EcoRaw Tribal camp at Feral Visions next week!
- Dear Friends,
We would like to invite you to be part of an EcoRaw Tribal camp at
the Feral Visions Gathering coming up next week. The Gathering will
be in a really beautiful location about 50 miles east of Roseburg,
OR -- two gorgeous lakes, forest, fresh water springs, and lots of
A few of us felt it was too much to do a full on Tribal Gathering
this summer, but we would definitely like to continue growing
together, learning together and growing community. Feral Visions
seems to be about a lot of the same things as the Tribal Garthering-
finding an indefinitely sustainable way to live happily and lovingly
together- so we figured it would be a great opportunity to come
together surrounded by Mother Nature and like-minded people. The
theme for this years Feral Visions is Rewilding: mentally, physically
and spiritually. To me that is "raw" living in the broader sense
(i.e. not just food). Hopefully, there will be much for us to learn,
share, and just have a wonderful time in the woods together. We are
particularly interested to have many friends together to support each
other in keeping a positive outlook on what we do and can do
together, in addition to a sober assessment of civilization.
We would like to camp together and have a raw kitchen there also. If
you are interested in taking part in the EcoRaw camp, please contact
us ASAP 541-463-8463 to arrange rides, what food to bring, etc.
At present it looks like we will leave Monday morning August 2 for
More info is below and we hope to see you there.
P.S. in preparation for Feral Visions we are going to have a gleaning
party and skill-share on Sunday around noon. There are lots of plums,
figs, early apples, and young hazel nuts to gather. We'll need food
for a week, and Anna and I would be happy to share how we find lots
and lots of free delicious fruit this time of year. Again please call
P.P.S. We're also planning an EcoRaw Raw Tribal Campout and Skill-
share either the last week of August first week of September. It will
be from 5 to 7 days, most likely on a property outside Hood River.
There will be an emphasis on sharing practical earth skills,
communication, ritual, and assessing the growth and learning that has
gone on this year with and eye toward growing together even more in
the future. A group is also considering biking to it. If you are
interested please let us know soon so that we can decide on dates.
>Feral VisionsAgainst Civilization
The 2nd Annual "Black and Green Anarchist Gathering"
In the Southern Cascades of Oregon
August 1st-8th, 2004
The Black and Green Network is facilitating a week-long gathering in
beautifully wild southern Cascades of Oregon. After taking part in the
various anarchist and environmental events and conferences, we felt
there was a need to have a gathering focusing solely on what seems to
through the cracks, rewilding: physically, mentally, and spiritually.
this came the idea for last year's successful gathering in
Our goal is to help bring people into a wild environment, to break
mediation between ourselves and our world, and to encourage active
participation with it. The gathering will provide an introduction to
various strands of anti-civilization thought, as well as being an in-
forum for discussing and developing the theoretical and practical
of anarcho-primitivism/green anarchy (though not exclusively). We will
focus on trying to connect face-to-face and deal with issues that are
brought up within the critiques and practice, making stronger
with one another, and applying our visions to our lives. There will
heavy emphasis on primitive skill-sharing and collective experience.
are hoping to create an environment where people are willing to share,
grow, and have a good time. The entire event is centered on active
participation and we hope that people will bring their knowledge and
experience, as well as being prepared to be relatively self-
What to Bring:
Some food will be provided (probably some sort of morning gruel and a
vegan dinner), but for the most part, bring what you need, including
(depending on how domesticated you are): several layers of warm
(it's high elevation, so it can get cold at night), sun block,
bag or blankets, tent or tarp, flashlight, batteries, sturdy boots,
utensils and bowl, water filter, mini-shovel, toilet paper, snacks and
food, water containers, small cook-stoves and fuel, notebooks,
pocket knife, musical instruments, propaganda, friends and family,
respect, security consciousness, special skills and knowledge, and an
enthusiastic and participatory attitude.
We are also looking for: bulk food (rice, beans, lentils, spices, soy
products, jerky, oil, canned foods, dried stuff, roots, bread,
etc.), cooking materials (utensils, pots, pans, knives, buckets, water
jugs, garbage bags, portable stoves, and fuel), material for shitters
their upkeep (shovels, wood ash, buckets, tp, soap, etc), tarps and
radio/walkie-talkies and batteries, people to give more formal
on specific skills, folks to coordinate rides from their bioregions,
What to Leave Home:
It is about a mile and a half hike in, so don't bring excessive shit
don't want to lug around, and try to leave the canine friends at home
possible. Please leave weapons, heavy drugs, and all recording devices
(including video cameras) at home as well. Abusers and abusive
will not be tolerated at this gathering. Come to participate, not to
spunge or drain. This event is for all of us to put on, not just
initiated the call. Law enforcement is not welcome.
At the Site:
The site has wonderful swimming, hiking, and a natural spring. It is a
wild place and needs to be treated with care and respect (seriously
folks). The area is extensive, but in hopes of creating as little
to the site as possible, there will be designated kitchen, shitter,
camping areas. If designated "safe" places develop, please be
It will also be at the height of fire season, so extra care will be
necessary (including no personal fires). Mosquitoes may be heavy, so
prepared. Please pack out everything you bring in. We are also needing
some people to commit to staying a couple days extra to do some
restoration work to the area.
*There are people familiar with the site who have mapped out areas for
use, so please do not come early, and if you do, be minimal impact and
prepared to adjust your camp location.
How to Get There:
You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the site.
There will be no shuttles or people organizing rides for you. If you
traveling by train, bus, hitchhiking, etc., the closest town to the
is Roseburg. If you get to the area early, the closest "friendly"
are Eugene to the north and Ashland to the south. In Eugene, you can
by at the Grower's Market (454 Willamette, upstairs) to see if there
informal ride-boards or as a place to get one's bearings. In Ashland,
can try Evos Coffee House.
From the South, take I-5 North and from the North, take I-5 South to
Rosburg/Exit ?? (approximately ?? from Ashland, and ?? from Eugene).
to be posted soon on www.greenanarchy.org and 1-866-270-1653.
Try to carpool, because parking is limited. Do not block people in,
site is on a trailhead that people unconnected to the gathering may be
using as well. As the numbers grow, you may need to drop people and
equipment off and park further up or back down the road a bit.
We want to keep the schedule open for everyone to participate in, so
will not be putting together a formal schedule until the event is
happening, if at all. We have reached out to, and expect lots of folks
with certain skills, knowledge, and opinions to be present (not all of
whom communicate through email), so we want to be flexible. Besides,
have a week together, and do not need to cram stuff in or be overly
organized with this aspect of things. We also hope informal
and skill-shares will occur. We do recognize, however, that some
will not be present for the entire event, and that with large numbers
people, some informal structure can help. We have decided to propose
themes for each day, both on the theoretical and practical levels.
are not set in stone, and are only suggested as general orientations.
There will be a morning circle and boards to let folks know what
discussions and skill-shares will be happening.
Sunday Set-up, Welcome, and Story-Telling
Monday Intro to Green Anarchy and Primitivism/Intro to Earth-Skills
Tuesday What We're Up Against (Civilization, Patriarchy,
Containers, and Water
Wednesday Moving Beyond the Left and Ideology/Plants (food and
Thursday Insurrection and Nihilism/Healing (self-care, community
Friday Direct Action and Tactics/Hunting, Scavenging and Self-
Saturday Visions and Strategy/Fire and Restoration
Sunday Clean-up, Project Sharing, and Good-byes
See you in the wild!!
For more info, check out:www.greenanarchy.org
(before July 29th, and it is not for ride info)
(for info only, it won't be checked after July 28th, and it is not for