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FujiFilm 256 MB xD Picture Card, Type M ( 600004661 )
FujiFilm 256 MB xD Picture Card, Type M ( 600004661 )

3.0 out of 5 stars OK for an xD card, June 18, 2014
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Fuji sure likes to use the xD system, and why wouldn't they since they are the only ones to make this style of memory card. It isn't bad per se, but you cannot find them in the larger sizes that your regular SD or even microSD cards can be found. It works for the Fuji Finepix camera I bought for use at work, and it serves the purpose.

Using at the factory, we are able to transfer pictures off the card pretty quickly so it doesn't fill up fast. But if I were using this for vacation or a sport or concert event where I wasn't a few yards away from a computer to transfer pictures off the card, I'd have to buy multiple.

Fujifilm Finepix S5200 5.1MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom
Fujifilm Finepix S5200 5.1MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom
11 used & new from $84.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good quality camera, June 18, 2014
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We purchased this camera for use at the factory to take pictures for work instructions, sample boards and other various uses. Works great and as intended. There's a multitude of setting controls to ensure we can get good pictures in most kinds of lighting you can find in a large industrial environment.

The biggest complaint is that with most other Fuji brand cameras, they use the xD memory cards which aren't as easy to find as more standard formats like SD or microSD, and generally cannot find that hold larger amounts of memory. So if you plan on taking a large amount of photos at high quality settings without a nearby computer to transfer the files off the memory card, you'll want to purchase multiple cards.
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Jetboil Zip Cooking System (Black)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System (Black)
Offered by Forest Lake General
Price: $60.94
46 used & new from $51.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent backpacking stove, June 18, 2014
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I am a fan of Jetboil in general. I own a GCS (Group Cooking System, the original stove unit with a 1.5 liter pot) and a PCS companion cup. I purchased this Zip for my teenage son who - along with me - is an avid backpacker, and a Boy Scout and Venturer, so that he could have his own stove and cup unit. After reviewing his, I actually prefer his stove.

The Zip is a somewhat stripped down and smaller version of the PCS with a slightly smaller cup (0.8 liter instead of 1.0 liter) and the stove does not have a built-in push-button igniter. It stores into a smaller package (the fuel canister, stove and stabilizer all nest into the cup), and weighs a bit less without the auto-ignition of the larger models. After having used both, I prefer the stove that needs a match to light. The auto-igniter on my much older PCS still works but like all mechanical push-button starting systems, it will eventually fail. When that happens I will probably buy a Zip style stove to pack into my 1 liter PCS cup.

This is by no means an ultralight stove, so hardcore ultralight backpackers will want to skip this item. But for those who like using the iso-butane fuel stoves may like this model. It is smallish, generally lightweight and eliminates the need for a separate cooking vessel. And if you are backpacking or cooking solo, you don't need a plate or bowl either, just cook and eat right out of the cup!

The only reason I gave this four stars instead of five is that I found that the lid will not stay on very well when the unit is all packed up. If you pack the items in as intended by the manufacturer the top of the fuel canister cap will not allow for the lid to be pressed down completely. The fix for this is to simply leave the cap from the fuel canister at home (added bonus, reduces overall weight by 0.1 oz or so).

These are easy to set up, easy to use and cook FAST with pretty excellent fuel consumption. One fuel canister was more than enough to cook hot breakfasts and dinners while spending 5 days and 4 nights in the Smoky Mountains during Thanksgiving, along with one or two small weekend trips after that. Especially if most of your backcountry cooking is boiling water to rehydrate and reheat food and drinks.

As a Scoutmaster, I recommend a Jetboil unit to any of my Boy Scouts who have started backpacking and enjoy it. Due to price, I don't recommend buying this for your very first backpacking trip. Not because of the unit itself, but if you try something once and don't like it, that's a fair chunk of change to drop for equipment you might only use once. Been backpacking before and decide you enjoy it and want to keep going? Pick one of these up.

If you pick up the accessory French press kit (or just boil water and use the instant or teabag style packages), it also makes a great tool for the adult Scouter who wants his hot tea or coffee on those monthly camp outs.

The Boy Scout Handbook Centenial Edition (12th Edition)
The Boy Scout Handbook Centenial Edition (12th Edition)
Edition: Spiral-bound
10 used & new from $13.97

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource, April 10, 2012
So first to join in with some of the other reviews, yes you should definitely buy the book elsewhere. The price on Amazon is outrageous. You can purchase it from for $14.99 plus $7.50 shipping, or you can walk into your local scout service center and buy it for $14.99 plus tax. The latter is going to be your best bet.

That said, I would strongly, STRONGLY, urge anyone who is purchasing this book for a new boy scout to get the spiral bound edition. The boys will be opening this book and trying to get it to hold open to spots throughout the book ALL. THE. TIME. And most often in the back near the area where he records completed advancements. The binding will break quickly and pages will fall out. If they're the pages signed by leaders as record of completed advancement, and you lose the page, it can spell bad news. The spiral bound version of the handbooks are incredibly handy, for both the boys and the leaders.

As for the book itself and its content, it is a wealth of knowledge, know-how and reference for the outdoorsman, whether they are affiliated with the Boy Scouts or not. Over 100 million boys have been a part of the Scouting program during the last 100+ years, and the benefits of Scouting can't really be overstated in terms of personal growth of a young person. And the key to getting the information for it all is in this book. Read it, love it, live it!

Whether you're a brand new Boy Scout just starting his trail to Eagle, a new leader ready to start helping build the next generation of leaders in this country, or just someone who likes to get outdoors and camp, hike, fish or otherwise enjoy nature's beauty, this book is for you!

Stack-On R-515 15-Inch Household/Project Steel Tool Box, Red
Stack-On R-515 15-Inch Household/Project Steel Tool Box, Red
Price: $12.88
16 used & new from $12.88

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality toolbox, June 9, 2008
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Here at the factory, we use these to store our measurement instruments and transport them to and from our calibration laboratory to the production machinery. They get used daily and these Stack-on boxes are by far the best we've had. We've tried several other similar sized boxes but none of them hold up as well or as long, failing after 6 months to 2 years. The Stack-On boxes we currently have are all 5 years or older and still going strong. The ones we just purchased were to replace the other brands that won't hold up as well. An excellent product at a reasonable price!
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The Star Wars Party Book: Recipes and Ideas for Galactic Occasions
The Star Wars Party Book: Recipes and Ideas for Galactic Occasions
by Mikyla Bruder
Edition: Spiral-bound
37 used & new from $2.79

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little book, July 31, 2006
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As with the other Star Wars cookbooks, the recipes are easy and kid friendly.

This book also has several party ideas as well as recipes.

The three Star Wars cookbooks combined hold enough information and recipes to have a great Star Wars themed party.

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