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JTT: Don’t Get Locked Out
As some of you may know from one of my previous articles, I enjoy lock picking and have found it handy more than once. I covered a pocket-sized set before but if that seems too burdensome for you, here is Just a Tactical Tip for you to ponder. I admit, this tip was picked (see what I did there?) up from Reddit. If you’re interested in lock picking and can stand Reddit, head over to r/lockpicking for some fairly good info.
Before we begin, let me say, again that lock picking can be a fun and safe hobby as long as you abide by one rule: only pick locks you own or have permission from the owner to pick — you know we pretty much had to get that out of the way. As long as you aren’t going to do some illegal or unethical we can continue with my (just the tactical) tip.
There are a couple of companies that make slim or flat tension bars and smaller sized picks flat enough to be stored in your cell phone case. I use a piece of tape to hold the picks in place so I can get my phone back in without everything shifting to one side. (While we’re on the topic, it’s worth noting that you can keep other stuff behind your phone like cash, ID, or dried seaweed for those times when you need to make sushi on the go.) Really, you’re only limited by your imagination and anything thicker than a couple sheets of paper. I’ve found lock picks to be a little handier and seeing as how I, like most Americans, rarely go anywhere without my phone, this method makes sense.
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