During my undergraduate and graduate school days I learned the value of a good notebook. My preference is for the rite-in-the-rain notebooks. They seem to have endless varieties of them. My preferences is for the small bound geology version. A great place to buy them is www.forestry-suppliers.com
Now I have one that I use to record photo data. Sorry Eric, I'm not high tech enough to transfer it to a computer. If my department didn't give me a laptop, I wouldn't even be online. Oh well, anyways, rite-in-the-rain notebooks rock.