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Waterproof note pads?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by statrat, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. statrat

    statrat Member

    I remember we had a thread on this awhile ago, but I searched and couldn't find anything. I spent Friday and Saturday getting myself (and my note pad) soaked at a pair of football games. Does anybody know where I could buy waterproof notebooks? I Googled it, but only came up with a supplier in Britain. I use a recorder for interviews in the rain, but its a little hard to keep stats on a recorder. Help!
  2. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Military supply store. They're not cheap, so you may not want to take pages and pages of stats.

    You can also try writing with Sharpie (doesn't freeze) on a regular notebook tucked inside a clear plastic trash bag or big ziploc bag.
  3. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    The press box is dry. When it rains, I'd keep stats from up there. But that's just me.
  4. statrat

    statrat Member

    If only I had that luxury. One of the fields does not have a press box, and I had to take photos at both games as well.
  5. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    You can find clip boards with plastic screens. Those help.
    And always have a couple pencils handy with you on the field. I covered a game one night that was so cold, my pens froze. A pencil would have come in handy.
  6. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

  8. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    I had to read that sentence again, very carefully.
  9. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

  10. statrat

    statrat Member

  11. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I had that happen a couple of times in Idaho, one time in a press box. That is why it is a good idea to care a pencil in your bag.
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Glad I wasn't the only one
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