David Hinnant is a 47-year-old Lexingtonian. While the Bluegrass State auto body shop manager’s photographic skills leave a little to be desired, a bit of iPhone manipulation and a quick trip to his page at everydaycarry.com reveals that he schleps a Moleskin Classic Notebook. Regarding the wisdom of carrying a Kimber .45 and a spare mag there is no question. But field notes? Does Mr. Hinnant know . . .
he can use voice-to-text on his smart phone (not show but assumed) to make notes? Notes he can share with others electronically –without having to take photos of his notebook)? In fact, why would anyone carry a pad and pen in this digital age?
OK, John Wick showed us that a pencil is a fearsome weapon. (He could probably defeat the Taliban with a tactical pen.) And I can almost understand why a long distance shooter would want a Rite In the Rain tactical notebook. But otherwise it’s time to join iGen.
Besides, not carrying field notes frees up valuable space for essentials, like Mr. Hinnant’s Leather Works Minnesota toothpick holder. Click on the box below to see how many other everyday carry dudes and dudettes continue to blaze a paper trail.