The Last Ohio Militia was founded in 2009 by Walt Simms and Richard Dame. Tired of seeing the downward spiral of the United States, worried about economic collapse, and man-made or natural disasters, these two men came together to prepare for the worst and to hope for the best. They formed the Last Ohio Militia to educate and train, not just themselves, but to reach out to friends, families, and neighbors so that no one will have to be caught unaware and unprepared for any eventuality. They also wanted a place where men are free to be men. In an emasculated America, they wanted a place where men can wear knives and guns. A place where men can speak their mind. A place where men can still be what men were meant to be.