I'm an ex-counterfeiter presently serving time in a Wisconsin State Mental Institution. I originally printed this book to put one over on the institution officials.
My wife has been most helpful. Running errands, smuggling in supplies which could not be ripped off from inside, and taking care of the advertising and mailing. Without her, we could never have pulled this off.
My two associates, the editor and the illustrator are locked up on a maximum security ward. In spite of this intense security, my editor was able to do all of the typing, paste ups and editing. Our illustrator was transferred back to the State prison and placed in maximum security there. In spite of this we were still able to smuggle the illustrations in and make good use of them in our book.
All of us are locked up for anti-social behavior. One of us is a psychopath. All three of us are considered too dangerous to be allowed among the institution's population.
This book is our first attempt at restructuring our lives towards becoming an integral part of the community. After all, isn't that what America is all about? VIOLENCE?
The seemingly high price of this book is due to the cost of numerous bribes of officials, payoffs for people to keep their mouths shut, and our covert use of the institution's print shop under the guise of doing official work for the staff. Personally, I'm surprised that we have gotten away with it this long. It just goes to show you that true rehabilitation can accomplish.
This book was written while I was incarcerated at the Central State Hospital, Waupun, Wisconsin. A lot of the people I met here were insane. A lot of them were not. Some of these people were staff members.
I'd like to dedicate this book to all the young dreamers who love peace. We live in a violent era and in order to survivor must become as knowledgeable as those who foster this violence.
This book is also dedicated to all the Staff at Central State Hospital. Most of them are so caught up in their world of schizoid and psychopaths that they have become paranoid. They think all the patients are out to get 'em. They might be right. After all, when the Superintendent of the hospital is crazy, and the Director of Security is scared, and the Cook is Mad, along with my social worker being anti-social, the patients may be the only sane ones around.
We, the patients, often must resort to extreme measures just to survive. I mean, What the hell, they lock us up in metal cages; feed us on metal trays with metal spoons, metallic tasting food. I'm sure you know what I mean. Most of us have gone through it at one time or another.
The worst I guess, is having to live every single day in and day out according to another's perverted sense of what's right.
No privacy, no sense of dignity is allowed, no honest emotional response encouraged, yah shit in a rubber bucket, in the same cubicle you eat and sleep in. Locked up almost all the time. Not allowed to show or express anger. If you do, you're locked up; or worse, medicated out of your mind. Quite frankly I'm pissed, I hate these ignorant people who force me to live like this in here. I feel sorry for them. For they don't know what's happening.
I offer no excuses for the behavior which brought me to this institution other than what I, like so many others, grew up in a world of conflicting valves and violent interaction with forces I did not completely understand then, and to this day that understanding is not yet completely mine.
In other ways this book is an example of hope. An expression of determination to surviver in a hostile environment. Hell.... here I am, locked away in a maximum security mental institution and with the help of other "Patients and Guards" I wrote and typed the manuscript, did the layout, printing and advertising from my cell. And, in the finest example of capitalism at work, made some spending money.
I offer this book, not in the hopes that the information, which is other's, will be used; but is the hopes that you'll avoid the errors of ignorant decisions when confronted with the physical issues of violence.
1. Chloral Hydrate (Knockout Drops)
2. Ammonium Nitrate
3. Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
4. Poisons (Carbon Tetrachloride)
5. Prussic Acid (Hydrocyanic Acid)
6. Household Substitutes
7. Plastic Explosives
8. Nicotine Sulfate
9. Letter Bombs
11. Fire Bombs
14. Evading Pursuit
Information on new procedures and syntheses would be helpful for the duration printing of this book. Also, any comments, corrections, and any thing which you feel fills the the need as encompassed in this book , may be addressed to: James I. Multaler, 1858 West Arrow Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
The author and publisher of this book assumes no responsibility for failure and damage resulting from the use of the substances or processes herein described. Nor do they encourage the use of these substances and processes in countries or states where they are forbidden by law. This book is printed as an addition to the total of mankind's knowledge.