I guess i must be quite a bit unorganized compared to most. I do have a note book of the places and locations of my sets and even notes on the lure types. I also have note books to jot down notes to try and remember because its usually cold and wet and 3 in the morning and i've got to be to work in a while. This is a notebook and a pen back in the truck.
I enjoy the heck out of reading trapping books and watching videos, and i may be wrong here, but i haven't ever taken a book with me and tried to look at a picture and make my set look exactly like it. I'd venture to say you'll never find two spots exactly alike. same stream and bank with the same trails in the same spots to make the same text book set. i'm not really sure what the heck i'm gonna do until i look at a spot, land or water. then i decide from what i've done before, what has worked and what hasn't as to how i want to set it up and then try some new things too. thats whats fun about it for me and i think thats what has made me know what i know about trapping and the outdoors and thats how i learn. The set fundementals are the same as the books and videos, but i don't think you should go walking all over the pasture to find the perfect cow pie to use for backing on your flat set because thats what you memorized from the book. Learn how to apply the fundementals of the sets to make them work where the sign is and with what you have to work with. I spend a heck of a lot of time in the off season trying to figure out how to carry less stuff and lighten the load rather than packing more in. I sure hope this doesn't offend anyone and i think the memory jogger deal is great. I think if you've got a question in your mind on the line, jot it down in your notebook when you get back to the truck and then look it up at home. I think thats what most are saying anyway. If i carried a lap top or a book with me, it would be ruined in a day, but thats not to say that i don't need some help with organization and keeping things clean