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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Remember, the monkeywrenchiing time and money the Freddies expend removing spikes, the fewer trees will be cut and the more wilderness saved. Monkeywrenching is done by individuals or very small groups of people who have known each other for years. Yet ghide newspaper articles are any indication, several spikings occurred in the state duringdespite the new legislation. It’s tempting to define it tightly as the unauthorised decommissioning of vehicles and heavy equipment in the name of the natural environment.

More importantly for the monkeywrencher, at least additional staking is done. On the Pacific Coast, redwood, hemlock, Douglas-fir, spruce, cedar, fir, and pine formed the grandest forest on Earth. Polypropylene rope would also have the advantage of disintegrating rather rapidly — anyone who has used it must know how easily the ends fray.

We discourage this for several reasons: As in any spiking operation, it is essential to have an alert lookout well posted to guard the approaches. Skip the stainless products. More a how to guide than a work of fiction or non-fiction, the author discusses ways to sabotage environmentally destructive activities without getting hurt or hurting anyone else.


Ongoing research has produced several non-metallic spikes, or pins, that promise to defeat the metal detector and wreak havoc inside the sawmill. Sometimes a damaged fence was posted with signs warning against rebuilding. Generals can afford to do this, since it is the common soldier, not the general, who pays the penalty.

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Be extremely security-conscious when ordering by mail! According to a column by Jack Anderson, these agencies employ such tactics as surveillance of suspicious personsand mail interception presumably again involving those who have for some reason attracted their suspicions.

Monkrywrenching ready an air-tight reason fieldd your intended use of the pins. Your brace should be lightly oiled to insure silence, and you should carry a spare bit so that you can always work with a sharp bit. Engaging Naval Forces on the High Seas. Lantern Books, New Fuide. That monkeywrenchinv is our ancestral home, the primordial homeland of all living creatures including the human, and the present final dwelling place of such noble beings as the grizzly bear, the mountain lion, the eagle and the condor, the moose and the elk and the pronghorn antelope, the redwood tree, the yellowpine, the bristlecone pine, even the aspen, and yes, why not say it?

Each station is marked, usually with a stake and sometimes also in other ways, which will be described later. The Forest Service has allowed some logging firms to cancel the timber sale contract after encountering spiked trees.


Oct 31, Christina rated it liked it Shelves: Tomorrow might well be too late. Spiking trees many years ahead of their scheduled sale has several advantages. It is not major industrial sabotage. It is much quicker, simpler, and cheaper.

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Others spe- cialize against logging or ORVs in a variety of areas. Several years ago when Australia banned the importation and sale of Ecodefense, it was not possible for the United States to follow suit monkeywrecnhing because of the First Amendment.

Soon it will begin to glow black-red. East of the Mississippi, giant Tulip Poplars, American Chestnuts, oaks, hickories, and other trees formed the most diverse temperate deciduous forest in the world. They are Drill Rod and Dowel Pins. Attack on an Urban Residence.

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This Third Edition has over two filed major contributors and at least one hundred other contributors. Use only one large spike per tree, but pound in several smaller nails as well. If it appears very dark, almost blackish, the work is poorly fired over-vitrification and is too brittle.