Field Notes: ‘Three Missions’ Edition

My thanks to Field Notes for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed to promote their just-launched [Ed. Note: Come on, we don’t do puns here.] “Three Missions” edition celebrating America’s quest 50 years ago to land men on the moon — and bring them home.

Look, I’m a huge fan of Field Notes, and I have an overwhelming sense of nostalgia for the early NASA missions. (I feel America today is in dire need of something epic that the entire nation could get behind.) So I was bound to love this edition. But man, I’m telling you, the Field Notes crew went above and beyond on this set.

Each three-pack contains three memo books, one each for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. The full-color printing quality is amazing, including “Orbital Silver” metallic ink. Each pack also includes three “Punch-Out and Assemble” mission-specific crew capsule models. I loved putting these things together — and I also love how they hearken back to the ’60s and ’70s, when punch-out model kits like these were common.

Where it gets downright nuts is the promotional video they made. They put in what must have been a ridiculous amount of planning, research, and driving to get about five seconds of footage of one of these models in the upper atmosphere in near-space.

You can buy the “Three Missions” three-pack for just $12.95. Start a quarterly subscription with “Three Missions” and your first shipment will also include two 3-Packs of their original Kraft Memo Books and their “Tenth Anniversary” 3-Pack. This special edition features very early iterations of what would eventually become Field Notes, with all their faults and weirdness.

Friday, 29 June 2018