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Great Field Notebook, But Not Weatherproof
on March 12, 2010
I highly recommend this little notebook for data collection or quick note taking. Fits in most pockets, is highly durable, and is fairly rigid. However, using waterproof pens in a downpour can get messy. I expect the ink to run, but if you are not careful, it is possible for the Rite in the Rain pens to actually bleed through the paper. I am not criticizing this product, though - it goes far beyond the call of duty for field notebooks and will retain data for a long time for reference. I do bird census counts from waist-deep in tidal salt marsh in any weather and draw detailed diagrams of sea life on rocks in the water up to 20 meters from shore at low tide, so I put my notebooks through the worst conditions pen and ink could be subjected to. The only thing I've found to outperform the Rite in the Rain journals is making my own notebooks out of National Geographic's waterproof paper to print GPS and topo maps on, which gets expensive.