The American Redoubt Radio Operators Network is a network of Preppers, Patriots and Redoubters who have volunteered to keep each other connected when other means of communications are unavailable or unreliable. Founded in 2011, AmRRON was originally created as a communications network to keep communities and states within the American Redoubt (Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming) connected. Within a year, over half the members consisted of those living outside the American Redoubt. AmRRON has now grown to nearly four thousand radio operators, with members in every state, plus Puerto Rico and Canada. In January, 2014, AmRRON merged with The American Preparedness Radio Network (TAPRN), making it the largest conservative mostly-Christian amateur radio network outside of a faith-based organizational structure (such as Salvation Army and LDS).