Brian's Backpacking & Hiking Blog is chock-full of tips for those who love the outdoors. A recent post on small pens for note-taking on the road caught our interest:
"Recently I've started looking at options for carrying a small ballpoint or gel/roller pen instead of my small pencil. I prefer the feel of writing with a pen than with a pencil and with the advancements in water-proof and fade-proof inks I am much more comfortable using an ink pen - I've lost whole note pads that were written with ink pens by getting them accidentally wet - bad experience. The trouble is, pens are generally much bigger/longer than my cut down pencil and can't be shortened quite as easily...."