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Kurt Saxon (1932–2021) was a survivalist crank. He was among the most prolific writers on the subject, and even claimed to have come up with the word.[1][note 1] Like many outspoken survivalists, he was quite insane, and a bit of a racist.

History as a loser[edit]

Saxon was born "Donald Eugene Sisco" on 6 March 1932, and has managed to be in enough crank organizations to fill every sanitarium in the US, including the American Nazi Party, the early Minutemen, the Church of Scientology, Satanism and the John Birch Society.

Saxon managed to keep his head on straight long enough to (and you cannot make this up) testify before Congress in 1970, proving that not only were the 60's a terrible time for America, but that the government under Tricky Dick was not that fond of all the liberals running around. To demonstrate his sheer insanity, Saxon has a transcript of his testimony on his website, because apparently an insane 84-year old can operate a computer better than my 45-year old mother. In it, he advocated for police and private citizens using bombs to kill leftists, and for college protesters to be dispersed with machine-gun fire.[2]

Activities as a loser[edit]

Most of what Saxon did in his early years as a raging looney was to reprint out-of-date magazines and public-domain books (such as military instructional manuals and antiquated reference books with lapsed copyrights) into books about home projects in chemistry, electricity and similar activities, imaginatively titled "Granddad's Wonderful World of Chemistry". He has been writing about the imminent end of civilization, which he calls "Disneyland for dummies," since the early 1970s.[3] To vent his insanity he also wrote a few books on improvised weaponry, and ran a short-lived magazine called The Survivor. When the militia movement was popular in the early 1990s he started another short-lived magazine called U.S. Militia.

He has written a dozen books about survivalism and paramilitary crap, including improvised weapons and poison making, but also less insane things, like how to slash food budgets.

Insane views[edit]

His social views amounted to saying that civilization is evil because it dares to allow the not physically strong and/or healthy to survive, and when civilization finally gets around to collapsing (for various reasons that never make sense) only those with practical knowledge will survive.

He was also a bit of a racist, and has some naughty things to say about Islam, including that it has a violent agenda.

He was also an atheist and pro-abortion, because a stopped clock is right twice a day.


Listed chronologically

  • The Poor Man’s James Bond; the complete "militant’s formulary" and much, much more (1972)
  • How to Cut Your Food Bill by Half or More; City Survival During the Famine to Come 2nd ed. (1973)
  • The Instant Who’s Who in the Bible (1974)
  • Keeping Score on Modern Prophets (1974)
  • Wheels of Rage; the Story of the Iron Cross Motorcycle Club (1974)
  • The Poor Man’s James Bond 4th ed. (1974?)
  • Fireworks & Explosives Like Granddad Used to Make (1975)
  • Medicines Like Granddad Used to Make (1976)
  • Bar Drinks and Booze Like Granddad Used to Make (1976)
  • Old Time Home Food Processing for Fun & Profit (1977)
  • The Weaponeer (1984)
  • Granddad’s Wonderful Book of Chemistry (1987)
  • The Survivor (1987-1988)
  • The New Improved Poor Man’s James Bond Revised ed., corr. and enl. (1988)
  • The Poor Man’s James Bond Revised ed. (1991)
  • Keeping Score on Our Modern Prophets (1994)
  • The Instant Who's Who In The Bible (1994)
  • Root-Rot, Kurt Saxon's Answer to Alex Haley (1994)
  • Granddad's Wonderful Book of Electricity (2002)

In case you really want to read any of these, most can be found as a PDF online for free from any number of torrent sites.

External links[edit]


  1. The Oxford English Dictionary records "survivalism" from 1892 and "survivalist" from 1882, albeit with non-Saxonian connotations.


  1. Kurt Saxon, What is a survivalist? 1980. Archived from the original at in 2012.
  2. Page 1 of Kurt's 1970 Senate Transcript. Archived from the original at in 2012.
  3. Kurt Saxon profile on