It's important to keep your electrodes dry. Surplus military mortar shell canisters are cool, but are a bit bulky to pack-same with the blue rod holders from your welding supply shop. Although not waterproof, larger packs of electrodes come in a convenient plastic rectangular case that's easy to pack and carry. You'll also want a good pair of arc-welding gloves, a slag hammer, a wire brush, and a welding mask. We've replaced the 4-shade gas welding lens of the small red goggles with a 10-shade lens, but it's ultimately better to run a fully-hooded mask that protects your head and face from welding sparks and ultraviolet rays.