Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Prudent Prepping: Post-it Extreme Notes

The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Follow along as I build a long term plan via Prudent Prepping. 

I first mentioned Rite in the Rain notebooks in this post, and I've used them even before I began blogging here. I like the idea of having the ability to leave written notes in bad weather and not have the paper dissolve or the message wash away. Staying in contact with people if cell service is out is important, and the ability to leave alternate contact info, personal status ("I'm okay!") and directions is vital in a disaster. What I wasn't able to figure out was a way to attach the note wherever I wanted it, especially if surfaces are less than perfect. Post-it Extreme Notes look like the answer to my problem.

From the 3M Post-it website :
  • Water resistant, durable and writable. 
  • Made with ultra-strong Dura-Hold™ Paper and Adhesive. 
  • Sticks to textured surfaces and in tough conditions. 
  • Sticks in hot and cold environments. 
  • Use indoor/outdoor. 
  • Removes cleanly. 
  • 3 in. x 3 in., 1 Pad each in Orange, Green and Yellow. 
  • 3 Pads/Pack, 45 Sheets/Pad. 
  • Not recommended for use on paper. 
  • Apply to dry surface to hold in wet conditions.
    When conditions make communication tough, Post-it® Extreme Notes make leaving notes and reminders simple, so you can get the work done. Made with Dura-Hold™ Paper and Adhesive, these notes will hold up in hot, cold and wet conditions. They stick to tough and textured surfaces like concrete, raw and painted wood, and tile. Make sure your message is seen with a note that sticks in tough conditions. This pack includes 3 pads of Post-it® Extreme Notes in Orange, Green and Yellow. Each pad has 45 sheets.
    The note paper is very different from the Post-it notes I've used before; it's much thinner and feels fragile. but it's very difficult to tear compared to the original. The adhesive is also different; the note presses down on the surface easily since it is thinner and the adhesive feels stickier, but I don't have any originals to do a comparison to.
    Everything sticks
    I know that Rite in the Rain will not take some markers, but it appears that Post-it Extreme Notes will. Of course, these are also a much thinner material, and so I expect Rite in the Rain to last longer and hold up much better.

    I'm a little disappointed that the notes are not listed as sticking to damp or wet surfaces. I'll have to try them on different surfaces, including at least a damp surface like misted car windows, when we get some nights that are cool enough to try.

    The Takeaway
    • Always keep your eyes open for things to add to your preps. 

    The Recap

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