When you volunteer for major events a number of things are provided to you. Generally speaking you get the white, orange or sometimes different color overalls (blue for Indianapolis/grey for Abu Dhabi, etc.) an event hat, some ear plugs and a whistle.
For most North American events and some events in the Pacific you have to have your own. So this page is designed to give you a list of marshal essentials that you should have in your marshalling bag ready to go for an event. Some people gear up far more hardcore than I do, so you won’t find recommendations for knives, scissors and other useful but tricky marshalling aides that could get you kicked off a plane or confiscated when travelling. So the list is very basic, you can go as crazy however as your budget allows.
The Marshal Essentials List:
- overalls / coveralls
- cotton long-sleeve shirt & pants
- rain gear (forbidden colors red/yellow, ideal colors orange/clear)
- ear protection
- eye protection
- head gear/hat/cap for sun/rain
- comfortable shoes
- belt to clip your gear and radio
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