Packing list for the action days

The action days are the end of March, which means we should be prepared for anything from very cold temperatures to spring-like weather. In Vienna, by the way, there is often strong wind.

Possibly, there could be overnight stays in blockades. So be prepared for this and organise together in your affinity groups! If you are taken into custody, you will usually not have access to your belongings in your backpack at the police detention centre, only to the clothes on your body (up to 24 hours).

Generally for Vienna
  • FFP2 masks
  • Rapid antigen tests
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Tent if possible
  • Washing kit and towel
  • Donation money for the “Kitchen for all”
  • If applicable, travel document for the borader crossing
For the actions
  • FFP2 masks and disinfectants
  • Legal aid telephone number
  • Weatherproof and warm clothing and shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Sufficient water/tea in refillable bottles (not glass bottles)
  • Snacks
  • Medication if you need it regularly
  • Rescue blanket
  • An old sleeping bag, a sleeping mat, possibly a seat pad
  • Pocket ashtrays for smokers
  • A little bit of money
  • Identity papers, in case you want to identify yourself to the police
  • If you consider bringing organizational or national flags to the actions, please be aware of what they could represent and elicit in other people (see the action consensus).

You need to be able to move to action locations with it – sometimes perhaps at a faster pace.

Also recommendable for the actions
  • Superglue, needle & if necessary also a thread
  • Glitter
  • Sharpie and make-up for the face
  • Banners
  • Decoration for the action locations
  • A little bit of money (but not too much)
  • Musical instruments, song sheets, games, books, plays, sketches or anything else to pass the time
What you leave at home (or at the place you are sleeping)
  • Identity documents (if you want to deny your identity)
  • Mobile phone (if you don’t want to identify yourself)
  • Anything with information about you (name in your backpack, calendar, book from the library,…)
  • Valuables
  • Glass bottles, pocket knives and similar objects that could be interpreted as weapons
  • Contact lenses (if pepper spray is used)
  • Alcohol and drugs have no place at the blockade