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Mass protest survival guides

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by SurgeryXdisaster, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. SurgeryXdisaster

    SurgeryXdisasterExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    PREPARATION
    What to wear:
    * Comfortable, protective shoes that you can run in.
    * Shatter-resistant eye protection (ie. Sunglasses, swim goggles)
    * Weather-related gear (ie. Rain gear or sun hat)

    What to bring:
    * Lots of water in a plastic bottle, to drink
    * Energy snacks
    * A small medi-kit with bandages, plasters, tape etc.
    * Just enough money for pay-phone, food, transportation.
    * Watch, paper, pen for accurate documentation of events, police brutality, injuries.
    * Inhaler, epipen, insulin or other meds if applicable.
    * Several days of prescription medication and doctor's note in case of arrest.
    * Menstrual pads, if needed. Avoid using tampons - if you're arrested you may not have a chance to change it (tampons left in for more than six hours increase your risk of developing toxic shock syndrome)

    What not to do:
    * Don't wear things that can easily be grabbed (ie. Dangly earrings or other jewellery, ties, loose hair)
    * Don't go to the demo alone, if you can help it. It is best to go with an affinity group or some friends who know you well.
    * Don't forget to eat food and DRINK LOTS OF WATER.
    * Don't drink alcohol before a demo.
    * Don't take drugs before a demo or carry them with you. This includes cannabis.
    * Don't bring any ID, if possible.

    An Activist's Guide To Basic First Aid
    http://www.urban75.org/mayday/safety.html

    Essentials:
    Water (2 24-oz. sport-top bottles)
    Gloves (2 pair, non-latex nitrile or plastic)
    Gauze (4 sterile or clean, 4x4" or 3x3")
    Band-aids (1 variety box)
    Tape (1 roll, paper or plastic, no Scotch, duct or electrical)
    Bandanas (3 in sealable plastic bags)
    Prescription Medicines (preferrably in original containers, immediate needs can be carried in a pill fob)3
    Money (cash is preferred, but a debit/credit card can also be carried)
    Identification (if you have medical issues)

    Basics:
    Aspirin and/or ibuprofen (trial size, in original containers)4
    Benadryl (trial size, in original container)
    Rescue Remedy (for shock, trauma or anxiety)
    Candy or energy bars (4)
    Rehydration drink mix (Emergen-C, Gatorade)
    Suncreen (alcohol-based)
    Roller gauze (8-12' roll)
    Antiseptic wipes (12)
    Maalox or other liquid antacid mixed 1:1 with water (1 24-oz. sport-top bottle)6
    Mineral oil and rubbing alcohol (in separate bottles)
    Pure lemon juice (100-percent real lemon juice, in separate bottle)
    Tampons (for nosebleeds)
    Safety pins (8)
    Paper and plastic bags (2 each)
    Pen and notepad (gel pens or other all-surface, all-angle pens preferred)
    Bandage scissors (blunt-ended, to avoid potential weapons charges)
    Penlight

    Creating a Protester’s First Aid Kit
    http://www.redstarsociety.com/index.php ... st-aid-kit

    How to Evaluate Shock in First Aid - wikiHow
    http://www.wikihow.com/Evaluate-Shock-in-First-Aid

    How to Do Basic First Aid - wikiHow
    http://www.wikihow.com/Do-Basic-First-Aid

    How to Do CPR on an Adult - wikiHow
    http://www.wikihow.com/Do-CPR-on-an-Adult

    How to Make Protective Riot Gear - wikiHow
    http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Protective-Riot-Gear

    Homemade Flame Retardant
    http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf79147904.tip.html

    DIY Gas Mask: A PopSci Fan's Step-by-Step Guide | Popular Science
    http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2008- ... step-guide

    Anonymous: Survival Guide for Citizens in a Revolution | Why We Protest | Activism Forum
    http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... ion.77287/

    ANARCHIST MASS PROTEST SURVIVAL GUIDE
    http://www.uhc-collective.org.uk/webpag ... rvival.htm

    PROTEST SURVIVAL GUIDE CS Gas (Tear Gas)
    http://www.uhc-collective.org.uk/webpag ... /csgas.htm

    Direct Action Survival Guide
    http://zinelibrary.info/direct-action-survival-guide

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  2. JesusCrust

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    Good post.
     
  3. Bakica

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    huh ?
     
  4. punkmar77

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    :lmao: :ecouteurs:
     
  5. Rich

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    Great post. Wish I had info like that before my first protest! Oh well, nothing like experience....lol
     
  6. oli

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    pineapple juice applied to fingers is said to dissolve finger prints temporarily o_O
     
  7. SurgeryXdisaster

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmudJafnQh0&feature=related[/video]
     
  8. snookams

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    this is like the stuff i bring when i go biking lol
     
  9. Bakica

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    just take molotovlev coctail & some homemade bombs works like a charm ! I must say that this was the strangest post I have seen in while.
     
  10. punkmar77

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    Apparently you've never been clubbed, or tear gassed, or shot with rubber bullets or you wouldn't find it strange at all Bakica...
     
  11. Bakica

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    Nope :p

    what's tear gass ?
     
  12. snookams

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    you best be trollin'
     
  13. JesusCrust

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    Apparently Bakica thinks the police don't fight back...

    I wish they just stood there and took molotovs to the face, that'd make this so easy.
     
  14. JoeyV

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    Great post
     
  15. Bakica

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    Hey, I just find this "how to prepare for protest" funny ( It looks like shoping list :thumbsup: ). I didn't say it's not useful, it is - mostly for people who have never been on a big / violent protest ( I wasn't ). I'm from country where there are no protests ( lately there are some). Also, I'm familiar with police brutality. You have wrong assumptions.

    Maybe I know what it is, but not sure how it's called on english. What's that ?
     
  16. SurgeryXdisaster

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  17. LiveVeganStayVegan

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    Actually from what I have seen a lot of people even those who do these things regularly still forget important things like water or food or wearing the proper attire. I see people all the time wearing sandals or barefeet asking everyone for water or not knowing what they are protesting. You must always be preparing and training and learning new things. I have been to many many protests but I am still learning a lot. It is a constant learning process. You never want to think you know everything because that is when you get hurt and get into more trouble.

    If I had a dollar for everytime someone said "I forgot to bring water can I have some of yours" to me at a rally I could make a good chunk of money to donate to some local group or a comrade in need. :lmao:

    The military can do what it does because of a lot of training, we don't really train like that so we aren't really ready for anything big. The only way to get good at something is to train and learn and always be thinking that.

    Here are some of my favorite guides/manuals...
    http://www.anti-politics.net/distro/2009/ccr-read.pdf
    http://www.tangledwilderness.org/pdfs/coptech-web.pdf
    http://www.devo.com/sarin/bodyhammer.html
    http://anti-politics.net/distro/2009/re ... s-read.pdf
    http://studentsforafreetibet.org/downlo ... Manual.pdf
    http://anti-politics.net/distro/2009/wa ... y-read.pdf
    http://www.schnews.org.uk/diyguide/bloc ... ineers.pdf
    http://anti-politics.net/distro/2009/pr ... y-read.pdf
    http://security.resist.ca/personal/securebooklet.pdf
    http://www.midnightspecial.net/files/le ... ndbook.pdf\
    http://www.blackcrosscollective.org/att ... ewzine.pdf
    http://www.bostoncoop.net/~balm/cdprep.pdf
    http://zinelibrary.info/files/smasheverything.pdf (this has a lot of great info and the guys who made it are really cool)
    http://zinelibrary.info/files/ABCminizine.pdf

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/3169515/Civil ... Operations (U.S. army field manual for riot control basically what the cops study)
     
  18. The ClicheAntagonist

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    This is a fantastic post. Thank you for sharing it. I'm looiking forward to going through the links.

    One major concern though. The list of first aide basics include
    Maalox or other liquid antacid mixed 1:1 with water (1 24-oz. sport-top bottle)6
    Mineral oil and rubbing alcohol (in separate bottles)

    First off, if you are not familiar with WHY these are on the list, they will likely not do you much good. It should be expressed that these are used as decontamination solutions in the event that you are exposed to chemical agents. It must be added though, that many in the street medic community have spoken out against the use of mineral oil with rubbing alcohol (MOfibA) as it it isn't applied with precise caution it can result in burns and if it contacts the eye (malox/water is for the eye wash) it can cause blindness.

    An alternative for skin decontamination is plain charcoal powder. (DO NOT just buy a bag of charcoal that you'd throw on the grill. These are pretreated to make them burn easier... that means they are oil based. Oil based products on your skin will only trap the contaminant on your skin... thus the advice to use alcohol based sunscreen). For safe charcoal powder crush up art charcoal. You can also check with military surplus stores. Charcoal decontamination kits are basic issue for the army.

    Hope this helps you to stay safe, have some fun, and remain in the fight.
     
  19. LiveVeganStayVegan

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    Exactly don't try this shit unless you have trained for it and better yet go through a serious Medic training before you attempt to try any of this shit in the street. A medic training is longer than a few hours and anyone who calls a few hours training a medic training is lying and potentially putting lives at risk. A basic medic training should at least be a full day but probably should last at least the entire weekend and you should always do more studying and learn more before you can call yourself a street medic.

    I remember a friend of mine offered to be a street medic simply because he had been to a few "health and safety" trainings and was in the boy scouts as a youngster. I flipped out. Luckily though the protest he was at never got serious and never needed a medic but oy vey it was nerve racking.

    I mean the same goes for anything you do that you haven't yet done, practice practice practice. Cannot say it enough. If you are going to a brick throwing ceremony then throw some bricks in a field somewhere. If you going inside a hotel get some floor plans or check the place out well in advance looking like you belong there and are incognito as much as possible. Whatever happens just train and train some more!
     
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