Ende
Gelände
2017

Stop Coal. Protect the Climate!

  • 24th to 29th of AugustRhineland Open Pit mines
  • 3rd to 5th Novemberduring the UN-Climate Conference

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Packing List

What to bring for the action

  • Robust, warm shoes (preferably hiking boots)
  • Robust, warm, old clothes that may get dirty and are warm enough (long underwear etc.)
  • Winter jacket, possibly snow trousers/snow suit
  • Long underwear
  • Thick woolen socks
  • Gloves scarf
  • A piece of cloth/scarf (useful for many purposes: protection against the cold, against, pepper spray and tear gas, bandage…)
  • The signature Ende Gelände dust protection white suits and masks (in case available, if not we will have some for you at the camp)
  • Protection against rain (ideally with a political message on them)
  • Food (including “real” food and some treats)
  • A sufficient amount of water (at least 2 liters), for drinking and rinsing your eyes after use of tear gas or similar by the police
  • Re-fillable water bottles (this time we will try to bring water canisters to blockades rather than buying thousands of water bottles, so it is important you have some kind of containers with you)
  • Tea to keep you warm
  • Superglue
  • Identity papers in case you wish to identify yourself in case you get detained
  • A small amount of money which may come in handy when police detains you and then releases you at a distance from the camp and you may need to make your way back (of course, we will try to provide transportation in this case, but better safe ….)
  • First aid kit for smaller injuries
  • Rescue/thermal blanket (the gold/silver ones) – good against the cold
  • An amount of any medicine you need to take regularly that is sufficient for the period you intend to stay in the action plus a bit of extra in case you get detained
  • Sleeping bags and/or blanket that can get dirty and keep you warm during the action; we will have straw bags in the camp for you, though.
  • Torch in case the action goes on in the (early winter) beginning of the night
  • Tarpaulins to protect you against cold and rain
  • Banners with political messages
  • Some nice and eco-friendly decoration for the place of action
  • Books, playing cards or anything else to keep you busy when in a long-lasting blockade
  • Musical instruments that are not too sensitive (could get dirty or broken)

However, please make sure your baggage is not too heavy in the end – you need to be able to move with it after all (at times possibly quickly).

What to bring for the nights:

There are different possibilties where to stay for the nights (gyms, private hosts …). Anyway it is important to take with you:

  • NO tent!
  • a very warm sleeping bag
  • a sleeping mat
  • warm clothes!!!
  • Anything else that keeps you warm and happy 😉

In general

  • Take something with you that can be used as a radio (smartphone with radio function, radio receiver,…) and earphones to be able to listen to the interpreters during plenums. (Plenums might be in english with translation in other languages.)

What not to bring to the action

(leave at home or the camp)

  • Anything that contains information about yourself and/or other people and that you do not need urgently during the action (e.g. calendars, your normal phones, documents showing medical information)
  • Anything that could be considered a weapon (yes, in doubt please also leave even your beloved Suisse pocket knife in the camp).
  • For the (unlikely) event that police will resort to using pepper spray or tear gas, it is better not to put on make up or lotions with a high content of fat; for the same reason; it is better not to wear contact lenses. Please also consider whether you need to wear jewellery – it may not be really convenient when, for example, a sit-in blockade is evicted by the police.