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Lock Picking – a great survival skill

lock pickingIn a survival situation you’ll need to open things that may not belong to you. Do you know how to pick a lock? The skill of lock picking can be a life saver.

Lock picking – a great survival skill

We’ve all seen the secret agents picking locks in the movies. That’s pretty cool, but it could also come in very handy in a SHTF situation.

What if you are trying to hide your car and there’s a padlocked gate blocking your way? What if your child accidentally locks you out of the house? What if you need to get into a gated area and a lock is the only thing standing between you and vital resources like food or medicine? Sure you could shoot that lock, or smash it, or cut it; but why not be stealthy and hide the fact that you were ever there? You can use your lock picks to open that lock!

This is me after a few days of practicing lock picking during some slow times of my day.

See how easily I defeated that Fortress 40mm Padlock? I’m not even good at lock picking…..yet.

I’m all for stealth whenever possible. If you leave a trail of busted locks, doors and windows, anyone who might be following you will have a path of destruction to follow your trail. Pick that lock with lock picking skills

There is even a set of lock picks hidden inside a false credit card for secret agent carry!

Keep in mind that lock picking is not illegal. It is used in law enforcement, by locksmiths, security professionals and by magicians. Never open a lock that you don’t own or have permission to open. We do not condone illegal activities.

 

 

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