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Stuff We Like: Inka

inka-200×148.jpgEver tried to write in the rain with a wet ballpoint pen? It's nearly impossible -- and that's exactly why there's Inka.

Best hoodie choices

hoodie-200×148.jpgI need a hoodie for our next camp-out, and I was wondering what would be the best options?

Finding a sturdy digital camera

pentax-200×148.jpgI have been saving up for a digital camera that I can bring on camp-outs. I have been looking for a while but am not sure what to buy and what I will really need. If I were to buy a camera it would need to be capable of going underwater and capable of falling and taking a beating. I am looking forward to doing more advanced things in Scouts but want to be able to show my family and friends. I have been struggling with this for a while and came to you since I know you will point me in the right direction.

Purifying drinking water

waterfilter-200×148.jpgHow should I purify my drinking water when I’m on a backpacking trip? What’s the easiest and cheapest way?

The latest in water purification …

purifywater.jpgThis has to be one of the easiest and coolest ways to purify water we’ve seen. The SteriPEN is a high-tech gizmo that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to kill bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other things we can’t pronounce that hide in dirty water and make you sick.