If the Women’s March on Washington is your first foray into the world of protesting, fear not! Although many sites have already compiled their ultimate guides to the march, we’ve compiled a list of the most helpful things to bring with you on the big day. From a terrarium full of ants to diamonds, here are 29 essentials you need to prepare for a weekend spent rallying in D.C.!
FIJI Water: Never show up anywhere without name brand water.
Dog Whistle: For the ability to summon any nearby dogs.
My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult: Just some light reading!
Laser Pointer: In a sea of people, this will help you point at what you want.
A pair of Ray-Bans: To protect against the sun but mostly to frame your face.
First Aid Kit: You might scrape your knee while marching!!
Flare Gun: You might get lost at sea while marching!!
TomTom GPS: This will help you navigate your girl van through all that girl traffic.
House Keys: But swallow them first!
Two Pairs of Socks: One for your feet, the other for your hands in case you forgot gloves.
Adderall: For if you have ADHD.
A bottle of Purell: So you all don’t sync up.
A Piece of Paper With Your Name On it: So you don’t have to bring your ID.
Diamonds: So you can trade for stuff, like coffee, or more precious stones.
One girl you don’t like as much: Somebody has to hold everyone’s bags!!
A poncho: In case you really don’t want to make friends.
Orange Juice: For vitamin C we guess??
A Walkman: So you can listen to music like it’s 1992 again.
Tea bags: Just to suck on!
Desktop Computer: So you can still work while leaving your laptop at home.
Terrarium of Ants: For something pretty to look at!!
5-Lb Weights: Get those reps in while walking!
An Expensive Pashmina: Anywhere from $100 to $200 will suffice.
Plastic bags: To keep even more plastic bags inside.
Lipgloss: Protect your lips while looking cute while protesting the unjust nature of our democracy!
Coke and Mentos: Just in case you need to prove science is real!
Violin: But only if you can really play!
Post-Its: They’re like tiny signs and are much easier to carry!
We hope this helpful guide keeps you safe and comfortable during the March. Please stay safe and have a GREAT time!