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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