Field Notes

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September 18th, 2009 by Bryan Bedell


We’ve seen a few exceptional FIELD NOTES hacks lately, including a desk organizer and an ax sheath, but Terry Tolleson’s FIELD NOTES WALLET is definitely among the FIELD NOTES hackery elite. We’ll let Terry describe it:

Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out how to streamline my pockets. I love FIELD NOTES memo books, but having both back pockets loaded can be a real bummer. So, the natural course of action was to get back down to utilizing just the one. Cramming both a mini sketchbook and a wallet into the same pocket doesn’t really aid in my dilemma, however.

Enter my first real hack of a FIELD NOTES memo book (or any book, for that matter): The FIELD NOTES WALLET.

This one is the plain book with the inside front cover having a pocket to hold my license. The credit card pocket is on the outside of the main money pouch. The credit cart pocket can hold about 5-6 cards, and on the opposite side is a secured 5 yen coin. And a well placed Item No. FN-09 General Purpose Band of Rubber keeps it all locked down and comfy.

This way, I always have a sketchbook on hand to take down info or just doodle inside my wallet while waiting for change from the barista.

I used black photographer’s tape to put it all together.

Awesome, Terry, thanks! Keep those hacks coming, everyone, we love to see what you’re doing with FIELD NOTES.