The following materials are required with few exceptions.
SDHC CardsTry to get at least two cards, one for back-up. You can get 16 GB (50 min) or even 64 GB, which should be plenty of space for a typical news package. It's preferable that you get a higher speed card, at minimum 90 MB/s. The card should be of a U-3 and Class 10 class. See the illustration to the right as a guide.
Lacie Rugged Portable DrivePaul recommends the LaCie Rugged Drive for its durability. Consider getting one that has at least 250 or 500 GB. You can shop for these drives online, including Amazon, where the prices might be more reasonable.