Everything you need for your Placer preparedness kit

Portable phone battery required

If you’re going to really embrace being a Placer, we recommend you pack a backpack with all the essentials to get the most out of the experience. The right equipment can make all the difference and make waiting in line actually comfortable and fun.

External phone battery

Keeping your phone charged is absolutely essential. Keep yourself entertained by sending fire tweets, coordinating with friends for later but also (and most importantly!) you need your phone to keep in touch with your Jumper. You’ll be chatting with them regularly during your wait, so make sure you’ve got a backup handy in case your phone goes kaput.

Comfortable shoes

If you’re going to be a Placer, you’ll probably be doing a fair bit of standing. You need to look after your feet, so comfortable shoes are a must. Make sure you wear some with good arch support and even ankle support if you need it.

A snack

Don’t get hangry—bring a snack! Waiting for long periods is surprisingly draining, so The right kind of food can keep you going.

Something to entertain yourself

Bring something to pass the time, like a book or a movie on your tablet or phone. The time will pass so quick you’ll have trouble believing you’re getting paid to do this.

Your textbook

Another excellent way to make the most of your wait time is to bring your textbook. Get paid to study and use the time you’d usually spend in the library hanging out with friends.


Whether it’s for listening to your favourite tunes, catching up on podcasts or listening to an audiobook, headphones are essential for passing the time. Never leave the house without them!

Weather appropriate clothes

OK, OK, it’s summer right now but the warm weather isn’t going to last forever! If you’re waiting outside in winter or for a midnight release it might get chilly, and we don’t want to catch a cold now do we? For the warmer months stay sun smart and bring sunglasses and sunblock.

Sleeping bag

Look, it’s not unheard of to wait overnight for a new phone or a cult movie release. If you do this for a Jumper then we want to hear about it! Take a selfie snuggled up in your sleeping bag and send it to us because that is some hardcore waiting and we want to know about it.

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