•A lot of great walk-in duck hunting takes place in ankle- to knee-deep water, where there’s never a dry place to set your decoy bag, Thermos, shells, or other accessories. Solve the problem with a section of stackable plastic shelving, which you can find at home-improvement stores for about $15. Pick a neutral color–gray, which blends well with water, is a good choice. One shelf and its four detachable legs weighs just 4 pounds and, assembled, forms a table about 18 inches high. Carry it disassembled in a decoy bag, snap the legs in, push them into the mud until the top is just above water level, and you’re ready to hunt. As a bonus, the holes in the corners of the shelf make perfect receptacles for willow branches or other camouflaging vegetation. –PHILIP BOURJAILY