Where will the gathering be?

We will gather peacefully for silent meditation the morning of July 4th, 2017 from dawn until noon; and a peaceful assembly of free speech and expression from July 1st through the end of Vision Counsel; in the state of Oregon. For directions, click here.

To find out how to get into the gathering without getting a mandatory court appearance ticket, click here and check out the right side-bar. To reach a human being, email Karin.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rap 107 & Rap 701 - How to Live Lightly and Be Healthy in Oregon

RAP 107 Gathering Consciousness

Kitchens:  Consult with Forest Service Resource folks for appropriate locations to build a kitchen, ask at INFO, or be prepared to relocate your camp due to pockets of sensitive resources. Please ASK before you dig!
Creeks: Stay at least 200 feet from the creeks to protect trout and bird eggs ready to hatch.  Stay out of the marshy/fragile meadows marked by signs or pink ribbons. Get all water from piped sources and/or go to a kitchen. Do not disturb rocks in the stream or on the land. First Nation Tribes have been restoring the creeks in this area. Please preserve their hard work.
Wood: Please leave all wood along the creek and the riparian zones. Down and dead wood less than one foot in diameter can be used for firewood outside the riparian areas. Larger down dead is used by wildlife as their home. Please protect the homes of birds and other creatures.
Wildlife & Pets: Wild horses and bears live in this area. If you are camped on the edges of the gathering, please be prepared and bear-proof your food. Treat wild horses and bears the same way to scare them off. Be very careful if you bring horses to the gathering, as the stallion may attack your horses. Beaver in area have giardia. Ticks in this area carry Lyme disease – check yourself for ticks daily. All pets must be on a six-foot leash to keep them away from critical habitat.
Tribal Relations: The Burns-Paiute Tribe has been to the site and are concerned about sensitive areas. Please respect their wishes by following ALL these site specific guidelines.. If you are digging and you find Obsidian, please stop digging immediately, mark off the site so no one else digs and let INFO or a USFS resource person know.
Pink Ribbons designate sensitive habitat, please stay out. Green Ribbons are open areas for  use. Trees with Blue spray-paint are OK to use for firewood.
Please protect this Beautiful Land. Walk softly. Harm no living thing. Harmonize - Blend in. Use only down, dead wood. Cut no living trees. Preserve the Meadows...camp in the Woods NOT in the meadows or along the creek. We are caretakers of this land. Everyone sharing makes a strong Human Tribe!
Please Protect the Water Sources by staying out of DELICATE spring areas. Avoid camping, peeing, washing above spring areas. Keep ALL soap out of streams, springs or the creek (even biodegradable soap)! Collect water from the pipes and use a bucket to take your bath 200 feet away from the water source. To be certain of drinking water: boil it!  Use the slit trenches or covered latrines - cover your paper & waste with ashes or lime, wash hands. Break the fly/illness connection: shit-fly-food-you! Dig no shitters near water areas or kitchens.
Protect our Health! Use your own cup, bowl & spoon! Wash them after eating and rinse in bleach-water. Cover prepared food with lids. Visit C.A.L.M./M.A.S.H. if you feel ill - especially if you have a contagious disease - or are injured. Camp Together - Establish neighborhoods.
Cleanup begins when you arrive. Bring in only what is necessary. There is no janitor here...you are the cleanup crew. Separate Garbage for recycling. Don't litter - Find collection point. Compost in pits only.

You are the Gathering! Participate in Shanti Sena, the peace keepers council, and all activities, councils, work crews, workshops. Volunteer wherever needed: kitchens, welcome home, fire watch, parking lot, shitter digging, supply, front gate, etc. R-E-S-P-E-C-T your Sisters & Brothers energies. Keep the Balance: Earth, Sky, Trees, Water & People! Alcohol is Discouraged, Guns are Inappropriate, Violence is contrary to the Spirit. Please take no photographs or videos of people without permission. Discourage Drug Abuse. Buying and selling endangers our legal right to be here. The Magic Hat is our Bank, donate early to fund our Needs. The Magic Hat goes around at mealtime circles and with the Magic Hat Band.
Rap 701 In preparation for leaving....
Pack up all your trash and bring to the appropriate recycling areas on the road. Dismantle and disappear your encampment. Vanish ALL traces. Fire rocks scattered, ashes cold out and buried, pits filled in. Latrines and compost holes covered over. String and twine get removed from tree limbs. Hardened ground gets aerated with tools for future root growth and moisture catch. All litter is picked up. Help with recycling. Where everyone helps, the effort is easy. When an area is clear and clean, then NATURALIZE! Scatter logs, branches, leaves, duff to disappear trails and camps and renew forest habitat. H2O systems and latrine tops are removed and cleaned for the next time. In parking areas help disabled vehicles and fully dismantle ramps and bridges. Steep places are water-barred to prevent erosion. The final crew reseeds appropriate seed to renew vegetation and complete process.
Transport as many riders as possible to aid our travels. Treat local folks with great kindness. They have been kind to us. Drive safely and share this love wherever you go.
Our power together is many times our power separated.
Enjoy the Rainbow with an open heart and you Will see the Vision. Join us for July 4th Silent Contemplation & Prayer for Peace, respect those maintaining silence from dawn. Hold the silence until the arrival of the Children's Parade. Be prepared and look out of the health and safety for those who are unprepared.

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