Ants - Members of the A.N.T.S network.
Ant Type - Ants can volunteer for any of jobs during a disaster; they can be a camp, com, donor, or trail ant.
A.N.T.S Location Map - A Google map that shows the general location of all ants. It is used to plan supply routes and to look for members that have not been able to make contact during a disaster. The exact location of an ant can only be found after a distress marker has been put in place.
A Google map, created by a camp ant, that has a route for donor ants to follow.
Camp - A McDonald's or other restaurant parking lot, chosen by a camp ant that is just outside of a disaster area. It is only used to meet with other ants; lodging or camping in the area will be the responsibility of each ant.
Disaster Alert - An alert message posted to the group, by a camp ant, notifying all ants of a disaster in their area.
The letter "N" made out of sticks, rocks, or other debri. Stands for "Needs Help" and is used to mark the location of a receiving ant during a disaster. Should be placed near the driveway entrance. Helps camp or trail ants find you.
Place Mark Icon - An icon used to mark an ants general location on the A.N.T.S location map.
Transfer Points - Areas along a route for donor ants to meet and exchange supply pods. These locations can be at a McDonald's or other restaurant.
A stone with location information on the bottom. It is placed at an intersection, during a disaster, by ants who did not want to put a place mark icon on their street.
Containers stocked with emergency supplies. The recommended types of supply pods are made from a five gallon bucket with lid. This allows donor ants to calculate how many pods they can fit into their vehicle. They also protect the contents from rain and can be used for other things on site.
Most grocery stores, bakeries and restaurants will give you their used buckets for free. You can buy new ones at Lowes for less than five dollars.
A list made by a distressed ant and given to the camp or trail ant. It Is used to make a supply request.
Supply Request - A request made by a camp ant, to the group, for supply pods.