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Welcome to any and all Californians who are visiting this site. (Actually the welcome extends to everyone!) You Californians have a unique opportunity to join with other Californians to prepare yourselves and each other for any number of different types of emergencies.

I'd like to see us grow to the point where we can organize sub-chapters within regional areas.

If you need a reason to participate, I'll give you one. Katrina. We all watched what happened there. So far, the response to earthquakes within California has been stellar, but you only have yourselves to thank for that. The state government did little except do the smart thing and get out of the way and pay the bills with the money you had entrusted to them. FEMA did nothing except take credit.

Earthquakes tend to be localized or regionalized events. Not statewide like Katrina. The state can manage localized emergencies like quakes and wildfires for the most part. However the 2008 fire season taxed state resources to the breaking point.

Eventually, an emergency will be declared that will be statewide, and the bean counters and the suits will start triage. That's where they will decide who gets the most resources. Santa Rosa or Gualala. Farmington or Modesto. Collegeville or Stockton. Eureka or Fortuna. Plymouth or Sacramento. All over the state, the locations that generate votes or revenue will get the lions share of any aid available.

Then that aid will be broken up among the areas within those cities. If you're in the poorer areas of a city, chances are, you'll be the last ones to see any aid. Need proof? Look back at Katrina. They were still collecting bodies from flooded homes down in the poor wards and yet Bourban Street was open and trying to get the tourists back.

The only person you can rely on in an emergency is you.

If you are interested in participating, drop me an e-mail at catman@sanfranmail.com.

If you're just interested in taking a back seat at this time, that's fine too. Just remember to check back here often, and to tell your friends about this place!

Tom mentioned www.survivalbarter.blogspot.com as my main blog site. Unfortunately, Survival Barter is only open to members within the Google Blogging community at this time. We're working on trying to expand it, but now I have this project as well. So, I don't know when that will happen.

My main blog page is Catmanslitterbox.

American Survivalist said...
January 19, 2009 at 3:15 PM  

Great job kickin' off California Catman! I've never done Ham Radio before, so I'm gonna let you handle that if you're up to the task. I think It would be great if each State Preppers Network operator were also a Ham Radio Operator In case internet ever goes down. I'll add you as a Team Member to American Preppers, then you can start doing posts in a couple days.

American Survivalist said...
January 19, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

when promoting California Preppers Network in public you can use CaliforniaPreppersNetwork.com It's easier to remember than .blogspot.com

When promoting on the internet use links to Californiapreppersnetwork.blogspot.com that will help boost your google and alexa rankings.

Bullseye said...
January 19, 2009 at 10:16 PM  

Super great job Catman good to have ya on board.
Welcome to the network brother.

riverwalker said...
January 19, 2009 at 11:22 PM  

A big Texas welcome Catman! Looking forward to a lot of good things happening!


stokesla said...
January 21, 2009 at 6:54 AM  

Great Idea! I was just thinking the other day we need something for Kalifornia! In fact I was thinking of modifing my web site to reflect prepping in Kal.Count me in!

Kymber said...
January 22, 2009 at 1:26 PM  

Thanks for the welcome! and Great job Catman!
i will be directing many a Canadian blog-reading prepper to your site here!

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