Monday, January 21, 2008

Longest Walk 2: Route Feb 9 -- March 28, 2008

Longest Walk Route 2: Alcatraz to DC, scroll down for route

--Call for support
--Entire route for northern route
--Orientation for northern route


We take this opportunity to invite you to be part of an historic event, The Longest Walk 2008. On February 11, 2008, Longest Walk 2 participants will embark on a five-month journey taking two routes 8,000 miles across Turtle Island to Washington, D.C. arriving on July 11, 2008. In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the historic Longest Walk of 1978 that resulted in historic changes for Native America, hundreds of communities are participating in the Longest Walk of 2008 to raise awareness about issues impacting our world environment, to protect Sacred Sites and to clean up Mother Earth. Longest Walk 2 is part of many communities ongoing commitment to protect sacred sites, cultural preservation, and to create awareness about the environment. Both routes will visit Sacred Sites across the Nation and promote educational awareness for Sacred Sites protection and preservation. We are walking to promote positive change in our world. The Longest Walk 2 invites veteran walkers that participated in the 1978 Longest Walk and we reach out the new generations of the future to join us. Our message is: ALL LIFE IS SACRED.
Support The Longest Walk in its fundraising and organizing efforts! Your involvement can include the following support efforts:

Assist with Outreach within your organization and community. Volunteer to organize a welcoming as The Longest Walk arrives within your community.

Assist in gathering supplies: We need many items along the routes such as Socks, Shoes, Warm Coats and Rain Jackets, Tents, Sleeping Bags, etc. Access to Food Banks along the route will be an invaluable resource. A full wish list can be found at

We need a vehicle: We are searching for the use of a vehicle preferably for the entire walk but any portion of the walk will be helpful. A large van or bus is ideal to transport people and store supplies.
Provide local housing: We are asking folks to open their homes, community centers, or assist in organizing overnight housing. If you can provide housing within the Bay Area, or along the Northern or Southern routes, please email
We need funds: This is a grassroots based effort supported by individual donations. There are a number of benefit shows that will be held in the coming weeks to raise funds (please see the website for more details). Gas cards and gift certificates are also accepted.
If you, your group or organization would like to sign on as a supporter of our efforts, please fill out a sponsor registration form on the registration page of With your permission, we will publish your organization/group/individual name on our website. If you would like for your donation to go towards a specific route, supplies or efforts, please make sure and specify your requests on the sponsorship form. We thank you for any and all help that you are willing to give to this historic occasion.

“The Longest Walk 2” – 2008 ---On the 1978 Route

The Longest Walk 2 Gathering- Pow-wow/ Celebration /Ceremony
Feb. 9-12, 2008- D.Q. University.

Feb. 11--- (5am-9am) Alcatraz Sunrise Gathering, San Francisco.
9am-11am- Intertribal Friendship House- Oakland.
11am-1pm- Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley, Berkeley.
3pm-5pm- Glen Cove, Vallejo
5pm - Return to DQ.
Feb. 12--- 10am Press Conference (TBA)
Noon—Walkers Depart Sacramento Capitol steps to Folsom (Capitol Ave to Folsom Blvd to HWY 50……
Feb. 13--- Folsom to Shingle Springs Rancheria------------Hwy 50
Feb. 14---Shingle Springs Rancheria to Pollock Pines----- Hwy 50
Feb. 15---Pollock Pines to Kyburz --------------------------- Hwy 50
Feb. 16---Kyburz to South Lake Tahoe --------------------- Hwy 50
Feb. 17---South Lake Tahoe to Cave Rock------------------ Hwy 50
Feb. 18---Cave Rock to Carson City -------------------------Hwy 50
Feb. 19---Carson City to Silver Springs ---------------------Hwy 50
Feb. 20---Silver Springs to Fallon --------------------------- Hwy 50
Feb. 21-22 ------------------Rest--------------------------------
Feb. 23-25 – Fallon to Austin ----------------------------------Hwy 50
Feb. 26-27- Western Shoshone (Mt. Tenabo)
Feb. 28---Austin to Eureka ------------------------------------ Hwy 50
Feb. 29---Eureka to Ely ---------------------------------------- Hwy 50
Mar. 1-3 --Ely to Delta -----------------------------------------Hwy 50
Mar. 4 --- Delta to Holden ------------------------------------ Hwy 50
Mar. 5 --- Holden to Scipio ------------------------------------ Hwy 50
Mar. 6 --- Scipio to Salina --------------------------------------Hwy 50
Mar. 7 --- Salina to Fremont Junction ------------------------ Hwy 50
Mar. 8-9 -------------------Rest---------------------------------
Mar. 10-11—Fremont Junction to Green River ------------- Hwy 50
Mar. 12 --- Green River to Crescent Junction ----------- Hwy 50
Mar. 13 --- Crescent Junction to Cisco ------------------- Hwy 50
Mar. 14 --- Cisco to Fruita --------------------------------- Hwy 50
Mar. 15 --- Fruita to Grand Junction ---------------------- Hwy 50
Mar. 16 --- Grand Junction to Delta ---------------------- Hwy 50
Mar. 17-18 -- --------------Rest---------------------------
Mar. 19---- Delta to Montrose ---------------------------- Hwy 50
Mar. 20---- Montrose to Cimarron ----------------------- Hwy 50
Mar. 21--- Cimarron to Gunnison ------------------------Hwy 50
Mar. 22-24- Gunnison, Doyleville, Monarch, Garfield, Maysville, Poncha Springs, Salida, Howard, Coaldale, Cotopaxi, Canon City--------- Hwy 50
Mar. 25--- Canon City to Pubelo ------------------------- Hwy 50
Mar. 26-28------------------Rest ------------------------------
.The Longest Walk 2-Northern Route- 2008


March 29th
Pueblo to Avondale -------------Highway 50

March 30
Avondale to Fowler -------------Highway 50

March 31
Fowler to Rocky Ford ------------Highway 50

April 1
Rocky Ford to La Junta -----------Highway 50

April 2
La Junta to Las Animas ----------- Highway 50

April 3
Las Animas to Lamar -------------Highway 50

April 4-6
Sand Creek

April 7
Lamar to Holly ------------------Highway 50


April 8
Holly to Syracuse ----------------Highway 50

April 9
Syracuse to Lakin ----------------Highway 50

April 10
Lakin to Garden City --------------Highway 50

April 11
Garden City to Cimarron -----------Highway 50

April 12
Cimarron to Dodge City ------------Highway 50

April 13
Dodge City to Greensburg ------Highway 154 /54

April 14
Greensburg to Pratt ---------------Highway 54

April 15
Pratt to Kingman ------------------Highway 54

April 16-17
Kingman to Wichita ----------------Highway 54

April 18
Wichita to Newton ------------Interstate- 135-N

April 19
Newton to Florence ----------------Highway 50

April 20
Florence to Strong City -------------Highway 50

April 21
Strong City to Emporia -------------Highway 50

April 22-27
Rest Days

April 28
Emporia to Topeka ----------Highway 50 - 75 North

April 29-30
Topeka to Lawrence -Haskell Indian College --Highway 40 -N170 Rd. 10Highway, West Clinton Pkwy, Haskell Ave…..

May 1
Lawrence- Haskell to Kansas City, Ks.-- -Interstate 70-Highway 40


May 2
Kansas City, Ks to Kansas City, Mo. ------Interstate 70 -Highway 40

May 3
Kansas City to Blue Springs ------------Interstate 70-Highway 40

May 4
Blue Springs , Oak Grove to Odessa ------Interstate 70-Highway40

May 5
Odessa to Concordia ------------------Interstate 70-Highway 40

May 6
Concordia, Sweet Springs, to Boonville --Interstate 70-Highway 40

May 7
Boonville to Columbia ---------------- Interstate 70-Highway 40

May 8
Columbia to New Florence, Graham Cave-Interstate 70-Highway 40

May 9
Graham Cave to O'Fallon ---------------Interstate 70-Highway 40

May 10
O'Fallon to St. Charles -----------------Interstate 70-Highway 40

May 11
St. Charles to St. Louis --Interstate 70-Highway 180-(St. Charles Rd.)

May 12
St. Louis, Mo. , East St. Louis, to Cahokia Mounds --Interstate 70-Collinville Rd.

May 13 -14
Cahokia Mounds , Collinsville, Highland, Pocahontas, Mulberry Grove to Vandalia -------------------------------Interstate 70-Highway 40

Vandalia, St. Elmo, Altamont to Effingham---Interstate 70-Highway 40 (National Historic Road).

May 17-18
Effingham, Teutopolis , Greenup, Casey, Martinsville , Marshall, --Interstate 70-Highway 40 (National Historic Road).


May 19
Marshall to Terre Haute -----------------Interstate 70-Highway 40 (National Historic Road).

May 20-21
Terre Haute to Indianapolis--------------Interstate 70-Highway 40

May 22-25
Indianapolis to Richmond----------------Interstate 70-Highway 40


May 26-28
Richmond to Dayton --------------------Interstate 70-Highway 40

May 29-30
Dayton to Springville -------------------Interstate 70-Highway 40 (National Historic Road).

May 31-June 1
Springville , West Jefferson to Columbus --Interstate 70-Highway 40 (National Historic Road).

June 2-3
Columbus , Reynoldsburg, Hebron, to Zanesville -Interstate 70-Highway 40 (National Historic Road).

June 4-5
Zanesville, Norwich, New Concord to Cambridge -----Interstate 70- Highway 40 ( National Historic Road).

June 6-7
Cambridge, Old Washington, Fairview, Morristown, St. Clarksville, Bridgeport------------Interstate 70-Highway 40 (National Historic Road).


June 8
Bridgeport to Wheeling------Interstate 70-Highway 40 (National Historic Road).

June 9-10
Wheeling, Elm Grove, Triadelpia, Valley Grove, Mt. Echo--Interstate 70-Highway 40 (National Historic Road).


Mt. Echo to West Alexandrea------Interstate 70-Highway 40

June 12-13
Alexandrea, Donegal, Claysville, Buffalo Twp, Sugar Hill, Redwood Park----Interstate 70-Highway 40.

June 14-15
Redwood Park to Washington--------Interstate 70-Highway 40

June 16-17
Washington to Pittsburgh -----------Interstate 79

June 18-22
Rest Days - Pittsburgh

June 23-24
Pittsburgh to Somerset --------------------Interstate 76

June 25-26
Somerset to Bedford ----------------------Interstate 76

June 27
Bedford to Carlisle ------------------------Interstate 76

June 28
Carlisle to Harrisburg ----------------------Interstate 76

June 29-July 3
Rest Days- Harrisburg

July 4-5
Harrisburg to York ------------------------Interstate 83 South


July 6-7
York to Towson ---------------------------Interstate 83 South

July 8-10
Towson to Baltimore ---------------------- Interstate 83 South

July 11
The Longest Walk 2 Arrives Washington D.C.----Highway 1 South

Northern Route Orientation Pamphlet
---- 2006-2008 Route ---- 1978-2008 Route ---- 2008 Teams Meeting Walk
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Welcoming & Purpose

The Longest Walk is open to people of all nations and cultures. We ask that you abide by the code of conduct/
guidelines/principles of unity.
We hope that this information helps you to be safer and stronger on the walk and in your communities.
The purpose of the Northern route is to continue and carry the message from the Longest Walk of 1978: “The
Longest Walk is an Indian spiritual walk, a historical walk; and it is a walk for educational awareness to
the American and the world communities about the concerns of American Indian people”. This route will
carry the message of Renewing the Spirit by Walking in the Footsteps of our Ancestors. This walk is to
commemorate the Longest Walk in 1978-those who walked then and those who will walk now. We are walking
to bring awareness of the struggle to protect sacred sites.
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the historic Longest Walk of 1978 that resulted in historic changes
for Native America and for our environment, hundreds of communities are participating in the Longest Walk of
2008 to raise awareness about global warming on our world environment, to protect Sacred Sites and the Clean
up Mother Earth.
The Longest Walk ’08 is an extraordinary grassroots effort on a national level to bring attention to the environ-
mental disharmony of Mother Earth. The Longest Walk of '08 is set to begin on February 11, 2008 on at Alca-
traz Island in San Francisco and end 5 months later in Washington D.C. on July 11, 2008. The Longest Walk of
'08 intends to create educational awareness about the health and wellbeing of Our Mother Earth, the health and
wellbeing of our people and communities and the protection and preservation of Sacred Sites.
We invite veteran walkers that participated in the 1978 Longest Walk and reach out the new generations
of the future to join us.

Before The Walk

Read The Longest Walk Manifesto of 1978.
Walk! Walkers that plan to walk the entire route should be able to walk a distance of 10 miles per day. This is
approximately 3 hours of walking. The more prepared you are, the less likely you are to suffer from preventable
injuries. Being prepared is extremely helpful as it reduces stress for yourself, the medical team and organizing
Ask Family/Friends to sponsor yourself or a fellow walker. Visit the sponsorship page and circulate the sponsor-
ship form within your network/community.
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Support The Longest Walk in its fundraising and organizing efforts:
There are many ways to support The Longest Walk:
We need supplies : Socks, Shoes, Warm Coats and Rain Jackets, Tents, Sleeping Bags, First-Aid supplies, non-
perishable foods, etc. Access to Food Banks along the route will be an invaluable resource. A full wish list
can be found at
We need a vehicle: We are searching for the use of a vehicle preferably for the entire walk but any portion of
the walk will be helpful. A large van or bus is ideal to transport people and store supplies.
We need local housing: We are asking folks to open their homes, community centers etc. to walkers as they ar-
rive in the Bay Area for the kick off events from Feb. 8
through the 12
We need funds: This is a grassroots based effort supported by individual donations. There are a number of
benefit shows that will be held in the coming weeks to raise funds (please see the website for details). Gas cards
and grocery store gift certificates will be a great help.
Volunteer assistance & supplies are needed. Supplies will be accepted between the hours of 6-9 P.M. between
Tuesday-Friday at the Intertribal Friendship House (IFH). Weekly organizing meetings with committee groups
are at IFH every Tuesday until the walk begins. There are a number of tasks to move forward with and all vol-
unteer assistance is greatly needed and appreciated.
Intertribal Friendship House
523 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606

Flight & Public Transit Information

The best airport to fly into is dependent on your arrival date. If you plan to arrive between February 8-10,
SFO (San Francisco) or OAK (Oakland) are the closest airports to fly into. SFO
has a BART Station (public transit/subway station) connected to the airport. It is very convenient and you can
use it to shuttle throughout the Bay Area. OAK has AIR-BART or bus lines which can connect you to the BART
Station as well.
If you are not available to fly in until the afternoon of Feb. 11- the morning of Feb. 12 then SAC would be the
best airport to fly into as we will be closer to Sacramento by then.
If you are a domestic traveler, we will do our best to make arrangements to pick you up from the airport or
BART station. Please keep in mind that arrangements for HUNDREDS of walkers are being made, so we may
have to send you on BART/Public Transportation to your housing destination. If you haven’t done so already,
please send your travel itinerary and any special needs or important information we need to know (such as al-
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lergies to pets) to If you are an International traveler, we WILL make arrangements
to pick you up from SFO. Again, please send your travel itinerary to mailto:lw08housing@gmail.comand any special
needs you may have along with it.

Bay Area Housing Information

Housing accommodations are still being arranged. For questions regarding housing accommodations, contact
Aislyn who is the designated point person. All housing inquiries can be made to her at

Points of Clarification

• There is no fee to join The Longest Walk, however we do ask that you bring or have accessible enough money
to cover expenses: food, transportation, laundry, hidden costs, & other basics. Bring at least $650 ($5/day x
130 days). For emergency purposes please have enough cash on hand or personal contacts in the need to re-
turn home.
• The Northern route will be significantly smaller than the Southern route. There are currently estimated to be
between 40-75 walkers. The Northern route does not expect to have as many resources that will be available
on the Southern route. Much like the 1978 Longest Walk, it will be very much a grassroots effort and move-
• If you plan to walk the Northern route of the route, be aware that you will be walking through Nevada, Utah,
and Colorado during the months of February through the end of March. You will walk through snow and it
will rain. You are personally responsible for bringing your own snow and rain gear (snowsuits and snow
boots, 0 degree sleeping bag, Rain Jackets, Waterproof Pants, etc.). You should be prepared in event of high
winds. You should also be prepared to walk across desert and mountain terrain.
• Due to limited space, unless you are bringing your own vehicle on the Northern route, it is not recommended
that you bring any pets.
• If walking the whole distance on the Northern route, you will be asked to walk a minimum of 10 miles per
day. If you cannot walk this distance, you are welcome to volunteer in some capacity.
• Monetary donations for the Northern route are currently not tax-deductible and are not being accepted through
the Longest Walk website. If you would like to contribute a donation, Please contact to arrange a donation.
• You are responsible for your own transportation to Alcatraz Island.
• You are responsible for your own transportation from Washington, D.C.
• We strongly recommend obtaining airfare to and from both locations if you plan on walking the duration of
The Longest Walk, unless you plan on bringing your own vehicle.
• If bringing your own vehicle, we ask that you bring at least another driver with you so there will always be
someone available to drive the vehicle. You are personally responsible for any costs incurred on the walk
with your vehicle, (gas, oil changes, maintenance, etc.)
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Longest Walk Principles of Unity

These guidelines have been designed for your safety, the safety of others and a respect for all!
Failure to adhere to Longest Walk protocol can result in being asked to leave the walk. This will
be determined on a case-by-case basis and by the Longest Walk counsel.
• Be alcohol and drug free – a NO tolerance policy is in effect.
• No sexual harassment – a NO tolerance policy is in effect.
• No weapons of any kind (knives, guns, mace, pepper spray, etc.)
• First and always we must RESPECTALL LIFE.
• Come with a good attitude.
• Be on time for circle, meals, and activities.
• We are all in this together. Find ways to be helpful to those that could use the extra support.
• Use respectful language -- especially around Elders and Children.
• Bring, use and clean your own eating utensils, coffee cups and water containers.
• Recycle, clean up, and leave no mess...anywhere!
• Be fully responsible for your children at all times--designate helpers if necessary.
• You are personally responsible for your personal belongings at all times.
• DO NOT bring any drugs, alcohol, or weapons. You are putting yourself as well as group as a whole at risk. If
this becomes an issue -you will be asked to leave the walk.
• If you need a prescription medication, please make our medics aware of them.
• Listening devices such as iPods and CD players will only separate us from one another. We encourage you to
leave them at home. For your safety, they will not be allowed to be used while walking.
• At all times be accountable to the people who's land you're on, the people and communities we support and
most importantly TO YOURSELF. Show respect at all times to those communities, groups, individuals that
have offered to host and feed us.
• Your actions WILL have an effect on yourself and others around you.
• We believe in creating safe and inclusive environments for all participants.
• Respect the work and abilities of others. Keep in might that you might not agree with the organizers, but they
are thinking of what is best for the group as a whole.
• Be mindful of your words. Critique inappropriate behaviors NOT the person.
• Actively listen to each other, try your best to listen to what others are saying, before speaking.
• Only make commitments that you can keep and be consistent.
• Speak only for yourself and remember that you are representing yourself, your community and The Longest
• Give space for ALL voices to be heard.
• You will be surrounded by people from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Respect peoples traditions, relig-
ions and cultures, ESPECIALLY if you don't agree with them.

When walking please observe the following protocol on the Walk:
• Always walk behind the Eagle Staffs
• Respect the drummers, they walk together.
• Be aware of your surroundings
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• Follow the rules of the road Observe others space and quiet (they may be in prayer)
• Pay attention to directions
• Be mindful of the flaggers
• Stay on the route
• Pay attention to traffic, cars are much larger and harder than a human body.
• Respect the Nations and communities that we are guests at. Make an effort to eat the food that you are served.
• Keep in mind that all communities have differences and this needs to be respected
• When approached by media, refer to your designated press person in camp but still have your sound-bites
• Walkers that plan to walk the entire route will be expected to walk a minimum of 10 miles per day. If you
cannot walk this distance, you are welcome to walk whatever you can or volunteer in some capacity.

Practical & Safety Tips:

• Bring only necessary items with you. Too much gear may be hard to lug around and takes up space in support
vehicles. It is highly suggested that you bring only a duffel bag, a day-pack or backpack, a sleeping bag and a
small tent. Make sure and Label everything from camping gear to individual clothes items with your
name as to not create any confusion.
• Know your limits. Pay extra attention to emotional and physical stress. Eat regularly and make sure to take
breaks & rest.
• Respect each others limits.
• Have a buddy. A buddy system ensures that all will be accounted for. If you need to depart from the walk for
some reason, check in with your buddy about your whereabouts first. They should know about any health is-
sues you may have, your emergency contact info, and some- one who will be there for you if you are in need.
• Proper hygiene is crucial every step of the way! Do not underestimate proper hand-washing! Learn ways to
wash hands with little water (spray bottle w/ liquid soap & H2O in it). A contagious disease could affect the
whole camp. Communicable diseases such as colds and flu’s are spread through sneezing and coughing,
when water droplets carrying the virus become air- borne and are breathed in by others. It is also passed on
through the spread of germs due to poor hand-washing hygiene.
• Proper foot care is essential. Many walkers reiterated the importance of caring for your feet as a way to keep
the walk functional. Clean your feet regularly, change your socks, see a medic or get a friend to treat your
'hot-spots' before they become a problem.
• Drink Water-Remember to stay hydrated! At least 8 cups a day, and more if you are exerting yourself, are in
extreme climates, or sweating a lot. A good rule of thumb is that if you are not peeing, or if your pee is dark
yellow, you need to drink more. Bring your water in a re-usable and nonbreakable container.
• Food: You may want to bring high-energy foods (chocolate, nuts, trail mix, energy bars, protein, etc.) and the
less-perishable fruits and vegetables (apples, oranges/grapefruit, carrots).
• Electrolyte mix (Emergen-C) added to water boosts energy. Salt, (sodium chloride), potassium, and bicarbon-
ate, known as electrolytes, are vital constituents of body fluids. When large amounts of salt are lost thru per-
spiration, needs may be considerably higher.
• Prescription Medications: Carry enough prescription medicine for the duration that you will be on the walk.
Carry in your first aid kit a copy of your prescription for controlled substances. Be sure to include your in-
haler, an epipen, insulin or other medications if applicable. All medicine should be clearly labeled. Wear iden-
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tification (bracelet, necklace, permanent marker) for potentially life-threatening conditions (heart condition,
diabetes, asthma, seizures, allergies, non-visible disabilities). Have a list of prescriptions, copies of medical
insurance cards, doctors' names and contact information.

Come Prepared!

Some guidelines on how to best choose your equipment:
• Wear what is comfortable, and emphasize mobility and safety. Wear layers in preparation for varying weather
conditions. Wear well-fitting, closed shoes or boots that are broken in before you wear them on the walk.
• “Cotton kills” in cold/wet weather; Wear other materials like polypro, silk, or wool under-layers,
• insulating middle layers (wool, fleece), and wind/waterproof outer layers.
• “Cotton saves” in hot weather; wear loose-fitting, light-colored cotton/linen/hemp clothing;
• cover up; wear a hat with a brim.
• Boots. Don't wear new boots on the trip hoping to break them in. Break them in at home first. Or wear old
boots that are already broken in. Avoid snow-sealing your boots to waterproof them. Snow seal rots leather.
There are other products on the market such as Mink Oil which will waterproof and preserve leather boots.
• Consider getting good quality arch supports as we will be walking on concrete or asphalt much of the time.
• Consider wearing a belt or other back support device as back problems have been known to develop on long
• Be aware of the way you walk, try to develop a good rhythm and stride to avoid long term injuries.
• Rain and Rain Gear. It WILL rain, and it WILL SNOW. In the event of harsh weather, let's be prepared. Pack
all the clothes in your pack in a trash compactor bag. Your sleeping bag stuff-sack may not be waterproof, so
pack the stuffed sleeping bag in a trash compactor bag also.
• Sleeping Bag. Make sure your sleeping bag is well constructed and filled with duck-down or Fibrefill II or
some other modern synthetic filler designed for maximum insulation. By "well constructed" I mean, make
sure the stitching between the outer and liner layers of the bag is not "sewn through." permitting cold air to
seep in through the stitch holes.
First Aid Kits:
• Personalize your first aid kit to address you and your family and communities’needs and stick to the herbs
and accessories that you know how to use.
• Pack lightly. No one carries all of this - pick and choose those items that make sense to you, and match your
skill level.
• Keep your kit where it can easily be reached.
• Sewing boxes, small suitcases, travel pouches, cosmetic bags, and fishing tackle boxes make great containers
for first-aid kits. Be sure that everything is clearly labeled.
• Replace perishable items like water, food, medications, and batteries on a yearly basis.
• Include in your kit a 3X5 card with quick reference in indelible marker.
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What to Bring:

Clothing & Equipment Check-list From the top of your head working your way down:
• Wool Cap. (for cold nights)
• Hat with Brim. (for bright sunshine)
• 1 or 2 Long Sleeved Wool or Fleece Shirts.
• 2 or 3 T Shirts ( microfiber shirts wicks sweat away
from your body, keeps you warm).
• Bandana (to mop up sweat)
• Wool or Fleece Sweater
• Change of Underwear for a week
• Wool Gloves or Mittens with Nylon Shell
• Warm Shell (Jacket) to block wind and rain
• Rain Pants
• 1 or two pairs of Long underwear tops and bottoms
• Enough Wool Socks (or other good walking sock) for a
• Liner Socks (thinner socks to go inside wool socks)
• An extra pair of shoes (in case your feet start blis-
• A t-shirt/ swim shorts, a sweat dress or long skirt.
• 1 Backpack/Duffel bag-to be carried by support vehi-
• 1 Day pack –for water and snacks through the day
• Sleeping Bag
• Plastic Ground Cloth
• Tarp or 3 Season Tent
• Cup, Bowl and Spoon.
• 1 Quart Water Bottle
• Personal Medication
• Sunscreen Lotion
• Soap, Towel, Toothbrush & Paste
• Safety Vest (preferably orange or green)
• Flashlight and extra batteries


Great to bring depending on your personal needs.
• Shades or Sunglasses
• Extra SOCKS!
• An extra hand and bath towel
• An extra pair of shoes (in case your feet start blis-
• Safety Vest (preferably orange or green)
• Other important items- Dental needs, contact
lenses, hearing aid batteries, personal hygiene, cell
phone or other communication device, an um-
brella, duct tape, non-chemical/safe bug repellant,
clothing, & bedding. etc.
• Personal Medication
• Pocket knife or Multi-use pocket tool
• Rope and clothes pins
First Aid Kit Suggestions:
• Band-Aids & bandages of various sizes.
• Anti-bacterial herbal salve or commercial cream
•moleskin-important for aiding in blisters
•"Second skin" gel bandages for blisters or burns
•1 roll gauze
•1 roll 1/2 inch tape
• Ace bandage
• Plain soap (anti-bacterial soap not necessary!)
• Several pairs of disposable gloves in zip-lock bags
(Nitrile, latex, )
• Anti-fungal/athletes foot treatments
• Scissors
• Tweezers
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• Instant hot & cold packs
• ace bandage
• magnifier
•Various kinds of tape
• Antiseptic wipes
• Q-tips
• Clean cloth (rags)
• Clean applicators
• Rope/String
• Safety pins
• BP cuff
• splinting gear
• Include a supply of any personal medications.
• stethoscope
• BP cuff
• basins for soaking feet
• wooden or plastic foot/back massagers
• splinting gear
• cloth tea bags
• Your favorite 1st Aid Herbs!
• Aloe Vera gel
• herbs for pain
• Echinacea & other immunity herbs.
• Arnica liniment
•Rescue Remedy
•arnica tablets for bruises
• herbal anti-microbial salve (one without comfrey,
one with)
•burn treatments - gels, creams
• Herbal throat lozenges
Other Must-Have Supplies:
• Enough money to cover expenses: food, transpor-
tation, laundry, hidden costs, & other basics. Bring
at least $650 ($5/day x 130 days). For emergency
purposes please have enough cash on hand or per-
sonal contacts in the need to return home.
• Identification and/or emergency contact informa-
tion; Phone numbers, legal contacts, etc.
• Medical consent forms for dependents.
• Tampons/Sanitary pads
• Water bottle to clean with
• Condoms
• Trash bags and smaller zip lock bags
• Sunscreen
• Light -a flashlight with extra batteries and light
bulbs or hand-powered flashlights. A headlamp
frees your hands, candles.
• Kid items, such as games, crayons, writing materi-
als, and teddy bears!
Kitchen Equipment:
If you are bringing a long term support vehicle along, here are some other items that might be useful to have.
• Camp Stove
• Fire starter
• Fry pan
• Sauce pans
• Coffee pot and travel mug or thermos
• Heavy-duty aluminum foil
• Pot holders
• Mixing and serving spoons
• Cooking fork, tongs, spatula
• Kitchen knives
• Can/bottle opener
• Storage containers
• Cooler
• Ice pack
• Insulated jug
• Water container
• Dish pan
• Detergent (Biodegradable and Earth Friendly!)
• Pot Scrubbers
• Garbage Bags
• Cloth Towels

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Censored News is published by censored journalist Brenda Norrell. A journalist for 27 years, Brenda lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, writing for Navajo Times, AP, USA Today, Lakota Times and other American Indian publications. After being censored and then terminated by Indian Country Today in 2006, she began the Censored Blog to document the most censored issues. She currently serves as human rights editor for the U.N. OBSERVER & International Report at the Hague and contributor to Sri Lanka Guardian, Narco News and CounterPunch. She was cohost of the 5-month Longest Walk Talk Radio across America, with Earthcycles Producer Govinda Dalton in 2008:
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