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Small pens

Post by AussieCacheHunter » 22 December 12 11:21 pm

So I'm after a nice compact pen that I can carry around with me for when I run into nanos, very smalls, or general unplanned caches.

Does anyone have any suggestions? A pen version of those flat carpenters pencils would be nifty, or perhaps a small stylus sized pen as these could slip into a wallet.
I guess the alternative is some kind of name-sticker, but I can't date those (i.e. put a date with them) without a pen anyway, so a pen would be preferred.

Some of the ones here look good http://www.briangreen.net/2010/07/small ... cking.html but any other suggestions?

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Re: Small pens

Post by MtnLioness » 23 December 12 2:05 am

Not exactly compact as I tend to carry a few different types of pens for wet paper, waterproof paper and hot and cold but this one I use specifically for nanos, it has a TINY point that I can write my WHOLE name on the log sheet with and still have room to spare!!
I use the red ones but any colour is usable I guess - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MonAmi-Plus- ... 0597981175

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Re: Small pens

Post by Keeper of Time » 23 December 12 6:58 am

You could buy these pens from the GCA shop and support this site.

http://geocaching.com.au/shop/index.php ... duct_id=71

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Re: Small pens

Post by geo_jas » 23 December 12 7:24 am

I recently got a Fisher Space pen which is small and great for writing on wet logs but it has quite a fat nib so makes it hard for nanos. I carry a couple of fine point pens in the car that are better for these.

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Re: Small pens

Post by gmj3191 » 23 December 12 8:26 am

I need a pen which will stay in my car, and not keep migrating into the house via my shirt pocket.
Maybe a 100m shot cord?

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Re: Small pens

Post by Facitman » 23 December 12 2:09 pm

The Swiss have a solution for everything...
http://www.myswissarmyknife.com.au/shop ... /swisscard
Been carrying one for years, pulling a pair of scissors out of your wallet is an impressive party trick (in a geeky sort of way) but the pen has signed many a log

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Re: Small pens

Post by onegingernut » 23 December 12 10:30 pm

Im going to get some of these for caches I intend on placing, may fit the bill for you, just make sure you dont mistake them for capsules!!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6-Geocache-G ... 507wt_1144

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Re: Small pens

Post by budgietas » 24 December 12 6:40 am

I love see pens and basically carry one every where while caching

http://www.officeworks.com.au/retail/pr ... JASN220EWH

They write on wet paper, they don't run if you leave them in your pocket on a long walk.

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Re: Small pens

Post by Cheesy pigs » 24 December 12 10:10 am

smiggle have keychain pens that are very handy

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Re: Small pens

Post by AussieCacheHunter » 24 December 12 11:50 pm

MtnLioness wrote:Not exactly compact as I tend to carry a few different types of pens for wet paper, waterproof paper and hot and cold but this one I use specifically for nanos, it has a TINY point that I can write my WHOLE name on the log sheet with and still have room to spare!!
I use the red ones but any colour is usable I guess - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MonAmi-Plus- ... 0597981175
Looks nifty, might have to find something similar for the car.
Keeper of Time wrote:You could buy these pens from the GCA shop and support this site.
http://geocaching.com.au/shop/index.php ... duct_id=71
Possibly, yes.
geo_jas wrote:I recently got a Fisher Space pen which is small and great for writing on wet logs but it has quite a fat nib so makes it hard for nanos. I carry a couple of fine point pens in the car that are better for these.
I had a FSP somewhere around the place. I might have to get a new one.
Facitman wrote:The Swiss have a solution for everything...
http://www.myswissarmyknife.com.au/shop ... /swisscard
Been carrying one for years, pulling a pair of scissors out of your wallet is an impressive party trick (in a geeky sort of way) but the pen has signed many a log
How do you go with airport security?
onegingernut wrote:Im going to get some of these for caches I intend on placing, may fit the bill for you, just make sure you dont mistake them for capsules!!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6-Geocache-G ... 507wt_1144
Yeah, a "Do not eat cache contents" warning might be needed for those.
budgietas wrote:I love see pens and basically carry one every where while caching
http://www.officeworks.com.au/retail/pr ... JASN220EWH
They write on wet paper, they don't run if you leave them in your pocket on a long walk.
The wet paper thing would be useful.
Cheesy pigs wrote:smiggle have keychain pens that are very handy
Any idea about what size they are?


Thanks for all the tip-offs so far.

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Re: Small pens

Post by gmj3191 » 25 December 12 8:17 am

I got a small biro in a bon-bon yesterday which would be perfect to have in a small sistema.

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Re: Small pens

Post by Facitman » 25 December 12 9:44 am

AussieCacheHunter wrote:
Facitman wrote:The Swiss have a solution for everything...
http://www.myswissarmyknife.com.au/shop ... /swisscard
Been carrying one for years, pulling a pair of scissors out of your wallet is an impressive party trick (in a geeky sort of way) but the pen has signed many a log
How do you go with airport security?
Yes, the swisscard is removed as part of my pre-travelling preparations, I carry a swiss army knife in my checked luggage so at destination I'm fully armed.
I did have a flight from Sydney to Melbourne with a bare laptop after forgetting to transfer my knife from backpack to luggage once, had to add the backpack to checked in luggage after a short but very serious discussion with airport security at the xray :oops:
I do believe that the swisscard does not trigger the walk through metal detector so you could carry one of board but I wouldn't advise trying it on, might result in a significant delay in your travel plans if found

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Re: Small pens

Post by 2max » 26 January 13 10:48 pm

AussieCacheHunter wrote:
Cheesy pigs wrote:smiggle have keychain pens that are very handy
Any idea about what size they are?
I have one of these on my car keys. I think from memory they are about $4.95. The pen itself measures approx 8.5cm and overall including the clip, mine measures 11cm. They are actually a little longer, but I removed some links coz for me, they were just creating extra unnecessary length. They don't have lids, they are just the basic twist barrel type.
gmj3191 wrote:I got a small biro in a bon-bon yesterday which would be perfect to have in a small sistema.
We must have had the same bon-bon's. My brother got a mini biro in his too and he proudly held it up saying what a handy size it was. Mr 2max and I just looked at eachother and smiled.

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Re: Small pens

Post by Bronnie_1990 » 27 January 13 11:09 am

2max wrote:
gmj3191 wrote:I got a small biro in a bon-bon yesterday which would be perfect to have in a small sistema.
We must have had the same bon-bon's. My brother got a mini biro in his too and he proudly held it up saying what a handy size it was. Mr 2max and I just looked at eachother and smiled.
Me too. My non-geocaching brother got a pen, and my father got a mini-address book. (which would both fit awesomely in a cache, just saying) We both looked at each other and snickered. :)

Anyway, thankyou for the tip off about smiggle. I used to have an obsession with that place (err yup i dont have a stationery obsession..) so..thanks :D

I found a packet of mini pens, textas and pencils at kmart for like 2 dollars. I leave them as swaps usually. :)

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Re: Small pens

Post by Bronnie_1990 » 27 January 13 2:11 pm

AussieCacheHunter wrote:
Cheesy pigs wrote:smiggle have keychain pens that are very handy
Any idea about what size they are?
Got one, ..i've seen smaller.
here it is next to a normal sized pen

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