Emergency Logbook

I came up with this while playing around with a zine format. You take a standard 8.5″x11″ piece of paper and turn it into an eight page mini logbook that’s perfect for quick and easy cache maintenance.

As with other logsheets, National Geographic Adventure Paper works great for these. It’s waterproof and really stands up to the elements. However, plain printer paper will also work fine. In fact, it might be best to test this one out on a few sheets of plain paper before using something more expensive.

When printing, be sure to set your printer options to no page scaling. This takes away the artificial margins that many printers place around pdf’s.

The most difficult part of this printable is folding it. It might take you a few tries before you get it to come out just right. Check out the video below for instructions.

First fold the sheet on the solid and dotted line lengthwise. Fold it back and forth to get a good crease. Then fold it in quarters along the solid lines. Again, you’ll want to fold it both ways for the crease.

Keep in mind that your printer settings might cause the solid and dotted lines to be a little off center. If that’s the case, fold the paper at its centers and quarters. Use the lines as examples rather than a guide.

Then fold the sheet in half so it’s 5.5″ x 8.5″. Cut along the dotted line.

Now comes the tricky part. With the paper still folded 5.5″ x 8.5″, bend it at the cut. You’ll now have an “X” like pattern to the page. Fold it so the cover is showing and you have your quick and cheap 8 page emergency logbook!

As with other pdf’s, your caching name can be added in the space provided to let people know who left the cool new logbook!

NEW: Versions of this pdf are now available in French and bilingual French/English. Thanks to JCMTL1 for the awesome job of translating!

Emergency Logbook

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Bilingual French/English Version

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