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Pocket notebooks
on: October 03, 2022, 10:57:24 PM
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #1 on: October 03, 2022, 11:50:40 PM
Back in the day I made a cover for a mini composition book, looked like crap but hey it protected the book, but back in 2017, the Mrs got in touch with a leather worker and she had a custom cover made just for me, totally fits a mini composition book like a glove, it was kinda a good idea cause the wallet was on one side yet then the notebook and hankie on the other so it balanced the backbone rather then the one side always being off,,  :dunno: but yeah, you get some of those best ideas and *poof* 30sec later you have no clue what the heck you were even thinking about! Same thing goes for right next to the bed, I actually have a notebook with pens that at the very tip light up, all so you don’t have to turn lights on!
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #2 on: October 04, 2022, 10:57:10 PM
 :like: :woohoo:
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #3 on: October 04, 2022, 11:54:07 PM
You can't beat the mini composition notebooks, especially the ones that are stitched instead of glued.
I made my own cover with some scrap leather from the hobby store.  Definitely better than the duct tape cover that I once had.
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #4 on: October 18, 2022, 08:12:16 AM
Thanks for a good read! I always have a field notes book with me for writing down everything from random thoughts, to do lists, books I want to read, stuff I want, projects to start, leatherwork ideas etc. I have been doing it for 7 years now and are on "book 9" now

I love the field notes book because it's thin (I'm a right handed but write with my left) and can't have thick books

 
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #5 on: October 18, 2022, 10:21:01 AM
I use the 3x5 Moleskine :like:
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"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #6 on: October 18, 2022, 07:51:20 PM
Nice covers MP, kottakrapa and BT :tu:

I don't EDC a notebook, but I have this pouch in my LBV for field drills

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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #7 on: October 19, 2022, 12:14:32 AM
Though it a bit larger than a pocket notebook, here is my diabetes/medical log :hatsoff: :salute: :tu:
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
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 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #8 on: October 19, 2022, 09:49:38 AM
Interesting topic! I'll probably throw pictures up at another day, but I've edc'd notepads for about 4 years now. My wallet works as a cover for a XS volant from Moleskin, along with carrying a space pen. I use a pocket sized notepad for work and day-to-day notes, I favour a waterproof one from Polymath Products, and I have one more notepad that's slightly larger with bamboo covers for YT videos, future product work and so on.
Check out my Youtube channel  for gear reviews, comparisons, and carry philosophy.

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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #9 on: November 08, 2022, 04:25:25 AM
Thanks for a good read! I always have a field notes book with me for writing down everything from random thoughts, to do lists, books I want to read, stuff I want, projects to start, leatherwork ideas etc. I have been doing it for 7 years now and are on "book 9" now

I love the field notes book because it's thin (I'm a right handed but write with my left) and can't have thick books

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I broke down and got a subscription to Field Notes!! :whistle:
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #10 on: November 08, 2022, 04:34:43 AM
Nice covers MP, kottakrapa and BT :tu:

I don't EDC a notebook, but I have this pouch in my LBV for field drills

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Here’s my Field Notes, with leather cover.  Inside the cover , I keep:
-FedEx Office cash card
-Library card
-Personal cards(name,address,phone number, email)
-colored page tags
-Red pilot pen
-Silver(black ink) pilot pen
-$40.00( for emergencies)
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #11 on: November 08, 2022, 06:44:21 AM
Here’s my Field Notes, with leather cover.  Inside the cover , I keep:
-FedEx Office cash card
-Library card
-Personal cards(name,address,phone number, email)
-colored page tags
-Red pilot pen
-Silver(black ink) pilot pen
-$40.00( for emergencies)
Having some emergency cash is a very good idea, and something that is becoming increasingly important in the strange times we live in. Great tip, BT :tu:


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #12 on: November 08, 2022, 08:42:37 AM
Having some emergency cash is a very good idea, and something that is becoming increasingly important in the strange times we live in. Great tip, BT :tu:
:iagree: Helps keep one from pushing their car home :whistle:
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #13 on: November 08, 2022, 03:40:13 PM
Having some emergency cash is a very good idea, and something that is becoming increasingly important in the strange times we live in. Great tip, BT :tu:
Though I feel increasingly out-of-step with modern society, I still use quite a bit of cash, and usually have a couple hundred dollars on me.  Some small merchants don’t accept cards (and even when they do, I sometimes pay cash anyway to save them the processing fee).  I’ve also encountered the “our credit card machine is broken” issue.


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #14 on: November 08, 2022, 04:46:06 PM
Though I feel increasingly out-of-step with modern society, I still use quite a bit of cash, and usually have a couple hundred dollars on me.  Some small merchants don’t accept cards (and even when they do, I sometimes pay cash anyway to save them the processing fee).  I’ve also encountered the “our credit card machine is broken” issue.
Same here! :iagree:
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #15 on: November 08, 2022, 04:56:01 PM
Nice notebooks and covers.  I have one of those pen caddies for the notebook and they are a great idea. 

Cash user as well. 
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #16 on: November 08, 2022, 06:11:24 PM
Nice notebooks and covers.  I have one of those pen caddies for the notebook and they are a great idea. 

Cash user as well.
Got that cover from this Etsy store: 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuthorL
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #17 on: November 08, 2022, 06:38:48 PM
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #18 on: November 09, 2022, 06:48:07 AM
I broke down and got a subscription to Field Notes!! :whistle:

Nice! I think you will be happy!


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #19 on: November 09, 2022, 07:37:58 AM
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
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 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #20 on: November 12, 2022, 12:00:13 AM
Has anybody here have “Log and Jotter pocket notebook subscription??
Though it’s a few pages less than a Field Notes. Still, one notebook a month for $5.00( $8.50 for two) sounds like a decent deal :dunno:
https://www.logandjotter.com/
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #21 on: November 12, 2022, 06:01:49 PM
Never heard about them before, sounds like a nice deal of used as a journal. The way I use mine I only use about 2/year so they would bulk up fast


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #22 on: November 13, 2022, 07:31:46 AM
Never heard about them before, sounds like a nice deal of used as a journal. The way I use mine I only use about 2/year so they would bulk up fast
I found these YouTube about Log and Jotter. Looks pretty legit🤔👍
https://youtu.be/PIIHXX2UHCw

https://youtu.be/7KB9R23Fzas

https://youtu.be/8fwA5lfzxec
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #23 on: November 13, 2022, 03:23:29 PM
Those do look good.  I have quite a supply of Moleskine notebooks I picked up at the flea market and thrift stores.  My daughter bought me a selection of Field Notes as well one Christmas. 
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #24 on: November 13, 2022, 04:58:18 PM
I mean I have my leather composition book but I think these are pretty cool, and not bad for a new one for $5 a month, my only thing is like kottskrapa said mine would do the same and start to pile up,
JR
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #25 on: November 13, 2022, 05:34:10 PM
I journal so my Moleskine get used up.  My field notes as those are mostly just notes and lists and such. 

 
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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #26 on: November 13, 2022, 06:08:35 PM
I journal so my Moleskine get used up.  My field notes as those are mostly just notes and lists and such. 

 
I have two large journals( one for “diary” use and my famous diabetes medical log) , but the pocket notebooks I use for my Personal use. Similar to what Leonardo DaVinci did with his personal notebooks. And any pertinent information gets transferred to one of the two respective large notebooks.
As you can see in the picture bellow 🤔👍
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"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #27 on: November 14, 2022, 04:38:08 AM
I found these YouTube about Log and Jotter. Looks pretty legit🤔👍
https://youtu.be/PIIHXX2UHCw

https://youtu.be/7KB9R23Fzas

https://youtu.be/8fwA5lfzxec

Thanks! Looks nice and fun with different covers


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #28 on: November 14, 2022, 07:52:54 PM
Thanks! Looks nice and fun with different covers
I broke down and decided to do the 1book($5.00 a month)
Subscription.If these notebooks are quality , I’ll up it to the 2 book($8.50 a month) subscription. If it’s quality is junk, I’ll just cancel
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: Pocket notebooks
Reply #29 on: December 10, 2022, 01:14:17 PM
I broke down and decided to do the 1book($5.00 a month)
Subscription.If these notebooks are quality , I’ll up it to the 2 book($8.50 a month) subscription. If it’s quality is junk, I’ll just cancel
Sounds like a good deal :tu: Did you try it yet?


 

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