i remember when Tom Martin, the Chief Visionary Officer of the American Preppers Network, asked me to take over running the Canadian Preppers Network in February 2009. i remember it very well - seeing as how i had been blogging for the network, and for the first time in my life, for about 2 weeks at the time. i was terrified - but i really believed in the message that the APN and CPN were trying to share - a message to alert as many people as we could to start prepping, to be prepared, to become as self-sufficient as possible for whatever the future might bring, be it man-made or natural. and to build a community - something which would prove to be helpful to so many people, ourselves included.
jambaloney and i really enjoyed writing for the CPN. and we really enjoyed some of the friendships that we made there. in fact, it was by being involved in the 2 networks that prompted us to leave our high-fallutin', high paying jobs in the city and move here on my small pension. a decision we have not regretted yet (okay - to be honest - this cottage is a piece of crap and yes i do miss my floor to ceiling, custom-made, bird's eye maple kitchen cabinets. but enough about that!).
i was just doing some searches on the interwebs and somehow came across this article:
American Preppers Network is listed in second place....after Mr. James Wesley, Rawles of Survivalblog.com. wow - that is a pretty impressive ranking for the APN!!! and i, for one, am very proud for my friend Tom. the APN and CPN were his dream babies and he set out and got both up and running and very successful in only a short period of time. kudos to you, Tom!
in addition - the article notes the CPN in position 36. i am super proud of mine and jambaloney's contribution to the CPN and i was very happy to see denob, the prepared Canadian, take over, as well as being thankful for all of the contributors continuing such great work at the CPN.
next up, jambaloney created and designed all of the functionality of the database behind the website called prepper.org - it's a community-oriented resource site that enables a variety of organizations and/or people to add themselves to the comprehensive resource libraries that the site provides for all states and provinces. i am glad to say that prepper.org was listed as number 17 - woohoo! way to go jambaloney!
last but not least - my good friend SciFiChick is listed in the 34th postion. wow gurl - i remember when you and me were chatting about being terrified of blowing up 8 litres of tomatoes all over our walls and ceilings when we first started our internet canning course together - bahahahahahah!
again - a big congrats to the APN, the CPN, prepper.org and to SciFiChick! good work getting prepper-related information out there guys!