American Contingency is a nationwide Network of people and groups who want to be prepared, able to respond, and able to recover from any event. Our Discovery Site ( www.AmericanContingency.com) and The Members’ Site ( members.AmericanContingency.com ) are elements of that network. This site and associated phone app(s) help facilitate communication by, between, and for the Members…but it is just the beginning.
Being a Member of this site and Network should be considered the first step, the minimum, in your journey toward living a prepared lifestyle. You will get much more from American Contingency, your fellow Members, and your local teams if YOU contribute! Reach out today, join a local team, and get started!
This page outlines what YOU can expect from us as well as what we and your fellow Members expect from you! It is incumbent upon every Member to abide by and when necessary, report violations of these expectations. Abiding by these standards and expectations will ensure everyone gets the most from their time as a Member of the Network.
The American Contingency Mission — YOUR Mission!
The mission of American Contingency is to create a nationwide network of people who are prepared, responsive, and able to recover from any situation.
To support this mission, headquarters and regional support elements provide structure, organization and resources to the Members and Member Organizations in the field. The day-to-day activities at headquarters are focused around:
Informing – keeping Members up to date on current events and thread models they may be exposed to;
Equipping – finding, curating, and offering to Members the best equipment, training, and resources they need to be successful, and;
Connecting – helping Members get and stay connected with other like-minded people to form teams, helping teams form into groups, and groups into a nationwide network.
To execute this mission, local groups and Members focus their activities around:
Preparing – devoting time, talents, and resources to consider likely threats to prepare and practice primary, alternate, contingency, and emergency courses of action;
Responding – exercising a bias toward action, prioritizing your response on yourself, your family, and your community, and being ready to respond when a fellow Member or community member is in need, and;
Recovering – demonstrating the resilience and can-do spirit that built America!
American Contingency Community Standards
Please respect the following community guidelines to maintain a productive environment.
Keep conversation respectful, without personal attacks
Don’t blow up other members’ feeds. If someone isn’t responding to you, let it be
Keep out behavior that could be seen as trolling/spamming. Flag or reports posts or comments that violate this rule
Relax, be yourself, and enjoy
American Contingency members and affiliates WILL ENGAGE IN FAIR TREATMENT OF OTHERS WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN AND PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT FREE OF UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION AND OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOR. WE DO NOT TOLERATE ANYONE ADVOCATING FOR VIOLENCE. SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS UNACCEPTABLE AND SUCH CONDUCT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. AMERICAN CONTINGENCY MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES HAVE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IN REGARD TO ALL OF THE ABOVE AND ANYONE ENGAGING IN SUCH BEHAVIOR WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE COMMUNITY IMMEDIATELY. American Contingency leadership at all levels is committed to creating and maintaining an environment conducive to maximum productivity and respect for human dignity.
American Contingency will not be held liable for personal interactions and personal information shared with other members via this site. Interactions with other Members on this platform occurs at your own risk.
The Logo and Branding
The American Contingency (AMCON) logo and name is protected by trademark and copyright laws and cannot be used without the expressed, written consent of American Contingency, LLC’s.
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Who we share your data with
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How long we retain your data
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For Members that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
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We envision a network of people and teams who are prepared to respond and able to recover from difficult situations they, their families, or their communities may face.
As an organization, we are creating a network of people and teams who are prepared to respond and able to recover from difficult situations they, their families, or their communities may face.
To support this mission, the Headquarters Team focuses on providing structure, organization, and resources to the Members and Member Organizations in the Network. The day-to-day activities at Headquarters are focused on:
informing – keeping the Members up-to-date on current events and threat models they may be exposed to;
equipping – finding, curating, and offering to Members the equipment, training, and other resources they need to be successful, and;
connecting – helping individuals get connected with other like minded people to form teams, helping teams form into groups, and groups into a nationwide Network.
To live out this mission, Members of the Network take personal responsibility for their own preparation and response. They join with other like-minded Members and work together to build strong teams and communities. The day-to-day activities of Members are focused on:
preparing – carefully considering the risks and threats to the wellbeing of yourself, your family, and your community. Determining the impact of those risks should they materialize, and preparing a response and recovery plan you can confidently execute.
responding – to your own situations and others, through helping others we help ourselves, and
recovering – whether it is training or actual, review your performance, restock, repair, and prepare to go again.
Trust over Fear – The foundation of every thriving community is trust. We choose to trust our fellow members rather than fear them and offer our trust first. By doing so we both earn trust with one another.
Respect over Contempt – We may not agree on everything and that’s okay. We commit to respect the views of our fellow members, even when we disagree with them and when we disagree, we do so in a respectful way. And if we can’t do so respectfully, we will keep our mouth closed (and fingers off the keyboard)!
Personal Responsibility over Blame – Every day we make choices, and our results and outcomes are dictated by those choices…not the whims of someone else. We take responsibility for our choices and own our results.
Community Involvement before Criticism – Constructive criticism is always helpful, but only after making an effort to contribute. By helping my community be better prepared, my risk during crisis is reduced.
You Are Not Alone – No member of American Contingency is alone! We are in this together and commit to supporting and assisting each other when necessary.