This rough and ready memo book has 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 dot-graph paper printed in light gray.
The whole book is printed on Yupo Synthetic paper, an amazing tearproof and waterproof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets in Chesapeake, Virginia. Check out the Field Notes crew attempting to wreck this virtually indestructible little book in a series of lab tests.
Note: Synthetic paper is nonporous and doesn’t absorb ink like conventional papers. Ballpoint pens, pencils, or fine tip Sharpies work best.