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Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching is a book edited by Dave Foreman, with a foreword by Edward Abbey. Contents. 1 Background; 2 Notes and. Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching Various Authors Contents Introduction to the Third Edition 14 Forward! 17 Chapter V. Strategic Monkey. Ecodefense has 98 ratings and 5 reviews. Christina said: I don’t know what I was expecting. I’m reading this in hopes I can use it in a paper critiquing.

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Inexperienced users have been injured when their tree stands collapsed under them. Such advance spiking should be announced to prospective timber buyers and the Forest Service, but not the media.

Make sure you remove any telltale shavings or sawdust that can reveal your activities. Night work may be essential, and this creates additional problems.

Indeed, the Forest Service FS often fails to publicize incidents of spiking, on the theory that the less the fueld is publicized, the less likely it is to spread.

Monkeywrenchers know that they do not stop a specific logging sale by destroying any piece of logging equipment, they come across.

In extremely hard ground a nail will probably be used instead of a hub and tack. When handling the clay directly, always wear plastic gloves. High temper- ature firing brings about chemical changes in the clay, causing the particles to bond together through vitrification.

The swift passage of anti-spiking legislation is an indication of how effective spiking has become in deterring timber sales. Quartz is found throughout most of the US. This is of importance to the monkeywrencher, since if you want to do a thorough job of monkeywrenching a survey project, you need to remove everything — every bit you leave will make the job of re-surveying easier — yet you may not notice a hub flush with the ground and almost certainly will not notice something as small as a nail, unless you know to look for such things around survey stakes.


Add water, a little at a time, until the mix is wet but still very stiff. Ongoing research has produced several non-metallic spikes, or pins, that promise to defeat the metal detector and wreak havoc inside the sawmill. Background Check on Suspected Infiltrators.

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Again, the ideal spiking would take place several years before a timber sale, giving nature a chance to hide the evidence by growing over the nails. It is considered destruction of property, and someone taken in the act of removing survey stakes could be charged with a felony.

That’s being said, it is a bold attempt to show people how to break the law without getting caught. Another tool should probably be added to the basic spiking kit: This allows you to have the job done professionally. Call around use a pay phone to check on availability and price prices may vary widely. Just before actual construction of a road begins, a final survey is tto.

The numbering system used is fairly standard, and a brief explanation maybe of some use to the serious monkeywrencher. Polypropylene rope would also have the advantage of disintegrating rather rapidly — anyone who has used it must know how easily the ends fray. The survey gide precisely marks ho location of the road on the ground, a route that will later be followed by the construction workers when the road is actually built.

Industrial ceramics are used for a wide variety of purposes, and with a little imaginative sleuthing, monkeywrenchers can monkeywrenhcing find other readily-available forms suitable for spiking.

Monkeywrench- ing may cloud the issue of direct action, and the blockaders could be blamed for the ecotage and be put in danger from the work crew or police. Tape the cable before hacksawing and use cable clamps to secure the cut end to a nearby tree. The more costly types are yuide blades for fine cutting with a minimum of material loss important only for work with precious and semi-precious stonesso the lower priced general-purpose blades are what you want.

Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching

To gain this ability, you must practice during daylight hours in a safe and secluded location. In fact, ecological sabotage was widespread before Ecodefense was first published in and even before The Monkey Wrench Gang was published in Construction Sites Any development involving structures is extensively surveyed prior to construction.


Make sure the surface of the rock you are cutting is at right angles to the blade. Check the quality of their firing by breaking one of the inexpensive items you bought from them.


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Fewer than one thousand Grizzlies remain. In Octoberthe State of California passed two laws Senate Bill and Assembly Bill aimed at deterring tree fieeld, even though a law on the books since the s already made spiking a felony. Defense Against Undercover Activities. Tape the cable before hacksawing and use cable clamps to secure the cut end to a nearby tree. This book is no longer in print, and probably could get you on a watch list. The possibilities are limitless.

Pines and cedars are relatively soft, allowing even de-headed 60d nails to be driven in without bending a de-headed 60d nail would likely bend in harder wood.

Soldiers occupied the village, and native religious leaders made the first of many trips into imprisonment. More than one pin can be tempered at a time. The best types are the disposable examination gloves used by doctors and available at medical supply houses.

More recent figures from the Forest Service are far more disturbing: Super Pins At least two kinds of steel pins available are two or three times more resistant to saw blades than is welding rod.

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