Franchise/chain survival retreat?

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  1. x39

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    Nice concept. Now people who have a hard time accessing wilderness areas to go play have a place. Like a time share or something.
    Of course a lot will depend on their staff and what they are actually trying to provide. I can see it turning into a cult, too.
     
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    Dang, someone took my idea...kinda. I haven't checked the link out yet, but I have a similar idea, not so apocalyptic though.
     
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    It will probably end up on American Greed! Lol!
     
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    I live in WV and am all over the mountains - have never heard of this. Interestingly they don't give their location other than to say it's near the George Washington NF - that puts it near the VA border but that's about all. I guess you have to sign up to find out where they're at.
     
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    Yeah pretty wild. I wonder how they check people out. I'm nor sure I'd want to sign up with a bunch of strangers to ride out an apocalypse.
    My idea is quite a bit different.
     
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    So, survivalism has gone corporate. . .
     
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    I've played Fallout, I know how this ends. :D
     
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    My advice to the "ceo", a good start would be ironing your shirt!
     
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    So better start stocking up on starch to keep his shirt pristine when shtf or the coffin, which will be before :18:
     
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    I told you guys laundry would be important!
     
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    He’s the ceo, if he’s going to “sell” he needs to present a better image because his image says he’s not organized and doesn’t know what he’s doing.

    The video presentation shows 3 goats and a shack, hardly enough to support one person let alone visitors.

    Fail!
     
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    The thing that gets me is the pricing. Payments for becoming a member are paid in cryptocurrency, called "fortitude tokens". You have to spend a minimum of $250 to buy them @ $145 for one token. May look & sound good on paper, but that to me looks like a recipe for disaster. I also find it interesting that only cryptocurrency or cash are accepted forms of payment. What?! No credit cards or checks? Hmmm. :confused:

    I can see someone being unhappy and trying to get their money back. The owner conveniently saying, "Our servers were "hacked". All documentation was lost. Therefore, we cannot refund your money. We have no record of your purchase. Sorry for the inconvenience."

    Whatever snake oil they're selling, I want nothing to do with. Sounds like it might be a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. :rolleyes:
     
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    Agree 100%, just check out their membership, meals and activity fees.

    If an organization is willing to fleece you before a disaster, just imagine how they would behave during a disaster!

    Total racket.
     
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    Oh they just print it really small that everything that was once yours is their's in the case you kick it and then they push.
     
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    A Doomsday themed time share. Interesting concept, lots of questions and concerns.
     
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    Must be a new marketing approach for FEMA camps..
     
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    You want shelter...food...protection...?
    Then you and your family must work in the mines and fields for your pallet and gruel...


    ezra
     
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    Whoa! You got gruel?
     
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    I saw something like this once on TV.

    In case of nuclear war there is a cave in Kansas, that you pull your travel trailer into a spot in the cave that you have paid for (maybe a yearly payment) but you have to have you own supplies, they only provide a space in the cave.

    But either way they are both to far from me in an emergency.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tr...-apocalypse-comfort-your-rv-vivos-kansas.html

    GOD Bless you and your families

    Kenneth
     
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    Sounds like the ultimate low-overhead B&B business plan :p..makes the lack of facilities a feature, not a flaw.

    The ad copy almost writes itself: "Paying guests can forage for their own breakfast around their "survival gazebo", and even cook it, if they can get a fire started. No bathrooms or running water, but there are plenty of semi-private areas available around the property to dig a latrine hole using a pointy stick (included free of charge!). If it's not uncomfortable, it's not survival!"

    I should get this going at my house, lol...:dblthumb:
     
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