URBAN EXPLORING

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A fascist group of any kind is nearly impotent if they do not train together in physical activities that involve teamwork, combat, and thinking on your feet. Airsoft and paintball is great for minor combat training, martial arts are good for hand to hand combat, hiking is great, but there’s still a need for another team building activity in your squad.  Urban exploring fills that niche nicely. When exploring abandoned places you will learn to be one as a group, everyone must help one and other to make it through whatever abandonment is being explored. It is also a great way to get equipment that has been lost or left behind in years past. Urbex appeals to me as a Fascist for the amount of teamwork needed for it to be possible.

Urban exploration, or urbex for short, is something that has quickly become one of the most thought provoking and favorite hobbies for me and my friends. It involves the exploring of abandoned places like warehouses, schools, radio stations, old hotels and a plethora of other interesting locales being slowly reclaimed by nature. There are many good times to be had from the things experienced whilst out exploring these relics of the not so far gone past.

The first time I tried this out was with one other comrade at an old, run down, abandoned truck station with brick, dryer than a desert, and layer of dust a half-inch thick. My first thought when we started to see things that were left untouched by anyone but nature was “wow, look at what it must have been like back when this place was in operation.” This thought became more and more prominent once we unsealed the office that was very well preserved, as it had been shut tight some time ago. Within the office of the truck station were all sorts of record books, car manuals, dictionaries of all sorts, C.B. Radios and vintage photographs. Looking at the photographs of the very same place we were at, but new and showing the stations former glory from thirty years past gave one a sense of how easily abandoned and lost to everyone human creations can be.

When done with the friends in your group, urbex has an innate cohesive element that helps you all bond together. You must to work as a unit to get from place to place, sometimes you might have to pull each other up to higher spots, bust rusted doors open, stand guard, etc. It offers great experience in terms of acting as a group, as one solidified unit. This is important, because it increases the efficiency of the group’s organisation skills and operating procedures. For any fascist group this is of the utmost importance.

There is some basic essential equipment you’ll have to take with you to help traverse the environment more smoothly. These are the things you will need that can be found in practically any home. Most places that are abandoned are very dirty and there are sharp objects everywhere that may snag and rip your clothes, so you should bring cheap but durable clothing. A good pair of durable combat or hiking boots are also a necessity, and you certainly need a long sleeve shirt, and perhaps a jacket. If you live in the south or a humid climate mosquito spray is a  another major requirement, mosquitoes are a fucking pest and they will sting like hell and ruin your day. You need to have flashlights with you at all times, as well as a cellphone. The last thing you want is to get stuck in the middle of nowhere without a way to get help. Handheld radios can be convenient, so if you have them bring them along.

Always consider potential dangers when you’re out on an expedition. Rule number one, never go alone, always go with a group or another friend, the last thing you want is to get stuck or hurt alone without help available. The second most pressing danger in your mind to look out for should be the structural integrity of whatever you might be exploring, you don’t want to fall through a floor, trip over a pothole, or fall on some rusty rebar. The third danger to keep in mind is the squatters, some mentally ill and drug addicted people live in abandoned locations, bring a knife, and go with a group, these people are absolutely insane, and you don’t want to run into them.

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In today’s world there is no more frontier, but we do have the lost world of yesterday to explore. It is analogous to the world we live in today, this modern world, boundaries in our spiritual and physical lives seem to restrain us, but with urban exploration we have found a kind of new frontier, the frontier of bringing what was forgotten back into view.

I think that anyone that is able bodied and has good comrades should seriously try it out sometime, it’s a serious gas.

Article by Odin
Iron March Urban Exploration Club

GD IMIA MEMORIAL DEMONSTRATION

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On the 30th of January, the biggest annual Greek Nationalist gathering occurred at the center of Athens, that of the Imia crisis 20th anniversary. Although the leftist regime of Tsipras and his cultural Marxist buddies tried to stop us with legal (and illegal) means, we passed and did the march as planned.

But let’s get to the story:

Things were tense and fiery two weeks before the gathering. The antifa scum announced a counter-demo (as they always do) at the original meeting place at Vasilissis Sofias Avenue near the Parliament. It seems they didn’t get the message of 2008, when the AFA scum tried to pull a number and got their asses kicked, revealing themselves to be complete cucks to their overlords – and ours since they gave us a glorious victory on the streets, an event to be remembered for years to come!

After all, as the events unfolded this year, they proved themselves as dumb as hell since they didn’t uphold the wishes of their masters and ended up looking faggier than ever, as  The System didn’t even let them have an “honorable” defeat!

Days passed, and on Thursday comes the word that 50 anarkiddies jumped some Germans at Monastiraki square. Five of them were hospitalized. It should be added that the cops didn’t arrest anyone.

The next day, and in fear of reciprocation the cops announced that no gatherings will occur at the designated area of the Imia monument from 06.00 to 24.00. The System thought that we would be some sort of cucks that would fall for that petty trap, and we would decide to call it off. But no. The event had to occur no matter what. We left things in the air that the whole thing is off so as to put the antifascists off guard and in the next morning we announced that the event will be held at GD headquarters at Mesogeion at the designated hours.

A good number of our guys arrived some hours prior, guarding the place and gradually more people started coming. Not only Greek people, but European delegations of comrades as well. At around 19.00 the event began with the cycles of speakers. The first speaker denounced the regime tactics and introduced the next speakers, comrade Karakostas MP of Voiotia made a fiery speech condemning the democratic regime of Greece, it’s exploitation of the blood of fallen heroes and it’s crimes against the Nation. Next, on behalf of the Greek soldiers, a comrade made a moving speech about heroism, self-sacrifice and faith in Race and Nation. After that, there was the speech of the president of the ELAM movement, denouncing the crimes of the regime against all Greeks and especially our Cypriot brethren.

Next, comrade Germenis spoke out against the antifa scum and pointed out what kind of mercenaries they are for the Greek anti-national establishment. After that, comrade Lagos made a salute to every Golden Dawn man and woman, that endured and ignored the terrorist intimidation of the state and was there for the struggle. Next, MP Christos Pappas took turns and pointed that this event is not just a memorial but a Rite of Memory and an Oath to Fallen Heroes of the Nation for the Struggle to keep on.

Although the most moving instance was the speech of comrade Alexandros Gerontas, the Movement Hero, survivor of the 2013 murders of our brothers Giorgos Fountoulis and Manos Kapelonis, who after having been shot and battling death itself, emerged victorious, stronger and more determined than ever. His message was simple clear: Keep the Banners High, we Never Retreat, we Never Surrender and the Struggle goes on, as Fighters and Heroes commence it.

The cycle of speeches ended with the speech of Golden Dawn Leader, Nikolaos Michaloliakos. After two years of absence, due to the unlawful persecutions by the state, he returned, a symbol of new and more fierce struggles to come. In his speech he recalled past Imia memorial days, from 1996 to the landmark year of Golden Dawn’s history, 2013 when the masses attending that Imia memorial had scared the System, resulting in the persecutions that would occur later that year. But instead of stopping us, it made us a lot stronger and more determined. The national subversive policies of the establishment were also mentioned, namely how the don’t only harm our national interests, but moreover pursue the degeneration and de-nationalization of our Fatherland.

But the most intense moment of this holy rite was the Call of our Dead. The drums echoed the message of a new future that is to come, a future that holds in itself all the weight of our ancestral path, to dispel the darkness and give again the light of Victory and Regeneration. The torches were lit, that eternal symbol of the souls of our martyrs and heroes. It’s one of those moments when time stands still, past and present becomes one and our glorious dead can be felt among us, equipping us with an iron will and powerful determination. In the announcement of our dead heroes names, a strong and loud “PRESENT” filled the skies, from the rough voices of Nationalists.

The rite ended with the people at attention singing the National Anthem and the Hymn of the Movement, and then the march began towards the Ministry of Defense. Loud slogans, against the state and it’s lackeys and towards anyone who wants to destroy the National cause, and a message to every traitor and enemy that Nationalists won’t give an inch of space to their enemies and will never stop fighting until the Final Victory.  The march stopped at the Ministry, where a minute of silence for our dead was held. Overall it was a successful and loud event full of intensity, the kind that makes one’s enemies shake with fear and fills with hope our silent patriotic brethren across the Motherland and beyond it’s boundaries.  A call for a strong Fatherland and the emancipation not only of Greece but the whole of Europe from their anti-national and anti-cultural enemies!!

What was the impact of these events on our enemies? They could not handle the fact that they got cucked really hard despite all their terror tactics and outright prohibitions they just couldn’t thwart us and prevent us from holding a good and successful event, thus they attempted to strike back the next day crying about “hate speech” that was heard during the event and witnessing “nazi salutes” when there was just a simple greeting gesture to the crowd. With all these shenanigans they make it really hard for any smart person in the country to take them seriously anymore since they themselves constantly undermine their reliability in the eyes of the people. Talk about self-defeatism and degenerate weakness at it’s finest. As for the anarkiddies, they just happened to play “revolution” at Propylaia, 5 miles away from the gathering, with police monitoring them as they tried to “smash fascism” by looking for any bystander that might be a potential nationalist. They didn’t find anyone and after all these days of empty threats they looked like complete faggots since they failed to make good on their promises. We can at least hope that they managed to find some warmth in the embrace of their paki and nigger lovers.

All in all it was a victorious day for us and a day of loss and lamentations for our enemies.

Remember folks, We are Strength, they are Weakness. And where Strength marches, Weakness provokes. Strength must ignore Weakness and march on ahead to it’s Destiny. But when provoked by Weakness, Strength must not turn the other cheek.

IT MUST RESPOND WITH THUNDER!

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CONTRA ALTRIGHT

"Conservatives are sissies" -George Lincoln Rockwell
“Conservatives are sissies” -George Lincoln Rockwell

In response to fallout over the latest Spencerfest, I can’t say I’m surprised regarding the “content” of the National Policy Institute conference; this is Dickie Spencer after all. I guess he got bored of arrogantly parachuting in to lecture the Hungarians on how to be Hungarian and is back to his usual routine of buzzword-laden, content-devoid TED Talk nationalism and promoting repellent weirdos.

Spencer, as per his ingrained faileoconservative sentimentality, is a weak, pandering, fence-sitting coward who tries to play all sides of key issues while maintaining plausible deniability when held to any stance or standard, kinda like Grindr Greggie and the Alt-Gay Mafia in that regard, but wider in the scope of his offenses and more stupid. Spencer brings absolutely nothing to the table beyond repackaging the same old conservative/mainstreaming approach that’s been argued, tried, and refuted a million times already, pretending he’s doing something “new” and “different”, while busing in homosexual freaks and jew-appeasing cowards. Dickie blacklisting Matthew Heimbach for rightfully opposing homosexuality and allegedly supporting violence – like Dopey McGodboy is any threat to anything or anyone as he’s laying 6 million wreaths of white Christian guilt on the graves of dead niggers – was also particularly funny.

When not cucking for Trump, vouching for disgusting fags and attempting to silence all criticism on that matter, Dickie will go out of his way to exculpate jews from blame and argue for their inclusion, while throwing the occasional, vaguest insinuation in the other direction to retain the loyalty and cashflows of some of his other supporters. Weak, pretentious, and stupid. It seems that Dickieplease don’t quote paranoialil Dick Spencer was finally able to the muster the minimal amount of courage required at this latest conference to state that jews “aren’t us”, barely addressing the scope of the jewish problem and why it matters. Dickie, with all his prissy concern over the media calling him names, doesn’t need the media to look bad. He makes himself look worse than they ever could with his cowardly backtracking right in front of them like the stupid, simpering idiot he is. Whatever one may think of them, the cartoon klansmen that NPI’s branded as no matter what they do at least have the balls to stand by their convictions. Look, mom! I’m a thought criminal!

Spencer’s previous inclusion of alibi jews to avoid being called mean names by their media and continued hesitance when forced to discuss the subject bring his most recent declaration into question. With no public disavowal of his past stances and actions, and with the inclusion of Jew appeasers like Guillaume Faye, his audience is sent an unclear, confusing message to internalize regarding the role of Jews. This sets them up to be co-opted by Jewry and ultimately is the result of Dickie’s cowardice and continued prissiness when it comes to “difficult” subject matter. At the end of the day, Dickie’s more concerned about maintaining his appearance and not being even vaguely affiliated with anything remotely “fascist” than he is with the truth and leading people in the direction they need to go. For that reason alone, he’s a despicable coward and a weakling. One is left wondering where his continual, subservient fawning over jew, Paul Gottfreid, and pathetic adoration of various other jews like (((Rothbard))) and Mises fits in here, and what conclusions his audience draws from that.

It’s hilarious how alt-right postures as some radical alternative while pussing out on things like naming the Jew, attacking the holohoax, making a clean and explicit break from conservatism, and adopting anything even vaguely resembling a vanguard strategy. They just sit around and play girly little parlor word games – buzzword-laden and pretentious enough to retain their audience’s attention and $$$ but vague enough to avoid committing to anything tangible – so they can all congratulate each other on being oh-so-clever and “above” those vulgar philistines who consistently out-compete and out-achieve them in pretty much everything. They want the image without actually owning it. Repackaged faileocons. It’s a big fashion statement for them as they all play another round of pin the evasive buzzword to the champagne glass with Sam Dickson whining about equal rights for Whites.

It’s all vague, evasive bullshit defining itself on what it’s not – yeah we’re not fascists, but we’re not conservative either – and by its own big tent design, is incapable of developing any internal consensus and corresponding goals. Self-indulgent, directionless, overanalytical bullshit put out by smart people with no balls with a serving of hobby horse bullshit needlessly thrown in. It’s a big tent structure paradoxically pitched to a very narrow niche audience – a handful of nerds whining over inconsequential bullshit and arbitrarily redefining themselves to avoid being called mean names by their enemies. As a result, they can’t agree on any concrete set of standards, making them unable to mobilize any consistent platform, and unable to defend themselves from hostiles and homosexual Fifth Columnists intent on co-opting them. Hell, they can’t even agree on who their enemies are. A prime example of this in action is the vapid jewish skank Rachel Haywire, who’s allowed to fester (and generate $$$) as a result of the alt/new right’s explicit rejection of fascist politics and insistence on liberal principles like free speech – except when they’re being attacked over Haywire. Funnier yet is how the big tent idea is used to justify the inclusion of jews, jew-appeasers, faggots, and all range of unrelated tangential subcultures while radical, fascist elements are denounced as icky extremists and “disinvited.” All while they co-opt the imagery behind fascism for the purpose of vibing out to an aesthetic and maintaining a false image of radicalism while shitting all over the ideology and related goals behind it.

In the end, it ends up functioning as the same failed, capitulating conservatism it nominally opposes, minus the real world presence and institutional power. Forever on the defense; forever trying to justify itself in accord to liberal/jewish precedents; forever prefacing itself with faggy disclaimers; forever pandering to people’s existing viewpoints and getting co-opted; forever ceding ground; forever splitting hairs over irrelevant minutiae and boring everyone to fucking tears with needlessly esoteric wordplay in an attempt to make itself look profound and relevant when it has no reason to be.

The usage of the term “identitarian” as a self-descriptor is another perfect example of this chickenshit mentality in action. The term is vague and flexible enough to mean anything, to offer plausible deniability whenever called a mean name. I D E N T I D Y. Yeah well wtf’s that? Who’s identity? Who’s excluded? What clear reference points and course of action is the term establishing beside directionless, self-serving obfuscation. The original Generation Identity primer by Markus Willinger was already cringeworthy enough, going out of its way to explicitly condemn and downplay the nationalist focus on race and ethnicity in favor of I D E N T I D Y, going out of its way to condemn Germany’s National Socialists and Fascism as whole as “extremism.” These happen to be the only forces who were historically capable of resisting the Jewish-led onslaught of liberalism whom the alt-right routinely caterwauls about while marinating in a level of angst reminiscent of some fat emo bitch’s livejournal. It’s only fitting these cowards would want to emulate Generation Identity. The concept of the “Overton window” is a frequent defense used by the alt right to justify their approach.

However as correctly pointed out by Alex LinderThe alt-right shit has absolutely nothing to do with our cause, it merely sucks potential supporters away from it. Overton window is wrong. It’s a zero-sum game.

Acting in terms of the Overton window is just ceding immense ground while pretending you’re moving things in the direction you want. At the end of the day, it’s a theoretical model that nerds use to sound superficially smart while rationalizing their inability to hold a concrete, clear, consistent stance of anything. It’s a model, not an immutable law of nature. The idea that we need to gradually convince people to the point of radicalization overplays the degree to which people actually think, and ignores the fact that there’s no such thing as “gradual radicalization”. They side with whatever puts food on the table and with what they think the neighbors are doing. What people “think” they want at this immediate current point in time doesn’t really matter. People don’t think, they respond to authority, which requires acting as our own unit of authority. Stemming from that, to a large degree all politics is local. Which requires building up local, PHYSICAL on the ground units to serve a variety of community interests as well as actively challenging for power. See Golden Dawn. How did they do it? Providing community services tailored to their specific localities. Providing recreational meetups. Providing security escorts in dangerous neighborhoods. Providing food drives, medical supplies and other charity services. Staging public demos, leafeletting, and all the usual IRL promo activities. Maintaining an unwavering, unphased image of confidence and consistency while beating the living shit out of immigrant invaders and anything standing in their way. Basically acting as a state within a state and doing the exact opposite of everything the alt right claims is necessary. All while fielding candidates, who started out getting fractions of %’s of votes. But, that signaled a serious intent to actually challenge for power. They’re now the third biggest party, and because their support’s coming largely from the police and military going up to the highest levels, they can’t be shut down because they can leverage a credible threat of violence against the state if it breaks its own rules. They’re basically running the whole show now to where both the left and the right are trying to co-opt their support, and failing. What they didn’t do – publicly support figures that were hostile to their interests or sell out out of some mistaken notion of expediency. They lumped EVERYTHING that wasn’t them in with the System, populist conservatives included, and attacked it as a whole, capitalizing off the growing disenfranchisement of their voter base. A large segment of the population’s already disillusioned, voter non-participation’s on its way up. There’s an opening, if it’s acted on and taken advantage of by an unapologetically fascist vanguard. Let’s look at some numbers – when William Johnson half-assedly ran for congress in MI on nothing more than lazy robocolls, he got 0.9% of the vote in his district. Think that’s like 3,000 or so people already willing to ditch the two party system under an openly racial line. That’s a small segment of the larger population in that frame of mind. Now if ~10% of those local 3,000 were actively coordinated into an ideologically and politically relevant unit , you know where that could snowball? Going from that, what would those numbers look like decade or two down the line as conditions get worse?

The A3P wasn’t that unit, as it never sought to fully differentiate itself from failed conservatism, and increasingly tried to copy it. No one wants a shitty knockoff version of an already failing product. Its membership numbers tanked accordingly. The same applies to the alt right as it’s just another incoherent rehash of conservatism for repulsive degenerates who want to play Nietzschean crossword.

The success of Greece’s Golden Dawn, Hungary’s Jobbik, the prior organizational success of the US’s National Alliance is a direct refutation to everything these people claim, and puts them to shame. They are pandering cowards trying to rationalize their cowardice, they want the radical image without actually owning it in any capacity. All these design flaws are why all this shit will never make it past the blogosphere and occasional self-important dinner parties into any concrete organization/movement. Oh, but here’s an inspirational game of thrones reference. Dude, I’m like fuckn Voltaire or somethin.

As for Guillaume Faye’s claims on holocaust revisionism being ineffective and unnecessary, that’s demonstrably false, as several prominent figures came into racial politics via learning the truth about the holohoax and the jewish problem – which remain our primary institutional obstacles. The holohoax, in particular, is the enemy’s primary propaganda point to keep the public away from any Ethno Nationalist stance; we have the tools to counter and disprove it, exposing the enemy for what they are and further harming public sympathy for their antics, which is already tanking. The holohoax happens to be both the enemy’s strongest point of psychologically disarming whites, and their weakest point of defense. Disproving it and pointing out how the jewish control of the media allows such a lie to be institutionalized quickly opens the door for people to understand the rest of the jewish problem. When they see the extent they’ve been LIED to and EXTORTED, any sympathy towards the jews goes right out the window, being replaced by righteous contempt and distrust, opening the door for public examination of other areas of the Jewish problem. Revisionism is our greatest tool for tackling the jewish problem; sacrificing truth out of some misplaced notion of expediency is a hallmark of corruption and cowardice, only making our work harder.

Avoiding crucial material out of fear of negative framing, that will happen regardless, and has already happened simply giving the enemy power, resulting in ceded ground. If we lure people in under false pretenses and insinuations couched in plausible deniability in hopes of later radicalizing them, that just creates a risk for a hostile takeover the second the envelope is pushed too far; it creates an ideological prison, pandering to and reinforcing their current misconceptions, drives them away from the direction they need to go, and prevents them from perceiving and defending against external threats. No way out but through the jew and it’s depraved existential playground, America. The basic mechanics of media control and the holohoax can be easily understood in an hour by pretty much anyone, and is absolutely necessary introductory material. This isn’t graduate level course work, so it isn’t complexity that holds the audience back from these points, as various alt right figures sometimes claim in regard to revisionism. It’s fear of punishment from authority figures that holds them back. This requires us to champion these points and act as our own unit of authority instead of beating around the bush – which frames the subject as dirty and shamefulundermining morale and reinforcing cowardice in our audience, further making the audience even more reluctant to approach it, as well as appearing fundamentally dishonest, like we’re trying to slip poison into the food. Avoiding this subject out of fear it will alienate the audience, pandering to their misconceptions and giving that power. This isn’t a complicated subject. Snapping that the audience already knows about the jewish problem, as Dickie did when Mike Enoch briefly mentioned the subject, is a cowardly lie, especially when the alt right goes to great lengths to redirect from all aspects of the jewish problem whenever it is brought up, all out of concern of how it’ll make them look to a hostile media that hates them anyway and brands them as klansmen and dressup Nazis regardless of what they do. The inclusion of Kevin MacDonald on the panel at the recent NPI event was an attempt to retain credibility in the eyes of more radical elements and related revenue streams, an attempt to maintain plausible deniability when accused of going soft on the jewish problem. KMac’s content was devoted entirely to a fantastical “pathological altruism” with not a single word mentioned in regard to his previous primary area of focus.

As fascists, we’re responsible for setting parameters of ethnonationalism manifestations to come. This requires delineating “us” and “not us.” A jew of any kind will never be us, and will always be an alien entity both in terms of biological composition and cultural function/identity. “European Jews” may physically look closer to us due to admixture, and can outwardly mimic our cultural expressions/forms, but, internally, will still be hyper-aware of their jewish status with accompanying motives, cloaked actions, internal ruminations/content, etc. They will always act in accord with their ingroup interests at our expense. Codewords do not cover that, and leave too many loopholes, and for that reason, the jew needs to be named, excluded, and attacked as a whole. Anything that does not address this crucial aspect of ethnonationalism in full will be co-opted by jews and taken out. Initial task for Ethno Nationalists: branding the “we”, from which jews must be identified as a cohesive biological entity and unilaterally excluded. Part of the exclusion requires instilling a very clear sense in members who the “we” is, otherwise, you end up with jews getting caught in the mix and causing their usual problems, thus necessitating regular attacks on the jew. Anything that fails this will be infiltrated and co-opted by them, secessionist breakaways included. The same applies to fags, and the alt right is living proof as to why they must be treated exactly the same as jews, as their function is identical. Just like jews, fags infiltrate rising movements, form their own internal power blocs and start jockeying for positions of power and influence to ensure their interests are carried out within a new context.

The problems with Faye and Donovan should be obvious, and it speaks to White Nationalism’s lack of principles and coherent direction that aside from being rightfully attacked by Carolyn Yeager, this garbage is going on relatively unopposed, with no organized response. Spencer should be attacked until he picks a side, his conferences boycotted until he stops bringing in homos and outright enemies as shining examples for us to follow. Meanwhile, the resulting Zionist and faggot influx from the alt right needs to be spat on and shown the door in no uncertain terms. Their attempt to run with and dredge ethnonationalism with their reactionary, cowardly conservative bullshit cannot go ignored. All such efforts, when spotted, will be immediately and publicly kicked to the curb by us.

 

OREGON COB

oregoncobAn important and usually expensive part of any building project, whether it’s a house, a bunker or a shed, is the walls and their foundations. Using conventional techniques, you’ll need materials like bricks, 2×4 wood beams, poured concrete for the foundations, and insulating foam if the building will be heated. Also, even a minor mistake in the carpentry can spell disaster, so a lot of care and experience is necessary to make a solid wall. So how did dirt poor European peasants manage to build their own homes in the past?

One of the most popular medieval techniques for building walls was cob. Basically, it means sculpting the walls with mud. You might think with horror that this would result in the dreaded African mud huts…

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African engineering. Mud walls, straw roof.

But of course, even mud, when shaped with European ingenuity, can be used to make wonderfully solid walls and a comfortable habitat. Some cob buildings built in the middle ages are still in use today, and are quite cozy even by modern standards.

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15th century Devon, England. Mud walls, straw roof.

 

Hippies, always on the lookout for ways to save the earth and avoid getting a job, started experimenting with the cob technique back in the 1970’s, seduced by the prospect of having a free house and using natural materials. Many people started building with cob, and improved on ancient techniques. One of the main sources of this experimentation was the Oregon Cob Company, and the modernized, improved cob technique is sometimes called “Oregon cob”.

The material

While I referred to cob as “mud” previously, in fact it’s a combination of three ingredients: sand, clay and straw. The clay makes the material stick together, acting as a cement; however, clay shrinks and cracks as it dries. The sand’s role is to prevent the cracking (sand doesn’t shrink as it dries.). The straw acts like a reinforcing fiber that makes the material much stronger, and resistant against earthquakes (unlike adobe bricks, which crumble during earthquakes). All three of these materials can be acquired for free, or very cheaply.

As a general rule, you won’t want to ferry loads of sand and clay to the construction site; the dirt on the site will be used as a base. All soil already has a certain ratio of sand and clay. You have to test this ratio by putting the dirt in a jar, adding water, shaking the contents vigorously and letting it settle. The result will be a series of layers (sand and clay have different densities, and so the sand will be at the bottom and the clay on top). Then if the ratio is off, just add an appropriate amount of sand or clay (good cob usually has 3-4 parts sand for 1 part clay).

Then straw and water is adder to the mixture until it forms a thick, fibrous paste. Since every soil is somewhat different, it’s a good idea to do preliminary tests with soil from various places on the building site, and experiment with slightly different ratios of materials. Make tiny little walls, let them dry and check which one is stronger to know your best bet for the final product.

The geometry

A structural cob wall (meant to support a roof) will be very thick, often 1.5 to 2 feet wide. It’s widest at the base and tapers as it’s built up. The extremely wide base means that no foundation is necessary; the wall can be built directly on the ground without danger of sinking into the earth.

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That’s a THICK wall.

However, while it’s not necessary to dig a foundation (beyond just equalizing the terrain), placing the cob on a stem wall is necessary. The greatest enemy of cob is water accumulation; if the cob wall soaks water, it can collapse. A stem wall, which is just a short wall built of stones or some other water resistant material, which serves as a platform on which to start laying the cob. A drainage ditch (a ditch filled with gravel) should also be placed if there’s any threat of water accumulation at the base of the wall.

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A stem wall. Protects against water accumulation.

The top of openings (for windows and doors) should be supported with a wooden brace, to avoid the material above the opening from collapsing.

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A window lintel. For that old-fashioned look.

The technique

The ingredients for the cob are traditionally placed in a basin, and mixed with bare feet by trampling it until a good texture is felt. The Oregon Cob people have better techniques, such as placing the materials in a canvas sheet and mixing it with two people holding the corners.

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Hippie and child mixing cob intelligently.

It’s also possible to use a cement mixer.

Cob is generally placed in lumps, laid down like wet bricks. A layer of cob should be placed on a rough, uneven surface to insure a good bond. For this reason, each layer is poked with a stick to create countless small holes before letting it dry. Each layer should dry completely before placing the next; otherwise gravity will flatten the material, and the wall will “bulge”. If this happens, you can just cut off the excess material with a machete; most cob mistakes can be corrected easily like this, which is why it’s such a forgiving technique. It’s more of a sculpture than a construction in this way.

Cordwood masonry

Cordwood (debarked round logs) can be stacked to make the walls, using the cob as a cement to hold it all together. Since mixing cob is time-consuming, this method will be faster than a pure cob wall, and will give better insulation (since the r-value of wood is better than earth). However, if there’s no wood available on the construction site, this can add hundreds of dollars to the total costs.

cordwood wall
Cordwood masonry wall. This WILL impress your SWPL friends.

Appraisal and further readings

The point of this introduction to cob is to allow you to judge if the technique is appropriate to your project. From the perspective of a fascist group needing to erect some sort of building, the technique offers the following pros and cons:

Positive:

  • Dirt cheap (ha!).
  • Can be achieved by amateurs.
  • Can be done in total secrecy (you won’t NEED to hire a contractor).
  • Extraordinary thermal mass.
  • Even a rpg probably wouldn’t get through a 2-feet thick wall (… I haven’t tested that one yet)
  • Building will last forever if maintained once every few decades

Negatives:

  • More labour intensive than conventional construction
  • Above ground, so harder to hide than an underground construction system
  • Weak insulation unless you add vermiculite to the cob (a volcanic stone)
  • Needs careful protection against water in high rainfall areas

If you’re going to go ahead with this system, you should read up on all the technicalities. There’s several books available, and much information online as well. I recommend The hand-sculpted house, which includes information on roof systems and all sorts of interesting advice related to construction, planning and finding cheap/free land.

THOUGHTS OF A FASCIST SNOWBOARDER

snowboarder

To find yourself, the ability in which you hold within you, the strength and purpose to live, you must drive yourself to heights and places far from the comfort of your usual surroundings, your workplace, office or home-town.

Dive to the depths of our oceans, where the primal organic nature of life is untouched, where all things are pitted against you and as in war, every last breath may be your last. That feeling is paramount to being alive for the man who sits comfortable and out of danger, who will forever be meek in his dedication to his family, race, people and to himself.

Here, beyond the oceans that I have spent so much time exploring and harvesting from, not only its fruit but adventure, the options for pitting the world against you are found in the peaks, the earths pillars to the sky, the heights that break all comfort on terra firma.

The mountain captures us in all it’s majesty as it seems to reach to the sun, to conqueror a mountain takes pain, discipline but also a reward in reaching it’s peak, something in the modern world we are devoid of, we work hard to pay off loans and mortgages, work jobs to buy shit we don’t need but very few of us reach a sublime level in which we are rewarded with complete mastery over something, and in doing so we loose the element of fun that nature offers us in all her elements. The snowy hills of Ontario’s blue mountains are an excellent place to delve into the fun Mother Nature has to offer us.

Upon awakening, the sun glistened amongst the pines, the White of the newly felled snow stung the eyes, the majesty of a northern hemisphere winter were upon us, as we ventured outside, lucky to have had a good few days of -10 temperatures, the snow machines weren’t working too hard, the slopes were to be well covered and a good day of fun and adventure on the slopes was to be had.

Reaching the heights upon the old ski lifts, the beauty of The Great Lake could be seen on the horizon, the steep slope of the Niagara escarpment were Natures offering to us, capped with the pure white snow of the rugged Canadian winter solstice.

Strapping on the board, my glasses started to fog with the excitement of departing the boring slow clad moment of the past few days, for a few seconds you are free from the world as your adrenaline pumps, in speed you feel alive, you don’t hesitate, as one would usually do before embarking into a dangerous activity, you give yourself to the mountain and to speed, eb and flow as water down a stream.

It is the spirit and lust to conquer, in which our ancestors harvested to build our nations and the same thought train is essential to the adventurous soul, to have fun and make the most of what nature has to offer us. Wherever you are in the world, get speed, have fun and if you fall, get back up with your head up high and your arms down low.

Article by Anonymous

TRIUMPH OF THE WILL

1488

The sky rained down upon me with a fresh downpour of water, fresh off the southern ocean the wind howled across my face and the mountain in front of me reached above a misty fog, my mind burned with a desire, iron-will and discipline, the hooked cross burned in my mind as my lungs did the same, triumph of the will, the aesthetics of an era, the aesthetics of nature, excelled me through the pain of the mountain ascent, my legs become like bolts of lightening, excelling me through the stages I had trained for and wrought my body through for months prior. I was alive.

A year before I was buried, by the weight of years of nihilistic hatred and intolerance but of a kind devoid of love, of meaning, of discipline. I smoked weed, drank and ate, my body reflected this and I were 136 kgs in weight, the lifestyle pushed on our generation was of, do as what feels good, what makes you happy, succumb to temptation! In fact, live a life of temptation, lust, degeneracy! Oh yes, the time of living simply and having only what you need was gone, just do what feels good they said, I became dis-enfranchised with this world, I hated it, including myself.

I had always harboured a violent persona, fighting my way through school, I was a bully, I hated niggers, I hated everyone ‘equally‘, we were all born equal we were indoctrinated… I went to a catholic school and I hated God, Jesus the priests, faith was pathetic, life was meaningless.

I had always known of Hitler, national socialism, it were ‘hate‘, it offended people to draw swastikas and joke about the ovens, thus it drew me toward it, even if it were misunderstood youthful rebellion, ‘willpower‘, ‘truth‘ and ‘discipline‘ were devoid of the reason I drifted that way, it wasn’t until I watched ‘Triumph of the Will‘ and read ‘Mein Kampf‘, that my world came crashing down, the weight of years of degeneracy and nihilistic thought trains were replaced with truths, of a higher meaning to life and I weren’t going to succumb to the lifestyle imparted on us by the Jewish social revolution.

I crafted my body, to a more healthy 78 kgs, my mind, I had a yearning for knowledge and I began to love, I had learnt to hate but to channel it in the right direction, to love the race and what we have created, to the levels we can reach within us, for myself, how I was inside, I became on the outside.

People would ask ‘how did you do it‘ I would say ‘triumph of the will‘, is that a motivational film they would reply!? A guide? I would laugh, knowing the meekness of their character, brings them to ‘look‘, where in the nature of the strong, the fascist man, we don’t have to look, the power of the will is within us from the start.

By Anonymous
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