Survival Supplies Needed for Encampments

Those who are houseless often need supplies to help them survive the frequently harsh conditions outside. This is a list of supplies most needed. If you’re able to purchase any of these to help us, you can either drop them off or ship them to Just Housing, 1716 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia, WA, 98502. Most of these items can be found online through Amazon, or in a variety of local stores in the area. Used things are acceptable as long as they’re clean and in full working condition. (We’re working on an Amazon wishlist for easy point and click ordering)

Bigger or More Expensive Items:

  • Tents (preferred to be 4-6 person capacity, 4-season, 5’8″ or more interior height)
  • Air mattresses (full or twin size)
  • Solar showers
  • Camp stoves (propane fueled, 1-4 burners)
  • 5-gallon refillable propane tanks
  • Solar powered lights (for trails and paths)
  • Gorilla Carts
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Garbage bins (preferably with wheels)

Large and Less Expensive Items:

  • Tarps (larger and thicker are preferred)
  • Sleeping bags (prefer 20 degree or warmer)
  • Blankets (wool or acrylic/polyester, NO COTTON)
  • Pillows
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flashlights (all sizes)
  • Lanterns (propane, battery, or solar powered)
  • 5-gallon water jugs
  • 5-gallon plastic buckets with lids (for toilets)
  • Toilet seats
  • First aid kits
  • Shovels
  • Rakes
  • Large, sturdy plastic bins (for storage)
  • Coolers

Smaller and Less Expensive Items:

  • Wood pallets
  • Propane for camps (1lb canisters)
  • Batteries (AA, AAA)
  • Rope
  • Pots & pans
  • Cooking and eating utensils
  • Cat litter (for toilets)
  • Garbage bags (3.5 MIL thickness min.)
  • Hygiene supplies (shampoo, conditioner, soap, dry soap/shampoo; baby wipes, disinfecting wipes, q-tips, toothpaste, toothbruhes, combs, tampons, pads)
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Band-aids
  • Gauze wrap
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Latex gloves
  • Cotton balls
  • Vitamin C packets
  • All supplements & vitamins
  • Advil
  • Tylenol
  • Cough drops
  • Work gloves
  • Waterproofing spray
  • Clothing
  • SOCKS
  • Boots
  • Sharps containers

 

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