A.N.T.S

 About
You can have all the stored preps in the world, but what are you going to do
if a disaster wipes out your home and supplies? If you are a member of A.N.T.S, you are going to make a request for supplies and have them sent to your location. 

Mission:
To provide members with basic supplies during a disaster.

Goal:
To have at least one member in every city and town, so that we can relay disaster supplies to members without traveling far from home.

Who's in command:
You are, each member is autonomous and makes independent decisions based on the situation at the time, with the ultimate goal of survival for themselves and other members. 

How do we do it:
We do it by using level one guidelines for disasters in which people still have communication capabilities outside of a disaster area and level two guidelines for a wide spread disaster in which all communications except for short wave radio, CB, and walkie-talkie have been lost. 

During level one disasters we use the location map and transport supplies in a relay fashion to members in need. 

During level two disasters we use drop points to leave messages for one another until communications can be restored.

A.N.T.S Historical Timeline:
 
2005 - September - The A.N.T.S network was developed by Timothy French while working in the gulf coast during hurricane Katrina.
 
2010 - January 12 - After watching people during the Haiti earthquake go without basic supplies for weeks, he decides to go forward with the project.
 
2010 - January 18 - Registered domain name americansnetworkingtosurvive.org and started working on website.
 
2010 - January 25 - Recruited first members and ran test group to get feedback.
 
2010 - February 1 - Held first meeting at The Bathtub Gin in Mooresville, NC and formed the first colony called Southern Solos.
 
2010 - February 3 - Finished final draft of website and began inviting people to join and give feedback in order to develop guidelines for level 1 and Level 2 disasters. Posted request for feedback on the American Preppers Network forum, the NC Preppers forum, and the Homesteading/Survivalism facebook group.
 
2010 - February 6 - New members begin to sign up and our first members from Oklahoma and Michigan sign on.
 
2010 - February 7 - First member from Mississippi signs on.
 
2010 - February 8 - First members from Texas and Oregon sign on.

2010 - February 17 - First members from Arizona, Montana and Kentucky sign on.

2010 - February 26 - North Carolina signs up its 12th member creating an ant trail from the mountains to the sea.

2010 - February 27 - An  earthquake and tsunami hits Chili, they were well prepared for earthquakes, but survivors still go without food and water for days. Reconfirms the need for the A.N.T.S network.

2010 - March 1 - A.N.T.S  is now on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

2010 - March 10 - First member from New York signs on. Canada joins and forms a sister site called "C.N.T.S" Canadians Networking To Survive.

2010 - March 11 -  First members from Florida sign on.

2010 - March 13 -  First members from California and North Dakota sign on.

2010 - March 14 -  First member from Alabama signs on.

2010 - March 15 -  First member from Virginia signs on.

2010 - March 21 -  First member from South Carolina signs on.

2010 - March 24 -  First members from West Virginia and Massachusetts sign on.

2010 - March 30 -  First member from Louisiana signs on.

2010 - April 1 - First member from Maryland signs on.

2010 - April 10 - First Blog article published on DFW Preppers And Survivors.

2010 - April 29 -  First member from Nebraska signs on.

2010 - May 2 -  First members from Missouri and Pennsylvania sign on.

2010 - May 12 -  First member from Georgia signs on.

2010 - May 16 -  First member from Washington signs on.

2010 - May 24 -  First member from Indiana signs on.

2010 - May 29 -  First member from Hawaii signs on.

2010 - May 30 -  First member from Tennessee signs on.

2010 - May 31 - A.N.T.S teams up with the American Preppers Network to provide colony sub forums in every state, so that members can discuss plans, meetups, and form local supply chains.

2010 - June 3 -  First members from Minnesota, Connecticut, and Ohio sign on.

2010 - June 5 - A.N.T.S has over 100 members in 31 states.

2010 - June 6 - First member from Utah signs on.

2010 - June 12 -  First members from Wisconsin and New Jersey sign on.

2010 - June 29 -  First member from Iowa signs on.

2010 - June 30 - A.N.T.S sent out it's first six month test alert.

2010 - July 8 -  First member from New Mexico signs on.

2010 - July 12 -  First member from Arkansas signs on.

2010 - July 26 - First podcast Interview on the Doctor Prepper Show.

2010 - July 27 - First Connecticut colony ( Nutmeg )

2010 - July 28 - First member from South Dakota signs on.

2010 - August 11 - First Georgia colony  ( Georgia Fire Ants )

2010 - September 3 - First member from Wyoming signs on.

2010 - September 5 - First member from Colorado signs on.

2010 - September 14 - Founderant hides first Survival Skills Geocache in Huntersville, NC at Latta Plantation.

2010 - September 15 - A.N.T.S Facebook page has over 500 fans.

2010 - September 16 - First member from Idaho signs on.

2010 - October 21 - Second podcast interview on Your Preparation Station. 

2010 - October 25 - First member from Alaska signs on.

2010 - October 28 - A.N.T.S starts an Ant Blog.

2010 - October 29 - First member from Kansas signs on.

2010 - November 15 - First icon test alert ends.

2010 - November 25 - Started a "Thanksgiving Supply Pod Relay Test" to work out any kinks in the system.

2010 - December 12 - First member from Maine signs on.

2011 - January 2 - First member from Illinois signs on.

2011 - January 18 - A.N.T.S turns a year old today. 289 people request membership, 209 join the group,192 place an icon on the map and 17 decide not to place an icon at this time. There are members in 41 states and colonies have formed in three. We also have 824 Facebook fans.

2011 - February 1 - Second Georgia colony  ( Toxic )

2011 - February 13 - A.N.T.S outgrows Google's free server and moves site to Go Daddy.com.

2011 - March 8 - First Alaska colony  ( District Unit 5 )

2011 - March 8 - First member from Nevada signs on.

2011 - March 11 - Japan earthquake & tsunami - Shows that even if you have supplies, they can be wiped out.

2011 - March 14 - A.N.T.S now has over 1000 Facebook fans.

2011 - April 8 - First member from New Hampshire signs on.

2011 - April 10 - First member from Rhode Island signs on.

2011 - April 12 - First member from Vermont signs on.

2011 - May 3 - First California Colony (SurvivalClub22)

2011 - June 30 - Third podcast interview on Destiny Survival Radio

2011 - August 8 - A.N.T.S now has a radio show called The Ant Hill.

2011 - August 23 - Eric Jobes was the first ant to ever place an "I'm OK" post in the ant group, letting everyone know that he was OK after the Virginia earthquake.

2011 - August 26 - Peaches Aussie was the first ant to change the color of their icon to green showing that they had evacuated for hurricane Irene.

2011 - September 25 - The Ant Hill is turned into a network of "Hills" built by comm ants who will broadcast live during disasters in their areas. We currently have five hills, 2 in FL and 1 each in NC, GA, and ME.

2011 - October 15 - A.N.T.S Facebook page now has 1565 fans.

2011 - November 11 - Fourth podcast interview on The Survival Mom

2011 - December 16 - A.N.T.S is now 400 members strong and growing.

2011 - December 26 - A.N.T.S has over 1700 Facebook fans.


2011 - December 31 - Fifth podcast interview on The Doom & Bloom Show


2012 - January 18 - A.N.T.S is two years old.

2012 - January 25 - A.N.T.S now has 451 members and 1810 Facebook fans.

2012 - January 28 - First Oregon Colony (Camp Three Stoves)

2012 - February 15 - Created Anttalk group for members who did not want to use our forums.

2012 - February 22 - A.N.T.S now has over 500 members and 1923 facebook fans

2012 - March 12 - First Indiana Colony (NE Indiana)

2012 - March 14 - Changed the name of our Ant Hill page to "AntComm" to better reflect the communications network.

2012 - July 9 - Second Louisiana Colony (Acadiana Ants)

2012 - July 27 - NY comm ant becomes the first member to get caught in a disaster and need supplies.

2012 - July 27 - Founderant receives text from NY comm and places first disaster alert for him.

2012 - July 27 - Dseelman becomes the first person to volunteer as a camp ant.


2012 - July 28 - NY comm gets supplies from family that arrives that morning to help. He cancels his A.N.T.S supply request and dseelman closed the incident


2012 - August 27 - Foley, AL sets up an AntComm site bringing our total AntComm sites to 16,


2012 - August 28 - Foley AntComm becomes the first comm ant to report on a disaster. (Hurricane Isaac)


2012 - August 29 - Smithboro, NY AntComm site begins reporting on Hurricane Isaac by reporting information received from Hams in the New Orleans area. We had no AntComm sites in the area, so the Smithboro site provided information on the areas where ants were located.

2012 - September 14 - A.N.T.S sets up (Disaster Camp and the bug-out trail) for the first time at Sadlers Creek State Park in SC at the three state NC,SC,GA camp out to test campers bug-out bags.

2012 - September 18 - Depew, NY sets up an AntComm site.

2012 - September 18 - A.N.T.S now has 2656 Facebook fans

2012 - October 29 - Hurricane Sandy makes land fall in NJ, Antcomm sites begin reporting on conditions and ants in the effected area turn their icons green if they are OK.

2012 - October 30 - Matt becomes the first ant to go and look for another members distress marker. Other members make calls to nearby ants to check on them and report their status.

2012 - November 1 -  A.N.T.S member Penguin became the first member to text thier OK status by text to Founderant after regaining phone service.

2012 - November - 1 - A.N.T.S has 1000 members and  2825 Facebook fans

2013 - January - 9 - A.N.T.S has 3197 Facebook fans

2013 - January - 12 - A.N.T.S is three years old today.

2013 - February - 11- A.N.T.S has 29 antcomm sites.

2013 - February - 11 - A.N.T.S has 3441 Facebook fans and 686 Twitter followers.

2013 - March - 22 - As expected, A.N.T.S had a noticeable decline in membership request following the 12/21/212 doomsday dates.

2013 - April - 29 - A.N.T.S has 908 members, 3716 Facebook fans, 1043 Twitter followers and 29 CommAnts.

2013 - May - 20 - Two ants take a hit from the Moore, OK tornado. Antcomm sites are reporting as it happens. Bubbadreier checks in to say he is OK, but no word from writerbug. Bubbadreier checks writerbugs marker location and finds no distress marker. Writerbug checks in a few days later on Facebook and says she is OK. Both had damage, but needed no supplies due to their emergency preparations. Donor ants were on standby.

2013 - May - 27 - Guidelines were updated as a result of leassons learned from the Moore tornado. Ants will now place a green OK marker or a distress marker at thier icon location if caught inside a disaster strike zone.

2013 - September - 12 - Two ants are near Colorado floods, but OK, Their icons are turned green to reflect this.

2013 - September - 14 - Removed embedded feeds from antcomm and made direct links to comm ant sites to reduce the chance of comm failure during a disaster.

2014 - January - 29 - Lots of snow and ice this winter. Has not been a problem for A.N.T.S. Members are able to handle these types of weather events and power outages because they are preppers.

2014 - February - 20 - Membership has held steady at + or - 1000. We also have 4510 Facebook fans and 1373 twitter followers.

2014 - ____________  - Become a part of this growing network and help make the next timeline entry.















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