Survival 'on the ground'

Memorial

Survival includes adapting to the environment whenever you've been compromised while trying to accomplish your essential work. The US Army has a strategy called SERE, which amounts to Survive, Evade, Resist and Escape, but what I'm referring to is persistant survival doing the work we do on-line, and making use of the Freedom of Expression on-line. A guide for how to mind your manors online is here at this link: Introduction, to play it safe when dealing with a persistent threat (such as a case that compromises the State, or Industry in general). We're likely to be marginalized not only by what we know, but also by our efforts to do something about it anyway, so sometimes, we just need to head out.

While I used to consider homelessness a disadvantage, today I am grateful for my mobility. I'm slow. It probably took me 15 years to realize that my story was so dangerous that for me to sit in one spot and continue to try to report the staggering circumstances I live with is just stupid. I'm followed to every new destination, and its only a matter of time before my rivals and/or combatants move in ether above, below or to the side of me to continue preying....and yes, even praying so loudly that I can't work, or rest at my new location without discomfort.

I also realized that the path we take away from harassment brings us back to what God created in the first place. The creatures and creation itself; an almost maintenance free environment we can use fairly easily on a budget with some experience.

Here are some suggestions for clean and efficient survival out and about in or near a city where food and basic resources can be obtained:

I've found that railways, freeways and river valleys are all functional, but there are advantages and disadvantages to each.

  • The bridges over or under freeways are easily defended and the protection from the wind and rain or snow is pretty good, but the noise is shocking in a busy city, and may even be damaging to suffer for any length of time - even with earplugs.
  • The railways and bike paths are commonly used by drunks and addicts, so it can be a bit more perilous to try to defend yourself there, especially if you are a known entity, or someone who they can profit by. Churchyards, community gardens and the like, are easily accessed by anyone crashing after a long night of partying, or taking their comfort with illicit drugs and/or a partner. Its just bad manners to bump into folks like that when there are more discrete and safer locations for a more serious transitory.
  • Parks are often marked by no trespassing signs after the park closes, and while rangers might tolerate a trespass for a while, its still a violation of the law and is not likely to be tolerated for long. However, I believe that is the best place to start. So far, Park Rangers have been the safest law enforcement personal to work with. I've been dealing with a stalker who apparently had some pull with law enforcement and I cannot afford, or find a speedy remedy of law to end the dispute, or resolve the doubt. Regardless, from the park region you're likely to find areas more secluded and easier to defend from there.

Travel Light

If you have wheels, using a park permit and a hookup is probably best, but for most of us on foot, a bike or backpack will have to do. If you can afford a tent, by all means use one. I found one with a warranty that I used for less than 30 dollars (I used the warranty once too), and I added a few mildew resistant mats to the system, a pillow and blanket, and that kept me safe and dry for 18 months in Minnesota. I found spots by the freeway, creek beds, railways, and cliffs by the river where I could pitch my tent, and whenever necessary I'd use cardboard in an alley or under a bridge to get some rest. Once I was situated, I added a rolling lockable plastic trunk that I could secure to a tree, or bike stand, and tow behind a bicycle. In it, I can keep everything I need locked up. Its waterproof and very strong, so I can keep my electronics in there safely enough too, but I prefer to travel light, and don't want to compromise my security by doing so. A camera and tools like a flashlight can be useful though if you don't have a phone that can do it all. Bluetooth headsets work well too for hands free operations while out and about.

I've been told that it is no longer safe to do this. That to be safe, we need to use shelters, but ironically, that is where I am most often assaulted: Shelters and Soup Kitchens. I would go on to describe these options, but the conditions I'm describing here include stalking motivated by criminals trying to avoid prosecution, and in order to survive that kind of threat we need to be ready to move and out of sight to be sure. Had I not been able to sleep lightly, and move my cardboard several times a night, I would not have survived in New York at all. A week long stay seemed like a month during a cold spring. I had to be able to get to my feet in seconds when woke by police in train stations, and able to move on at a moments notice. When I used shelters, comments such as: "they told me you were trouble", or folks that showed up with weapons would say: "I represent someone you owe", etc., encouraged me to stay on my own.

So returning to a defendable cliff 60 feet above the river, or a quite spot by a brook in the Mississippi river valley was a huge relief to me, and knowing your surroundings is almost essential. Its probably far better to take refuge where you live, than it is to try to survive in an unknown area. If you can, build a network of allies and support each other. Don't be shy, there are some really serious knights out there and radical charity can be found in the most sordid places on earth. Please see: Aspirations.

Its what we're called to do. What good can we do in the dominion of the rulers that travel through our space to pick up our children. The fortunes at play are so alluring that entire communities are moved by just one despot. Even the military can be bought by the people we are dealing with. The problem cannot be solved by application of money, or even this kind of education, we need to be prepared adapt to circumstances I can't predict at this writing. If you have space that people are using for dubious reasons, find a way to keep the perimeter. Charge people passing through your space just to find out if you can.

Don't be afraid! Exploitation is accomplished by use of terror, disinformation, confusion, doubt and dismay. Some of the typical thoughts we have are: "This can't really be happening to me!" "Why isn't anybody doing anything about this?" "How can this be possible?" "You've got to be kidding?" I've provided tools for the management of anger and fear, and you'll find the majority of them here: PTSSS, The Core Teaching. Don't be afraid to use them. We have to leave when we can't tolerate the abuse, and at one point or another, you'll realize that what we're doing is creating a better place. If we were to stay, we would jeopardize the safety of the people involved. Many of us have no choice but to leave.

We're living in a kind of microwave soup. Surrounded by microwave radiation vibrating molecules within us. The friction and heat generated by those motions literally cook us where we lay, day in and day out. Some of us live in apartments literally a few feet away from microwave generators with a signal so intense you can taste the fillings in your teeth as the signal breaks out the metal from your fillings into your bodily fluids. If not for the modern adaptations we've described here: Nutrition... we're not long for this world.