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Wandering Rangers

Cris
Cris Public Seen by 182

Welcome to the Wandering Rangers group, open for comments, discussions and all kind of inputs!

Directory:
* VOLUNTEER SPREADSHEET
* Realities
* Dreams Platform
* Last year's Rangers Manual
* 2018 Post Mortem

To Do
[X] Set up Dreamer funding Dreamer budget
Dreamer application
[X] Sing up spread sheet
- Update the Rangers Manual (Jesse-Cris-Tobi)
[X] Advertise and promote the sings ups (Cris)
[X] Design HQ (jesse working on)
- Purchase Rangers supplies, hats (Jesse)
- Update the Security Protocol (including a contact for all kieze leads and org leads)
- Print manuals
- Manage/build the Wonderers Headquarters

Qs
- [ ] What gear do we have from last time?
some walkies (waldo) Hopefully, but not sure, around 5-6 blue vests, ponchos and maybe 4 head lamps.

Wandering Rangers
Wandering Rangers are participants at Kiez Burn who volunteer a portion of their time in service of the safety and well-being of the community. They act as non-confrontational community mediators, providers of reliable information, facilitators of public safety, and navigators of the edge of chaos. They encourage self reliance, individual accountability, and shared responsibility. They mediate situations involving citizens, the organization, or cooperating agencies. When circumstances dictate, they act to uphold the principles of our community.

Day or night, pairs of Rangers can be found engaging with the community, enjoying the art, and always ready to help sort things out.

This is a sober shift!

Meeting Location:
Ranger Station (aka Headquarters) at the Saloon tent.

Training on site
All hands come on Thursday? at noon? to our Ranger station at the salloon for a quick group Rangers meeting and training followed by a drink at the bar.

Arrive at Start of your shift
15 minutes prior to your shift for the shift hand over and setting up talkies/bags, then break up into pairs and wandering. At the end of shift return walkie talkie and bag.
If you didn't do the training, you have to arrive 30 min before your shift starts.

Supplies Needed
4 walkie talkie chargers
+1 walkie and charger set to emergency channel at home base
power cords
light for station
8+walkies (4 in use, 4 charging)
cubbie space for 4, small table space, hat hooks
8 hats (4 in use, 4 for new crew)
8 bags with supplies (4 in use, 4 repacked for new crew)
sign
Ranger bag supplies (basic med, water bottles, snacks, bubbles, torch, etc.)

Wandering
Wandering Ranger shifts are each 4 hours, with a buddy.
Wandering Ranger Lead is 8 hour shift.
There will be 1 Ranger Lead + 2 Rangers (1 couple) during the daytime and 1 Lead + 4 Rangers (2 couples) during night.

budget
Kiez Burn organization will fund maximum 300€.
Dream: 339€
Total budget: 639€

Cris

Cris March 5th, 2019 15:56

I really had a lot of fun last year and, from the feedback of a lot of volunteers, they as well. So totally up for bringing it to life again this year! Fak-yah!

Wonderers is mostly about volunteer coordination, and don't need much regarding materials, but I think it'd be pretty cool if they have their own space (last year we were squatting Welfare and First Aid) where they can gather, change shifts, shelter and keep the stuff. (We can still squat)
Maybe some little tent a little bit like this (with deco and stuff?) Dream still to be filled up in case of consent.

Ancka

Ancka March 8th, 2019 23:23

Hey Cris, i would like to participate, bring it up to live or during the event

waldo

waldo March 9th, 2019 14:18

@cristinaolano during the leads meeting, @lisa111 + Gur (not sure where to find him on talk) expressed interest in being involved here

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator)

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator) March 15th, 2019 08:19

@jck check in here in order to not double efforts.

@cristinaolano - The Saloon as a camp is interested in helping to shape the not-so-lone rangers. There is a discussion about this going on. :)

waldo

waldo March 17th, 2019 16:46

That is amazing! We could have Sheriffs as this year's rangers @jck !

Leobard

Leobard March 25th, 2019 22:56

a tent for Rangers.... at Schloss Schönburn last year I used my Sibley 500 as a tent for Ranger meetings. It easily seats 6-10 people sitting in a circle. It is more costly but more awesome, too. You can ask Canvascamp if they have 2nd Hand/used ones on stock and give them away cheaper (I bought mine at a discount from them this way).

Note: frederik.hiergens @ canvascamp is the guy to ask. Note: He borrowed a camp about 10 of these to bring to Nowhere 2008, I was part of their camp, I loved them from the start. We borrowed Nowhere one for gate, the gaties loved it.
https://www.canvascamp.com/de/sibley-500-ultimate-se

Leobard

Leobard March 25th, 2019 22:58

@cristinaolano I can contribute my Ranger instructions from Schloss Schönburn 2018 - which you are invited to steal/copy/adapt. (they are published creative commons by attribution, so cite me :-)
http://www.burners.at/wetzlas/doku.php?id=rangers

Cris

Cris March 27th, 2019 17:30

Nice! But, where is that discussion taking place?

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator)

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator) March 30th, 2019 09:52

@hannamaijahelvi

Hanna Maija I tagged you because I would like to receive some intel on volunteer reliability.
More specific: Do you have a rough estimate how many people flaked on their shifts? Especially the ranegr shifts? Can you tag someone who might have a clue about that here if that's not you? Thank you

@cristinaolano the saloon has, as far as I see it, not reached a final decision yet. Currently no one is in the task of bein the main responsible person for the saloon as the rangers hub. However, I think the saloon will come to a decision soon. Currently we are gathering intel about risk and responsibilities. Once I have the intel I will try and bring people interested in organizing the rangers as saloon to be active here in talk and just join the discussion you started. Does that sound alright?

@jck - did I represent correctly? please lmk if I missed something important.

OH and does anybody know what the minimum funding for rangers will be or where to access that info?

Hanna-Maija (Animal)

Hanna-Maija (Animal) March 30th, 2019 11:27

Hi, to my knowledge not so many flaked. The people that were responsible of that last year might have a different impression though!

T

Tobias April 1st, 2019 12:37

We did not track it, but if I remember right we had about 120 wonderer shifts last year and my rough estimate would be that maximum 10 didn't show up.

Jessy W

Jessy W April 2nd, 2019 23:12

we talked about this at the downtempo meeting. we wanted to host the rangers and make it a communal thing. if cris is organizing wanderers already then i can be the downtempo lead on the site and cowboy wrangler . im going to talk to cris about that on the phone unless @cristinaolano wants to talk here.

Jessy W

Jessy W is checking April 3rd, 2019 00:01

Can you be a Ranger for at least one shift on site? Closed 1:00am - Wednesday 1 May 2019

Outcome
by Jessy W May 2nd, 2019 20:13

@cristinaolano this poll has closed! with names below if you like

We're so excited to announce Wandering Rangers this year is open for volunteers!

Wandering Rangers are Kiez Burners who take a turn walking the grounds and being helpful and of service to the safety and well-being of the community. They act as non-confrontational community mediators, providers of reliable information, facilitators of public safety, and navigators of the edge of chaos. They encourage self reliance, individual accountability, and shared responsibility.
At any time day or night you will find two pairs of Rangers checking on dancefloors and art projects, getting the pulse of the event for HQ and offering help or alerting security and medical when needed. Wanders are for 4 hours and always with a partner, and sober. There will be a short introduction and prep meeting at the start of kiez burn to guide you. You can sign up for just one Wander, or a few, its up to you. We will be filling 72 available slots with burners from all sorts of backgrounds, Join the team!

30 - Yes
1 - No
Jessy W

Jessy W
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 00:05

Jessy W

Jessy W April 3rd, 2019 00:07

@cristinaolano what supplies do we have from last year?

Daniel Regev

Daniel Regev
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 00:21

Jessy W

Jessy W started a poll April 3rd, 2019 00:25

One pair one shift at all times or two pairs this year? Closed 2:00am - Saturday 20 Apr 2019

Last year was two pairs, but was noted could have been one at a time. This will affect the number of spots and amount of supplies

1 - one pair
6 - two pair
4 - One pair during day, two pairs at night
Jessy W

Jessy W April 3rd, 2019 00:38

We will have a covered space at the saloon dedicated for Rangers that can hold small meetings before we head out. The space will have cubbies to store supplies, electricity for charging walkies, rain cover, a heater, and a light permanently on.

Jessy W

Jessy W started a poll April 3rd, 2019 00:44

What should be in the Ranger Bag supplies? Closed 2:00am - Friday 3 May 2019

Outcome
by Jessy W May 3rd, 2019 00:42

lots of good feedback!

ADD your own ideas to the poll!

To be included for sure:
Basic med
water bottles
torch
snacks
maps
Ranger Guide

7 - Snacks
1 - Bubbles
6 - basic med +
7 - cool Ranger hats
0 - ranger outfits
2 - camelbacks
5 - water guns
3 - Shiny Gürteltaschen for carrying supplies
5 - menstrual pads, toilet paper for those in need
6 - trash bags
Jessy W

Jessy W April 3rd, 2019 01:17

I submitted a dream proposal which can be edited, @saskia31 can you guide?

Gabor

Gabor
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 06:11

Gabor

Gabor April 3rd, 2019 06:13

water guns
cool Ranger hats
Leobard

Leobard
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 06:15

F

Frank
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 06:16

Didn’t do ranger before, I think I’d like it

F

Frank April 3rd, 2019 06:21

Snacks
cool Ranger hats
camelbacks
water guns
F

Frank April 3rd, 2019 06:22

two pair

If we really have double as many participants this year, we should double up the rangers, too

Jessy W

Jessy W April 3rd, 2019 07:00

Snacks
Bubbles
basic med +
cool Ranger hats
camelbacks
water guns
Shiny Gürteltaschen for carrying supplies
L

Lisa
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 07:57

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator)

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator) April 3rd, 2019 08:00

I am your dream guide now. Good job, Jesse!

Shay Erov

Shay Erov
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 08:27

DU

[deactivated account]
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 09:18

Henrik 🤖

Henrik 🤖
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 09:48

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator)

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator) April 3rd, 2019 10:07

cool Ranger hats
water guns
Shiny Gürteltaschen for carrying supplies
Snacks
Martijn

Martijn
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 12:32

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator)

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator)
No
April 3rd, 2019 12:34

waldo

waldo April 3rd, 2019 19:35

no idea...

waldo

waldo April 3rd, 2019 19:38

I added a budget note in the thread description: 300€ guaranteed budget.

F

Fiete
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 20:02

Would also be willing to do more then one shift, last year it was pretty nice ;)

RN

Reinhard Nietfeld
Yes
April 3rd, 2019 20:55

Ja

Ness

Ness April 4th, 2019 07:33

two pair

Also nice to have it mixed gender on duty if possible (or a mix of genders for the team on incl. ranger lead/ onsite lead/ medics etc)

Ness

Ness
Yes
April 4th, 2019 07:33

Martijn

Martijn April 4th, 2019 10:50

basic med +
Martijn

Martijn April 4th, 2019 10:50

two pair
Jessy W

Jessy W April 4th, 2019 17:27

Snacks
Bubbles
basic med +
cool Ranger hats
camelbacks
water guns
Shiny Gürteltaschen for carrying supplies
menstrual pads, toilet paper for those in need
trash bags
Jessy W

Jessy W April 4th, 2019 17:41

@cristinaolano can you post an inventory of what we have? looking particularly at number of walkies, walkie chargers, hats, multitools, waterbottles etc. stuff from the poll to the right

Martijn

Martijn April 4th, 2019 17:57

If you folks are using Baofeng walkies I can bring my own.

Quentin feugere

Quentin feugere
Yes
April 5th, 2019 05:21

:)

K

Konstantin
Yes
April 5th, 2019 07:27

Hannah Krist

Hannah Krist
Yes
April 5th, 2019 07:41

monarchin

monarchin
Yes
April 5th, 2019 08:59

Meghan

Meghan
Yes
April 5th, 2019 15:14

waldo

waldo April 5th, 2019 16:12

I think remy and me have some of the walkies at our place. I will do a count this weekend, remind me if I forget please :)

waldo

waldo April 5th, 2019 16:14

we use Motorola walkies (these yellow/black ones). They are not really strong enough for the whole site, but cover a decent enough coverage. At some point we'll probably need to upgrade (but they are so expensive). Also: would not recommend lending out your walkies to KBORG, we loose that shit somehow with walkies showing up at ppls places a year later :D

waldo

waldo April 5th, 2019 16:21

How will the wonderers/rangers be called this year?

Ancka

Ancka
Yes
April 6th, 2019 16:01

Benjamin Föckersperger

Benjamin Föckersperger April 6th, 2019 16:07

Hi guys, would love to join and ranger with you for 1-2 shifts :)

Ibai

Ibai April 6th, 2019 22:26

basic med +
Snacks
menstrual pads, toilet paper for those in need
Ibai

Ibai April 6th, 2019 22:27

two pair
Ibai

Ibai
Yes
April 6th, 2019 22:28

T

Tobias April 7th, 2019 12:59

one pair

Based on last year's experience I'd suggest 1 pair at daytime (except maybe on the 1st day) and 2 pairs at night. There was really not much to do for wonderers, especially during the day. Quite a few volunteers voiced they felt underutilized and would rather have spent their volunteering time on something they felt needed more. We should keep in mind that there are many other functions at Kiez Burn that also need volunteers... At night there was more to do, also we had most no-shows at night...

T

Tobias
Yes
April 7th, 2019 13:01

Also happy to do ranger lead shifts again

Jessy W

Jessy W April 7th, 2019 21:46

hey waldo how many did you find? We need 8 walkies + 4 chargers for Rangers, and i think + one walkie devoted to the main channel so the rangers and ranger hq can interface with amber or whoever at big hq

Jessy W

Jessy W April 7th, 2019 21:52

I wrote the name Wandering Rangers as a compromise because wanders/rangers is a mouthful. We will make it feel more like a fellowship crew this year with a hq and group meeting, so Rangers makes it feel more like a fellowship and allies us with the Cowboys who are giving us space/power for HQ. and Wandering cuz thats in the spirit of checking in on whats happening, helping out only when needed. I use rangers for short. The sign will say Wandering Rangers HQ.

Jessy W

Jessy W April 7th, 2019 21:53

@cristinaolano any input on a cool logo design to spray paint on the hats?

Jessy W

Jessy W April 7th, 2019 22:21

put your answer in the question to the right and we will send you the application form soon!

Jessy W

Jessy W April 8th, 2019 00:14

One pair during day, two pairs at night
Alfred Raphael Quack

Alfred Raphael Quack
Yes
April 8th, 2019 16:45

Jessy W

Jessy W April 8th, 2019 17:42

@tobias do you know what inventory we have from last year? looking particularly at number of walkies, walkie chargers, hats, multitools, waterbottles etc. stuff from the poll to the right

T

Tobias April 8th, 2019 19:40

Unfortunately I don't know about the inventory. The walkies we shared with site lead, welfare, first aid, gate and security, and they came with chargers. My guess would be it's the ones @waldo mentions above. In terms of # of walkies, we actually only needed 1 for wonderer lead plus 1 for each wonderer pair, plus 1 or 2 are usually charging. So never more than 5 walkies for wonderers at any given time. Then we had a box of fancy blue safety jackets for wonderers to wear and be identified as such, plus optionally a couple of superhero capes. We also, just like two years ago, provided a backpack with things we thought could be useful, but I don't remember any ranger/wonderer in both years actually carrying that around. The site is not so big, and water or tools are always somewhere close. Just headlamps were useful at night, but also don't know where they ended up...

Ezequiel Muns

Ezequiel Muns
Yes
April 9th, 2019 07:23

Veroca R. Sala

Veroca R. Sala April 9th, 2019 07:57

One pair during day, two pairs at night
Deep Ghosh

Deep Ghosh April 9th, 2019 09:41

two pair
Benjamin Föckersperger

Benjamin Föckersperger
Yes
April 9th, 2019 19:29

can do 2 shift

waldo

waldo April 9th, 2019 20:20

dang, I didn't have the time... can this wait till this weekend?

waldo

waldo April 9th, 2019 20:20

jup

Henrik 🤖

Henrik 🤖 April 15th, 2019 11:45

One pair during day, two pairs at night
Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator)

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator) April 16th, 2019 00:34

One pair during day, two pairs at night
Ancka

Ancka April 18th, 2019 12:06

two pair
Ancka

Ancka April 18th, 2019 12:30

cool Ranger hats
water guns
basic med +
menstrual pads, toilet paper for those in need
trash bags
Manuel

Manuel
Yes
April 21st, 2019 10:14

Nihal

Nihal April 22nd, 2019 09:25

I would like to join for a ranger shift or two. Where do we sign up?

Benjamin Föckersperger

Benjamin Föckersperger April 27th, 2019 00:42

can we add this on top for everyone to sign up? and also maybe add the videos of "jelly doghnut" to explain what rangering is and how it works? https://www.udemy.com/rangering-101/

Jessy W

Jessy W April 27th, 2019 01:05

first let cris edit it and send it to volunteer lead, who will send it back around.

Benjamin Föckersperger

Benjamin Föckersperger April 27th, 2019 02:22

cool Ranger hats
trash bags
Cris

Cris April 27th, 2019 15:01

I unfortunately don't have the list, because wasn't there for strike, but If everything is there in the box from last year, we should have more or less this:
- around 6 blue vests one size
- around 6 rain ponchos, probably less
- around 4-5 headlamps
- I even think there was a big green backpack

Cris

Cris April 27th, 2019 15:08

I edit it and pass it on to Tobi. Then I will give it to the volunteer Lead, who will make everything public on May 5th.
--> PLEASE, DON'T SING UP YET!
@benjaminfockersper Thank you for the hit! Although most of the important information is exactly the same, we also have to take into account that some protocols and "ways to do things" may not adjust to the KB own protocols.

Benjamin Föckersperger

Benjamin Föckersperger April 27th, 2019 15:13

sure, best would be a handout (print & laminate to reuse) before every shift for the rangers so they can check what's important. I don't have the info to put on but can help, if needed.

Cris

Cris April 27th, 2019 15:24

Cool, we could do a short list with the most important things. We already have the Rangers Manual, which we are reviewing now, and also a list of things to take into account for the shift take over.

waldo

waldo April 28th, 2019 23:02

could ppl sign up for the rangers responsibilities or change these so we do not have red dots anymore? (which means red flags for an event critical role like this) https://realities.kiezburn.org/ca457174-68a8-44c6-bc9b-17acf060e3a9

Cris

Cris April 29th, 2019 11:16

trash bags
  • PONCHOS! for the rain.
  • As snacks, something like chocolate and "dextro energy" are cool things.
  • As for the manual, I don't see the need of carrying it around. I would rather encourage having learned it before hand, attend the "compulsory" training and keep a pair of copies at the HQ. Something in between could be having like a short version of it, a list of the most important things written in a single (A4) piece of paper.
  • Water guns are fun :)
  • Bubbles=contaminating?
Cris

Cris
Yes
April 29th, 2019 12:21

Claudia

Claudia
Yes
April 29th, 2019 21:34

YL

Yve LaComtess April 30th, 2019 06:51

Snacks
basic med +
Shiny Gürteltaschen for carrying supplies
menstrual pads, toilet paper for those in need
trash bags
Eva

Eva
Yes
April 30th, 2019 07:20

Jelena

Jelena
Yes
April 30th, 2019 08:23

I would love to help, but only during the day (I don't see we'll when it's dark)

Zoe Mc

Zoe Mc May 1st, 2019 08:13

Snacks
basic med +
cool Ranger hats
menstrual pads, toilet paper for those in need
trash bags
Bobschi

Bobschi May 2nd, 2019 18:13

Can I still join rangering? I was a wonderer last year, and would really like a repeat! :)

Benjamin Föckersperger

Benjamin Föckersperger May 2nd, 2019 18:35

I think everyone is sitll welcome and nothing crazy happened so far. We need also people to sign up for positions in the "red flag" sheet. see one post above ;)