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The Event

May 6, 2016

The Close Pine Gap protest convergence will run from Monday 26th September until Friday 30th September.

(Following the camp, the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network is holding a conference in Alice Springs on the weekend of 1-2 October.)

The camp will be located on Arrente country near the Pine Gap facility. Some infrastructure will be provided including food, water, toilets and some shelter.

Please come prepared for hot, dry, sunny weather on this beautiful desert country!

What to bring:

  • There will be limited communal shade provided at the event, but we encourage people to bring their own shelter for personal use.
  • There may be very cold nights (down to near zero) and hot days (up to high 30s), although the average for September/October is low teens to high 20s. There is also the potential for strong winds and a low possibility of rain, so bring appropriate gear.
  • Enough water for your stay. Some water will be provided at the camp site, but it’s best to bring your own drinking water; at least 2L/day/person.
  • Water Bottle(s).
  • Solid shoes/boots.
  • Plate/bowl & eating utensils.
  • Jacket/coat.
  • Wet weather gear.
  • Swag/Tent.
  • Sleeping gear.
  • Torch and spare batteries.
  • Toiletries.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat.
  • Basic first aid kit, and any medications you require.

Other things to bring:

  • Any charged 12-volt batteries or solar panels would be great to contribute power to the festival.
  • An inverter for your car would allow you to be electrically independent.
  • Extra shelter: tarp, poles, long pegs, ropes.
  • Cameras / video cameras / SD cards.
  • Firewood if you can.
  • Musical instruments.
  • Action gear (props, banners, fabric, paint, poles, costumes, whistle, compass, bandanna, drones).
  • Dust mask (in case of a dust storm).
  • Earplugs.

Please think seriously about what you may need or want with you.

What not to bring:

  • Please note that you may be searched by police, potentially at almost any time. As such, bringing prohibited drugs, weapons, or other illegal items is a really, really bad idea which could jeopardise the entire camp.