Field Notes

Entries from April 2012


We Get Mail

April 26th, 2012 by Jim Coudal

April 25, 2012

Howdy, Field Notes Crew,

It started innocuously enough; I ordered my first 3-pack and knew I’d be getting something awesome, and you didn’t disappoint; I was in love. Should I go all in for the Colors subscription? Hell yes, so I signed up for the National Crop Edition.

But nooo, you couldn’t just stop with taking my money; now you gotta start taking my spare time as well.

See, I started collecting past editions, and I finally got my hands on some “Fire Spotters.” Aww, yeah. Your lovely page about the Fire Spotter Edition was a thing of beauty. And damn you, there were LINKS on that page. People click those links, y’know. So I learned about fire spotters, and the history of the towers. I read Young Men and Fire, and read the instruction manual for the Osborne Fire Finder. The spark caught hold… and now I’ve signed up to be a volunteer fire spotter in Angeles National Forest this summer. Orientation starts next week, and I couldn’t be more excited. When my friends ask me how the hell I came up with this crazy idea, I just say, “See, there are these incredible notebooks…”

Thanks for the adventures I haven’t even had yet. Love you guys.

Lee Coleman
San Gabriel, CA

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Field Notes In Action:

Field Notes Are Good At Things

April 24th, 2012 by Bryan Bedell

Andy Selsberg dropped us a line a couple of weeks ago to let us know he had a new book out, and that the whole thing had been written in Field Notes. He thought that might be a first in our history and he couldn’t have been more right. Overwhelmed with amazement and aww-shucks pride, we chatted with Andy for a bit about his new book, You Are Good At Things, and how he used Field Notes to put it all together.
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Colors · Field Notes In Action:

The Patch

April 20th, 2012 by Bryan Bedell

Field Notes Crop Patch We’ve got (at least) two former Boy Scouts and two current motorscooterists working here at the Midwest HQ, so it was only a matter of time before we put out a FIELD NOTES patch. The new (and limited) “Crop Edition” (and its accompanying triangular embroidered emblem) is out in the wild, and we’re starting to see some action on Flickr. We’re especially excited to see where the patches are going. Get sewing, load your Argus C3 with some Verichrome, and post your photos in the FIELD NOTES in Action Flickr pool or email ’em to crew(at)fieldnotesbrand(dot)com. We’ll choose a couple favorites and send out care packages.

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