Top positive review
58 people found this helpful
Very Impressive All Weather Notebook
on 26 November 2014
This book came highly recommended to me when I joined a survival expert for 5 days in the field and I was advised to document my diary, principles, techniques involved etc in one of these (I bought 2).
The book is A6 sized (1/4 of A4), measures 14.8cm x 10.5cm and has a total of 50 pages in a spiral bound format. There are 21 rows and 16 columns making a total of 336 small boxes measuring 0.6cm X 0.6cm in length and width. The front and back covers are made of a thin and flexible plastic whilst the paper is made of high quality paper that's smoother than normal paper.
Whilst I was away in the field for the 5 days I used it quite a bit although I frequently proposed that he should make all the notes as his writing was much neater than mine!. The notepad got very wet and yet I could still continue to write with a ball point pen without it smudging. The material is clearly more plastic based in some way and although it does absorb water, it does not absorb it as much as normal paper.
As part of this review I have tried to assist potential customers by attaching photos of the notebook and paper along with conducting 3 tests using a ball point pen and water:
Test 1 - Write on paper when dry and soak in a tray of water for 10 secs. Take photo 30 seconds latter.
Test 2 - Soak paper in tray of water for 10 secs and write "-> Writing on wet paper!" immediately after removing before leaving it to dry and taking a photo 30 secs latter.
Test 3 - No water involved, written on dry paper.
When I assessed Test 1 it was clear that it had not smudged the paper in any way and although it remained wet, it was still clear to read.
After I soaked the paper in test 2 it was slightly harder to write on but I did it with minimal effort. The difference between writing on it when wet and dry is not that much different and the ink quality and clarity is similar.
Test 3 is just the control test and shows that there is very little difference in tests 1 and 2 as there is in test 3.