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Lockpicking - A necessary skill
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I honestly believe that everyone that's interested in prepping should also have some basic knowledge in picking locks. Below is a video presented by Deviant Ollam and Renderman at Shmoocon 2006 in Washington DC. Deviant is on the left, Renderman on the right. This talk was scheduled for 1 hour but it ran into 2 hours because of how popular and involved it was.

During this talk, I drop off a safe at the stage for Renderman to attempt to open live. He had never seen the safe before that moment I brought it up, but he was able to open it in about 20 minutes.





Watch this video and you'll get the basics of how locks and lock picking works. I suggest if you want to get into it as a hobby go to SouthOrd and order a set of picks and just start picking away. Practice on pad locks, house locks, anything.

Have fun!
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#2
I agree, it used to be one of my hobbies, and I still carry a folding lockpick set everyday. Just don't let too many people know that you do it, because you will start getting calls at 3:00am when your friends lock themselves out! Big Grin
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#3
And to be honest, it isn't that hard. Takes a little time to get the feel for it. But it is easy to learn.
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. -Ben Franklin
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#4
Don't need to pick it if you have a big enough hammer.Tongue
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#5
Koli01;78759 Wrote:Don't need to pick it if you have a big enough hammer.Tongue

I know you're talking in jest, but there may be times (during SHTF) that you want to gain access to something without leaving evidence, and also have the ability to re-secure after gaining access. Just sayin'. Ninja
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bac0nfat;78761 Wrote:
Koli01;78759 Wrote:Don't need to pick it if you have a big enough hammer.Tongue

I know you're talking in jest, but there may be times (during SHTF) that you want to gain access to something without leaving evidence, and also have the ability to re-secure after gaining access. Just sayin'. Ninja

For that matter, I have locked myself out of the house before. A few minutes and you are back in, and there is no damage done.

Now, when you get into security pins, and things like that it complicates things. But the majority of people don't have them.
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. -Ben Franklin
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#7
This is what I keep in the truck for this purpose.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001SEQH1I

Justin
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#8
JustinHEMI;78769 Wrote:This is what I keep in the truck for this purpose.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001SEQH1I

Justin

FTMFW. Big Grin

I also have one in my GHB which I keep in my trunk. But I also recently added a crowbar:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NPT...05_s01_i01

...because you really need TWO separate tools to gain access. One to pry, and the other to hammer the pry bar into whatever you're breaking into. Unless of course you are just smashing a window.
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#9
Connal;78757 Wrote:And to be honest, it isn't that hard. Takes a little time to get the feel for it. But it is easy to learn.

And handy when a lock fails (drops a tumbler), a careless teen locks a key inside, etc.
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