There will be many of us. It will be a great and exciting challenge! It is important to bring the gear you need for the action (food and drink, protection from the cold, etc.) so that everyone is comfortable during the action. There may be blockade actions at night: come prepared for this.
For the action:
- A jumpsuit/work overall (white or coloured). We encourage you to come with a reusable suit.
- A face mask: this may be important to avoid covid, police facial recognition and pepper spray.
- Sturdy shoes
- Sturdy clothes that can get dirty (dress in layers for evening, night and early morning).
- Food: bring enough for about 24h as we cannot always guarantee supplies to the blockades.
- Bottles of water (at least 2-3 litres per person)
- Toilet paper
- Scarf, cap or hat (useful for different purposes: protection from the cold, the sun, pepper spray, …)
- Survival / heat blanket – useful for cold and sun
- Medicines you will need for the duration of the action and any detention time.
- Extra-strong superglue, glitter
- Books, card games, etc. to spend time during blocking (this may take a long time)
- Sturdy musical instruments and/or speakers
- Some money for the way back to camp in case of arrest and release far away (of course we try to provide transport in this case!).
- Money to donate for food and action materials (you can also donate online before the action).
For the night (not for the glitter “finger” participants):
- Sleeping bag and small mat/mattress that can get dirty and not tear too much.
- Flashlight or headlamp
Make sure your luggage is not too heavy. You should be able to walk with your backpack to the action – maybe sometimes at a slightly faster pace.
To take with you per affinity group:
- An emergency kit for minor injuries
- Optional: some kind of tarp/material to create shade and/or as protection from rain and wind.
What to leave at home:
- Anything that contains information about you (e.g. diaries, private phones, towels with your name on them…).
- Anything that could be considered a weapon (yes, even your favourite pocket knife).
- Do not wear contact lenses or use oily creams or make-up, in case the police use tear gas or pepper spray.
- Avoid jewellery that could be uncomfortable or embarrassing if you come into contact with the police (e.g. when they clear a blockade).
- Camera (plenty of pictures will be taken by our photographers).
- And of course, a blockade is not the right place to consume or carry alcohol and illegal drugs.