New York preppers Roll Call 3/06/11

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    The American Preppers Network is conducting a network-wide roll call.

    New York Preppers, please reply to this post and let us know what you are doing to prep.

    Are you new or not sure where to start?

    Here are a few tips

    The APN focuses heavily on promoting our state groups at the regional and local levels, more so than most forums. Here is the State Network directory, use it to get to know and communicate with others near you.

    Some other things you can do:
    * Check in to your states group at least once or twice a week to help keep your local groups active
    * See a storm or disaster in your area? Post about it and let others know
    * Find a good deal at a local merchant? Tell us about it.
    * Join your local CERT teams. Each state directory has a link that lists the teams in your state.
    * Join ANTS (Americans Networking To Survive) ANTS is a unique group that forms supply chains between members so that members should not have to rely on the government for emergency supplies in a disaster. Here is their website:
    Here is their sub-forum here on APN: viewforum.php?f=618
    * Join a local survival, preparedness, or sustainable living meetup group, or start one yourself. is a great social network that helps you meet others near you. APN is offering for a limited time free pages for our Gold members who want to start local Preppers meetups. Normally these pages are $20 a month to get started but with APN Gold membership being only $5 a month you can realize a net savings of $15 a month. Here is information on the offer: viewtopic.php?f=606&t=9170

    Here on the APN learning is free. Our index page (index.php) is organized and categorized so that you can browse easily by subject to find the categories you are looking for. If you dont see a topic that you are looking for you can use the search bar. If you still can’t find what you are looking for, then pose a question in the appropriate category and our members are more than happy to share their knowledge.

    Resources here on the forum:
    * The basics section here on the forum: viewforum.php?f=616
    * The Survival, preparedness, and sustainable living directory: viewforum.php?f=12

    Free downloads:
    * (Over 4,000 titles totally over 13 gigabytes)
    * (Over 300 ebooks, manuals and pdfs for download or get them all on disk for free. There is a suggested donation of $2.97 to help cover shipping and handling)
    * Hundreds of military training manuals and coursebooks for download
    *Here is an article on how to build your survival library for pennies on the dollar:

    By sharing what you know on how to prepare, survive, or live sustainable you are helping others to become more self-reliant in the process. “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” The more prepared everyone is and the more self-reliant everyone is, the freer we all are. When the unprepared become prepared they are no longer a liability for everyone else. Understand the difference between being in a disaster where there is only one able bodied person who is prepared and 10 who are unprepared vs a disaster where there are 10 prepared and only one who is in need. An unprepared populace that is dependent on the Government means less freedom for YOU. Do you see how you can “Find Freedom Through Teaching Others Self-Reliance”?

    Some things you can do:
    *Share your knowledge on these forums. You may find it to be a fair and equitable barter when you do. If are able to learn something from others here, then repay the favor by sharing with them what you know.
    *Contribute articles to the blogs. The APN and state blogs are member and reader contributed blogs. We are holding a weekly contest now: viewtopic.php?f=606&t=9086
    *Attend the local meetups if there are any in your community and teach your skills.

    Do you have most of the bases covered already? Then reply to this post and tell us what you’ve been doing to prepare. You may inspire others to try something new. Good luck and Prep On!

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