We will gather peacefully for silent meditation the morning of July 4th, 2018 from dawn until noon; and a peaceful assembly of free speech and expression from July 1st through the end of Vision Counsel; in the southern Appalachian Mountains. DIRECTIONS TO THE GATHERING ARE HERE (and contain road closure info, and other critical information. This post is updated frequently so check back for the latest.To learn how to get into the gathering without getting a mandatory court appearance ticket, click here.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Critical Care Camp (CCC) and Handicamp Needs and Support (Guest Post)

Updated on 6/24/18 at 1:45 a.m. Eastern Time
 Karin's Note: Critical Care Camp is for people who need medical supervision as indicated below. Handicamp is for people with mobility issues who do not anticipate needing on-going medical supervision. If you have a handicapped placard, please show it to the parking crew and ask to be directed to Handicamp.  If you have serious medical conditions and would like to be directed to Critical Care Camp, please explain your situation to the parking crew. Too many able bodied people try to use these spaces and we're trying very hard to keep them for those in need.

The situation is in flux and the later your arrive, the hardier it will be to get a space in Handicamp as parking always runs out. Please be patient and plan on arriving early in the day so people can get you where you need to be.

****** Handicamp/CCC update as of 6/24.18 1:45 a.m. *****************

Handicamp/CCC (Critical Care Camp) report. I just talked to WSOTR by phone who is in town at the moment. They are set up about 6 to 8 miles from main circle and the Forest Service is preventing them from using the meadow that is closer that they preferred. There is a drop off point about 1/2 mile from main circle with a fairly level trail to hike in. Doesn't sound wheelchair friendly but there are plenty of sherpas available to help carry folks and their gear in if needed. In addition CALM (medical station) is between the drop off and main circle if folks want to stop and rest. It has been raining once or twice a day for short periods of time and it's muddy. The locals say it always rains some on July 4th.

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Critical . Care . Camp /Handycamp Wishlist

This is only our 2nd year and because we are relatively new we are still trying to put it all together. We are the camp that provides support for our family with heavy-duty health-related needs... including dialysis trips in and out, C-PAP and other generator needs, oxygen, etc. This year we will probably be adjacent to HandyCamp and will coordinate with them to meet Family needs.


kitchen folk 🆘

construction folk🔧

healers ✨👐✨

📢 ShantiSena parking aides

general support folk (fire tenders 🔥 and wood gatherers etc)

massage therapists 🙌 we are bringing one massage table

sherpas- 💪need cart and cart-pushers to get people inside to their camp of preference and
to help bring everybody in on July 4th

jokesters 👾 music makers🎼 heartbreakers

seed camp construction needs- we need seed camp constructors to help put up kitchen, create handwash and dishwash stations
make a built up common and kitchen firepits, dig shitters, create showers, put up tarps . . . . .

we need cart donations or help constructing carrying devices for people on the 4th and for those who want to camp inside

folks with good legal vehicles to make town runs & specifically 2 good “ambulance” type vehicles with keys to be left with our CCC focalizers for emergency evac needs🚨

just as for most ANY Rainbow kitchen/community camp

shovels, axes, bowsaws, hatchets, lanterns, flashlights

large tarps for shade/rain cover for camp and for prayer circle on the 4th and smaller tarps to cover woodpile and supplies etc

matches, lighters, propane tanks and fuel canisters

waterpipe PVC and fittings to connect with water crew stuff 💦

Medical supplies – we have a decent supply of first aid stuff but we always need as much as possible of the following: medicinal herbs, homeopathic remedies, rescue remedy, antibiotic ointment, calendula, sunblock, aloe plants, hydrogen Peroxide, rubbing alcohol and grain alcohol, bandaids, wrapping gauze, 1st aide tape...

RADIOS (walkie talkie type)

toilet paper, paper towels or clean rags

batteries: C, D, double and triple A

ropes of various lengths and gauges, lashing twine, tent stakes…

heavy duty trash/contractor bags

agricultural lime for shitter vector control plywood sheets to cover shitters

containers for lime and handwash

1 standup tent with screen porch area if possible for medical private interviewing/treatment and smaller tents for supplies

Grates for cooking- can use metal refrigerator shelf grating

cooking supplies such as:

pots, pans, knives 🔪mixing bowls, cooking utensils, eating bowls, eating utensils 🍴 cups

large tupperware type containers with lids for food storage, 5 gallon food grade buckets with lids approximately 15-20

sugar, salt and black pepper- we already are already bringing enough other culinary herbs

Teas, honey, coffee, powdered milk, hot chocolate

bulk foods such as: beans and whole grains, eggs, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, whole garlic bulbs, , oats, cold cereals, peanut butter, jams/preserves, bread, olive oil

biodegradable dishsoap and handsoap

“The great spiritual Teachers who walked the Earthand taught the basics of the truths of the
Whirling Rainbow Prophecy will return and
walk amongst us once more, sharing their power and understanding with all. We will learn how to see and hear in a sacred manner. Men and women will be equals in the way Creator intended them to be; all children will be safe anywhere they want to go. Elders will be respected and valued for their contributions to life. Their wisdom will be sought out. The whole Human race will be called The People and there will be no more war, sickness or hunger forever.”

Navajo-Hopi Prophecy of the Whirling Rainbow

If you are able please help out . . it is incumbent upon Rainbow to care for the people who have been part of the Gatherings since the very beginning and who sacrificed so much to help create the Visions that we all share.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot even get there without bringing all I need , especially my care-givers who also drive . Will stop by for tea . Thanks for your kind intentions .