Feral Visions
Against 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 the
beautifully wild southern Cascades of Oregon. After taking part in the
various anarchist and environmental events and conferences, we felt that
there was a need to have a gathering focusing solely on what seems to fall
through the cracks, rewilding: physically, mentally, and spiritually. From
this came the idea for last years successful gathering in Pennsylvania.
Our goal is to help bring people into a wild environment, to break down
mediation between ourselves and our world, and to encourage active
participation with it. The gathering will provide an introduction to the
various strands of anti-civilization thought, as well as being an in-depth
forum for discussing and developing the theoretical and practical aspects
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 connections
with one another, and applying our visions to our lives. There will be a
heavy emphasis on primitive skill-sharing and collective experience. We
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-sufficient.

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 clothes
(its high elevation, so it can get cold at night), sun block, sleeping
bag or blankets, tent or tarp, flashlight, batteries, sturdy boots, eating
utensils and bowl, water filter, mini-shovel, toilet paper, snacks and
food, water containers, small cook-stoves and fuel, notebooks, pencils,
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, veggies,
etc.), cooking materials (utensils, pots, pans, knives, buckets, water
jugs, garbage bags, portable stoves, and fuel), material for shitters and
their upkeep (shovels, wood ash, buckets, tp, soap, etc), tarps and rope,
radio/walkie-talkies and batteries, people to give more formal workshops
on specific skills, folks to coordinate rides from their bioregions, and

What to Leave Home:
It is about a mile and a half hike in, so dont bring excessive @#%$ you
dont want to lug around, and try to leave the canine friends at home if
possible. Please leave weapons, heavy drugs, and all recording devices
(including video cameras) at home as well. Abusers and abusive behaviors
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 those who
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 impact
to the site as possible, there will be designated kitchen, shitter, and
camping areas. If designated "safe" places develop, please be respectful.
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 be
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 are
traveling by train, bus, hitchhiking, etc., the closest town to the site
is Roseburg. If you get to the area early, the closest "friendly" towns
are Eugene to the north and Ashland to the south. In Eugene, you can stop
by at the Growers Market (454 Willamette, upstairs) to see if there are
informal ride-boards or as a place to get one's bearings. In Ashland, you
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, this
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.

Tentative Schedule:
We want to keep the schedule open for everyone to participate in, so we
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, we
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 discussions
and skill-shares will occur. We do recognize, however, that some folks
will not be present for the entire event, and that with large numbers of
people, some informal structure can help. We have decided to propose loose
themes for each day, both on the theoretical and practical levels. These
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 and
Primitive Life-Ways
Tuesday What Were Up Against (Civilization, Patriarchy, State)/Shelter,
Containers, and Water
Wednesday Moving Beyond the Left and Ideology/Plants (food and medicine)
Thursday Insurrection and Nihilism/Healing (self-care, community care,
Friday Direct Action and Tactics/Hunting, Scavenging and Self-Defense
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
email: [email protected]
(before July 29th, and it is not for ride info)
voicemail: 1-866-270-1653
(for info only, it wont be checked after July 28th, and it is not for
ride info)