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#180032 - 08/22/09 02:30 AM Re: Urban EDC reality check [Re: Compugeek]
ironraven Offline
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It isn't too big until you've had to put in a new ignition switch.

Or if you realize that there is a pound of gear, an no house or car keys.
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#180038 - 08/22/09 04:22 AM Re: Urban EDC reality check [Re: ironraven]
dweste Offline
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Originally Posted By: ironraven
It isn't too big until you've had to put in a new ignition switch.

Or if you realize that there is a pound of gear, an no house or car keys.


Then you create a second ring of stuff for the other pocket so you balance when you waddle down the street.

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#180073 - 08/22/09 02:16 PM Re: Urban EDC reality check [Re: dweste]
Compugeek Offline
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<chuckle>

I was considering going to a second ring for the non-key stuff, but that would kind of defeat the purpose.

I just checked out the site, though, and they had several good alternate suggestions: on a visor, attached to the Gear Shift lever with a hair tie, on a Turn Signal/Wiper lever, headlight knob, etc. NOT in an Ashtray, door pocket, etc.
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#180110 - 08/22/09 10:09 PM Re: Urban EDC reality check [Re: Compugeek]
dweste Offline
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Originally Posted By: Compugeek
<chuckle> I was considering going to a second ring for the non-key stuff, but that would kind of defeat the purpose.


What purpose? How would a second key ring defeat that purpose?

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#180113 - 08/22/09 10:31 PM Re: Urban EDC reality check [Re: ironraven]
2005RedTJ Offline
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Originally Posted By: ironraven
It isn't too big until you've had to put in a new ignition switch.


I've actually known people who had this happen. Too much weight on the ignition switch can break it.

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#180117 - 08/22/09 10:45 PM Re: Urban EDC reality check [Re: dweste]
Compugeek Offline
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Well, I see one reason for having this stuff on the keyring is so that after a collision, you know where to look for it. And you don't have to try to get it out of a pocket or bag while hanging upside down in your seatbelts, and unable to use your dominant hand for whatever reason.

For me, an auto accident is not hypothetical speculation. I've been driving for almost 40 years, and I've been in 5 major collisions, one of which nearly killed both me and the driver. (Paramedics were able to get there and stabilize both of us before our injuries finished us off.) I wasn't even behind the wheel in three of them, and all of them were the result of the other drivers' stupidities/intoxication. Other than the almost lethal one, I've never been injured or trapped, but I am well aware how easily it could happen.
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#180120 - 08/22/09 10:49 PM Re: Urban EDC reality check [Re: Compugeek]
dweste Offline
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Understandable. The auto accident / must have immediately at hand limitation was not something I realized was a focus of this thread. My bad.

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#180123 - 08/22/09 11:01 PM Re: Urban EDC reality check [Re: dweste]
Compugeek Offline
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Well, originally it was just a reality check on my EDC, but I seem to have helped hijack my own thread . . . .
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#180647 - 08/28/09 03:23 AM Re: Urban EDC reality check [Re: 2005RedTJ]
sodak Offline
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Originally Posted By: 2005RedTJ
Originally Posted By: ironraven
It isn't too big until you've had to put in a new ignition switch.


I've actually known people who had this happen. Too much weight on the ignition switch can break it.

It happened to me after 15 years. Luckily, on my Toyota truck, ignition switches are really easy to change out. At least in 1988 Toyotas....

Now I put all similar keys on a ring, and a ring for non-key essentials - photon, sliver gripper, p38, etc. I have 5 rings. I use a small carabiner to hold them all, and now when driving, just use the one ring in the ignition, the rest hang off the carabiner, which hangs on a belt loop on my pants.

My wife says I look like a janitor everywhere I go, but it works for me.

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#180663 - 08/28/09 10:23 AM Re: Urban EDC reality check [Re: sodak]
Eugene Offline
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My old chevy with 200k on it you could jiggle the key and get it to come out if you pulled hard enough while the engine was running, worn it down enough it was that loose.

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