About this project
Hey There! Over the last couple of years I've kept a popular blog about the subcultural movement called "rewilding". I finally compiled my essays into a book called Rewild or Die. I've mostly just promoted it through my website www.urbanscout.org, but this summer I want to tour the West Coast, and I need your help to make it happen!
...here is a description of my book:
Rewild or Die: revolution and renaissance at the end of civilization is a collection of essays written by Urban Scout exploring the philosophy of the emerging rewilding renaissance, in which civilized humans are thought to be “domesticated” through thousands of years of sedentary, agrarian life. This way of life is believed to be the root of all environmental destruction and social injustice. Rewilding is the process of undoing this domestication, and restoring healthy, biologically diverse communities. Using thoughtful, humorously cynical and at times angry prose, Urban Scout explores how the ideology of civilization clashes with the wild and wild peoples, and how thinking, feeling and most importantly living wild is the only way to reach true sustainability.
...and here is what some famous authors have said about my work:
"Urban Scout has a wisdom and intelligence far beyond his years. He is helping us move away from this culture of death and toward a sane culture that will not kill the planet." - Derrick Jensen, author of Endgame
"When I feel like surfing a bit nearer the edge, I check out Scout’s latest. It’s irreverent, angry, informative, and sometimes he’s not even nice. Urban Scout is out there exploring and inventing rewilding and contemporary tribal skills with style, and I admire that he doesn’t claim to know it all. Scout always takes me down an unanticipated path. We civilized folk have forgotten what he’s trying to remember for us." - Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
...here are the cities I am currently planning to travel through:
• Seattle, WA • Olympia, WA • Portland, OR • Eugene, OR • San Fransisco, CA • Los Angeles, CA
...here are the awesome rewards you will get for helping make this tour happen:
The DEFINITION of SHAMELSS SELF-PROMOTION: For $10 or more, choose one of these three portraits for me to sign and send to you in the mail. Great for a stalker shrine, for hanging on your fridge to impress your friends ("yeah, I know Urban Scout, no big deal"), or for throwing darts at if your one of my many haters:
For $25 or more you'll get a signed copy of my book:
For $50 or more you'll get all of the above plus the Rewild or Die Pirate Raccoon t-shirt:
For $100 or more you'll get all of the above plus The Adventures of Urban Scout short film on DVD, with new Directors Commentary by yours truly:
For $250 or more I will write a 400 word, "Whatever-You-Want vs. Rewilding" essay, that will be posted on my blog and appear in Volume II of Rewild or Die:
For $500 or more you'll get all of the above (essay not included) in an English Ivy Bike Basket hand-crafted by yours truly:
For $5000 I will fly to any city in the 50 states, do a book reading and teach you and your friends a bunch of cool rewilding skillz.
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