Field Notes Unbox

I continue to collect/stockpile notebooks, especially Field Notes, and this was my Chinese New Year gift to myself last year, a total of 33 notebooks.

I was an early convert from analog to digital note-taking, and as early as 1984 I was keeping all of my notes on one application or another on my hard drive. But a series of catastrophic crashes and minor incidents of data loss or file misplacement has convinced me to return to analog form to augment my digital archiving, or at least a hybrid of analog with digital archiving.

What I did not expect when I started my first tentative steps back to the handwritten world in 2006 was all of the other cognitive benefits that come with just writing stuff down.

Notebooks are now a key part of all of my workflows, whether for writing, Scouting, travel, reading, or any of my projects that require more than a simple list.

I’ll be sharing some of the ways I use notebooks in the coming weeks. Some are proven, some more experimental, but each reminds me how underrated and versatile these simple tools can be.

Eighteen new Field Notes notebooks, twelve FN Bands of Rubber, and a sticker. Make my day.

Field Notes Summer Subscription

Love these six little designs for a lot of reasons – including their reminders that my bucket list includes strolls on all three trails depicted on their covers.

Naturally, the patch helps, too…

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