Items you may find useful

  • lots of water in a plastic bottle with squirt top, to drink and to wash off your skin or eyes, if needed
  • energy snacks
  • identification and/or emergency contact information only if you want to be cited out of jail in the event of arrest
  • just enough money for pay-phone, food, transportation
  • watch, paper, pen for accurate documentation of events, police brutality, injuries
  • water- or alcohol-based sunscreen
  • 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 more than six hours increase your risk of developing toxic shock syndrome)

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