a member of  The Ranch, you can bring your family to camp on the farm for a weekend, use our gym, our golf course, our shooting range and our wood fired pizza oven. Perhaps you may even help out on a building project, or work in our greenhouse or gardens. One of our current projects is restoring an 1865 log building. Its slotted to be our new Bourbon barn. We are also building some wood fired hot tubs. I think it’s important for your family to physically and personally see their retreat so it’s not a fearful of an unknown place should you ever need to come to The Ranch in a bad situation.

There are many things that make The Ranch and our program unique, we are one of the only groups that will be able to maintain “Air superiority” over our neck of the woods. The ability of awareness of your local and, distant surroundings is a good thing.

The Ranch manager is a former marine, if such thing exists, this young man in his late 20’s and very knowledgeable small arms instructor. When I’m working overseas as a pilot, he’s always here to answer questions, conduct a tour and discuss with you who we are. He will also assure you that we will ever ask you to invest in the ranch or give us your money!

I am trying to stress, this isn’t about money, keep your money, we are selling nothing. No spaces in a bunker here like other commercial ventures trying to make a million off peoples fears. We are looking for likeminded members with the means to make a commitment and buy their own food – PERIOD.

The Ranch is about building a team where we all are prepared collectively. We each have an effective insurance policy in place to retreat to should the worst that may happen. The Ranch is your well thought out plan to protect your family without it costing you anything really. I say without costing you anything because I don’t view you buying and storing food for your own family as me asking you for something.

I find it interesting, even those people that are open to the idea of an insurance plan to prepare for the worst will read up on it, will talk about it with their family and friends but – at the end of the day will do nothing about it. Even though the voice in their head is telling them that they should have a backup plan to bug out some where safe would be a good idea in the best interest of their family.

There are so many questions that you may want to ask yourself when the lights go out or worse is, what will I do? where will I go? Should the cities ever lose control, have you done everything in your power to assure the safety of yourself and your family? – I hope you have. I know I am trying to and, I am trying to help others too.

 

READ PLEASE BEFORE YOU CONTACT ME:

I have had many people contact me over the years with an interest in being part of The Ranch. People that have excellent skill sets. But please understand that I cannot feed 50 people on my own regardless of your amazing skill set. If you cannot supply the food required for your family as outlined in this post, I am not interested in hearing from you. Everyone must contribute the minimum.

 

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April 2020 Prepper Ranch Update

Location: An hour north of Louisville & an hour south of Bloomington Indiana. Heart of the Martin State forest

Finally! I’m getting interested and like-minded folks to take my offer seriously. I suppose we all need a wakeup call, some of got it with other events but this even is a real call to action. I have received heaps of inquires so I will attempt to answer most of the questions that I have received in this document. I’ll list the questions I have received and provide the answers as best as I can. Thank you for all of the good questions both posted online and emailed to me.

Q. Food – Must we bring and store our food there on the ranch?
A. Yes. If you do not have food stored on the ranch – enough 25-year shelf life food for each member of your family, then in my opinion it’s not a commitment or an investment.

Q. Who protects or distributes the food?
A. I do not have that answer but it will need to be addressed – suggestions?
This is my biggest concern- Who among us will steal the food or, from outside come and take the food – It is a ranch and not a protected compound- There must be established protocols at other places that we can copy or follow? Remember, most places are charging you a huge fee to get on board – I am not – I am looking for likeminded help, a good deal of guidance as well.

Q. Do I get the food that I bring?
A. Yes- if we agree that we need 3 meals a day, for six months than that will be what you withdraw from the food bank for six months. If an event lasts more than 6 months than its just what we grow. I love veggies but not every meal. And I assure you all of the local deer will be killed off in six months

Q. Will MY FOOD be there – that I stored there be there when I arrive?
A. My initial answer is yes. Again, I have not all of the answers. If we get raided, the food is taken at gun point its out of our control. What I would like to do is bury a 12 foot by 50-foot drainpipe and store the food in this fashion. But its 15K more than I have at the moment. I want to answer you yes but again, I need some guidance here. How do you know your food is safe where it is at the moment? Is it under 24/7-armed security? I want to think that it would be safer here with people on site, but I honestly do not know. Again? Thoughts? suggestions? Excellent question. – And yes, you can eat pizza, and put your AR in your golf bag while playing golf. I do exactly that often. Generally, it’s a .22 though – actually, with some homemade refreshments as well. With five acres of grapes, anything is possible.

Q. I have certain experience that should allow me to not have to store anything on the ranch. i.e. Doctor, Vet, etc.
A. Sorry, we all bring unique experiences to the ranch and if the situation gets really bad, then our food can lure in any person with the experiences we may need at that point in time.

Q. Guns, Ammo what do we need?
A. That’s up to you and highly suggested – We are not a militant group although we have active mil people in the group. If I say here that you need to bring arms, then I’ll just get on a list somewhere as a militant wacko.

Q. What is the ranch normal business?
A. We do family reunions, weddings and corporate retreats. So, when the world is good, our business is good and we have people renting the place almost every weekend. When the world is bad- NOW- we have zero business and all of our rentals have canceled. We are building a microbrew etc. on site.

Q. Can I buy my way in at the last minute? As in right now?
A. That’s a good question. At the moment I do not have the food stores for anyone new. As long as we can still buy food each week at the store then there may be an opportunity. But I am not looking for money, I am not looking to make this a profit center. But I do want to improve what we have and do not yet have.

Q. What Items do you need at the ranch?
A. Now that is a still big list! We are now up to 2 Mil invested in the ranch, so we have most of the basic infrastructure in place. I believe I posted a list of what we have. If I did not, then email me back and I’ll send it out.
1. We need some solar, not a lot but enough to charge our personal devices in the event we lose power. We have 3 generators, but gas won’t last.
2. We could use a new ranger or golf cart to get to get around if working about the property
3. Let’s just say there is plenty that we could use to make the place perfect but I am not going to list it all here and, I’ll eventually buy all that is needed as I am paying as I go – I work still. FOOD is the key

Q. How long can we stay
A. Only as long as needed – this is not a commune until there is a total collapse and then I guess we are a family. I see the ranch as a place you go, hunker down when needed and then return to your life after the “event”

Q. What do we pay while we stay?
A. Buy your own food as long as the stores remain open and share in the elect and propane. We will not dip into the stored food until it is all that is left
A. If we have power then we will all need to pay the elect and propane each month – the more people the higher the bill.

Q. Do I have to work on the ranch?
A. That depends on the situation. If we need help in the grow room, the garden or the green house then we need help. Some people will continue to tele commute a regular job- I suppose they will need to pay more than the person just working in a garden- I really have not figured this out- I do not necessarily need to be the one who makes all of the rules. Collectively we will need to create some form of who does what and when if there is to be order.

Q. What about bugging out to the ranch right now? We meet all of your requirements and requests?
A. This is the best question of all and the most difficult to answer. Who is infected? Are you infected right now and don’t know it? Or, does it matter? The government says that 70 percent of us are going to test positive even if we do not get sick. I ask you – What are your thoughts on this? There are no confirmed cases as of today in our county.

Q. Can I meet your leaders
A. At the moment that would be myself, my youngest son who is an airline pilot, my oldest son is a butcher, an active duty captain in the Army, and a couple other former army folks. I’ll use Leader loosely at the moment as none of these guys have felt the need to arrive yet. Once we have a real group of committed folks then we should meet for a weekend once in a while to improve the plan. No one has shown a real interest until now so no real plan with real people has progressed. It’s just been “I’ll see you when it gets real bad period”

Q. Can I review your security?
A. Ill say- meet our Army Captain and his crew and myself. Anyone with experience and can assist us in creating real security is an asset. I currently work on bases in Africa and Afghanistan I am currently down range at the moment. I am a pilot here- I am not a security expert but my guys have the skills. In fact, and, I am stuck on a base overseas as I write this response. I am due home any day. (if that’s actually possible, I’ll believe it when it happens)

Q. Farm animals?
A. We had Milk goats and it was a daily pain in my butt. When it’s just me taking care of them it’s a chore. If there were people here than its easier to manage livestock and goat cheese is excellent. We do have 80 acres of high 8’ fence and the plan is to get more meat animals moving forward- Again, someone needs to be on site every day and dedicated to caring for these animals.

Q. Moral compass?
A. Regular folks we are I’ll say. Some go to church some don’t. Some drink I do, I like my cigars too. I think any community can be a blend. If you are looking for a strictly Christian community then this is not it. But there is no reason you would not fit in unless that is your specific goal to find such a community. My wife enjoys church and she teaches yoga. We definitely are a fitness community. We have two gyms, a martial arts gym, a huge weight gym with dumbbells up to 120 and we enjoy our fitness. We also shoot clays and our sport guns as a hobby.

Q. What projects are you working on at the ranch?
A. Several projects – I am building a microbrewery, and a winery in the pizza barn. Remember, the ranch needs to continue to create revenues so it can pay its own bills right up and until the SHTF. I am not charging anyone as a bug out location. But If I did, I’d have this project completed already! And at the moment, with the lock down – the ranch has zero rental revenues. We had to refund over 50K in rentals last week due to virus cancels.

Other fun projects when I get back are: A solar herb and vegetable dehydrator, a meat smoker shed, and a wood fired hot tub. There are too many things on the to do list to list- Install gates at the three entrances etc. Buy a smaller plane that we can land on the ranch, we just sold our personal aircraft as it was to big to land on the property.

I hope I have answered everyone’s questions. If not – shoot me another email and I’ll do my best to answer your questions. And thank you for responding to this post. Your questions have helped me realize how both prepared we are here and, that we still have many holes to fill to be safer and to protect our supplies.

If you have ideas, suggestions, please contact me- Plenty of room for improvements and open to such.

Best
Dave

  33 Responses to “FREE BUG OUT LOCATION!…REALLY!”

  1. My group can meet your requirements and have a wide variety of skills to share, including a nurse and paramedic. We have just over 20 people including some small children. What we don’t have is a secure BOL to go to when things get hairy. But before we can even begin to discuss what each of us has to offer we need to look at locations and our ability to reach your ranch quickly and safely when the collapse happens. We’re located in northeast IL (not Chicago) and your description covers a number of states. So, as an example, say your ranch is in the UP of Michigan, us reaching you would be extremely difficult and dangerous no matter which direction around Lake Michigan we took. So if you like what little I’ve said so far, how about sending me some more information at [email protected] and I’ll then discuss it with my people.

  2. Hi there, could you give a rough idea of the ranch location?

    I’m in my early 40s, been prepping for almost 12 years, have lots of experience with dog training, backpacking, firearms, wild edibles and gardening, some experience with beekeeping, chickens and martial arts (hapkido)and I’m learning blacksmithing.
    I’ve got my HAM license and Wilderness First Aid training.
    Most importantly I’m physically and mentally fit, a creative thinker, hard worker and easy to get along with.

    I’ve collected enough stuff (guns, ammo, supplies, 1.5 years of food) …and I’m learning important skills, now it’s time to find a community.

    Please let me know how we can work out a meet and greet.

    [email protected]

  3. Good Morning,

    My family is located in CNY and we are having a difficult time finding anyone or any groups in our area that understand what lies ahead of all of us. We have been prepped for a few years, meet your requirements and are interested in knowing more about the ranch.

    Thanks for your consideration.

  4. I would say my family is in the very beginning stages of prepping, but in experience we have alot to offer. My husband is a mechanic and I am a USMC veteran who was raised on a farm and currently have several different farm animals for self sustaining our livelihood including livestock guarding and herding dogs. We are looking to be able to hold up fort at our own Homestead, but if SHTF we would be interested in a community to join with our small children and animals to avoid our assests and those most precious to us falling prey to those who would try to do harm. While we are in the infant stages of prep we do plan to continue growing our home through animals to breed for meat and milk as well as our garden. We also have plans for a wind power for electricity. I understand that not everyone is interested in monthly meetings, but a nice easy way to keep an open channel to touch base and ask questions would be an invaluable resource. Even when things go wrong and you can take care of yourself we believe you also need a community to fall back on.

    • Hello PrepFarm19
      Im DoneRightPrepper1 I was looking at some of my comments on here and check out some of the others. I want to start off by saying thank you for your service. My son is a SGT. in the USMC before he opt. out\ retired. Im a contractor here in Indpls area and also we have been prepping for a couple years now, for what ever is coming. An Im trying to put something together with not only my family but others as well. I

      thank for your time

  5. Just received a VA loan and have thoughts of moving to the Ozark area-so that is on the table. But maybe my loan can be used there , I’m no pushover. I’m a Vietnam era Vet that served in the 3/2 Armored Calvary Regiment-Dragoons-oldest and most decorated Calvary Unit in the US Army. We were the border guards during the cold war. The Fulda Gap on the Check border. I have weapons, solar generator, food, water filters, ammo, all buried. So if I can help, please contact me at 5-two-zero-3-seven-3-nine-5-eight-9. Thanks

  6. Good Evening,
    My family and I are looking for a community of people who are prepared for SHTF. I have a wife and son. I have been preparing for years stockpiling food, ammo and medical supplies. I realized I can’t do it alone. No matter how much I store and save, someone will come take it. I live in Southern Indiana. So a retreat would have to be less than 50 miles. If you could, please email me or comment back information about which state your ranch will be located. You can email me at [email protected].

  7. Greetings, I would be interested in learning more about what you don’t seem to be selling lol. Strength in numbers is age old truth, and we wish to be with a like minded group. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected],com

  8. Hi there!
    Sounds promising! We are an interested family of 8(all adults). Two quick questions:
    1) Where is the rough location of the ranch?
    2) Do you want us to bring the food, store it there, or pay for it?

  9. If You are in Missouri I would be interested.

  10. Interested…Currently traveling in MO. Travel Trailer Prepper looking to get out of Cali.
    Please contact me to get more info, location… I’m in state til the end of May, then I head back to Cali to load up. mikefendt @ gmail.com

  11. We can meet the requirements quite easily. However, please forgive me if I have a few questions concerning the generous, normally very expensive, opportunity you are offering to complete strangers. What is the community limit of individuals you plan to allow to participate in The Ranch? What is the leadership structure, as well as what are the moral and ethical philosophies going to be once the pilgrimage has been made by those you have chosen to participate in your survival plan offer? What establishes the moral compass of The Ranch? How will the borders of The Ranch be enforced in a grid-down scenario? Who establishes the threshold of what constitutes the 6 month level of supply of food per person? Is there a designated supplier that must be used to obtain the required 6 month supply of food? If so, what is the cost of the minimum 6 month supply of food per person to take advantage of the offer of the free bug out location, The Ranch? Who supplies the security for the supplies that individuals which are accepted into the community and then designate The Ranch as their bug out location, while they are not physically present? What do those services cost? Who replenishes your 6 month supply of food (and additional preps) per person in the off chance that they mysteriously disappear while you are not there to secure them and therefore, they are not available for you when you need it during a bug out situation after the SHTF and there are no resources available once you arrive at The Ranch from a few hundred miles away? Please don’t get me wrong, It sounds amazing! I mean a bug out location with a wood fired pizza oven and a golf course, now that is what I call going through a WROL and SHTF scenario the way it should be. I can carry one of my AR’s right next to the 5 iron in my GHB and a warm slice of wood fired pizza after a quick nine before dark. Cocktails anyone? So, please let me know about the small print involved because I, for one, am definitely interested and we already have over 2 yrs of prepped resources per family member, so to segregate 6 months of 30 yr shelf life food, water, water purification systems, firearms and ammo for each member of my family would be easily accomplished from a local cache that we could relocate. We could just rent a moving truck and transfer that segment of our current resources to The Ranch and that way we’ll have a new tertiary prong to our current, primary and secondary location plans in the event they are depleted or compromised. But, prior to making a decision, we’d need to come have a look at The Ranch, meet its community leaders and review its programs and security pretty closely because that amount of life-giving, as well as life-saving, resources is a pretty significant and expensive risk to be committed without some sort of guarantee it would all be present, intact and functional once we arrive down range in our effort to survive; and what a huge Debbie Downer it would be if we finally made it through a world gone to complete hell, only to realize that our resources had all been pilfered and used for the good of the community in our absence from The Ranch (James Wesley, Rawles). I’m seriously interested, but very cautious. Please forgive the apprehension to your self-less offer, but it is atypical to what I have witnessed the “American Mindset” erode too with my own eyes.

  12. Sounds too good to be true! Am a USAF Vietnam vet, crew chief on SAR aircraft. Good with weapons, good mechanic, Excellent self motivator and loyal unto death. Very interested in your ranch and you. Contact me by email pls.

  13. Good evening,

    I am intrigued by your offer (Depending on location and worldview of the current members of the team). I concur with “vetprepper” on the concerns and items he raised.

    The requirements you mentioned are very limited and easily attained. No worries regarding food storage.

    Who am I?

    I am a born-again Christian/two-service combat veteran (between 35 and 45 years of age) with a background in mobile communications (essentially HAM radio) and Information Systems/Reconnaissance (cyber). Physically fit (Extended scale PFT in the Army). Been deployed multiple times and have a growing family. We currently have our own retreat but are looking for “switched-on” folks like yourself to hopefully square away plan b, if plan a is compromised and possibly find that elusive tribe/MAG.

    I am currently working toward becoming a “master gardener” and noticed the need at your retreat.

    I can be reached at [email protected]

    Stay in the fight & 73,

    JLG

    – INAFIAS –

    “It’s Not About Feelings, It’s About Standards!” – Drill Sergeant Steele

  14. Addendum…

    We are in the right location, geographically speaking (around HNF).

    73,

    JLG

  15. Are there any preppers in the Westfield Indiana area or close to it?

  16. Invitation still open?

  17. As gepper stated:

    Invitation still open?
    I second their question.

    DocCgar

  18. My husband and I mother and and 3 year old son have food, seeds, water, gas mask artillery etc. We are here to protect our family and the camp we feel we can trust and be secure. We are in CAlifornia and we need to get out of here asap as the national guard, tanks etc. are here. Choose our family you won’t be sorry as we will protect our family and camp. [email protected]

  19. April 2020 Prepper Ranch Update

    Location: An hour north of Louisville & an hour south of Bloomington Indiana. Heart of the Martin State forest

    Finally! I’m getting interested and like-minded folks to take my offer seriously. I suppose we all need a wakeup call, some of got it with other events but this even is a real call to action. I have received heaps of inquires so I will attempt to answer most of the questions that I have received in this document. I’ll list the questions I have received and provide the answers as best as I can. Thank you for all of the good questions both posted online and emailed to me.

    Q. Food – Must we bring and store our food there on the ranch?
    A. Yes. If you do not have food stored on the ranch – enough 25-year shelf life food for each member of your family, then in my opinion it’s not a commitment or an investment.
    Q. Who protects or distributes the food?
    A. I do not have that answer but it will need to be addressed – suggestions?
    This is my biggest concern- Who among us will steal the food or, from outside come and take the food – It is a ranch and not a protected compound- There must be established protocols at other places that we can copy or follow? Remember, most places are charging you a huge fee to get on board – I am not – I am looking for likeminded help, a good deal of guidance as well.

    Q. Do I get the food that I bring?
    A. Yes- if we agree that we need 3 meals a day, for six months than that will be what you withdraw from the food bank for six months. If an event lasts more than 6 months than its just what we grow. I love veggies but not every meal. And I assure you all of the local deer will be killed off in six months
    Q. Will MY FOOD be there – that I stored there be there when I arrive?
    A. My initial answer is yes. Again, I have not all of the answers. If we get raided, the food is taken at gun point its out of our control. What I would like to do is bury a 12 foot by 50-foot drainpipe and store the food in this fashion. But its 15K more than I have at the moment. I want to answer you yes but again, I need some guidance here. How do you know your food is safe where it is at the moment? Is it under 24/7-armed security? I want to think that it would be safer here with people on site, but I honestly do not know. Again? Thoughts? suggestions? Excellent question. – And yes, you can eat pizza, and put your AR in your golf bag while playing golf. I do exactly that often. Generally, it’s a .22 though – actually, with some homemade refreshments as well. With five acres of grapes, anything is possible.

    Q. I have certain experience that should allow me to not have to store anything on the ranch. i.e. Doctor, Vet, etc.
    A. Sorry, we all bring unique experiences to the ranch and if the situation gets really bad, then our food can lure in any person with the experiences we may need at that point in time.
    Q. Guns, Ammo what do we need?
    A. That’s up to you and highly suggested – We are not a militant group although we have active mil people in the group. If I say here that you need to bring arms, then I’ll just get on a list somewhere as a militant wacko.
    Q. What is the ranch normal business?
    A. We do family reunions, weddings and corporate retreats. So, when the world is good, our business is good and we have people renting the place almost every weekend. When the world is bad- NOW- we have zero business and all of our rentals have canceled. We are building a microbrew etc. on site.
    Q. Can I buy my way in at the last minute? As in right now?
    A. That’s a good question. At the moment I do not have the food stores for anyone new. As long as we can still buy food each week at the store then there may be an opportunity. But I am not looking for money, I am not looking to make this a profit center. But I do want to improve what we have and do not yet have.
    Q. What Items do you need at the ranch?
    A. Now that is a still big list! We are now up to 2 Mil invested in the ranch, so we have most of the basic infrastructure in place. I believe I posted a list of what we have. If I did not, then email me back and I’ll send it out.
    1. We need some solar, not a lot but enough to charge our personal devices in the event we lose power. We have 3 generators, but gas won’t last.
    2. We could use a new ranger or golf cart to get to get around if working about the property
    3. Let’s just say there is plenty that we could use to make the place perfect but I am not going to list it all here and, I’ll eventually buy all that is needed as I am paying as I go – I work still. FOOD is the key

    Q. How long can we stay
    A. Only as long as needed – this is not a commune until there is a total collapse and then I guess we are a family. I see the ranch as a place you go, hunker down when needed and then return to your life after the “event”
    Q. What do we pay while we stay?
    A. Buy your own food as long as the stores remain open and share in the elect and propane. We will not dip into the stored food until it is all that is left
    A. If we have power then we will all need to pay the elect and propane each month – the more people the higher the bill.
    Q. Do I have to work on the ranch?
    A. That depends on the situation. If we need help in the grow room, the garden or the green house then we need help. Some people will continue to tele commute a regular job- I suppose they will need to pay more than the person just working in a garden- I really have not figured this out- I do not necessarily need to be the one who makes all of the rules. Collectively we will need to create some form of who does what and when if there is to be order.
    Q. What about bugging out to the ranch right now? We meet all of your requirements and requests?
    A. This is the best question of all and the most difficult to answer. Who is infected? Are you infected right now and don’t know it? Or, does it matter? The government says that 70 percent of us are going to test positive even if we do not get sick. I ask you – What are your thoughts on this? There are no confirmed cases as of today in our county.
    Q. Can I meet your leaders
    A. At the moment that would be myself, my youngest son who is an airline pilot, my oldest son is a butcher, an active duty captain in the Army, and a couple other former army folks. I’ll use Leader loosely at the moment as none of these guys have felt the need to arrive yet. Once we have a real group of committed folks then we should meet for a weekend once in a while to improve the plan. No one has shown a real interest until now so no real plan with real people has progressed. It’s just been “I’ll see you when it gets real bad period”
    Q. Can I review your security?
    A. Ill say- meet our Army Captain and his crew and myself. Anyone with experience and can assist us in creating real security is an asset. I currently work on bases in Africa and Afghanistan I am currently down range at the moment. I am a pilot here- I am not a security expert but my guys have the skills. In fact, and, I am stuck on a base overseas as I write this response. I am due home any day. (if that’s actually possible, I’ll believe it when it happens)
    Q. Farm animals?
    A. We had Milk goats and it was a daily pain in my butt. When it’s just me taking care of them it’s a chore. If there were people here than its easier to manage livestock and goat cheese is excellent. We do have 80 acres of high 8’ fence and the plan is to get more meat animals moving forward- Again, someone needs to be on site every day and dedicated to caring for these animals.
    Q. Moral compass?
    A. Regular folks we are I’ll say. Some go to church some don’t. Some drink I do, I like my cigars too. I think any community can be a blend. If you are looking for a strictly Christian community then this is not it. But there is no reason you would not fit in unless that is your specific goal to find such a community. My wife enjoys church and she teaches yoga. We definitely are a fitness community. We have two gyms, a martial arts gym, a huge weight gym with dumbbells up to 120 and we enjoy our fitness. We also shoot clays and our sport guns as a hobby.
    Q. What projects are you working on at the ranch?
    A. Several projects – I am building a microbrewery, and a winery in the pizza barn. Remember, the ranch needs to continue to create revenues so it can pay its own bills right up and until the SHTF. I am not charging anyone as a bug out location. But If I did, I’d have this project completed already! And at the moment, with the lock down – the ranch has zero rental revenues. We had to refund over 50K in rentals last week due to virus cancels.

    Other fun projects when I get back are: A solar herb and vegetable dehydrator, a meat smoker shed, and a wood fired hot tub. There are too many things on the to do list to list- Install gates at the three entrances etc. Buy a smaller plane that we can land on the ranch, we just sold our personal aircraft as it was to big to land on the property.

    I hope I have answered everyone’s questions. If not – shoot me another email and I’ll do my best to answer your questions. And thank you for responding to this post. Your questions have helped me realize how both prepared we are here and, that we still have many holes to fill to be safer and to protect our supplies.

    If you have ideas, suggestions, please contact me- Plenty of room for improvements and open to such.

    Best
    Dave

    • Hello Dave,

      I’ve been packed up and ready to head to a BOL for 3 months, but haven’t yet found a spot. I’m prepared to live off grid in my 32′ RV and have supplies for 6 months. As a single women I’ve been worried mostly about my security and finding like minded people. Your offer sounds perfect to me. I’d love to chat and will provide my personal contact information.
      Carrie
      [email protected]

  20. Hi Dave,

    I just retired from the Air Force in December and currently reside in Tampa, Florida. I have been “prepper minded” for many years and have a lot of items stored away for when SHTF. Prepping has always been a hobby of mine; it’s in my blood. So, there is no issue with meeting your minimum requirement (and then some) to help out at The Ranch. I have always been career oriented and put my career over having a family (being a female aircrew member and traveling the world 250+ days a year is not conducive to a happy family life). Point being, it is just me. I would be very interested in learning more and can drive up anytime with my food storage to see in person what The Ranch has to offer. If this dreadful time in our lives does occur, I am ready and willing to take on any role needed to help defend our ranch! Due to being retired and having monthly income, if there is any extra help needed at The Ranch I am available to help out in preparation, if all works out.

    Look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Nancy
    [email protected]

  21. Hi Dave,

    I am very interested in your offer, we live in central PA but I do not think this is the best state to be moving forward. I just found this site or I would have responded long ago. I am interested in exploring your ranch and am willing to meet your conditions (6 months of food). Is there a way to explore your ranch before committing (assuming you still have space)? I can offer ham radio capabilities, ability to make house-made chocolate from the bean, doctoral degree in biochemistry and pharmaceuticals with experience as an ER assistant. If there is space left, please let me know how to contact you. Thanks 🙂

  22. Dave, a couple of additional thoughts. I am working on becoming more energy independent here at home, and am building a 48V solar array (which can be portable). This system will power 8 electronic devices, a router and 1 booster, a ham radio rig, 2 refrigerators, 4 lamps, and 30 minutes of microwave or electric hot plate per charge, for 24 hours. Separate propane tanks can be used for further cooking and heating. (The well pump is a separate power issue – unsolved yet!)
    I think you may want to have more than 3 generators if you get a lot of people there, OR be sure you have a 500 gallon tank (or two) for fuel on your property. In an emergency, IMHO power will be as essential as water and food, especially in the winter! Just a thought, hope its helpful~~
    best, RNA

  23. This post is written to the author of

    FREE BUG OUT LOCATION!…REALLY!

    (i sure hope this is the right person i am replying to!! have never written to anyone here before!)

    I am very interested in communicating with you further, after reading your entire post with the question and answers. I have a good feeling from what you have written. If what i have written sounds like a working possibility for you, let me know, and i will message my direct contact info.

    I have been saving food for some time and preparing as a prepper, and learning how to grow my own food as well, for the past 10-12 years. i have 6 months of food saved, and will have winter vegetables saved for this coming winter, as i am growing a lot of food this year in my back yard. However, i would like to own my own saved food, but open to trading and sharing if it feels right. i am a vegetarian.

    Been very into learning how to grow things in general for the past 20 years. think i might have a lot to offer in terms of gardening, as well as knowledge of alternative healing herbs, supplements, etc. i have done some research on natural cures for this virus, and will be bringing them with me if i come. And am also very intuitive and have a connection with inner guidance and information, that could and can save lives. I seem to be very good at manifesting needed things, as well, and also manifesting unique solutions to difficulties. I seem to have been born under some kind of protective and magical angel and feel a connection with nature and animals, and a sense of the aliveness and connection with the earth.

    My name is Jenny. I love where i am currently living as a renter, in southwestern Missouri, but am concerned about the possible medical tyranny coming, (forced covid-19 vaccines to all Americans) which our president recently announced they plan to have made and ready to start administering by November/December 2020 and January 2021. i have done a lot of research on vaccines in the past, and i know these will be unsafe to take. And i think they will be ultimately deadly. They are saying they will be mandatory and they have already created the legislature, it sounds like, to enforce them at the federal level.

    I had originally thought these might be enforced at the state level, as is currently the case for children and teens. Go to childrenshealthdefense.org if you are not familiar yet with the horrors of this medical tyranny/corruption. Another website you can check out is naturalnews.com. Though i am not personally endorsing any political person or party, as suspect most are working for the elite these days at the upper levels, whether voluntariy or not.

    i sure hope these email messages are private as the founder of this website stated.

    If it does turn out that the state representatives will have a say, in whether they will enforce vaccines for covid, then, i had thought if Missouri made the vaccines mandatory, that i would move right away to a state that did not. i did have a dream some time ago, that i might have to do this. The states or federal governernment may say that if one does not comply you can not work, or that your income will be taken away from you. Or that you can not go to the grocery store or any other public place, etc. Denmark has passed national legistlation already that when they have a vaccine, all citizens must comply or pay large fines and go to prison where they will be forcibly vaccinated anyway. So much for Denmark. Sounds Natzi to me. However, it is looking like our own country is heading in the same direction. In many ways, we are already living in a police state. (though most are not aware of this.) Are you aware of this? I thought you might be, since you have posted on this prepper website.

    But it is now looking like the powers that be here, want to be sure that everyone gets vaccinated, and passed executive orders that they can do this at the federal level if it is declared an emergency, which it has. (Trump does often change his mind, so one can hope, but i am not going to count on that. He has been backing many of the most dangerous things to our health, like gmos, 5G microwave technologies which not only destroy the immune system, but are also part of their new surveillance technology.

    If you are in favor of vaccinations, or GMOs, dangerous pesticides like glyphosate and the new one that is even worse, (forget the name, nix or something for short), and in favor of 5G and other dangerous wireless technology, then i will not bother you further with my inquiry, and will look to a different solution.

    i did get a full passport a year ago in case i had to leave to live out of the country, as i knew it was just a matter of time before they found a way to declare some need for everyone to be force vaccinated. This was, of course, before coronavirus was “discovered” and declared. And all international travel is looking problematic at this time. And one can only live legally in most “civilized” countries for 6 months on a visa. And there will probably be forced vaccinations waiting if one wants to or has to return to the US. I also risk losing all or most of my income if i live out of the country. So, it is kind of a last resort.

    i found this website about a year ago, and remember reading your post then. I had had several dreams telling me to move to Missouri, and that is what i did. i am a senior on social security, in very good active health (dug over ten gardens in my back yard this spring, and have planted almost everything that will grow here.

    the reason i decided to go back to this website, is because of the recent announcement by the president for forced vaccines to all Americans. He said, “They are going to have to get it.” I thought, i may need a place to go before they start rolling these out, probably going door to door and at gun point. they are also rolling out the life-threatening 5G and many other very toxic things, whihc you may be aware of, since you are posting about a bug out location. (By the way, i do own a decent EMF meter and know how to use it. I also know quite a bit about shielding for wireless radiation as well as dirty electricity. I also own a dirty electricity meter and filters.

    I would be looking at long term, in the sense as a bug out (hide-out) until the forced vaccinations are stopped. they probably will not kill people right away, but will kill people once they are exposed to the virus or something else. the vaccines will destroy the immune system and make people vulnerable to many things, as they already do. (see the website i mentioned above for more info on this.)

    i do not own or use any wireless or tracking devices or any vehicles. i currently have a landline. but if i left here at the end of my lease (ends at the end of September), i would just arrive and not get any kind of phone or vehicle as they can all be easily tracked. In a way, i would be a refugee of my own country when it becomes a full police state. “They are also talking about putting digital tracking and monitoring devices into these vaccines. And then forcing everyone to use digital global currencies and they will say that physical money can be contaminated.

    I am not sick or afraid of the virus, though not yet decided if it is a total or partial fraud. There are so many fraudulant things taking place, that it is hard to know what exactly is tru. But do choose to have nothing to do with the current medical system and do find our government turning into country run by an evil crime syndicate with a huge depopulation agenda and huge need for unlimited power and control over others.

    Actually my main interests are spiritual. but not in any kind of dogmatic way. Will just say, in terms of the ultimate questions and realizing the ultimate awareness of who and what we are. I have had careers as a writer, artist, and had my own business, and have explored dance, yoga, meditation, dreamwork, metaphysics,

    Did i mention that i am a senior and receive social security. i could possibly be traced through withdrawing income from my social security, and have not figured out a way to deal with that yet. Also possible that if i do not comply with the government mandate for all Amercans to be vaccinated, that the government will stop sending me my income. It has occurred to me that ultimately it seems we are being led to be fully independent of government and society in order to survive. The question is how to do that and still live on this planet?! They have satellites all over the skies that can probably location any place they want to look.

    I do not own any self-defense weapons, nor how to use them. I don’t really want to shoot anyone. But i have to admit i liked living next door to a Marine where i lived for 6 years in the past. He was/is a wonderful person and i felt very safe knowing he was living in the house next door. And i know many marines feel and take an oath to protect this country and its constitution.

    I like living alone. So i wonder if that would be possible in some way. I am done with romantic relationships so not looking for anything like that. I also need to live without emfs in my immediate surroundings. (electromagnetic radiation frequencies from wireless devices, so that could be a deal breaker. is there some kind of a hut with a fireplace or woodstove? Could you use a resident gardener? (The neighbors have complimented me on my flowers!) i can also send pics of previous vegetable gardens.

    I think we are heading into an actual SHTF by November/December, latest right after the election or soon after. I suspect the election will be rigged. In any case, it already is, as no one has a chance that the ptb do not want having the power. Since they control the money and the media and so many other government programs and offices. The justice department to a good extent these days as well. Forced medical tyranny will take down anyone who has not already been taken down, economically, politically, (censorship is almost total on major platforms, and people are losing their private websites and buisnesses now as well. wikipedia has become a propaganda site, as has google, and all other search engines are now compromised and tools of censorship, etc., etc. facebook and twitter censor just like youtube. we are turning into a country like China where all constitutional rights are being erased. soon they will make encryption illegal, as well, as they are trying to sneak something through the legislation on that right now. They will say they need access to all emails and phone calls to protect children from pedaphiles, etc. Not to mention that those that claim this are such themselves. By the way, i have three free email accounts that use encryption. If you have one, or are willing to use a password, we can communicate privately in that way, which might be more secure. And if your wife would like to communicate with me, that would be great, also.

    I know you are looking for people to come and help out in a temporary way if they have emergencies that come up for them. But i think we are heading into an all out police state and i am looking for a place where i could be a resident “invisible” and live out the rest of my years (am 63, in very good health, and if left to my own choices and inclinations, could live to be over a hundred, as my grandmother did.)

    Ooops. forgot i have to mention that i have wonderful cats. and i want to keep them and protect them from harm as well, so they must go with me, God-willing. And two excellent mountain bikes with many baskets installed on each one, two old lady carts that i put to good use when i do my shopping here on foot. And have ordered the supplies to learn how to make candles that are healthy and safe and not toxic, as i have learned that most candle wax is very toxic. i currently have an income, but if things get bad, i could lose that by not complying with federal tyranny, as i have mentioned. i do think the cures will be far worse than the illness, whatever the latter actually is. (and i did warn many people that 5G can be one of the complications as well as previous vaccinations involved in making people very sick. there is proof now that the those who have had the latter are 35% more likely to get very sick from covid. Also a great deal of evidence now is out showing the links between 5G and covid. And it is possible, that those not exposed to 5G will never get covid. There are also many other “interesting” links to other environmental factors that we will not hear anything about on main stream news.

    Well i am going to send this, and pray that you are not an agent of the government trying to locate dissidents. (i just asked my guidance and it said that it is OK for me to send this, and that i should send it.)

    even if it turns out that this is not a good situation for me, perhaps we can communicate and you may be able to direct me into a plan that would work better.

    i honestly hope that i can continue living where i currently am for the rest of my life, as i love it here. But i have seen the writing on the wall, and though, it is unknown how things will play out over the next 6-12 months, November injections may not be that far off, and my lease ends in September, and i thought i had better line up some place to go if needed.

    jenny (that is not my real name, but it may offer me some protection to use another name for the rest of my life.) (the idea i am using in writing this message, is that if the police come checking that everyone at your community has their vaccination papers to prove they have had the jab, that the place is big enough, and enough people about, that i can go and hide out until they are gone.) the best idea i have come up with so far. it is possible that there is no known way to escape what is coming. but that seems like a limited idea. and i like to think there are no limits to what is possible. i choose health and long life to wake up to who and what i really am. i would be happy to be a resident monk and will come with a huge collection of literature and audio materials on spiritual Self-Realization that i can share with those interested in the ultimate questions.

  24. PS Jenny again.

    forgot to mention that i would love to raise and care for a chicken coop with a rooster and also ducks and maybe turkeys, that would provide eggs for the community. sorry no meat. i am a vegetarian and it will just be for eggs. i would have begun doing this here, but when i realized i might have to leave soon because of what is coming down the pike, i decided towait till it is the right place and time.

    and forgot that what i wrote to you is not private and posted here. alas, that was a mistake. i hadn’t read any of the other posts, but now think i will. but maybe my post will connect me with other good people, as well, in a similar or related predicament and we can brainstorm ways to help each other.

    besides chickens, which are also great to have, besides the eggs, because they provide excellent and free manure for the vegetable and fruit gardens. and am learning how to grow fruit as well. have strawberries which i have grown in the past and trying some new things now.

    also good with creative writing, theatre, dance choreography, art, music composition, etc., and so can offer somethign maybe in this way to the community in terms of helping others to try new avenues of self-expression. also have been a professional card reader (in a very original way),and good with the i ching, and runes in their traditional and ancient meanings and methods. and can teach abundance and manifestation which i did for years. also used to have groups on dreamwork, and do matchmaking dinner parties. though am very happy just living by myself as well. and have some other hobbies/activities that can be very positive and useful and of value.

  25. jenny here again.

    is there a way for you or your wife, (or anyone else that replies to me), to privately (or otherwise) give me an email address and then i can write to you with encryption email and our communications should be private then.