Monday, December 10, 2012

FN Colors (Heroic)

Here is their post

As always, this is a note to let our email subscribers know about a new product before we offer it up for sale to everyone else.
For our seventeenth seasonal release, we've created a memo book that will hold up to extreme conditions: wind, rain, sleet and abuse of all kinds. For the winter of 2012, we're proud to present THE EXPEDITION EDITION.

"Antarctic Log, Day 67: It's flippin' freezing here."


The EXPEDITION EDITION sports a hi-visibility "Antarctic Survey Orange" front cover and "Polar Night Black" back cover, with a subtle varnish effect featuring a topographic map of Antarctica. The body pages feature our always popular 'dot grid' graph paper, printed in light gray.
The real innovation here is the paper. It's maybe not even fair to call it paper. The whole book is printed on Yupo Synthetic, a water- and tear-proof, high-tech paper manufactured in Chesapeake, Virginia. Each 3-Pack is belly-banded in gray and shrink-wrapped, and ready for pretty much whatever you throw at it. For reference, check the films of a series of extreme tests we performed on the EXPEDITION EDITION at F.N. Labs recently.
These indestructible memo books are the perfect place to plan a winter sojourn, record a dream from a long, dark, cold night, or most anything else you have planned for the season:
Snowmobile Trails Marked
Black Diamond Runs Made
Life List : 46 Adirondack High Peaks
Last Will & Testament
Real New Year Resolutions
Ice Shanty Euchre Scores
Diary of Your Slow Descent Into Madness
Small Mammal Paw Print Reference
Pond Hockey Scores
How Much Dad Owes You for Shoveling
Harnessed-Pair Sled Dog Combinations
The winter edition is priced the same as all of our 3-Packs, at just $9.95 each. They're on sale now and starting with COLORS subscriptions, they're shipping today. Order this week to make sure you have them for Christmas.
Limit 3 per household please.

Now my take.
These were developed for the Antarctic trip coming up next October by Ben Saunders  He and his team are going to WALK to the south pole and back.  I don't know if he was just bored one day and thought "hey I know..."  The last time someone tried this, it didn't turn out to well.  But then again they didn't have wag bags back then either.
Now this time I "actually" have uses for these.  Do I collect them? DUH! I have a compulsion to grab these when available and do use them on a daily basis.  Carry one on my person at all times.  Especially during work when I can barely remember where I'm going let alone that router I logged into 9 months ago and need to reconfigure.
You need to check out the "ballistics" test, careful kid you'll shoot your eye out.  Didn't pass the Flame Resistance test though (who would have guessed)
Alright, so in my OCD kind of way I have ordered 6 sets of these books.  I will be parting out 2 of them to my readers.  Leave a comment below with what you would do with the EPIC/Heroic version of this edition of the Field Notes Colors.  You must mention FNC in the comment (see that whole following directions/I paid attention in school thingy).  You Must be a follower of the blog (yes I verify all of them).
Now if you read the list above you'll find I will probably have to write down in one of these item #4 if Kim finds out I keep buying these things.  So help me get rid of a few :)
And GO!


  1. Hi, Derrick! I am in lust with Field Note Colors, and have been since the first time I saw them on your blog. Being the paper whore I am, the first thing I would do is languish in the smell and texture. Later, it would become a receptacle for The Stuff That Flows Out of My Brain. :D

    1. YOU, missy should have a little "something" soon..

    2. Oh, boy!! I am excited!! *nose pressed against window in anticipation* :D

    3. After a week of creating many nose prints on the window, your package has arrived! OMG, thank you so much, Derrick! The FN notebooks are the sweetest little gems and my brain has already had several ideas on what will go in them (a game of dots was the first!). The book looks like a great read, I'm always up for a good mystery. Also thanks for using so many cool stamps, they've been safely removed from the envelope as has the cool Simpson's sticker. A wonderful mail day, for sure! Now I need to go clean the window ... :D

  2. I have never had Field Note Colors before but if I did, I would write my plan for Langley (my cat) to take over the world as dictator (I mean president) and how we would make all cats rulers!

  3. that is such a lovely shade of orange that Field Note Colors has used. it would be so easy to spot in the bottom of my bag, probably even in the movie theatre...i would use it to jot down words or bits of dialogue....or movies i need to see.

    1. That one is going to be a hard one to lose :)

  4. I've never heard of Field Note Colors before, but as soon as I read this post I thought of my younger brother who is going to school in Boulder, CO! He loves the extreme outdoors and would spend all of his time crawling around on and in the mountains if he could. I see a trek along the entirety of the Pacific Coast Trail, and perhaps the Appalachian Trail, in his future. If I got my hands on the EPIC version of the FNC, I would give it to my brother for Christmas! ;)

  5. Also, I use Google Reader for all my blogs, so they aren't listed in my profile. ;) I am following you, promise. O_O

  6. I got this same email from FN because I have a subscription to Colors and my first question was: if this paper is so plasticy and indestructable, what can you write on it with? Does it take fountain pen ink or gel pen or will I have to use a pencil? Good thing they sent me a pencil with my last order....

    1. Have you every used rite in the rain? Same setup. They will take anything, pencil, pen. hey sell an "all weather" pen as well.

      I have used that paper with no issues, however I have yet to try an FP as it's not usually something I'm carrying on a quad or backpacking. a good ol pencil works great at elevation and I always have a knife for sharpening.