Originally Posted by Mike Jarvis
When I travel I always take the Simpson and Day because that is where I keep records of first sightings of new birds, using the check boxes.
Mike, have you written your name and phone number on your copy of S&D? I've heard of several people who do the same thing, but then lost the book on a trip. No idea what chance you'd have of getting it back that way, but the chances otherwise must be about zero.
I put my details in the front of every field guide and every notebook I start, with the words "PLEASE return ASAP!".