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Field Notes Reporter Notebooks

Set of two 70-page top spiralbound memo books. Each book measures 3.75" wide by  8.25" tall, with college ruled lined paper (9/32", or 7.1mm), and a pocket on the inside.

From Field Notes: For years, people had been asking us to make a Reporter’s Notebook. So we did. Our Summer 2016 “Byline” Limited Edition was apparently exactly what people had hoped for. It was an instant classic, and quickly sold out. Then even more people wrote to ask us to make more Reporter’s Notebooks. So we did. “Front Page” is here, and will remain in production and in stock indefinitely.

Price: $14.95 for a 2 pack of reporter notebooks | Check Prices

Blackwing 602 Pencils - Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.

Blackwing 602When it comes to the best pencils you can write with, the Blackwing 602 is the only pencil to reach for. Sure, there's those people out there that don't care what they write with, but if you want the best, you need a Blackwing 602. This general purpose pencil lays down dark, rich lines, and without as much pressure as you think. It also has a replaceable eraser -- something that's not found on any other regular pencil.

"Praised in the New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and Boing Boing among others, the Palomino Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that helps it deliver on its promise of “Half the Pressure, Twice the Speed.” Blackwing 602 pencils feature a gunmetal grey finish, iconic square Blackwing ferrule and removable/replaceable black eraser. Blackwing 602 pencils come in packs of 12." - Blackwing

  • Box of 12 Blackwing 602 Pencils
  • Removable, replaceable eraser
  • Iconic ferrule design
  • Thick, gunmetal finish and crisp, gold imprint
  • Cedar casing that sharpens evenly and easily
  • Specially formulated graphite that writes smoothly
  • Genuine Incense-cedar
  • Japanese graphite
  • Gold color aluminum ferrule

Price: $22.95

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Fisher Space Pen Is The Best EDC Pen

fisher space pen bullet

How many times have we all been on the phone, and the caller wants to give us a phone number to jot down? Problem is that there's never a pen around when you need it, so you have to go searching for one.

Now, after a couple moments of desperate searching, you've finally found a pen, but as you go to copy the numbers down, you find out it doesn't work. You gotta ask the caller to hold on another minute while you search for another elusive pen, which you eventually find in the basement in a your tool box.

You Need The Fisher Space Pen

The Fisher Space Pen "Bullet", specifically is small enough to fit into the fifth pocket of your jeans. Because it's also a space pen, you can rely on it delivering ink to your writing surface in even the most extreme conditions. Forget about having to search for a pen. You have one in your pocket, ready to go. From taking critical field notes in your journal in a torrential downpour to chronicling your trek up K2 (and everything in between), the Fisher Space Pen is ready when you need it most.

The Fisher Space Pen's pressurized cartridge will reliably work in temperatures from -30ºF to +250ºF, and will work in even colder climates when you keep it close to your body to maintain a higher warmth level. The Fisher Space Pen was used on missions up Everest, in the hottest of deserts, under water expeditions and yes, in zero G -- outer space. This pen works reliably the first time and every time until it's dry (don't forget to get some refills, and make sure they're the pressurized ones.)

My Fisher Space Pens

I carry the bullet with me everywhere. I also carry a couple other pens, but this one is the one that I'll pull out when I'm in the rain, when it's winter and my bag's been in a frozen car all day, or if it's been baking in the sun in the summer time.

I use the pressurized refills like they're their own pens. I "cap" the pens using thin coffee stirs that you get at 7-11 in the coffee bar. I cut the stir a bit longer than the narrow part of the shaft so that the ball point doesn't touch anything. I have three in use:

  • Condor MA45 iPouch
  • Condor MA26 Gadget Pouch
  • In my car's glove compartment

The actual bullet pen stays with the "Rite in the Rain" notebook.

I prefer the PR4B Black Ink Bold Point Space Pen Pressurized Cartridges which are 1.3mm bold lines. Its easier to see the lines in low light, broader lines for better weathering and just a nicer feel, in my opinion than the medium and fine points.

The best one for EDC / Pocket use is the Fisher 400 series Space Bullet Space Pen. It's smooth, there's no edges so it doesn't get snagged on anything as easily as a conventional pen. When capped, the pen is only 3.75" long, but when in use, it's 5.25" - perfect for comfortable writing.

If you are going to be using the pen with gloves on a lot, then you'll probably want to go for the Fisher 725B Trekker Space Pen. It has knurling around the housing giving your gloves a sure grip on the pen.

Fisher 400B Space Bullet Space Pen

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$16.48 + free shipping

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Field Notes Kraft Ruled Pocket Notebooks are perfect for anytime!

field notes pocket 3packField Notes, Original Kraft Ruled 3-Pack contains 3 ruled memo pads in the Original Field Notes design. Perfect for notes, doodles or whatever else inspires you! These are the original 48-page memo books, available in four variations, or a mixed 3-Pack.

Each book measures 3-1/2” wide by 5-1/2” tall and is bound with a rugged three-staple saddle-stitch process.

$9.95 + free shipping (orders $35 or more)

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Moleskine Cahier Journal (Set of 3), Pocket, Ruled, Kraft Brown, Soft Cover

moleskine cahier pocketThe Moleskine Cahiers are journals with a flexible heavy-duty writable cardboard cover in kraft brown with visible stitching on the spine. The last 16 sheets are detachable and there is a pocket for loose notes. Each set of 3 pieces includes the Moleskine history. With acid free paper and ruled pages. Set of 3 always at the ready, these thread-bound classic notebooks capture your thoughts, drafts, sketches, notes, appointments, contacts, or anything else you choose.

$9.50 + free shipping (orders $35 or more)

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From The Blog

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    beef jerky bag water storageBeef Jerky is one of my favorite snacks. If it weren't so darn expensive, I'd be eating a lot more. Funny thing is that those bags that the Jerky comes it are completely waterproof! Most of the beef jerky bags also have a Ziploc enclosure to reseal the bag if you don't eat all the jerky (like that EVER happens). The seals on the side are really good as well, making the beef jerky bag the perfect bag when you have nothing else, and want or need to carry water.

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  • Cyalume ChemLights - Is Carrying Glow Sticks Worth It?

    military cyalume chemlightsCyalume Chemlights, more popularly known as Glow Sticks, can be a help in the dark, chasing away your kid's nightmares, and lighting up jack-o-lanterns in a safe, stable way, but chemlights can also be found in military load outs, bug out bags, prepper gear and of course, everyday carry pouches. The question is whether it's worth it to carry Cyalume Glow Sticks as a light source, or not?

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  • Everyday Carry Body Cams: Should You Have One In Your EDC?

    XANES T69 Infrared Night Vision Body CamThere's the saying, "No pictures, no proof" which simply means that if you don't have photos or video, whatever you said happened, didn't happen because you can't prove it. That's why we're looking at cheap body cameras to add to your everyday carry. In a world where fights and shootings can break out at any time, having a recording device such as a pen cam or body cam that's ready at a moment's notice is almost an essential for the EDC. For law enforcement, body cams are critical for gathering evidence and many police departments require their officers to wear one.

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  • Elan Field Book: A Cheap Alternative To Field Notes

    edc pocket notebook field book elan publishing companyField Notes pocket notebooks are pretty expensive when you go through two a month. I'm always on the hunt for something more cost effective, and recently I came across the Elan Publishing Company Field Book (stk# elan-fn-001b).

    These nice pocket notebooks come in a set of five for $9.99 and offer 24 sheets / 48 pages per book. It's just $2 per book as opposed to the $3.33 per Field Notes book. Overall, the quality is very comparable and durability is every bit as good as the Field Notes brand.

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Latest Reviews

  • Whirl-Pak 1 Liter Bags For Water Storage and Portability In Your EDC

    Nasco Whirl Pak 1 Litre Water Bag ReviewWhirl-Pak Bags are the ideal, low-profile solution to water portability problems with your everyday carry gear. Whirl Pak 1 liter bags fold down to almost nothing, so you can take a bunch with you to gather and save water when needed. While the bags, made by Nasco, are seen more commonly in bug out bags and prepper gear, it never hurts to have a couple with you, even if there isn't a water emergency. Having a Whirl-pak bag means being able to carry water with you, even if it's only because you think you're going to get thirsty on your commute home. A six-bag pack can be found on Amazon for $10.

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  • Maxpedition Daily Essentials (DEP) Everyday Carry Pouch

    thumb Maxpedition Daily Essentials DEP Everyday Carry Pouch frontIf you're going to carry an everyday carry pouch, the Maxpedition Daily Essentials Pouch (DEP) is about as manly as you can get. Large enough for a 7 inch tablet with enough depth for just about all your EDC gear, the Maxpedition Daily Essentials Pouch is a perfect way to carry those daily essentials.

    It has two generously large pouches, and comes in tan, gray and black, and has the quality you'd expect from Maxpedition.

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  • Nebo Lil Larry 6373 Work Light 250 Lumens White/Red LED

    thumb NEBO LiL Larry Work LightOK, so I was saving the second Nebo work light for today's review. Yesterday, I reviewed the Nebo LEO 220 Lumens flashlight and this little flashlight is of similar design. Although it doesn't have the spotlight head that the LEO has, the Lil Larry (Stock# 6373) has it's own set of really cool features.

    As the title says, it's a 250 lumen work light, but has a low mode putting out about 100 lumens, and a red LED emergency flasher mode that blinks twice a second. The flashlight costs around $18 on Amazon, and is the perfect work light for your home, car or everyday carry bag.

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  • Nebo LEO 220 Lumen Pocket Work Light

    thumb nebo leo black grayNormally I don't get into "normal" flashlights, but today, the LEO worklight by Nebo caught my eye. It was a bit different than most other cheap LED worklights you might find in Walmart or online, and I felt convinced that I had to get it.

    The NEBO LEO is a very bright 220 lumen work lamp that has a swivel-out rotating head to put the light where you need it, but it also has a 80 lumen flashlight at the top as well for spot use. With a price of less than $20 it's a perfect AAA worklight that won't break the bank!

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Latest Bag Dumps

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  • US Marine's Everyday Carry [Blackscout Survival]

    thumb Chance Sanders EDC coverI like watching the BlackScout Survival videos on YouTube. Most of the time, I'll watch them at night when I'm laying in bed trying to get to sleep, but earlier today, one of particular interest was published, "A Marine's EDC", and I had to watch it during my lunch.

    US Marine Chance Sanders (The Broken Arrow Survival School - FB Page) takes a few moments to show us what's in his Everyday Carry. Thank you to BSS for putting up a really nice video!

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  • Senior Computer Engineering Student EDC [20/M]

    thumb senior computer engineering student edc El IsoReddit user, El Iso, posted a very nice EDC. With the two knives, lighter, flashlight and a few other items, we'd say this senior computer engineering student has what it takes to make the grade... at least his everyday carry does.

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  • US Army Compass Pouch LC-1 Coat & Belt Everyday Carry

    thumb US Army Compass Pouch EDC 10A couple days ago I stopped in Joe's Army Navy over in Royal Oak, MI. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but as always, I walked out with some items. One of the items was a Compass Pouch (LC-1). I had a few of these a while ago, and I really liked them to keep small items in. With this one, I decided that I'd use it as a very small Pocket Everyday Carry that holds a few OTC Meds and First Aid. Due to it's small 4"x4"x1.5" capacity, it's perfect, and these compass pouches like mine, usually come with an Alice Clip that was the Molle System's predecessor. I like this little clip because it's easy to clip the pouch to my belt if needed. Let's take a look inside to see what I've put in it.

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The Everyday Carry caters to Preppers and Individuals that have an interest in Everyday Carry. This is not a Survivalist or Disaster Preparedness website. If you are interested in what to carry everyday to make your (and your family's) life better, than this is the correct place to be. An Everyday Carry is simply the items that you carry everyday, and there is a general interest in what others carry in their backpacks, messenger bags, tactical pouches and on their person.

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