This site is to coordinate any kind of support (Food, Supply, etc.) for Occupy Wallstreet. Site will be updated as often as possible to reflect the current status.
- 1 Supplies needed on Ground
- 2 Supply Distribution
- 3 Questions to Ground Crew
- 4 Suggestions to Ground crew
- 5 Sleeping Places
- 6 Communication
Supplies needed on Ground
In general, reusable items are preferred over throw away stuff. For instance Rain Ponchos, Plates/Bowls, etc.
- Healthy Food
- Bottled Water
- We need a refrigerator to store fresh food. Preferably someone in the area. Contact: email@example.com
- Sterile Dressing
- Ace Bandages
- Red Duct Tape
- Rain protection gear (ponchos)
- Warm clothes
- Media Team donations: http://tinyurl.com/wallstreetmedia
- External hard drives
- SD cards
- apple laptops with final cut pro
- PC laptops with premier or AVID
- HD cameras
- cables (USB, FireWire, etc)
- sound equipment (microphones, lavs, cables, booms, etc.)
- any other film/video equipment (lights, generators, Gaffer tape, power cables, etc.)
- Water bottles (Sport caps preferred)
- Reusable plates, bowls, utensils
- shooters (people who can film)
- content producers
For donations from afar:
Mail: (No perishable food)
The UPS Store
Re: Occupy Wall Street
118A Fulton St. #205
New York, NY 10038
Questions to Ground Crew
- what OS most of the macs are running? Can send Sno Leo, Tiger, Leo, Lion?
Suggestions to Ground crew
Look into film solar panel rolls for powering notebooks:
They are $200 but possibly 1 or 2 can be donated. They work in low light conditions (clouds/rain) and fit into a large backpack for transport. Connect them to a charge controller:
this make sure higher voltage does not boil your battery away. for this setup, a morningstar sunsaver-10 is the ticket. Add one laptop battery, and a small inverter like for a car lighter plug, and you have a 5 9's power system for a laptop.
Furthermore, if solar is not sufficient at any given period, the same power system can be recharged or run by a vehicle, the voltages are the same.
You may be interested in something like this, light, hard plastic, waterproof, carry handles. Made for easy setup and teardown.
Also the obvious:
- Put notebooks etc in large zip-loc bags. Will probably cause overheating. Careful.
Any kind of windscreen over the camera mic would minimize the wind noise which there is a LOT of on the livestream, making it impossible to hear most of the time if there's a breeze in the treeze. Here's some cheap DIY solutions for a deadcat (furry windscreen):
- http://www.hv20.com/showthread.php?19286-DIY-Dead-Cats (for shotgun mics)
- http://forum.indymogul.com/showthread.php?t=22490 (also for shotguns, but maybe foam eggcrate applicable to internal?)
- http://www.freshdv.com/2010/07/diy-deadcat-dslr-mic.html (for internal camera mics)
Has been adressed, new equipment on ground incl. external mic with wind shield.
- Couchsurfing Group: http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=46093