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@all Welcome to the nw13 travel planning chat. Info posted below

:pfflag: :truck: Travel Clothing: All travel clothing items must be politically neutral, prioritize dull colors, absence of revealing marks or identifying features such as company logos, college icons, or city references. Multiple layers for weather changes and shedding of articles for en route activism. Medical masks are encouraged during stops. Dress code items are not to be worn in transit, nor are any organizational patches.

Average temperatures along the travel route will range from 40 degrees to 70 degrees. Bring appropriate layers for all situations.

- :billed_cap: Hat. (Cap, booney, etc.)
- :dark_sunglasses: Sunglasses.
- :mask: Medical style mask. (Ear loops.)
- :shirt: Compliant shirt, pants/shorts, shoes. (No open toed shoes.)

:pfflag: :betsy: Activism Dress Code: Activism dress code is only to be worn on command. Its contents are to remain neatly stored, clean, and undamaged during travel. Place your User ID or Alias on the tags or otherwise within your shirt, coat, hat, and other dress code items of interest so they remain in your possession.

Temperatures at the location are expected to be low. Expect long periods of exposure to wind and cold. Hydration is key in the days leading up to the action, and the time of the action itself.

- :pfflag: Cap w/ Chevron Patch.
- :man_construction_worker_tone1: Bump cap insert.
- :dark_sunglasses: Sunglasses (Aviators Preference)
- :white_large_square: Blank white mask.
- Dress Code Jacket
- :jeans: Khaki or tan colored pants.
- :hiking_boot: Appropriate boots. (Expect lots of movement)
- "Tactical" or work gloves. Strongly encouraged for protection from the heat of flares, smoke devices, better grip on flags and shields. (No hard knuckle.) (Preference tan/coyote.)

:pfflag: :school_satchel: Additional Items: Optional or non-necessary items will be marked with an asterisk.

- :tent: Camping supplies. Tent, sleeping bag. `(Confirm with your travel lead if/where you will be camping. Coordinate with tents to ensure efficient use.)

- :money_with_wings: [$25] Cash for event payment. Note: This total does not include your travel fees. Confirm with your travel lead to find your precise total.
- :potable_water: Reusable canteen(s) of at least one liter.
- Personal sanitation kit. (toothbrush, deodorant, etc.)
- :betsy: :pfflag: ANY & ALL organizational flags in possession, or in possession of locals.
- Additional bottled water. (Kept on person.)
- Water Bottle Belt Holder.
- Money for purchases during travel, or purchase of workshop materials at the event. (Cash Only)(This amount is subject to personal preference and travel specifics, confirm with travel lead.) ^

- IMPORTANT: Cash contributions for...
- Legal Fund, which will go towards ensuring the safety and freedom of activists currently under threat, and repaying those who have already kept our members from dire harm on numerous occasions. Contributions could make the difference between the continued work and efforts of an activist, or dangerous injuries at the hands of state oppression.

- Purchase of promotional materials (stickers, flyers), patches (official/unofficial), stencils, posters, etc. This will be the last time, potentially, for some time to resupply in person. You may be more specific with the items you receive, and there are no shipping fees or wait times. Communicate with your locals, or NW and ensure you are getting what you need to sustain activity.

Additional Notes:
- Our travel distances will vary widely, but expect to engage in stops or activities in travel dress code regardless.
- Pack as light as you can in terms of gear and clothing to avoid space issues. Keep everything well organized.
- Do not skimp out on water or hydration. Your party may be unable or unlikely to make stops for resupply beyond a certain point.
- If you haven't gotten really comfortable with the outdoors thus far this season, get to it. Walks and runs are suggested.
- Event fees are subject to change. Confirm with your travel lead to ensure you have the correct information.
- If you need additional links or suggestions for any of the items listed above, please ask so.
- Long hair is to be tied into a knot at the base of the neck when activism dress code is worn.

We will be meeting in Columbus OH on Friday Dec 3rd, exact time to be determined.

Additional travel fees that are NW13 specific will likely apply

@all I need everyone to reply and confirm attendance

Attendance confirmed

Steven OH @PF-815180


Billy IN @PF-113084

I’ll be there

Billy IN @PF-113084

Ethan and I can carry up to 2 more people in the vehicle somewhat comfortably.

Benjamin OH @PF-410618

I'll be there, we camping?

Yes. I will provide details about that as soon as I can

Vincent KY and Gabriel WV will be coming as well if you think it would make sense to put them in here

Robert IN @PF-219169

I'll be there

Gabriel WV @PF-803795

I'll be there

Didn't Vincent say he can't go?

Benjamin MI @PF-765244

Are we going to have a mumble meeting for travel plans?

Steven OH @PF-815180

Anyone have a decent sized tent I can double up with ya in?

Benjamin MI @PF-765244

I do have a 4 person tent I can bring

Steven OH @PF-815180

Would be much appreciated if so

Benjamin MI @PF-765244

Ya no problem

Gabriel WV @PF-803795

I have a 1 man tent but I may have an extra sleeping bag if anyone needs to use it

Vincent KY @PF-511905

I’m not 100% sure I’m going to get to go yet.

Michael IN @PF-6666

I will be there.

Yeah we will need to organize tents and such over a voice meeting soon, once I've finished settling who is traveling how.

Steven OH @PF-815180

Sounds good

Steven OH @PF-815180

Bring extra blankets and whatnot if y'all can. There's always someone (typically not from the glorious and cold state of Ohio) that doesn't bring a warm enough sleeping bag

Foam ground mats are king

Steven OH @PF-815180

Yes, I used to have a good foam mat I camped with. Left it behind in tx.

As you can see from the constant removals and adds of people there is still some unclear aspects as to who is riding with who

Well, our NW van is out of commission with engine issues, so we're going to have to rent a van. This will increase costs for all of us a decent amount. The cheapest van I'm seeing rn is 330/day

Steven OH @PF-815180

We could always take some personal vehicles and cram in together. I can fit four others in my sedan.

Benjamin MI @PF-765244

I'll need a ride. I'll be staying just north of Dayton. If someone nearby could meet up with me to be able to pick me up and drop me off on Sunday night I would very much appreciate it. My work is giving me a business car but I can only drive it to Dayton and back to work

@Benjamin MI Don't worry I'll be picking you up.

Who all is able and willing to drive a personal vehicle? This would reduce cost for everyone overall, and enable slightly faster travel times on the individual basis. Gas fees would be spread on a by car basis to those riding together.

Steven OH @PF-815180

Count my car in

Benjamin MI @PF-765244

Thank you, when the time gets closer I will DM you as far as meet up location and whatnot. I will help with gas and tolls which I'm sure we will run into

Francis PA @PF-6893

I can fit 5 including myself comfortably.

Alright, we can do that then and save our money.

Steven OH @PF-815180

Sounds good. Hopefully all our bags fit lol

@all Okay lads here is what's up. Since we won't be traveling collectively then each travel party will be responsible for preparing their own sleeping situation. That is to say, each car is responsible for their own tent(s). Sleeping in your car is likely to be a valid option if you happen to be a solo driver

Let's organize travel parties now

Ben MI, Micheal IN and myself are in one car. I have room for one more person, likely one of you in the cbus area

Francis PA and Alexander PA can either go together or solo depending on what works for them

I need to hear from the rest of you if you've already sorted your car out or not

Steven OH @PF-815180

I have room for four others. I'd really prefer to ride with someone else if necessary, as I just missed a whole bunch of work due to having covid and finances are extremely tight right now.

Steven OH @PF-815180

How many total are coming from our lot?

Gabriel WV @PF-803795

I'm prob gonna wind up driving myself hard to make travel plans when we dont know where we're going

@Gabriel WV I think I'll make you my fourth. I'll have you drive partway and then I'll scoop you up and finish the trip with you

@Steven OH let me get back to you

@Benjamin OH Want to ride with Steven and perhaps 1 or 2 others?

Gabriel WV @PF-803795

@ND - Ryan OH I would greatly appreciate that

Benjamin OH @PF-410618

sure i can do that

Steven OH @PF-815180

Looks like we'll be road trip partners lol

I know it seems like I'm not communicating just be patient, I will give everyone their info before it is too late

All the info needed will be posted tonight

@Michael IN You will be meeting me in Cincinnati at a location I will DM you at 8am. We will then go and collect @Benjamin MI at 9am in Dayton. Ben, send me a location to meet you Friday at 9am. @Gabriel WV You will be collected in Lewisburg WV at 3pm. I will DM you the address.

Both @Francis PA and @Alexander PA have chosen to drive solo. I will DM them what they need to know.

@Steven OH and @Benjamin OH You two may drive together on your own, or you may join my party in Dayton and caravan with us. Whoever is your parties driver reply below and I will DM you info

@all Remember, the event fee is $20. And your travel vehicle should organize tents for itself. Split travel costs amongst those in your travel party. Don't drink a bunch of energy drinks on the way like a retard and then be dehydrated during the demo.

Steven OH @PF-815180

@Benjamin OH what city are you nearest? I'm nearest Cleveland

Steven OH @PF-815180

I want to minimize the distance I have to drive given my very tight gas budget

He is near Columbus

Benjamin OH @PF-410618

Yeah I’m near Columbus so if it’s easier I don’t mind driving so you don’t have to go out of the way

Steven OH @PF-815180

How about I head down to Columbus, pick you up, then we head together to the destination?

Steven OH @PF-815180

Better to have two drivers for road safety, company, atc

Steven OH @PF-815180

Hmmm... Nevermind, I think it'll work out better to drive separately. I forgot how out of the way Columbus was before I looked at the map lol

That's silly. Just meet up part way or have Ben come to you.

Benjamin MI @PF-765244

I'm bringing my 4 person tent. I may not sleep in it because I believe there will be enough room for me to crash with the Michigang. I'll bring it just in case, and if anyone else needs to use it

Steven OH @PF-815180

@Benjamin MI Any room in the michigang caravan? I can meet you at some city in Ohio along your route.

Steven OH @PF-815180

Just me, a backpack, and a suitcase

Benjamin MI @PF-765244

Well I'm traveling down to Dayton early Friday morning. If you want to meet me sure, but I will be getting dropped off at Dayton and will not be traveling back to Michigan. I would DM @Alan MI if you want to see about traveling with them, they have their travel plans all sorted out so he would know better

@all update Vincent Texas as you arrive or know your ETA

@all notify @Vincent TX updates to your ETA. Notify @NS - Grant MD when you arrive at the security checkin

Steven OH @PF-815180

@Vincent TX eta 3 hours 50 minutes for myself

Steven OH @PF-815180

That includes most of the Michigan guys too

You need to send him a DM. He isn't in this channel

Steven OH @PF-815180

Ah ok, thank you

@all new checkpoint location 6274 Courthouse Rd. Spotsylvania VA

Ignore that previous message there will be different address than the one I just posted

The original meetup location is still to be used not the one I just listed above. When you arrive stay in your vehicle

Steven OH @PF-815180


If you're nearby wait to get there we need to change those location

@all use the second address that I posted most recently now

@all absolutely do not go to the address that I just told you to


A gas station

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