All members are known as ants and can volunteer for any of four ant jobs.
If an ant is caught inside of a disaster strike zone they should do one of two things:
1 - If no help is needed, they should place a green OK marker at the interesction they have marked on the A.N.T.S map or on the street they have marked on the map. If you have marked your street, you can place it at a connecting intersection to protect your privacy.
2 - If they need help, they should place a distress marker near their driveway and at their chosen intersection if they chose not to mark their street on the map.
How to activate the A.N.T.S system if a member is inside a disaster strike zone.
There are two ways in which you can activate the A.N.T.S system.
Place a "disaster alert" for yourself in the A.N.T.S group and ask for supplies:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can not reach the group, use one of the optional methods below:
- Founderant's email - email@example.com
- Text - 704-858-7249
Note: You will need to give your group email address to verify membership.
Founderant will then become the camp ant until it can be passed to a closer ant.
Become a camp ant and place a disaster alert stating that there has been a disaster with ants located in the strike zone.
After a disaster alert has been placed ants should follow these steps
to check on and deliver supply pods if needed. Ants are free to make modifications to the steps if needed.
A member volunteers to be a camp ant and changes the color of their map icon to yellow and the color of the distressed ant's icon to red.
The camp ant looks for distressed ants by trying to locate their OK, distress, or stone marker.
Note - If the camp ant is unable to go in, they can make a request in the A.N.T.S group for a trail ant.
The camp or trail ant finds the distress marker and picks up the distressed ants supply list.
The camp ant makes a supply request using the distressed ants supply list.
Donor ants look at the supply list and let the camp ant know what they can provide and how many supply pods their vehicle can carry.
They also change the color of their map icons to green.
- All donor ants need to know how many supply pods they can carry in
their vehicle because the number of pods in a relay is determined by the amount
that can be carried in the last vehicles of the relay.
The camp ant then creates a supply route map.
The camp ant then creates a donor list which lets each donor ant know what to put in their supply pods. A link to the supply route map is also included.
The first donor ant in the relay will then look at the route map and make a post stating when they can be at the first transfer point. The second donor ant will then agree to meet at that time and also post the time in which they can be at the next transfer point and so on.
After date and transfer times have been agreed upon, the donor ants will begin relaying the supply pods all the way to the camp ant.
The camp or trail ant will then deliver the supplies to the distressed ant and make arrangements to meet again if needed.
The camp ant will then end the incident by making a post in the group stating that the incident has ended.
At that point all ants should then change the color of their icons back to blue or purple, depending on which color is being used at the time.