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Re: Small pens

Post by Freddo » 27 January 13 9:40 pm

AussieCacheHunter wrote:So I'm after a nice compact pen that I can carry around with me for when I run into nanos?

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Re: Small pens

Post by quiet1_au » 27 January 13 11:30 pm

I had a great little pen from Japanese visitors to my workplace that was telescopic (single-stage) so would shrink to 3/4-1/2 it's length to fit in your pocket, but expand to make writing comfortable and thus perfect for caching. Sadly I lost it in the grass, etc at on of the caches I visited so have had to resort to regular (and often faulty/smudgy/etc pens). What I'd really like is a pen that can write on right-in-the-rain logs, etc. Pencil yes, but often a bit faint, prone to breakage or perforating soggy log books... I thought of trying a wax pencil (Chinagraph or equivalent) but never quite got around to it...

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Re: Small pens

Post by Pesky! » 28 January 13 10:47 am

Chinagraph pencils are more like writing witha crayon. they are hard to keep a fine point on.
I have two( 1 black one white) in the car for emergenecy use ,as they will write on just about everything. however they do not sign logs that well.

I have had ,and lost while geocaching, a few pens that i think came from hotel rooms and mail out promotions and the like that were flat and wide,and a farly short length.
but i cannot locate one to show.
this is a link to a google image of simmlar product http://www.lulusoso.com/upload/20120316 ... an_and.jpg
and another i found... look quite expensive though theseones...http://www.onlinesciencemall.com/media/ ... orti_1.jpg

There are a few instructables online on how to make your own comppact/small pen.

Another idea is to purchase a metal refill for a pen and just carry that.
http://www.lulusoso.com/upload/20120313 ... Refill.jpg like these ones.
you can even drill a hole in the plastic end, Put a split ring on it and fit it to your keys.
I think i even postedmy own how-to in the forums last year about making a compact pen.
( i found the thread but the images are missing... I have deleted them from Picassa)

Only thing was i cut the metal refil in half to make it shorter, and the thing leaked after a couple of days in py pocket.
let me know if you have any better luck that I did. with thisidea.


A quick search on ebay shows a lot of compact pens,
these ones look like a good idea too..
http://images.linnlive.com/0de592877633 ... 1cbe26.jpg

Zebra Penpod Compact Ballpoint Pen
Yet another incredibly useful pen from Zebra. The PenPod Mobile is a 75mm-long, 12mm diameter case on a metal loop with attached split-ring. Twist the cap to pop out the pen which expands to 90mm long, while the case stays safely and securely attached to your keyring, bag, belt loop, etc.

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Re: Small pens

Post by AussieCacheHunter » 28 January 13 3:17 pm

Bronnie_1990 wrote:
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
Nifty.

Freddo wrote:
AussieCacheHunter wrote:So I'm after a nice compact pen that I can carry around with me for when I run into nanos?
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That'd just encourage people to phoenix the cache ;)

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Re: Small pens

Post by quiet1_au » 29 January 13 11:40 am

I bought a pack of mini felt-tip markers that had a ring attached but sadly they're thick and hopeless at signing with, and the ring is attached to a plastic clip so can detach anyway... Still come in handy though


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Re: Small pens

Post by gmj3191 » 29 January 13 4:48 pm

I think cachers should carry pens and an IKEA type pencil in a cache for emergencies is probably ok if you can't find small pens.
I just applaud people for hiding caches big enough to contain pens and pencils these days.

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