posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 11:01 PM
It’s odd, but always figured that I would only journal write in a long term situation, and that mindset goes back to the mid 80’s when the idea of
the Cold War ending was a pipe dream. What’s more odd is that I learned basic book binding and can readily make my own journals...paper as well.
Lampblack and alcohol is a decent ink. You can further stabilize it with dissolved powdered gum Arabic in water. Or when SHTF use egg white glair,
which is to hyper whip egg whites to a consistency of whipped cream and let it sit over night. It will still be a peaked foam in the morning sitting
on looks like a yellow “water” Which is glair, your binding agent. You can actually mix glair with most any powdered pigment as a
paint....including straight lampblack for black. But glair with lampblack and alcohol (vodka is easiest to make) is a strong permanent India ink.