For a neat product that doesn’t cost a lot of money, check out Rite in the Rain tablets, long used by EMTs, game wardens and those people who might need to take notes in inclement weather. 

“It’s basically a waterproof paper,” said Lea Benoit, with Bowie Outfitters. “It’s incredible. You can write on it while it’s wet and the ink will not wash off. You can use a special pen they make, or you use any pencil — that’s the give and take. You can’t just use your pen, you have to use theirs.

“But you can use any pencil, and it will be waterproof.”

Note pads and tablets come in a variety of sizes starting at about $4, and Bowie’s also sells zippered kits that start at $30.

“It’s a cool product that’s not terribly expensive,” he said. “It’s something that’s been around, but it’s new to a lot of people.”

For more information on Rite in the Rain products, click here