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#283533 - 01/25/17 01:00 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: Russ]
bacpacjac Offline
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Originally Posted By: Russ
Does the trunk open with a physical key? One of those magnetic key storage cases could securely hide a key inside your trunk indefinitely and if a physical lock can access it, there you go.

Just thinking out loud, I have only mechanical locks and my third key is identical to the other two, it is not coming apart.


The trunk doesn't open with a key. What a stupid design! LOL! There's 5 doors (including the rear cargo door) and only one has a key lock on it. DOH!
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#283543 - 01/25/17 09:52 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: bacpacjac]
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
Originally Posted By: Russ
Does the trunk open with a physical key? One of those magnetic key storage cases could securely hide a key inside your trunk indefinitely and if a physical lock can access it, there you go.

Just thinking out loud, I have only mechanical locks and my third key is identical to the other two, it is not coming apart.


The trunk doesn't open with a key. What a stupid design! LOL! There's 5 doors (including the rear cargo door) and only one has a key lock on it. DOH!


I have the same configuration. I figure there's two options. The first is a combination key safe anchored to the outside of the car at a well hidden location. There are auto specific key safes for this. The other is to have the key safe hidden inside the car along with a plastic, credit card key, inside your wallet.
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#283548 - 01/26/17 01:38 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: Mark_R]
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I think you're right, Mark. I'm going to go get a magnetic box today!

I had another key fob break on me while hiking this week. I need to figure out a carrying case for them while they're in my pack so they don't get smashed. The key portion broke off and fell before I realized it when I took my keys out of the pack. Thankfully, I had a second key stashed in my jacket, just in case, and was able to find the broken key within a few minutes of looking.

I sometimes think it might be easier to just ditch my car and go back to my bike and trailer! wink
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#283553 - 01/26/17 07:56 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: bacpacjac]
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac

I had another key fob break on me while hiking this week. I need to figure out a carrying case for them while they're in my pack so they don't get smashed. The key portion broke off and fell before I realized it when I took my keys out of the pack...

Hi,
is there a pocket at the top of the pack? about wallet size?

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#283556 - 01/26/17 10:15 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: bacpacjac]
Mark_R Offline
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
I think you're right, Mark. I'm going to go get a magnetic box today!

I had another key fob break on me while hiking this week. I need to figure out a carrying case for them while they're in my pack so they don't get smashed. The key portion broke off and fell before I realized it when I took my keys out of the pack. Thankfully, I had a second key stashed in my jacket, just in case, and was able to find the broken key within a few minutes of looking.

I sometimes think it might be easier to just ditch my car and go back to my bike and trailer! wink


I was thinking about something that bolts or straps to the car frame and requires a combination to open instead of a basic magnetic hide-a-key. Criminals aren't all dumb, and sooner or later you're going to run into somebody who knows to check for a hide-a-key.

If you're going to continue to squash keys, it may be in your interest to by a small, crushproof container to keep them in. Something along the lines of a Pelican Micro.
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#283566 - 01/28/17 12:08 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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I just carry a spare.

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#283567 - 01/28/17 12:19 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: Mark_R]
haertig Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mark_R
I was thinking about something that bolts or straps to the car frame and requires a combination to open instead of a basic magnetic hide-a-key.

If you have a trailer hitch one of these might work. I have no idea how secure these things are. I don't own one. But I was aware that they exist, so posting that here, with no recommendation of good or bad.

https://www.amazon.com/HitchSafe-HS7000T-HS7000-Key-Vault/dp/B000I66JEM


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#283568 - 01/28/17 03:50 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
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I have but mediocre skill in picking locks but I wouldn't trust a lock with wheels like that. With the right tool (easily purchased or made) I would get through that lock in less than a minute.

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#283569 - 01/28/17 08:36 AM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: haertig]
M_a_x Offline
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Originally Posted By: haertig
I have no idea how secure these things are.


The people at TOOOL might have some information about it. They might also have members who can open that combination lock faster than a person who knows the combination.
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#283576 - 01/29/17 02:58 PM Re: Rethinking my edc ( every day carry) [Re: TeacherRO]
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Nifty idea, but in addition to be picked by a thief or vandal, I'd worry about the lock mechanism freezing or corroding. smirk
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