I originally posted this topic on guttersluts.com but really didn't get the responses I was looking for so I figured I would come over here and post it to a less trashy(?) group of sluts.
Ok, so I know we all love our stuff and shit but every once in a while we need to write shit down.
My reason for writing shit is usually job related. So my hobby is collecting fine government writing instruments made by the fine handicapped people at Skilcraft. The great thing is they are free (unless your a tax payer) and most people just leave them laying around so it's easy to get a good collection. My day usually starts with me using a .5mm mechanical pencil to writing down the weather for my flight period. Then the same pencil is used to write any notes down during the mission brief. After that I have to switch to a pen for the flight because pencil lead seems to break at the most unopportune times. The pen is used to write down fun stuff like UTM grids to IEDs, insurgent training camps, rocks disguised as insurgents found by UAVs, locations of friendly forces in highly armored vehicles freaking out because someone is shooting at them with a .22, and the location to a Kirdish village where a guy is dressed like Ronald McDonald. I also some times use a marker to mark things on my maps, but normally to write on the dry erase board and piss people off. I did have a red marker to match the blue one but since they are filled by the blind it didn't last to long.
Here are my tools of the trade: