This paper was written for everyone's benefit. It is version 1.0
of a guide to surviving the collapse of humanity's corrupt
societies, which have been based on fear, dis-empowerment, and
It is designed for those of you who feel
stuck, or just don't know quite where to start, and offers something
a bit different than what you might be used to - an alternative path
to freedom and prosperity that departs from war and selfishness. It
shows what you can do, and how to be successful from the top down,
not the bottom up.
What is written here is direct and to the point. You don't need a
giant volume to understand these concepts - they are carefully
crafted to describe the essence of the matter, so that you can use
them to create giant volumes of your own, through direct experience.
Taking action and gaining experience is the foundation of true
People say that "knowledge is power' - however this somewhat of a
fallacy, because more often than not what people are really saying
is that "information is power", and that is not actually true.
Information is not the same as knowledge, and it cannot be powerful
when it is useless. 99% of the information people have crammed into
their heads, into books, or downloaded onto their computers, is
By useless I mean that even though they
'have' this information:
They will never fully UNDERSTAND
it because it does not apply to them - its not appropriate
to their life, its just 'interesting'.
Because they never apply it to
anything in their real life, the potential for knowledge
will never be REALIZED, and thus, the information will never
lead to any kind of change or growth that benefits them.
Because of a lack any growth in
understanding, or failure to take action (experience),
having information without real knowledge fails to EMPOWER
people in any way.
On top of this, people will spend a
great deal of time seeking out useless information, absorbing or
assimilating it, thinking about it, talking about it, sometimes even
obsessing about it, and in the end, it takes away their time and
energy, and ultimately they are left with nothing.
Waste, as regrettable as it is, is only
the least harmful result of the common pursuit and possession of
You can have have all the information in the world and still be
ignorant; the best purpose information can serve is to prepare the
way for experience and realization that leads you to real knowledge.
Think about this carefully as we move
What is the New
Here is the overview.
We are witnessing the collapse of the
current civilization, its happening in virtually all countries, not
just America. We cannot run away from this dreadful beast and its
ruling regime, nor should it be attacked.
The only way to ensure its demise is to
replace it with a different reality that works, and for everyone
with Free Will to start embracing it. A better way of life
will only be achieved by people who can see things clearly (capable
of critical thinking) and who have enough self-control and/or
conviction to permanently reject the supremacy of greed, fear, and
What I'm going to propose in this manual is the foundation of a new
kind of human society that will resemble a sort of modern tribalism.
The tribe is a small mobile society; it contains everything that a
large civilization does, just smaller. As the genesis for large
scale change, we must start by accomplishing a small change.
If you can make a successful tribe that
works better than institutionalized society, then you will know that
it can work on any scale.
Modern tribalism is a culture consisting of planned communities of
people who's collective knowledge and experience are sufficient to
support the whole. These communities begin with a nomadic lifestyle
so that they do not have to be rooted in the domestic program of the
current slavery model, which requires the fruits of all their labors
in exchange for a dismal (borrowed) material existence, false
promises, and endless debt.
However, these factors alone do not comprise the core essence of the
new existence, tribalism is mainly a (temporary) method for creating
a free and mobile society. The success of this effort completely
depends on the world-view of the people doing it.
For long-term success to be possible, we
must have a world view that will support it.
Regardless of its character and
background, such a society must embrace these 5 convictions (at
minimum) in order to lead themselves back toward a balanced human
Appreciate life, and respect it
instead of objectifying it.
Love our fellow human beings,
and share instead of compete for resources.
Cultivate trust by always
striving to be worthy of it.
Be responsible for ourselves,
and be involved in our personal and collective evolution.
Be respectful stewards of Nature
and assist it instead of exploiting it.
These are the kinds of things people
used to learn in kindergarten, before the Imperial Conditioning
replaced even these simple concepts with nonsense. Even though they
may seem simple, they are the key to our destiny as a species, and
to the prosperity of our habitat.
These convictions are based on Philosophic principles and are
absolutely vital to success because effective change must start from
the top down:
The world-view and beliefs we
hold set the range of our available life experience.
The range of available life
experience conditions the nature of our thoughts and
The nature of our thoughts and
feelings produce the prevailing behavior.
Behavior essentially dictates
the entire quality of life because it affects all activity
in the human world, up to and including its ultimate success
By philosophic principles, I don't mean
religion or spirituality, the word 'philosophic'
speaks for itself: it means “Love and pursuit of wisdom by
intellectual means and moral self-discipline.”
Without wisdom, we will inevitably
repeat the mistakes of the past.
The first step in recovery is to remove what is toxic and poisonous
and supply only what is actually needed for health. What human
culture needs most right now is wisdom.
Basically, we are talking about starting over while the old is still
here. But how do you get out?
Very few people have been able to afford
a retreat into an off-the-grid home at this time, and even these
habitations will fall apart quickly if supply lines and access to
services were to come to a halt. In such a scenario, they would be
in a similar dilemma as their grid-bound cousins. Rather than be
bound to debt-housing, a modern tribe will need to learn how to use
alternate forms of shelter and habitation, both in and outside of
The growth of this lifestyle is a learning process; while the
internet exists, tribes can communicate over distance using public
access. While industry continues, people can recycle raw materials
and use ingenuity to devise new ways of doing things that don't rely
on the grid.
As experience accumulates and more
discoveries are made, regional knowledge and resources will become
the heritage of tribes, which they can share with other tribes as
This summarizes the intent and plan for a new existence described in
a network of tribal cultures who have made a paradigm
shift and created a new reality in which all aspects of human living
have departed from the slave model. Life is conducted based on
higher principles which will build a positive, responsible, and
constructive culture which will eventually replace the old
When communities have solidified and self-sufficiency is within
their power, a tribe would logically want to select an appropriate
homeland/territory in which to build out their civilization. From
this place they can teach and rehabilitate the indigenous population
(who will have the opportunity to see a healthy model that works
with their own eyes). This becomes the genesis for a new kind of
Even if short term success is made, a future in which we do not
repeat this cycle of corruption will be unavoidable unless human
beings can learn to live unselfishly enough for their habitat to
produce enough resources for everyone without being destroyed in the
Enough is as good as a feast; one person does not need the resources
of 10,000 people. This sort of thinking is not a political platform,
it is necessary for long term survival.
Greed and materialism are the agency of the corruption that has
brought about the collapse we are witnessing; they are fueled by
ignorance and fear. Fear itself is caused by ignorance, and the cure
for ignorance is knowledge.
The kind of knowledge we are talking
about here is only attained and passed on to others when
understanding has followed action, in a fully aware, trained, and
disciplined way. Remember this.
In order to survive the transition out of the slave existence we
have endured for so long, it is going to be necessary to take
control of your attention and your mind.
corporate rulers and elite wealth
that control your life and the parameters of your existence are
powerful enough to do so only because they have won the battle for
your mind, and have complete control of your attention.
As it is today, you have surrendered your power and freedom, and
devote all of your creative energy to sustaining and supporting the
masters and their order of slavery that binds you.
The shackles that modern slaves wear in
this civilization are: imposed taxes, imposed living costs, and the
drudgery of the 40+ hour work week.
What are taxes?
Taxes are the price you pay to
'be allowed to exist'. It is a toll of at least 1/3 of all
your energy, which goes directly to the basic support and
maintenance of the very ruling regime that has put itself
into a position to judge whether or not you are worthy to
What are living costs?
The very idea that it should
'cost to live' is a crime against humanity, but what it
boils down to is an agreement that you, as a sovereign
being, do not possess a right to life and the means of
survival, and have to sacrifice in order to live. This plays
out as a negative struggle between those who 'owe' and those
who 'own'. (we will return to this dilemma shortly)
What is the 40 hour work week?
This is the harvest of your
soul. It is your entire life's work, consisting of all the
time and energy you possess to create anything during the
course of your life, interspersed by brief periods of rest
and repair (evenings and weekends). For most people, almost
all of this creative power goes directly to meet 'living
costs', and there is nothing left over to provide for
vacation, old age, or death.
What this amounts to in brief is a
scenario where you have given up your sovereign right to exist,
handed complete control of your life to someone else, and paid them
to do it with your soul.
Is this really what you want for an
This is precisely the imposed model that holds the vast majority of
western civilization in bondage. The chains that connect the slaves
to the masters in this scheme is money, which is a symbol of the
creative energy you generate through your '40 hour work week'. The
masters control the chains (credit) while the slaves labor in their
This model of existence has plagued humanity for at
least 2000 years, and it has taken a terrible toll upon us.
When you can see things in these terms, everything you knew or
thought you knew about society and the meaning of life takes on a
very different flavor, because the truth is that you have never had
an honest choice in what your life should be; all you have done is
decide between what chains to wear. This trap is what they call
'framing' in hypnosis - it is a type of psychological control
wherein a person is given a command in the form of a free choice.
When you are asked the question “Would
you like to sit in this chair, or that chair?” it may seem like
freedom of choice, but in the end, you sit in a chair whether you
wanted to or not, and you never even question it.
With this in mind, if you were to compare framing to the American
democratic process, is there any doubt as to what is actually going
Framing is reinforced by another manipulation tool: when things
become intolerable or your rights are trampled, you are brought back
into abeyance through a process called 'reframing'. Most television
programming is dedicated to sustaining this manipulation. Reframing
is a psychological programming technique that encourages you to
change your perspective to one in which the subject takes on a
completely different meaning (as chosen by the controller).
This is usually done in a situation
where a legitimate grievance is converted into the illusion of
opportunity (look on the bright side), thankfulness (count your
blessings), or to convert a legitimate reaction like anger into a
harmless one like humor.
Framing and Reframing are not inherently evil tools; they can be
used constructively by individuals to stay focused, achieve goals,
or avoid depression. But in this society they are far more commonly
used (I would go so far as to say almost exclusively used) to
What we have just done in this section called 'Perspective' is
engage in some critical thinking. This is the ability to see the
truth - to determine why certain things are happening, and their
actual significance as they pertain to your existence. It is crucial to start making this shift
in perspective and look at things in terms of how they affect the
state and quality of your existence.
In order to build a new
existence, you will need to do this frequently, and let go of the
social programming that has kept you in bondage for your whole life.
Stage 1 -
Clearing your personal space
This section describes the first steps in creating a new way of
living that will move you out of the realm of distraction,
adversity, and trauma, and into a position where you will have the
freedom to think critically, and start making your own decisions.
These engagements are not the only
options, but they come first because they will have the most
immediate and essential outcomes.
Kill your television
This is the gateway between your
mind and the programming.
By exposure to this device, your
mind is relentlessly attacked at a unconscious level by word
frequency, memes (repetitive idea transmissions), desire
manipulation, social pressure, guilt, and above all, FEAR.
Broadcasting is filled with all of these tools which are
designed to distract you, consume what little time remains
of your '40 hour work week'.
While you watch a television, your mind is put into a trance
state. This enables the programming to completely bypass
your rational filters and train and modify your behavior at
a deep psychological level.
The unconscious mind cannot
refuse these suggestions - there is simply no defense
against this programming except to avoid exposure.
Evaluate all your relationships
I'm not a cult telling you to
abandon your family, I am an awakened being encouraging you
to take responsibility for the only thing you have control
over: your own life.
If you are considering the idea of
building a new existence, then you are going to find that a
good portion of your family members, friends, and associates
likely will not. You will, sooner or later, have to decide
whether their desires and expectations of you are more
important than those you have for yourself, and your future.
If you do not accept the possibility right up front that you
may have to part ways with these people, and make
arrangements for those possibilities, you will find yourself
up against not only your own programming, but all of theirs,
collectively. Without thinking these things through and
exercising a healthy amount of discretion, chances are you
will lose. People are afraid of change and anything they are
unfamiliar with. If you worry them enough, they will summon
authorities who will come and neutralize you, whether your
doing anything wrong or not.
On the other hand, you may also find that you have more good
people in your life than you realized, and they could become
your strongest allies if only you talked to them.
When you evaluate the people in
your life, it will be worth your while to give them the
chance to speak for themselves, and show you some things
that perhaps you never expected (because you never asked).
Take some time to figure out how
much you know or don't know about looking after yourself. At
the beginning of any kind of new life, the first challenges
have to do with independence, so it is important to
establish where your starting point is in the process.
Write down the answer to
If you were unplugged from
the current civilization, would you be able to create or
obtain proper shelter, warmth, food, and basic
necessities of life?
Do you have enough basic
life experience to teach a child what they would need to
know to become an intelligent and capable adult?
Do you have any specialized
skills, knowledge, character, or abilities that would be
of definite value in a new culture?
Do you have time or other
resources with which to learn things or support others?
When you have your answers, you
will know what kind of work is ahead of you.
about your scores, this exercise is simply for you to find
out exactly what you need to learn, and what you will be
able to teach or share with others.
Start building an intentional
If you have evaluated your
relationships effectively, then this will be a lot easier
and safer to do.
Making a major transition from an unhealthy
existence to a healthy state of being is not something most
people can do alone. Many hands make light work, and two
heads are (usually) better than one when it comes to
recovery, reform, and building something new.
As you network with like-minded
individuals, you will be able to assess each other and, in
terms of a society, see where your combined strengths begin
to build a more complete whole, and how you can learn and
benefit from each other.
Disengage from harmful pursuits
This means anything that has you
rooted to the current regime, such as gambling, drugs,
consumerism, technophilia, and demanding social scenes.
“Being cool” is just another
form of slavery, where people become slaves to their lower
egos, and work to satisfy the conditions for esteem or
acceptance among the members of that particular scene.
These dependencies will work
directly against any kind of existence that will be able to
replace the old corrupt one, and establish a prosperous
If I were to tell you that by doing
these things you are not giving up your life, I might be misusing
the technique of reframing.
All I will say is that if you follow
those steps, you will acquire the ability to reject the programming
(careers, falsehoods, debts, traps, burdens, etc) that were
available to you before you knew much of anything about life. Any
major change to your programming is going to seem like a threat to
what you understand to be your life.
But unless you unplug and take
a look for yourself, you will never know the possibilities that have
been censored out of your world.
There really is no other way to step out of the chains of slavery
until you allow your self the time and personal space to begin
creating a better life in a deliberate way (not just out of blind
reaction). There are no career options or educational degrees that
offer an escape. There are no government grants or communes that can
give it to you either. That is because this form of life is not
Freedom is taboo, because the corporate
slave masters don't want to lose their human resources any more than
a farmer wants to let their cattle run free.
Of course this is a scary prospect, its ok to admit, but keep in
mind that at this time we are out of options and just about out of
time. Many people (out of fear) seem to think that counter-attack or
revolution is the only logical next step.
Violence only justifies more
government and escalates to more violence, and it is not a valid
solution because it doesn't actually solve the root issues.
Again, the problems going on here are
happening in every country on the planet right now. We are thousands
of years deep into a psychotic episode that each and every one of us
has to work our way out of. If you think that making personal
adjustments are too hard or too much work, then please pass this
paper on to someone else who might be able to make use of it.
The good news is that once a better model of existence is up and
running, the generations that follow us will never have to go
through this nightmare.
They will inherit what we wish we could
have had, but it will take courage and an initial effort to make
this happen. It is possible to change the world you live in; even
material science has proven that reality conforms to the observer's
This means that individually and collectively, we
control our reality based on consent and expectation. That is a tremendous power, and we all
If you would like to use it responsibly, keep reading.
Unplug yourself from
As we've said, the first stage of
healing is to remove the source of toxic input, and start supplying
only healthy components. By detaching from the sources of mental and
social conditioning and laying down your own foundations, it becomes
possible to see what your doing, start thinking for yourself, and
make a plan.
You won't be going with the flow
anymore, so from this point onward, expect some resistance to pile
Stage 2 -
Getting out of the Box
Once your able to think clearly and critically, and have some
control over your attention, time, and energy, a new set of
obstacles will become evident.
The first one deals specifically with
boundaries; the first instinct for the self-aware slave who has just
figured out that they can wriggle out of their chains is 'where to
run'. The apparent problem is, as a slave, you believe you don't own
anything, only the masters (government and the elite) own things, so
it may seem like nowhere is safe.
This includes everything from the streets to the national forests.
Its all 'patrolled and protected' (for your convenience).
the slave, owe them your work energy in order to have the privilege
of visiting the various parts of this infrastructure of theirs for
brief periods of time, as long as you are in accordance with their
law, and have paid the admission fees.
This is the dilemma created by the fake ownership model.
The first truth to recognize
here is that no one 'owns' anything on this earth. The view
of the elite is that they can own things (including you) as
long as they can scare you into believing it by making an
example of someone. This gives one brutal individual total
control over everyone's mind through the power of fear.
The second truth to recognize is
that the slaves outnumber the bullies (even the ranks of
enforcers) by 5000 to 1. If the people were able to reclaim
their minds and were no longer in the grip of fear, this
tiny less-than-1% leadership would lose all of its power.
They are deeply afraid that you will realize this, and that
is why the devote such enormous amounts of energy to keeping
So the main order of business here is to
avoid thinking in terms of their model - they cannot be overcome
from within their own game and its artificial boundaries.
We must change the rules of the game and
reclaim our power. Not to have the power to do what they do
(destroy) but to have the power to build a world in which greed and
control has no place, and in which we are indivisible because their
boundaries are meaningless.
In essence, stage 2 is learning how to lose your respect for false
man-made laws (the true weaponry of the elite) and learn to
recognize and respect natural laws instead.
This does not mean to become an
anarchist - it means to rethink everything you do in terms of:
The 5 principles - if that thing
is preventative or problematic to the founding principles,
then it will be of no use to the future.
Your ability to function as a
sustainable community, both tribally and as a civilization.
Since this is a peaceful method, the
strategy of subtlety and passive resistance will be of the greatest
use while these fake laws still exist.
This becomes possible when we solve
Supply Dependency. In order to exist as an autonomous tribe within
this country, the tribe must reduce and eliminate their reliance
upon the country's most formidable anchoring mechanisms.
These mechanisms are:
Resources (energy, food, fuel)
Housing (titles, deeds, and
For all practical purposes then, in order to surmount the forces
that inhibit our physical freedom, we must remove ourselves from
their influence and their dependency.
We must 'get off the grid'.
Appendix section below, covers the many
details of exactly how this can be accomplished, and some of those
methods will expand and become customized to the regions where this
manual is put into practice.
Once a tribe is capable of looking after
its own needs, it is capable of migration.
Stage 3 -
We are at the step in this manual where we will assume that you have
unplugged from the mind control machine known as modern society,
have made some personal decisions.
Having the basics of a workable
philosophy that won't reproduce the same old problems, and you have
begun to build our planned community, the next immediate question
arises: how do you become physically independent?
This is the crucial question because at present, almost nobody knows
how to live outside the artificial conditions they have been born
and raised with. The first thought in people's minds is that any
alternative is going to mean a return to the stone age. The fear
comes from not knowing how one would cope without electricity,
running water, and gasoline.
This mental reflex removes all options
before any creative thought has occurred; by thinking in these terms
one is negatively framing themselves. It is self-sabotage to think
that resources are simply not available outside of institutionalized
(national, federal, commercial) distribution.
This is what the slave masters want you
If we consider what is necessary for life and add those things into
the picture, and then work on creative ways of attaining them, we
don't have to start with a defeatist scenario. We aren't dealing
with a sudden exile into a barren landscape - let's take some time
to develop a sound structure that we will transition into.
want to set ourselves up for failure and an inevitable rebound.
The main resources we should concern ourselves with for the short
term are water, food, and shelter. The main resource we should
concern ourselves with for the long term is energy. This means that
we will need to initiate our long term plans first, giving them the
time to be developed and tested so that they will be reliable when
So, lets discuss energy.
The problem with
energy resources isn't that they are truly scarce,
the problem is that an entropy model has been put in place that
requires consumption of a (contrived) limited supply.
Without this model, there could be no
rare, limited quantity to control and thus, no true 'value' could be
placed on resources.
Why do oil companies forcefully buy up
or destroy all inventions that would solve the energy crisis?
Because if it became widely known that you could get energy from
something like water, or even from the air, they would never be able
to control it and make billions of dollars. There is no shortage of
alternatives for abundant energy and renewable resources; the only
barrier is their brutal suppression by the
Powers That Be (your
It will be of pivotal importance to any tribe that seeks to become
truly free and independent to become familiar with some of these
alternatives, learn how to build and manage them, and move toward a
situation where they become the principal means for energy. Without
a source of clean, free energy, a tribal culture will remain
relatively primitive, and not have the ability to rebuild a
civilization in a short amount of time.
We don't want to have to reinvent the
wheel, the goal here is to be able to retain some truly valuable
knowledge from the past - but this time, do things the right way.
The Appendix covers more details on this subject, which someone with
aptitude in your community should take point on, and begin study and
I will mention a few methods here for
This one is fairly
obvious, but it does require specialized components and
resources that are not very easily available. However its
value as a short term solution is great, because one can
purchase or salvage the components in a pre-developed and
pre-made condition and start using them right away. The down
side is that if panels are lost, there is very little chance
that they could be manufactured until a lot more development
has taken place. This becomes a single point of failure for
This method runs
parallel to solar power in that it relies on fairly
complicated structures - this this case, larger and not very
mobile structures which would be very difficult to operate
discreetly. Its pros are also worthy of consideration, as
this is an already developed and available technology, and
is actually not as difficult to reproduce as chemical solar
Far and away
the simplest and most reliable form of power for permanent
and mobile implementation. A series of earth 10 batteries
are simple to build and install, and could easily supply the
energy needs of a small community. They require almost no
maintenance, are clean, sustainable and renewable, and easy
There are certainly more options
available than these three, but most require a much more advanced
background in science and technology, solid experience and field
testing, and some working models.
These are not recommended for starting
out, but acquiring knowledge of their principles is highly
From relatively simple magnet generators
zero-point energy devices, alternative energy research abounds,
and should be studied while the information is available.
You will not get far without clean water.
Once your long term
developments are underway, you will want to invest in a good
portable water filter. There will be a good length of time in our
near future where you will find yourself in situations where clean
water will be very difficult if not impossible to obtain.
Until you are settled near some clean
water (river, springs, wells, etc) that you can adequately purify,
your water filter will be of vital importance. Don't rely on
chemical purification (bleach, etc). If at all possible, get
yourself a good multi-stage filter that takes out chemical and
If there can be anything you could call a
'startup cost' for your new existence, it will be a water filter.
If you cannot afford a filter, there are some simple ways of making
effective water filters using commonly available materials - see the
far below, for details on how to make these.
Food will be your next most immediate concern, and it is only coming
in at 3rd place because it is not quite as immediate of a necessity
Planning for food independence will
require about as much study and planning as energy production, but
it is not quite as difficult a subject to learn and develop - but it
ranks very close.
There will be two stages to your food independence; an initial stage
where your tribe is consuming some percentage of commercially
available food on a daily basis. This will likely occur during your
transition phases, unless someone in your community is already
involved with independent farming. The second stage begins when you
have fully transitioned away from all commercially available foods
and are existing only on that which you have produced yourself.
This can go a number of different ways; your tribe may decide to be
primarily agricultural, in which case you will have designated
planting and harvesting areas which you actively maintain and
protect, or you may (by choice or necessity) subsist primarily on
hunting and gathering.
This will be dependent on your habitat
and the availability of resources, but because it is a finite model
that can be easily upset, depleted, or destroyed by neighbors or
competitors, it is not recommended. The civilizations which advanced
the farthest and lived the longest were based on agriculture, and if
done properly and governed wisely, it is indefinitely sustainable.
The most likely scenario in the beginning will be an opportunistic
tribe which produces food mainly through agriculture, but
supplements with limited hunting and gathering. Over 65% of the
United States is undeveloped federally-owned land. This territory is
just as well suited for such endeavors as any other land, and has
the benefit of being away from dense population centers, making you
very difficult to detect.
A number of alternative methods for food production, from growing to
gathering, in urban and rural environments is supplied in the
Don't choose solutions that are
unrealistic for the habitat you have targeted - growing blue-green
algae will be more reliable in a controlled indoor environment than
a forest, whereas rural dwellers should not attempt to travel back
and forth to towns for the sake of soup kitchens.
The kind of shelter you will require for healthy living will greatly
depend on your local climate. Suffice to say that in order to become
independent in this regard, you will need to abandon the concept of
property ownership, borders, and territories.
While in a transitional state,
privately-held property will likely be the best place from which to
base your community, but if it is not available, then other measures
will be required.
In this scenario, you will need
to determine how soon you will have to leave the property.
When you go off the grid, you
won't have a steady income to make mortgage payments, pay
land taxes and other new taxes that crop up, and the Elite
will have you removed sooner or later. (although even if you
have completely defaulted or gone bankrupt, it could be a
very long time before anything is actually done about it
from their end).
While you have the property, use it to develop your
community, make your plans, and prepare for independence.
Camping is not the ideal
habitat, but in some climates it can be quite sufficient and
Many nomadic societies lived in tents, and it
is a very efficient mode of operation for a community in a
transitional state. Citizens are free to travel through and
camp on federal land and wilderness as long as they move
every two weeks. This is the basic guideline, and as long as
your being responsible and discreet, you are well within
your rights to be there.
the Elite would like you to think that you do not
own this land, the fact is that all federal land is owned
'in trust' by all citizens of the country. If you are a
citizen and have paid taxes at some point in the past, then
you are as much an "owner" of that land as anyone else.
do not intend to fight any battles over so-called territory
from within the system and its laws, but for what it's
worth, knowing this may help you get over the idea that you
are a criminal for living there.
Rest assured, that the actual
criminals of our time are the leadership that has robbed and
subjugated its own people.
Living as a nomad in cities, on
the highways, and in public areas is difficult because
authorities have stereotyped such people as derelict and
criminal, and being harassed, arrested, detained, or worse
will be eventualities for you if you remain this mode for
The value of this scenario is
realized only if your community is already very
self-sufficient and physically adept, and is willing to live
on the edge and knows how to stay outside the reach of the
Public and wild gardening are
possible, as is foraging - as of this writing, a great deal
of clean and edible food is disposed of daily from grocery
stores and restaurants, and this should not be ignored as an
urban (temporary) dietary resource.
Generally speaking, your only true
shelter requirements are protection from the elements and privacy.
If you have warm bedding, warm clothes, and something over your head
to keep you dry, you will be ok.
The basics of shelter, warmth, and
sanitation for each of the above scenarios is detailed in the
Appendix, but it should be kept in mind that as you break free as a
society and develop your independence, you will need to be very
adaptable and mobile until you find a region that is suitable for
longer term dwelling.
This section has covered the basic considerations you will need to
factor into your initial plans. They deal with your short and long
term resource needs, and the better you prepare for this in terms of
knowledge and practice, the better off you will be.
If you are fortunate to have a good size
community with a variety of skills and education, you may have an
easier time scaling your transitions from the interim stages to
independence, and finally, to long term establishment.
Stage 4 -
At this point, let us assume that you have a solid community and
have rolled off the grid - you have established some working methods
for food production, and you are in a location that is conducive to
Basically, you have enough to eat &
drink, can clean yourselves and sleep safely, and perhaps you've got
some free energy for lighting at night, and operating some tools or
devices you have brought with you. With the right kind of knowledge
and experience in your tribe, this situation is not that hard to
However, there are some other factors we have not mentioned until
now because they are less universal, and depend upon the character
of your society and the conditions you may or may not be facing
which are peculiar to your region and your status with respect to
the slave world.
Firstly, what commonly occurs the moment success is reached in a
social group like this is interpersonal conflicts of one kind or
They generally stem from 3 types of
A power struggle can come about
as a result of anything from personal involvements (love
triangles, etc) to simple clashes over direction or
ideology. These must be resolved immediately and
effectively, or everything you have all worked for could
fall apart overnight.
For this reason, it is highly
recommended that you start your community with something
more than the 5 Principles. There are no political or
philosophical frameworks that you could adopt which will
guarantee a society's survival, but what is suggested will
be to avoid those that have demonstrably high failure rates
and those that are based on a principles of consumption and
What has been observed in the most long-lived societies was
a structure where the population are guided by those who
possess the highest degree of wisdom. This is usually the
most educated and/or elder members of the society. This kind
of education was the equivalent to that of a highly
experienced psychologist, with the skills of a counselor and
healer. These kinds of people are hard to find in today's
world, but in the past, they filled the vital roles that
kept society healthy by guiding it through its most troubled
What can be proven beyond doubt is that all the major
religions and political ideologies that have influenced
civilization for the last 1500 years will be poisonous to
long-term success. They have demonstrated repeatedly that
they contain the viruses by which all civilized efforts are
brought down to the state we are observing in the slavery
model of these times.
This will be a major decision point for most of you, because
the major religions and the love of systems like capitalism,
socialism, etc. are very widespread, and their adherents
would often rather die than change or abandon these beliefs
and practices. All that can be said at this point is -
refusal to change these ways will result in the inevitable
collapse of your new society.
Disregard this warning at your
Ulterior Motives/Hidden Agendas
This is probably the most common
cause of difficulty in a social group, because people who
plot and scheme act selfishly and secretly.
The rest of the group only
becomes aware of the scheme until its already well underway
or has achieved enough of its aims to have done serious
damage. This kind of behavior undermines the work if
individuals and the development of the collective. It is
literally the needs and will of the one outweighing the
needs and will of the many.
The chances of this kind of thing becoming a serious problem
is minimized by adherence to the 3rd Principle, but the
possibility exists that such things were brought in before
the community was fully formed. The solution to these issues
are the same as they are for power struggles - the entire
tribe must come together and agree on a resolution to the
issue quickly and effectively.
The way you handle things in
your society is up to you, but I will suggest you read the
5th Principle before you act.
Behavior includes how you
treat other people - forgiveness is just as important as
justice, and it can sometimes go a lot farther in the case
where a person comprehends the full impact of their actions.
Boredom & Confusion
These issues may seem harmless,
but they are in fact very serious, and can unravel a society
as effectively as any other crisis.
People in your society are
bringing with them their hopes for a better existence - that
doesn't just mean more noble, productive, or efficient, it
also needs to promote an enjoyable life! Without fulfilling
pursuits and pastimes, there will be many boring and dreary
nights that will literally drive you nuts.
In the past you had every
conceivable sort of pleasurable diversion at your disposal,
but out in your own world, you will want to promote and
encourage people engage in arts, games, and traditions such
as music, dance, drama and storytelling. Inspiration and joy
cannot be underrated.
The other side to this issue is confusion.
into a group when they do not sense any kind of structure
(social order) or group identity (shared destiny/vision).
The way to avoid this species of social decay is to
structure your society from the beginning, and make sure
that it has goals which it is moving toward, and that these
are clearly known and recorded. Social order is very
necessary, it gives members of the tribe a role to fill
which they can not only fulfill, but also govern.
The easiest way to do this is by putting responsibilities
into buckets and assigning them to the people who have the
best skill and affinity for them. (don't put too much power
or influence in one bucket).
For example - several people who
have worked out the food problems might direct agriculture,
those with medical skills might comprise your hospital,
perhaps you have one or more engineers, and so one.
way, everyone has a valuable role, and everything gets done.
If you can survive conflicts like these
when they arise (not if, when) and develop some re-usable methods
for solving them, you will be past a major trial, and your future
will be much more assured. The identity and fiber of your society is
strengthened by things like this.
The 5 Principles will give you the tools
you need to sort through difficulties, so refer to them frequently.
Secondly, there eventually comes a time for every society when a
rival group of hostile force threatens your survival directly.
This is a serious issue, and even the
most peaceful societies must establish how they will cope with this
kind of threat. History has shown that when passive civilizations
are faced with violent ones, they do not survive. Their fate (at
best) becomes that of the occupants of the most harsh and
inhospitable lands, because they have fled to a place where their
aggressors do not care to go.
The other fate is as a slave or
victim, but having already been there, this is not an option for us.
There is nothing wrong with defending your life, it is a requirement
of the entirety of nature, and at this time, while so much of
humanity is infected with corruption, it is still required of us.
Among your tribe should be some knowledge of how to respond and
direct your group in an emergency - in order to know how to do
things like evacuate, maneuver, take a position, or defend
yourselves, everyone will be required to learn their roles and what
This is a group activity, and if your
going to do this at all, then everybody needs to practice it without
Chances are, there will be no shortage of people with some amount of
military knowledge and experience, and your society should benefit
from them, but it will be important to adapt this knowledge to your
unique lifestyle and habitat. Defensive measures as a native
population are very different than invasive military training which
is based on war and the presence of powerful weapons.
Some suggested resources on this subject
can be found in the Appendix.
Stage 4 has been devoted to challenges you face once you are up and
The next several years will be a time of
severe economic collapse, and a number of other disasters are
expected to occur. Most of these are contrived by government efforts
to destabilize the population and kill many of them off through
hunger, disease, and strife. It is almost guaranteed that you will
experience some or all of the dangers described above, and how well
you fare them will depend on how your society is structured, and how
well you have prepared.
It is important to remember that anybody who is not working for the
slave masters could be a potential ally, at least in terms of
peaceful relations. If they are open to an alternative life, their
Diaspora could mean growth for your tribe, and a strengthening of
your society, as you are given the chance to teach them everything
This should be seen as a great
opportunity, to strengthen your knowledge because teachers learn by
greater strides than students.
Stage 5 -
Success is something that should not be an end-state.
Let us assume that over a period of
years, your new society has not only become independent and
established renewable, sustainable resources and clean, free energy,
but it has surmounted the adversity of troubled times (disasters,
wars, etc.) and established itself as a free nation, and forged
relations with several other similar societies.
At this point, while the last of the
slave governments collapse and fall apart, what would the next step
be for your new existence?
You now enjoy a free and healthy life, a rich and growing unique
culture, and love and fellowship among your people. There should be
great confidence that your civilization will fare better than its
predecessors. While you may live well, your infrastructure is made
up of the remnants of a bygone era and will not last long. You may
have yet to solve the issues of travel and trade with distant
communities, or founded the establishments which will educate and
train future generations.
Before this situation arises, you may want decide what direction you
should go as a people. Generally cultures will either persist in
some type of development (inwardly or outwardly) or they will stop
developing and simply persist at a comfortable level. Although the
world could benefit from continued development and rediscovery of
the arts, sciences, and spirituality, your role in that process will
be up to you.
It is not necessary at this point to make a decision like this, but
it is a good idea to keep it in your mind as a future concern. The
hardest-won success can still fall to stagnation and a lack of
On the other hand, if your society has
vitality, remains in accord with the 5 Principles, and its people
are benevolent and free to pursue their human potential, then it is
a worthy home for the human spirit, and nothing more can be asked of
This section is a reminder that, if we are fortunate to have had
success in building a new existence, to appreciate and respect it by
making something of it, and give it everything it needs to enrich
the world and perhaps grow into something even greater than you
When the day comes that we all walk away from this over-complicated
and corrupt civilization (its no longer a question of IF), we may
have a choice between a devolution back to primitive life, or a
reform effort in which civilization is rebuilt by people who
remember how things went wrong, and can learn from the past. This
Manual was created to help create the latter option.
Thus far, the only thing people have learned from history is that no
one seems to be capable of learning from history.
We can change this trend.
Getting off the grid
Today there are many
ideas about what 'getting off the grid' entails. Lets be clear -
the grid is the network of services and infrastructure that
support modern living.
This includes prefabricated houses
and apartments, electricity, oil and natural gas, city plumbing
(septic and running water), garbage and recycling services,
gasoline, phone service (land and cell), cable TV and internet,
and any other subscription product or service you can have. All
these consumable resources and utilities are woven together to
form THE GRID.
The Grid is, collectively, the same as the barred cells and
shackles of a prison. You cannot live in the civilized zone
without having most of the items in the list above.
Look at how cleverly they literally
Every necessity requires money,
and earning money demands a job.
You cannot get a job without
both an address and a phone number.
You cannot have an address
without a house or apartment.
You cannot have a house or
apartment without plumbing and electric or gas/oil heating.
Media services are not
requirements for the majority of jobs (yet) but chances are
if you have a job you will rely on TV and/or the Internet to
distract yourself from thoughts of suicide.
Based on how the Grid is set up,
once you take the “earning money” part out of the equation,
every item in the list ceases to be an actual hard requirement,
and they don't force you into further dependencies.
Therefore, because you can't provide
for yourself through any other means than a job, the only way to
truly get 'off the Grid' is to both leave the job market AND
move outside of society.
This is quite a shift, and people will tend to panic if its done
all at once. The most stable 'slow transition' will be to remove
the Grid items from the bottom up, in order of importance.
Some of the things that will make
getting off the Grid happen easier and faster include:
Use and development of home
gardening, hand crafts, home schooling. By supplementing
your food supply, you reduce costs and learn the many
nuances of how to grow food properly. By learning how to
craft and repair your own goods, you gain the ability to
modify and customize your world, and make good use out of
Home schooling is essential not
only for teaching young people, but to start improving the
education process itself - learning the difference between
the true and the false, and what is useful and not useful to
learn. Eventually you will acquire a curriculum that will
provide a healthy replacement for the Imperial Conditioning
that passes for state education today.
barter system for
goods & services among your planned community. When you have
a network of people working together and sharing their
skills and resources, life becomes much easier for everyone.
This will be the model in use on a large scale for your
civilization, because it is the only well known model that
de-centralizes wealth, and tends to steer clear of the
inherent problems of currency (greed, corruption).
early on to reduce energy costs. If you could replace the
need for Grid energy and fuel, you could completely
eliminate another dependency and cost.
This would also provide the
opportunity to learn and develop your alternative
Dropping all non-essential services
and/or switch to free ones
Probably the only Grid service
worth retaining (while it is still free) is the Internet.
Free internet access is available at public libraries across
the country, and free WiFi signals can be used in many urban
areas. The Internet offers many free tools for communication
and collaboration between tribes (like the website that
hosts this paper). Use it if you can, it can be a very
Most people have access to
natural sources of water - rain gutters, local creeks and
rivers, etc. If this is the case in your region, you will be
able to gather free water for washing and drinking. You will
need barrels that can be covered to gather water and prevent
debris and pollution, but once you have it, filter your wash
water with a basic home made filter, and invest in good
quality home or portable filtration device and keep your
purified drinking water separate. (see: "Water" far below)
Most people have access to free
sources of water - rain gutters, gardening valves, local
creeks and rivers, etc. If you do, and are willing to fill
and rotate 4 gallon barrels, you can flush any toilet in the
modern world by pouring a few gallons into the bowl. This is
a free way to use sanitation without signing up for it.
If you live efficiently, you
won't have much to throw away. However, you will generate
some waste materials, and there are a few ways to dispose of
them. Organic waste should always be composted - any (non
public) wild growth area is suitable for this, and if you
have local gardens or farms, they may just take it off your
hands. Inorganic waste can be put in public trash bins in
small quantities, so as long as you are respectful, you
should be able to distribute it regularly with little to no
Liquidating all assets and ties that bind
you to the system
Unless you flat-out own your
land/house, and its outside of a high density population
area, you will need to free yourself from it. Sell it if
possible, or if renting it will provide enough money to
balance it's cost, let it float along until it does sell.
If you do not own your land/house, sell it immediately.
The federal government and corrupt banking institutions have
conspired to bankrupt the citizenry of this country, and
entrap them in massive debt obligations that they cannot pay
from within the (artificially collapsed) economy. This debt
will translate into bonding that will be used to coerce you
into the new global economy which they will absolutely
control, and through which you will be controlled.
This is a very serious major trap, and it is best to escape
it while you can. What is going to follow the transition to
'global governing' is the elimination of private ownership.
Even if you were able to keep paying your property costs,
you will still lose your ownership, but you will not lose
your ties to the system, and that is what we are trying to
do by getting off the Grid.
Stocks, bonds, retirement funds,
and even gold are direct attachments to the greed and
monetary system that is the antithesis of a prosperous
future. We simply cannot afford (as a race of intelligent
beings) to continue to play these barbaric games of greedy
resource control and hoarding.
In every case, they lead to
the same terrible divisions between people, class systems,
and inevitable tyranny.
Sell off these specters of corruption, and solidify those
assets into things that will help you build your new
existence. Getting out will free you to live the way you
must live - if you think you can 'manage your money' at the
same time as you build the kind of new existence described
in this manual, you will be harboring a hidden agenda that
will be destructive to the rest of your group.
If you have liquidate assets from the slave system, you
won't have any use for cash in a life without currency.
There will likely be a number of things you could use money
for, which would make your transition safer and smoother.
Some examples would be paying off debts that are binding
other members of your tribe to the system, so that everyone
can be freed. Your group might find the need for a temporary
means of transportation such as a truck or boat. Another
could be rural land for temporary use as a
staging/transition area for new people joining your tribe.
And of course, the most
immediate things that would help you build your new
existence are start up supplies for your water,
agricultural, and alternative energy solutions. (See:
When you have done most of these
things and have enough of the elements of your tribe up and
running, drop out of the workforce last, and go for it.
This is the point at which you will
truly begin providing for yourself, breathing life into your
tribe, and living freely.
Although it is possible to live life without electricity, the
fact is that almost everywhere you go, you will find surplus raw
materials, machinery, and technology. It is entirely possible to
create free energy from literally scrap and junk.
The most simple arrangement is the
I won't go into detail about how and why this
works, or the virtually esoteric potentials of this technology;
the best place to start is the most simple and basic principles
that will supply you with free energy on the fly.
Earth batteries were used extensively around the end of the 19th
and beginning of the 20th century to power telegraph lines. They
were buried in convenient locations along the power lines and
supplied free current for that infrastructure. The technology
was discarded and replaced with hydroelectric because hydro was
a measurable, finite resource that industry could use to make
money. Much like oil.
The earth battery bears a resemblance to the common
chemical/acid battery you may be familiar with, if you've ever
torn apart a battery or done science experiments. Basically, the
battery consists of two metal sheets or rods: one copper or
carbon, and the other zinc or aluminum (galvanized steel is a
zinc surface), each with wires running from them.
These are negative (-) and positive
(+) terminals of the battery. Once these metals are buried in
soil (at a distance of 1-10 feet), you will have measurable
current between your terminals.
Earth batteries in series
The average single earth battery
produces about 0.8 volts.
Some say that to obtain the best
current, the rods/sheets should be positioned in a North
(copper) to South (zinc) alignment, but it actually doesn't
There are a few ways to increase
your available current with an earth battery setup:
Size and number
This is basically the 'more is
better' principle - you vary the size of your rods/sheets,
and how many of them you decide to bury in series. Using a
larger surface of metal, and planting several of them in
series, will deliver more telluric current.
Passing your current through a
circuit and capacitor can improve the output and reliability
of your voltage. A great example that is easy to set up is
called the 'joule thief'. This takes your direct current and
oscillates it so that it actually delivers more usable
energy than is actually available in the form of a direct
Current can be amplified by a
number of salvaged devices and standalone equipment such as
the common 12v-110v inverters used with car batteries and
With some basic ingenuity, you
should be able to pull together a portable kit that you can
plant in any soil, and which can supply you with free energy for
lighting, small devices, or perhaps a recharge station.
If you developed this technology,
you could very easily power a small community for free with a
very small investment in simple resources (metals, wire, etc).
There are people powering entire buildings using earth batteries
in the same way that solar panels are used. The difference is,
they keep their mouths shut.
The Powers That Be don't like this
technology, because they can't make enough money from it.
This is just one energy solution.
There are others, and they
will be added to this manual based on time and availability. The
key requirements should be ease of construction, ease of use,
and sustainability. Its possible to engineer a free energy
magnetic generator using a rare earth magnet turbine, but not
many people could engineer this device in a tough situation.
The same goes for solar panels
- those cells require uncommon chemicals, materials, and
delicate processing to manufacture.
Joule Thief is a very
simple low voltage amplifier that is most commonly used to power LEDs by rendering very low energy resources into a higher usable
output; with a joule thief, you can power on a bright white 3
volt LED with around 0.8 to as low as 0.4 volts of input.
A good energy source to test your
joule thief is to use a dead AA battery; a fresh battery
normally puts out 1.5 volts, but even when 'dead' they are still
providing about a 0.8 or 0.9 volt potential.
With an efficient reflector and diffusion, even one 3 volt LED
can provide usable light. The circuit can be modified for higher
current, and capacitors can be added which greatly improve
performance, such as the 2.7v 10f supercap.
With a few small components, you can
experiment and produce very low voltage lighting units that can
be used with earth batteries, or simple chemical cells like a
home made lemon or saltwater cell.
I've seen a single earth
battery (carbon/copper terminals) attached to a joule thief and
a super cap running several bright LEDs at the same time.
Note: If you use a
2N4401 or BC337 transistor, your LED will be brighter because
they can handle more amps.
Common sources for ferrite cores
Compact fluorescent lamp bulbs, old electronic equipment such as
CD and cassette players, phones, and even toys. A suitable size
for small voltage is anything from the size of a pea to about
If you can't get ahold of ferrite,
you can get similar results using powdered iron (formed into a
donut shape with tubing or hard resin).
Power inverters and converters are devices that change one type
of electrical current into another.
Power converters change alternating
current (AC) into direct current (DC). The box on the cable of a
laptop is a converter that switches the power from your 110v AC
wall socket down to a low direct current, usually something in
the range of 3-12v DC, which is what the laptop needs to
Inverters change direct current into alternating current; a
common type is the camping inverter, which takes 12v DC from a
car battery and change it to 110v AC, so that you can plug in
household appliances, tools, and other devices. What this means
is that if you can generate 12 volts anywhere, then you can have
the convenience of a wall socket anywhere. This is commonly done
with portable solar panels that generate 12v DC.
Although inverters can be created manually, they are much more
complicated than things like the joule thief, and it is more
effective to start out by obtaining a ready-made one.
They can be found anywhere from
hardware and drug stores to Ebay.
For sheer variety of components,
I've found no better source for my electronic needs than Mouser
Electronics. In this age of rapidly diminishing small
businesses, there are very few electronics surplus stores to be
Radio Shack can be a convenient
source for some things, and in fact you could find everything
for a joule thief there, they are very expensive.
Not enough can be said about the importance of water.
Being able to obtain and produce
clean water is the first step in physical independence. In an
ideal situation, you have access to free, natural sources of
fresh water that require very little cleaning if any, such as
This is not going to be likely for most people,
so you will have to be able to clean your water. As a transition
step, you should get your hands on a 2 stage water filter with
as many replacement filters as you can afford.
The kind of filters I'm talking
about include a ceramic and carbon stage, such as the ones
produced by Doulton or Katadyn.
Portable Katadyn Filter (pump)
In the long term, your goal should
be to find and frequent locations that have natural sources of
uncontaminated water which you can render safe with a basic
filter you can make yourself, like the one I am about to
This basic earth filter will clean out microbes and viruses so
that you can drink safely.
You will need the following
Two 4-5 gallon pails or
containers with lids, such as a clean plastic paint drums
you can get at the hardware store.
You will also need some plastic
screen mesh (like for screen doors) or non-toxic loose knit
fabric such as natural linen or monks cloth
Some silicone or other non-toxic
A supply of loose pumice (lava
Clean sand (beach sand)
Long green grass (the kind you
used to run through or pluck and chew on as a kid). If you
can't find long grass, a substitute might be natural (non
toxic) hemp rope.
Finally, you will need some
black charcoal from burned wood (if there's still some
unburned wood in there, that's ok). Don't use barbeque
charcoal or any other burning charcoal that has been treated
with anything, or you will be poisoning yourself. If you've
done any practicing, you will have learned how to camp and
build fires by now, so you should have access to all the
burnt wood charcoal you need.
Near very the bottom of the
barrel, make a small hole that you can plug up with a
cork or valve (if you have one with a good tight seal)
Fill 1/3 of the drum with
Cover this with a layer of
Fill the next 1/3 of the
drum with clean sand.
Cover this layer with
another layer of screen.
The final 1/3 should consist
of a layer of the long grass, a substantial layer of the
charcoal, and then a final layer of long grass on top of
that. Twist and coil bunches of the grass to arrange
even layers, and make sure your charcoal is well
distributed and solid - its very important that there
are no gaps or holes in this layer.
Add a layer of the screen on
top of the grass/charcoal layers.
Don't attach your lid yet -
perforate it with 6-8 evenly spaced holes, and use it in
the next stage.
Perforate the bottom of the
2nd barrel with 6-8 evenly spaced holes.
Run a thick line of
silicone/caulking around the inside edge of the bottom
of the barrel, and center this onto the lid of the 1st
barrel (the holes don't have to line up, in fact its
better if they don't)
Put something heavy inside
the barrel so there is even pressure bearing down on the
lid, and apply another line of silicone/caulking around
the outside edge of the bottom of the barrel, where it
meets the lid. Now you should have a well-sealed
connection. Let these dry thoroughly.
When dry and firm, attach
the upper section/lid onto the top of your 1st barrel,
and take it somewhere where you can run some water
through it to clear out the initial debris.
Pour 4-10 gallons through
this filter (slowly) and let run out the drain at the
bottom. The initial volume of water will carry out much
of the loose particles and dust from your sand and
pumice. For a while after this initial cleaning, some of
these particles may continue to appear at the bottom of
your glass to some degree, but they are not harmful.
Water is poured into the top
bucket (the reservoir) and slowly trickles through the holes
and into the filter bucket. Although it is portable, be
careful not to carry it by the top bucket, as you could tear
the silicone seal.
Although this is not a top of
the line water filter, it is inexpensive to make and easy to
It will last for years, and provide clean
water for drinking, cooking, and washing. The key operating
element here is the charcoal, so bear in mind that you may
not catch chemicals and heavy metals with this.
Its main value is keeping out
parasites and diseases.
Foraging is the most immediate option available until you have
time to plant and harvest any sort of vegetable crop.
Unless you are already trained or
intimately familiar with your home region, your best resource
will be a local field guide for edible plants and herbs. General
guides as well as state or region-specific guidebooks can be
found in bookstores and on the internet. If you obtain any
start-up resources, one of these will be essential. If you have
no budget, go to your local library and check out these books
and copy it down by hand.
This is not the kind of knowledge
that modern people have been taught, so you will need
information on as wide of a selection of edible plants as you
can possibly gather.
Examples of reference:
Make sure each plant is documented
with good diagrams or pictures, accurate descriptions, where
exactly you look for them, how to detect them, their growing
times, harvest season, and nutritional and/or medicinal
If you can also learn how they
reproduce, it may be possible to spread or transplant some
species to increase your available resources in later seasons.
Most importantly, STUDY this manual.
Nearly every book on edible plants
includes a section on how to identify and avoid dangerous and
poisonous plants, some of which may closely resemble the edible
kind, as in the case of hemlock. I emphatically stress again,
read, study, and test yourself on this knowledge. Go on herb
walks and practice. If your uncertain, bring specimens back with
you and consult an herbalist or someone at a plant nursery.
Foraging successfully for yourself and others is a learned
skill; the better you are at it, the less hungry you will be.
Even then, availability of wild
edible plants is not guaranteed - disasters and man-made waste
can render many areas unsafe or barren.
At some point, depending on the population of your tribe and
your plans, you will probably want to raise crops and store
This is the art of agriculture, and
it too requires study, and experience. The place to start,
assuming you don't have any experience farming or gardening, is
Follow the same steps for learning
how to forage for edible wild plants as described above, but
learn how to till soil, plant vegetables and grains, grow and
feed them, harvest, and preserve seeds. It is also essential to
know how to dry, can, store, and cook vegetables and grains -
without this knowledge, raising crops will result in a great
deal of waste.
If you plant in one private location, or a number of secret
areas in occupied land, your crops will face different kinds of
threats. Animals and rodents are the main risk to any basic
agricultural endeavor, but in the case of urban farming, your
threats will include humans. If discovered, 'invasive' crops are
often weeded out or simply eaten, assuming the discoverer is
able to identify them.
Ignorance counts in your favor in
this regard, and can be quite surprising how much food can be
grown in plain sight without anyone touching it.
In times of widespread hunger, this
will not be feasible for long.
Spirulina is a tiny blue-green algae in the shape of a perfect
It is a single celled organism
capable of photosynthesis, or converting sunlight into life
energy. Spirulina thrives naturally in mineral-rich alkaline
lakes all over the world. It is very adaptable and flourishes in
different environments, ranging from fresh water, tropical
springs, saltwater and brackish water.
More people are now cultivating Spirulina because of its health
Spirulina is being called a “superfood”. It has been
proven by scientists to be a complete food that contains
vitamins, many minerals, essential amino acids, carbohydrates
and enzymes. It is easily digested because it contains at least
60% vegetable protein, which is predigested by the algae.
Spirulina is now sold in the market as a health supplement in
powder, tablet and capsule form, or as a food additive.
Because high protein foods have been found to increase
alertness - and it is the richest whole food source of protein
–it is best to take spirulina at least three hours before going
to bed. In order to assimilate and use spirulina, the body
requires 2 glasses of water per tablespoon of the powdered
algae. In terms of nutrition, two tablespoons of the powder is
considered a meal replacement.
Spirulina is cultivated in open-channel shallow artificial ponds
called raceway ponds. The pond is divided into rectangular
grids, with each rectangle containing one oblong-shaped channel.
A paddle wheel in each channel makes the water flow continuously
Providing plenty of sunlight and maintaining the proper
temperature and oxygen levels in the water are important for
growing Spirulina. It is grown organically because chemicals in
pesticides and herbicides will kill it along with other tiny
life forms in the pond.
Spirulina enthusiasts are experimenting with ways of growing the
algae at home. They say that it can be grown indoors or
outdoors, in closed or open systems. An outdoor system can be a
shallow pond with a paddle-wheel that stirs and aerates the
Closed systems utilize transparent tubing. These allow for
greater exposure of algae to the light. These also provide
better protection against dirt, harmful bacteria and other
Methods of growing Spirulina at home continue to be developed.
It is a potential answer to problems of hunger and malnutrition
in the world.
If you are in a varying or cold
temperature, or you want to grow spirulina indoors, you will
need the following data:
Water must be pure and free of
Spirulina growth will require a
full spectrum lightbulb (sunlight) to grow.
Culture temperature must be in
the range of 25-37 degrees Celsius (75-98 Fahrenheit), which
is in the range of an egg incubator.
Spirulina growth cycles run
about 7 days, and can be harvested regularly.
Culture incubators should be
cleaned and re-seeded once a month to prevent bacteria.
If safely attached, a full spectrum
bulb could be secured inside the same incubator the spirulina is
growing in, and provided much of the temperature required for
Use ingenuity and experimentation to
create your own spirulina farm. If you have developed an earth
battery power source, you could become food independent with
methods like this.
** Note: make
sure you obtain real spirulina when starting your culture -
there are many kinds of blue-green algae, and some of them are
toxic. Don't just harvest algae where you see it growing unless
you can accurately test it or have it tested for nutritional
Farming is one of the foundations of civilized life.
But in today's hijacked world,
genetically modified organisms have taken over the market, and
don't give you what nature intended. Many seeds on the market
are 'terminators' - that means they will only grow once, and
seeds harvested from them will be sterile. Yes, this means you
can't grow without buying. So the best way around this is to
obtain heirloom seeds from sellers who still have them.
Traditionally, in the northern hemisphere planting began on the
vernal (spring) equinox, March 20th. You would see faster or
longer times before harvest depending on the growth cycle of the
crops you planted, but generally speaking, if you wait longer
than spring equinox, things could easily become difficult, and
your crops would fail.
For this reason, time-keeping was
absolutely essential for ancient societies, which is why they
mapped the stars, built observatories, created calendars, and
often kept meticulous records. One modern example of this is the
Farmer's Almanac, which is basically the collected statistical
observation of weather and agricultural conditions over time in
While an almanac can be a valuable guide, disasters, weather
anomalies, and magnetic or planetary pole shifts can greatly
affect conditions, temporarily or permanently.
Developing the ability to tell time
using the astronomy is considered an essential skill for any
independent (long term) agricultural tribe.
Heirloom seeds are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in
the US, as the government has begun criminalizing the sale and
possession of them. The US Dept of Agriculture has its own
agency now to combat the threat of self sufficiency, known as
SITC, which stands for "Safeguarding, Intervention, and Trade
Compliance". The objective of this group is to both protect &
advance corporate interest, and control the population by
removing their ability to look after themselves by criminalizing
independent gardening and farming (sound familiar?).
While civilization as we know it continues, there will be
Food producers regularly throw away
large volumes of relatively fresh food on the basis that their
sale value depends on 'freshness'. Many bakeries (for example)
will discard food at regular times, and in many cities, people
line up to take this food off their hands. Some restaurants and
grocery stores will do similar things, but it will be necessary
for you to examine the condition of the food before you ask for
it or retrieve it once its been discarded.
Another urban food source are berries and fruits which grow on
bushes and trees in neighborhoods, fields, and roadsides. In
many towns, the summer time produces enough berries alone to eat
well and jar enough to last an entire winter.
conditioned to TV-land have no idea this is reality, and will
never touch this food that the world is offering freely.
This type of urban food gathering has recently become popular,
so if you plan to use it, you may want to move quickly. Some
producers actually limit the number of people who they will give
their surplus or 'expired' foods to, and in some cases you need
to be on their list, and arrive at the appointed times
Get yourself hooked up!
Natural shelter such as caves, forests, and canyons offer some
of the best situations we could ask for, but in the course of
building your tribal life, you will probably want to have
Many options exist to fill this
need, but considering that you can't rely of cars and trucks if
your off the grid, simple (and minimal) is usually best.
The most underrated and overlooked portable shelter is the
hooded cloak. The cloak is a deceptively simple but
incredibly versatile garment. It operates as a coat, increasing
general warmth (dramatically so depending on what its made of).
It is a windbreaker and raincoat, as it falls like a cone over
the body and sheds moisture like an umbrella.
When hung over a
walking stick (stuck into the earth) and pulled out to its full
volume with pegs, it forms an effective tent.
It can be used as a sack to carry
goods, and a towel to dry off with. It keeps the heat of the sun
off the body, regulates temperature like a desert robe, and the
hood protects the eyes from glaring light.
It offers protection from mosquitoes
and flies, sand and debris, and depending on its color, can
offer excellent camouflage in certain environments or at night.
The list could go on, but suffice to say - as a multipurpose
item, the hooded cloak serves as the lightest, simplest, and
most portable and useful shelter you can ask for.
The basic dimensions of
a cloak is an oval with an opening for the head,
split down the front.
from neck to ankle
shoulder to ankle
Diameter of neck
A hood is usually
attached at the neck, and follows the same shape
still used today on jackets and sweaters.
An extremely simple garment, it can be made from 3-6
yards of fabric, depending on your pattern and
Next in line for mobility and ease of use would be a small
portable nylon tent.
These things are nice to have, but are dead
weight when not in use, and if a part breaks or tears, they can
be difficult if not impossible to repair. Camping tents should
be considered a temporary comfort at best, unless you live in a
very cold region where a sealed pocket of air makes the
difference between life and death.
In time, you should also learn how to make a temporary shelter.
The most basic structure is the simple lean-to. This consists of
a partial frame made of wood lashed together, and covered with
tarp or available brush or evergreen foliage.
The knowledge of how to build these will naturally lead you to
various techniques for building log structures. As you practice
these skills, do not fell live trees for wood. Any live forest
will supply all the dead-fall you will need to fashion usable
Foraging for the wood needed for a decent size shelter is
rarely ever a lengthy chore.
In an urban environment, you don't
have as much control over your surroundings, so the first choice
will be abandoned buildings (squatting) as the most comfortable
arrangement, if available.
After this, you are literally at the
mercy of the authorities, and if they will suffer your presence
in public places.
Some people can live quite
comfortably living by night and sleeping by day when its not so
suspicious, and taking naps in the park or even library.
To keep warm when you can't make fire or set up a portable
shelter, the proven method for city dwellers has been simply to
layer your clothes, wear a blanket (an imitation of the cloak),
and sleep in a sleeping bag on top of several layers of
cardboard, which serves as an insulated pad.
Those who own vehicles can live
indefinitely in a car or bus, and caravans of urban gypsies have
and still do exist to the present day. The only issue with that
scenario is driver's insurance and gas, both of which require an
As long term concerns come into view, your tribe will wish that
someone had learned how to build with stone.
In the ancient
past, when a building was raised it stood for centuries, and
provided vital functions (not to mention inspiration) for the
societies that used them. When you begin to rebuild, we must not
assume that there will be hardware stores and lumber yards. If
they are around, chances are we still have a long way to go.
Stone masonry can be learned individually but it is hard work,
and you can be sure that you will quickly be applying every bit
of mathematics and physics you can to make the job easier.
There are a number of alternatives to stone for building custom
Among the more popular methods are
Cob, Strawbale, and Earthships to name a few. Each of these uses
natural or recycled materials for basic construction, and don't
require fabricators or carpentry crew - they are built following
natural principles and simple shapes.
Each method has its benefits, but earth and cob houses offer a
simple and fast alternative to stone which can provide permanent
and semi permanent structures that are comfortable to live in.
With some creativity, these methods
can produce beautiful and elegant structures that last.
No shelter is complete
Although many methods exist for
keeping a dwelling warm, the most basic is fire. While it is
nice to have lighters and fuel, everyone should know how to make
fire from the most basic tools. Best not to assume that its easy
- like most things, knowledge only comes with practice, and
there is a knack to making fire. The last thing you want is to
be stuck in the cold and not know how to get warm.
The best method by far is the fire drill method. This requires
any reasonably strong cord or string you can use to make a
simple bow. It doesn't have to shoot arrows, what you want is a
simple curved stick with the cord attached at both ends and
loose enough to wrap around a dowel or spindle.
Aside from this, you will use two
flat pieces of wood (boards) with indentations to hold the
The technique is as follows:
The drill is placed against the
cord and twisted once, so it is in the 'loop'
The spindle is placed into a
depression in the bottom board, and held vertical with board
on top, which acts as a 'socket' to keep it steady.
As the bow is moved back and
forth the dowel spins, and creates enough friction on the
bottom board to create red hot coals.
Surround these small coals with
dry fibrous material (tinder) and blow to air to ignite a
When the tinder catches flame,
add small sticks and twigs and build the fire up from there.
As mentioned earlier, someone in your tribe will have to
undertake the study of wellness and medicine (if there is no one
educated in this area to begin with).
Anyone can develop this knowledge if
they are committed to the practice. Supplied here are some
resources that can be used to embark along this course.
Before medicine is ever needed, everyone should be intimately
familiar with all the common preventative measures in the realm
of - diet, cleanliness, and safety.
Physical health maintenance
requires you to obtain clean and natural sources of food
and water. It is to remove from your diet all the things
that your body does not need or that contaminate it, and
to supply it with what it does need to function, grow,
and maintain itself. Good hydration (2 liters of water
per day), and a diet of fresh food (fruits, vegetables,
Disease prevention starts
with cleanliness of body, environment, and input.
History shows that cultures that bathed regularly
enjoyed better health over time. An effective method and
schedule for cleaning and grooming of body, teeth, and
clothes, should be instituted in every tribe. Sanitation
is also very important as self-contamination and become
deadly, so a means for dealing with waste must also be
implemented. Finally, water and food must be kept clean
and free of contamination and spoilage. All these
measures are necessary in preventing dysentery, disease,
Safety is something that
should not be learned the hard way every time. All
members of a tribe should know how to safely exercise,
labor, use tools, and handle dangerous objects and
substances. This should be integrated in your social and
formal education, so that the knowledge is passed down
systematically. Conscious care is necessary to ensure
longer and more prosperous life.
Anyone, individually or as a group, who live off the grid,
cannot expect police protection.
In fact, even people living on the
grid and paying taxes don't get police protection anymore, but
their paid housing offers a deterrent to predators. As at tribe,
you will unfortunately have to consider the possibility of this
type of danger. If you are truly peaceful and benevolent and
don't have money, the chances of you making an enemy or becoming
a target is very slim.
This is where your attitude makes
all the difference - you must stand as a representative of
proper human living. Just like in the wild, predators
instinctively choose prey that are weak, sick, or otherwise
unnatural. The strong and healthy are left alone. If you project
the healthy existence you are building, and are living by the 5
Principles, you won't resemble prey for the kinds of people we
are talking about.
Nevertheless, if the Powers That Be come to notice your success,
and especially, if your success is affecting the thinking of
other people on the grid, they will see you and your tribe as a
threat, and this is probably the only reason to even consider
the prospect of self defense.
The forces that control the slave
society are very sick and use force to accomplish everything.
For this reason, if you are completely incapable of defending
yourselves, and they take an interest in you, they will be able
to completely neutralize you and your tribe, and you will make
you disappear forever.
This does not mean anybody has to fight a war.
Doing so is to throw away all the
power we have to build a new reality that does not include
fascism, and this is precisely why the Powers That Be are
encouraging armed revolution; they would like their slaves to
give them every reason to be more violent, justify more control,
and deprive them of all remaining liberties. If the people
overthrow their own country their task will become infinitely
harder, because what is waiting for the opportunity to replace
this nation is a global regime that will be infinitely more
difficult to change.
Everyone in America has the right to bear arms and defend their
personal safety when necessary. That is as far as armament
should ever go - if we become like them, we lose. Any healthy
person should have the self-respect to protect their life, but
fighting force is not power. Collective will is power.
If you want this nightmare to end,
you have to prove to your fellow people that there is a better
way, its simple, it works, and it offers real happiness,
fulfillment, and freedom.
In case you are wondering, almost everything in this manual is
something that I do, have learned to do, or have experienced. I
would not encourage people to make changes or go and do things I
don't know about or could not learn myself (an average person).
Granted, I have not specialized in
surgery, dentistry, or construction, but I do have some
experience in the health industry, and have pushed myself to
learn more than one person should be expected to know in 40
Learning and growing is far more
fulfilling and exciting than living an online life and consuming
one thing after another - if your not experienced, I assure you,
its more wonderful than you suspect and nothing to be afraid of
What is provided here is a treasure map and some instructions.
Unlike the old days, it works in the reverse now - you need to
use your treasure so that you will be able to sail freely. While
we still have the capabilities and the access, educate
yourselves now. If you need books get them, and start a
home-schooling course of your own.
You don't need a fraternal
corporation to hold your hand, every person learns and masters
the arts and sciences because that is their desire. You have the
power to outdo the Establishment.
Besides, they've failed so badly
that its not a tough thing to achieve anymore.
This Manual will be updated as time allows with useful
resources, and hopefully an online forum. Although I dislike the
idea of an 'online life' and carrying on endlessly in
cyberspace, it is a valuable communication tool if used wisely.
The next phase of the New Existence effort is for tribes to
network with each other if possible.
While the internet is still going, use it to correspond and
share ideas, and inspire each other. It really shouldn't be any
more than that, because if it becomes relied-upon, the Powers
That Be disrupt it, push it offline, or try to lead it. This is
the popular strategy now, is to create or assume leadership of
rights groups and efforts to expose truth, and carry on with
them as if they are legitimate.
This way, they are assured to stop
short of any meaningful action.
Its as Lenin once said,
“The best way to control the
opposition is to lead it.”
This is the main reason I decided to
use an alias and remain invisible. Anyone who uses this Manual
to create a tribe is a founder. If everyone is doing their share
to lead their existence and be responsible, there will never be
a single 'off switch' that can stop it.
When have the greatest
transformations of the past occurred? When people acted AS ONE.
The Imperial Conditioning has
everyone at each others throats because this, our power, is what
they fear most.
If you apply the 5 Principles you take that power back, and
dissolve the forces keeping everyone apart, afraid, and in
bondage. You don't have to fight a bloody war or revolution, you
just have to stop participating and do something better.
There will be people who do that
anyway, but what you can be certain they won't do is think about
what to do AFTER their dark overlord is cast down. That short
sightedness is what guarantees a survival and repeat of the
past, and that is where you and your tribe can change that
I realize that in this culture of distrust, schemes, rip-offs,
and mental manipulation, everything is suspect, including this
pamphlet. Your skepticism is healthy, and I won't ask that this
manual be above scrutiny. But to speak for myself, I am just a
knowledgeable person out there somewhere, and this paper has no
purpose but to help.
I want to live in a world where
thought and life is free; A Manual for A New Existence is my way
of helping us get there. If you can find a reason why this
Manual is useless, then thank you for reading this far, and good
luck to you.
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