Huntington rubber boots may be a fashion statement to the undergraduate population at Wash U, but out here n the bush they serve several vital purposes. I love my wellies. During this rainy season I think they may be my most valuable piece of equipment I own. I wear them all day in the field. They keep my feet dry, I can stomp through puddles, and I feel safe walking through the grass knowing that there are snakes around. As I tuck my pants into my socks and then slip my boots on, they are unfortunately not a fashion statement at Kinda Camp.