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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The thicker your ceramic pin is, the more likely it is to either dull or break a sawmill blade. Bison blanketed the plains — it has been estimated that 60 million of the huge, shaggy beasts moved across the grassy ocean in seasonal migrations. Always put safety first. On large road projects, several crews may work simultaneously on different sections of the road.

The majority of the American people have demonstrated on every possible occasion that they sup- port the ideal of wilderness preservation; even our politicians are forced by popular opinion to pre- 18 tend to support the idea; as they have learned, a vote against wilderness is a vote against their own re-election. Monkeywrenching is merely nonviolent self-defense of the wild. Replacement battery pacs and chargers are available, and this is important. Or they may have plans to rent extra equipment in the event of serious breakdowns.

Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching

Monkeywrenching is individual Monkeywrenching is done by individuals or very small groups of people who have known each other for years. This Third Edition is dedicated to their memories and to the fierce green fire that burned in their eyes.

When the pin has cooled, remove it from the water and monkeywrencging it dry. The increment borer is a tool that almost every forester carries and uses on occasion. Drive the nail almost all the way into the tree. It was an immediate success; dog eared copies of it could be found in the backpacks of young environmental militants literally tp the world.


Try to know where these crews are working at all times. It also helps to camouflage where I put the real spikes.

Ranching Equipment and Machinery. A simple way to test ceramic pins for metallic content is to run a magnet over them. Another monkeywrecnhing should probably be added to the basic spiking kit: How much plastic does it take to cause problems?

Dave Foreman is a very outspoken leader of the eco-terror movement.

Every time a tree goes to a mill — spiked or not — that tree has been lost. When the tree is debarked in the mill, it will not appear as monkeywrenchimg as a plastic-filled hole would, and will merely appear to be a knot.

The presence of spiked trees in timber sale areas will reduce the commercial value of such sales and turn monkeywrenhcing potential bidders. She swears by it. Private Individuals — Across the nation, there are thousands of professional potters selling their hand-thrown wares through art and craft shows attended by the public.

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Crock sticks are iron-free as well. These drug cops have already been employed to counter protesting conservationists in the woods including those practicing non-violent civil disobedienceand they can be expected to continue doing this. Proper use of the saw will permit a single diamond blade to cut thousands of square inches of quartz.

The Radical Environmental Journal for a decade now and includes a column.

They may anticipate losing an average of two weeks to weather when logging in a certain season. Any changes in the centerline suggested in the final design are made. Do not use zinc-coated rods where this monoeywrenching be a problem.

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For a given diameter, the shear strength of dowel pins is over three times that of rebar or welding rod. For this reason alone it is preferable to spike trees preventively, rather than as a last-ditch effort to save a seemingly doomed grove.

As good as his word, Kerrick soon thereafter introduced the controversial and legally questionable policy of closing national forests to the public whenever environmental protests were expected. At stream crossings they indicate such things as the position of culverts. Ideal conditions are 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 80 percent relative humidity. If you find the suggested methods of pinning with ceramic or rock too much work, try a less sophisticated method.


Done often enough and well enough, the trashing of the work of the surveyors can increase the costs of environmentally destructive projects to the point that the projects are canceled. When slope-staking is done, two additional lines of flagging one above and one below the centerline are usually placed.

Redneck hunters of the old school, the sort who pack in to get their Elk and who well know what impact development would have on their favorite hunting grounds — these folks are doing it, too. Or, a spiker can fabricate a light, portable ladder which can be carried from tree to tree. After the engineers have roughly flagged the route of the road, a more proper survey is done.

Most of it was contributed between and A movement based on the above principles could protect millions of acres of wilderness more stringently than could any congressional act, could insure the propagation of the Grizzly and other threatened life forms better than could an army of game wardens, and could lead to the retreat of industrial civilization monkeyywrenching large areas of forest, mountain, desert, prairie, seashore, swamp, tundra, and woodland that are better suited to the maintenance of native diversity than to the production of raw materials for over consumptive technological human society.

We should also be flexible, and able to adapt to changing circumstances. A piece of bark glued over the hole will totally obscure the defect. Or, cield spiker can fabricate a light, portable ladder which can be carried from tree to tree.

In that case, try epoxy for plugging holes after monkeywtenching pins. No one should take it seriously.