Left to right pages are history
The Unbound Journal can fold left, right, top to bottom
All with WATER RESISTANT rip stop paper
The story of Unbound Journals
I love to travel and have always kept a journal. After using the Australian Fold in Army aviation, I thought it would be neat to adapt this fold into a journal, allowing me to map my thoughts and travel in a way that conventional books do not aloow.
The Army adopted the Australian Fold for low level navigation just above the tree tops. It allows a large area of maps to be folded into a smaller book that can be easily flipped up and down and side to side for search and rescue or tactical helicopter flying when in a small cockpit.
Due to lots of flipping up and down and left to right, regular paper did not hold up. I switched to Tyvek® paper, which is virtually rip-stop and water resistant. It works great for journals, which are subject to the elements, like that cloud forest in Costa Rica or those long hikes and camps in Patagonia.
Each one is handmade by myself. I use premium leather and Tyvek paper. Enjoy your adventures and remember them by mapping your journal out... the way you want to.
About the Tyvek® paper used in all my journals
Tyvek® Paper is rip stop. It is the same material used for race bibs during marathons or the material contractors wrap houses with before siding is put up.
Some pens work better than others. Just like any handmade journal, using different styles of paper, you will have to find a style of pen that works best for you. I have found that the Micron™ brand works very well, as do Sharpies™, markers, Pilot™, and even dry erase!
Rollerballs™ and pencils do not work as well, however the smoother the roller ball and the softer the pencil, the better.
What makes Unbound Journals unique
The pages in Unbound Jornals don't behave like a normal book. They can be turned from both left to right and top to bottom. This enables you to get more creative. Put your sketches on the bottom and your notes on the top, while keeping different sections of your adventures organized from left to right. The options are yours to decide.
ITS ALL ABOUT ADVENTURE
LIVE LIFE UNBOUND
Each journal is iron branded with the Unbound Journal insignia
Each journal is branded with my personal mark. So you know that I've hand built it from scratch. Its a mark of commitment to quality craftsmanship.
Journals can be customized to include topo maps of your favorite outdoor area in addition to our regular Tyvek™ paper.
Planning a big trip or just exploring in your surrounding area has never been more fun. Combining a water proof, and tear-resistant topo map into one half of a journal gives you and great resource for your adventures. There is no replacement for a good topo map. There are no batteries to recharge, you don't have to worry about a technical glitch, dropping it or damaging the map with water. Makes the perfect tool for the explorer in you or a one of a kind gift. Combined with a compass, you don't have to worry about getting lost and your notes and sketches will be right there to help guide you along the way. Years later looking back over your adventures will be joy and an inspiration.
I offer two different sizes of Unbound Journals. Small & Large.
The small size will fit in a normal sized pocket. Dimensions are 4 1/2 X 6 inches. The large size will fit in a jacket pocket or easily into a bookbag. It is the same size as a standard book. 6 X 8 inches.
Each one is handmade by myself in Savannah, GA. If you would like something custom, send me an email and I'll be glad to work with you.
Contents of the Unbound Journal.
You can literally map your thoughts or sketches anyway you want with this unique fold. You can fill a page and then flip up or down or left and right to start your next page. This allows for a completely new way of journaling and organizing your adventures.
Materials that I use.
I use only the finest materials available. From the leather to paper, all the materials are made in the U.S.A.