Commonplace Notebooks

I have read hundreds of books, spanning fiction to nonfiction, good to bad – some of them, even multiple times. Do I remember every word that was written down in those pages? No, of course not.

Will you? When you are in the heat of the moment, with blood dripping down your leg, will you know how to prop it up, suture it back together, or is it not that bad, and some Neosporin and a band aid will do? Chances are, you probably won’t remember everything.

What I’m trying to say, is that I couldn’t remember everything I read, even if I tried really, really hard. So, I chose the second-best option – a commonplace book.

A commonplace book is something that you carry with you – everywhere – so, it’s fairly small. Think about 4×5 inches or so. Something that you can fit in your back pocket or in a pack that you keep with you.

In this book, you will put all the things that you might need on a day to day: general first aid, what to do when…, or other items that you find pertinent. You should also put things in there that you won’t want to forget, such as good hunting, fishing, or trapping places, or local facilities you can use in case of emergency. Remember, when the power goes out, you may not have these readily available, so having them tucked away in a book is the next best thing.

Thank you for reading my article today. As always, if you have a comment, please leave it below; or if you have a suggestion on a topic, please contact me via the contact page above!


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