Some time ago I discovered that Anquet sold waterproof paper for printing maps (or recommended a company). I considered buying some, but decided against it. However, a few weeks ago while walking on the Downs north of Worthing in pouring rain, my two maps became a right mess. Although I carry an OS map, I find the A4 printed ones easier to use. So, I thought, how can I get around the problem. (I don't want to carry one of those rather large and bulky map case, you know the ones, they always seem to hit you in the face when windy!) Well, it came to me the other day - freezer bags. Yes, clear plastic, easy to bend, takes an A4 sheet and either a zip or squeeze watertight closing. Perfect solution and easy to fold to put in the pocket. Awaiting Patent acceptance! -- Sandy Saunders @ www.thewalkzone.co.uk 'Mountains or Mole Hills ..... summiting still brings the same excitement'