The spring 2012 Field Notes release is so effortlessly charming that it feels something like Field Notes coming full circle. Draplin has always been fascinated by the working-man no-BS design of old farming equipment, manuals, and almanacs. Now Field Notes is paying a more direct homage to that influence.
This is good advice for keeping any kind of notebook. Lab notebooks have to be robust, since science often requires fire, freezing, or dangerous chemicals.
From the same article, this handy chart compares kinds of pens and how their ink stands up to erasure, water, methanol, ethanol, acetone, and baking.