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    I've tried something like this before in an effort to focus and pare down my collection, but could not even go below 20 pens. But it might look something like this:

    - my green Pelikan M800. Indestructible. Always writes.
    - anything Visconti will fit with its 1.3 Palladium stub.
    - my Omas MoMA, so light and smooth it almost floats, on water as well as on paper.

    - Visconti blue
    - Visconti sepia
    - Akkerman Rood Haags Pluche, all 150 ml of it.

    - Rodia Webbie
    - a box of standard copy paper


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    Three pens:

    Hero 616
    Sailor Profit fude
    Preppy 05, Blue-black
    (nice-n-easy pens, all of them, three dif nib types)


    Three inks:
    Sheaffer (or Waterman) blue-black
    Noodler's Bad Green Gator
    Waterman Red
    (I could mix other colors from these)

    Three papers:
    Comp notebooks from India - love 'em!
    Clairefontaine mini-books
    Rhodia grid pads (the perf kind)


    Of course, my standard reply when asked what I'd take to a desert island: a fully equipped and staffed four-star hotel. ;p

    PS: I mis-read the OP! And why only two types of paper when we get three inks and three pens!??
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    Pilot Custom 74
    Custom pen from Ken Cavers in cat's eye acrylic
    Pelikan M200

    RnK Scabiosa
    Baystate blue
    X-feather

    Bankpost 80 gr

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulturtle92 View Post
    Save up for one, it's definitely a good investment. My 2000 has been jungle trekking, mountain and rock climbing with me, and it doesn't complain one bit. In fact, the only stuff I do that I can't bring it along are swimming and diving. Which I'll be doing for the next 4 weeks... Poor Lamy 2000
    I have a pen that was my great uncle's...a vintage faber castell higgins with a estie nib. The middle school I went to was very focused in the outdoors, and in 8th grade, we went to Moab utah for 10 days! I took the higgins (inked with higgin's NON india brown ink) on the plane, on a raft on the colorado, hiking, down to swimming holes....etc. I still have the beat up old Moleskine that I wrote a journal in. That pen only leaked once--after the rafting trip! I was very surprised! I really like vintage pens more than the looks of the 2000, and even though it would probably be a great pen for sophomre year in High school, I think my rotation for next year will have an vintage aurora 88 instead...along with a white toroise m400, and parker double jewel vac, and a sheaffer vac fill crest in green!

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    Pens:
    Schrade Tactical Pen (might come in handy as a tool)
    Namiki Custom 742 - SU nib
    I want to say my Badger & Blade LE ebonite Edison pen but I am not sure since I don't have it yet. If not then the Pelikan M100 or M140.

    Inks:
    Waterman Florida Blue
    Noodler's Blue
    Private Reserve Ebony Green

    Paper:
    Plenty of Rhodia #16 Dotpads
    reams of HP Laser Paper
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    Pens:
    Parker 51 for reliability.
    Lamy 2000 as a backup.
    Pelikan M405.

    Inks:
    Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black with a bit of phenol to guard against SITB.
    Vintage Quink blue-black (with Solv-X) because it's such a nice ink.
    Platinum Carbon Ink to resist the elements.

    Paper:
    Carrefour 90 gsm general purpose paper. Not too absorbent and not too slick.
    Aurora Bur-O-Class linen covered notebook. Able to handle harsh conditions.

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    O.K now I'll go official:


    Pens:
    Pelikan m400 White Tortoise F nib
    Vintage Aurora 88 Flex nib (to pass the hours
    Sheaffer Triumph Vac Fill

    Inks:
    Pelikan 4001 Blue (@PSmith: what is SITB?)
    Diamine Coral
    Diamine Kelly Green

    Paper:
    Rhodia Dot Pad
    Staples copy paper
    ...more staples copy paper (?) (I am not a big paper person--I haven't even tried a rhodia, but they look nice and get great reviews...so..)


    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpenkid View Post
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    (@PSmith: what is SITB?)
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    SITB is an acronym for Stuff In The Bottle. The "stuff" in question consists of micro-organisms and reputedly can clog pens. Preservatives are added to ink to prevent these micro-organisms from growing. Ink manufacturers used phenol as a preservative in the past but nowadays tend to use preservatives that comply with food laws (ref: Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry - Drawing and Writing Materials). Based on my rather unscientific observations of old and new ink, I would say that phenol is a far better preservative than these safe alternatives. This is why I would try to add a small quantity to my inks before being stranded on a deserted island.

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    good idea! thanks for the explanation!

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    Pens:
    LAMY 2000 OM Nib
    Edison Antique Marble Collier w/ EF Nib
    Edison Nouveau Premiere LE Blue/Black Ebonite #27 0f 50 w/ 15deg LF Oblique

    Ink:
    Noodler's Navy
    Noodler's Kung Te-cheng
    Sailor Epinard

    Paper:
    Webbies and dotpads (never-ending)

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    Pens:
    Mont Blanc 149 (because it is bullet proof and holds tons of ink)
    Parker 51( ultra reliable and just a great writer)
    Stipula Tuscan Dreams (because it is my new pen and also a work of art that I can stare at!)

    Inks:
    Mont Blanc Midnight blue iron gal ink
    Mont Blanc Hitchcock
    Diamine majestic blue

    Paper:
    Leuctturm 1917 journals.
    Mont Blanc Alfred Hitchcock,Mont Blanc 149, Montegrappa Historia, Parker Duofold senior special (1927 vintage), Sheaffer imperial 777,Parker 51 special,Stipula Tuscan dreams piston, Stipula Tuscan dreams Ti flex nib,1944 Vac 51.

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    Thanks for the posts, everybody...and please, keep 'em coming!


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    Okay, I'll play.

    Pens
    Nakaya Neo Standard with 0.7mm stub (my best writer)
    Platinum higo-zo-gan Ginkgo pen with medium nib (also an excellent writer and utterly reliable)
    Vintage Sheaffer Balance with a flex nib (for fun)

    Inks
    MB Racing Green
    Visconti Blue
    Stipula Verde Muschiato (I need something with good shading)

    Paper
    Rhodia dotpads and #18 lined pads

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    Pens
    1) Rotring 600 - for the same reason as yours, and also because it feels like it can take a beating
    2) Lamy Safari - reliable pen that seems to adapt well to tropical weather
    3) Waterman Carene - one of my favorite writers - I had to bring one along and the Carene feels well-built. The other two are such pragmatic choices.

    Inks
    1) Mont Blanc Midnight Blue - I may want to send out a message in a bottle.
    2) Iroshizuku Yama-guri - This is my favorite ink right now.
    3) Noodler's Green Marine - for fun

    Paper
    1) Rhodia side stapled notebooks, A5
    2) Rhodia #12 notepads, graph paper
    3) good copy paper

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    DREAM for a desert Island carry:

    Pens:
    Pelikan m450 --too beautiful to pass up!
    Parker Double Jewel 51 with a silver cap in mustard--beautiful, yet usable
    LUS Giubileo 53 or OMAS 361--for entertainment purposes only.

    Inks:
    MB Racing Green
    Diamine Asa Blue
    J Herbin Anniversary ink (the reddish one with gold flecks)

    Paper:

    Rhodia Dot Pad
    Quo Vadis Habana in Green
    Rhodia WebNotebook
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    In real life I would have too much weakness to narrow it to three, but here it goes.
    Pens:
    Pelikan M800 Blue on Blue IB Cursive Italic
    Pilot Custom 74 Smoke F
    Sheaffer Legacy Stub

    Inks
    Poussierre de Lune
    Mont Blanc Violet
    Iroshizuku Yu Yake

    Paper
    Rhodia Graph Paper
    Crane Thesis 24 lb

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    Pens:
    Schrade Tactical Pen (might come in handy as a tool)
    Namiki Custom 742 - SU nib
    I want to say my Badger & Blade LE ebonite Edison pen but I am not sure since I don't have it yet. If not then the Pelikan M100 or M140.

    Inks:
    Waterman Florida Blue
    Noodler's Blue
    Private Reserve Ebony Green

    Paper:
    Plenty of Rhodia #16 Dotpads
    reams of HP Laser Paper
    do you mean the pelikan m150? The 140 was a vintage pen.... and there was not M on the front of the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpenkid View Post
    do you mean the pelikan m150? The 140 was a vintage pen.... and there was not M on the front of the name.
    I meant the 140.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    I meant the 140.
    O.K. With a flex nib?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpenkid View Post
    O.K. With a flex nib?
    Mine is very Flexy!


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