In my shop, at home and now in school, I've found that taken detailed notes helps me a lot.
I know your parents probably wore this out, but it really is important! Especially to those of us who collect skills (Pretty much everyone here right?), Having a way to carry my notes ensures their use. It's very easy to lose a small notebook but these little packs make it a lot harder to misplace. The Red and Yellow with the speed clips is made from Duck, a tough fabric often used for tarps and hard wearing clothing. It's technically Version 2. Technically, since Version 1 is it minus the clips. The clips came from a set of work suspenders that I had on hand and the red webbing is too.
The newest one is made from leather and stitched together using my heavy duty walking foot machine and reinforced with tubular rivets. It's not a "Speed clip" pack but a stout, take it ANYWHERE, pack that slides onto your belt. I sized these for 5x8 inch Moleskine notebooks. Both can carry one soft and one hard bound notebook. The Hardbound boooks are for things you need often, Like the pitch formula and 3 wire measurement for a particular thread you cut often, Or for sketches of things you make a lot of and need to refer back to whilst building.
The soft cover books are for quickly jotting down notes on the go, Like at a lecture or when that old-timer at the store tells you how it "used to be done". I chose 5x8 inch Moleskines because they fit perfectly in my back pocket so even if I don't have one of my packs I can carry a notebook.
Who is this kind of thing for? EVERYBODY.
Artists, Astronauts,book keepers, bankers, Machinists, Zookeepers... Seriously... I'm not listing every profession on the planet. about the only people who may not benefit work Minimum wage jobs and hopefully plan to move forward as quickly as they can.
I carry several pencils, a permanent marker, one soft and one hard backed Moleskine Journals (5x8 inches) and a Casio FX260 calculator (It's small, solar powered, and can do just about everything you'd ever need a calculator to do. Best part? It's only about $6.00)
I may post some examples of my notes later if there is some activity here, but otherwise I hope this mini share has inspired you to carry a notebook and learn more.