Uncivilization: Jacobi

I am a 21-year-old who was raised in small towns and cities my entire life. Although I have learned a lot about conservation practice through independent reading, and I have some wilderness skills, my knowledge is quite limited, not at all good enough to survive independently of civilization for any lengthy amount of time. In […]

About the Wild Will Project

The Wild Will Project is an attempt to figure out what rewilders can do about our common desire to live outside the bounds of civilization. All possibilities are open for consideration. Perhaps there are too few people willing to commit to true rewilding to result in anything more than a network of band societies and conservation […]

A History of Two Magazines: The Wildernist and Hunter/Gatherer

I’ve included on this site the archived issues of two magazines I helped run from 2014-2017: The Wildernist and Hunter/Gatherer. The Wildernist Homeless after high school, I travelled to North Carolina to find anarchists that had made the news during the Occupy Wall Street movement. I found them, and I worked with them on several anti-prison and […]

The Lessons of Easter Island

Source Easter Island is one of the most remote, inhabited places on earth. Only some 150 square miles in area, it lies in the Pacific Ocean, 2,000 miles off the west coast of South America and 1,250 miles from the nearest inhabitable land of Pitcairn Island. At its peak the population was only about 7,000. […]

Industrial Civilization Could Not Be Rebuilt

A suggestion, for the sake of thought: If industrial civilization collapsed, it probably could not be rebuilt. Civilization would exist again, of course, but industry appears to be a one-time experiment. The astronomist Fred Hoyle, exaggerating slightly, writes: It has often been said that, if the human species fails to make a go of it […]

An Ecological View of the Indian

Source Most environmentalists tacitly assume that primitive people lived in ecological harmony with their surroundings, and had little impact on their habitat. Implicit in this assumption is the idea that the environmental ravages of Western civilization are the result of a fall from the primitive earthly paradise, and western European cultural roots are to blame […]

Freedom and Wilderness, Wilderness and Freedom

When I lived in Hoboken, just across the lacquered Hudson from Manhattan, we had all the wilderness we needed. There was the waterfront with its decaying piers and abandoned warehouses, the jungle of bars along River Street and Hudson Street, the houseboats, the old ferry slips, the mildew-green cathedral of the Erie-Lackawanna Railway terminal. That […]

Technology and Mortality

Source “Education,” whether general or specifically related to family planning, is the nostrum most often mentioned as a solution to the world population crisis, usually based on statistics from developed countries correlating a rise in education levels with decreased birth rates. The fact is, like all technological solutions to technological problems, education programs have been […]