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Offline lowtech

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Fixing the RT in your car
« on: September 29, 2012, 04:38:40 PM »
 Well, basically the title says it all.

I have purchased a Vic Rescue tool.
It´s a nice bit of equipment.

But, if i have to use it (which i hope is never...) how do i make sure i can get my hands at it?

I can´t find a compartment in my car that will give a secure hold and yet be easy to get to in case of an emergency.

Small compartments in teh doors or the center console are fine as long as your car does not crash or turned upside down, teh glove box is  pretty safe, but i can´t get into it with my seatbelt attached and maybe an unconscious passenger in front of it.

So, where do you carry your Emergency tool? How do you fix it?




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Re: Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 05:04:19 PM »
How about fixing it to the Visor with a Velcro Strap or Possibly to the Seat Belt..Myself I keep mine affixed to the strap on my Jack Pack..

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Re: Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 05:09:44 PM »
This is an excellent question, and one that I don't think has any real answer.  I have heard it suggested that lighter tools like the ResQMe, Benchmade Houdini or Raker Ring Tool could be affixed to the sun visor, although I think that's a bad idea if you have a heavier tool like the Vic Rescue Tool as there's a good possibility that it could become a projectile in an accident and do a lot more harm than good.

I've also heard that MOLLE type sheaths strapped to a seatbelt are a good idea, but be careful as the pressure of your body moving forward and the air bag moving back at you could cause damage.  Maybe good if you want an imprint of a tool in your chest for the rest of your life, but maybe a tattoo might be a better option of that's the case.

Realistically I don't think there can be a specific answer as you can't account for all kinds of cars, all kinds of tools or any specific type of accident.  I think the best idea may be to just have one in the glove compartment and one on your belt or in your pocket.  Chances are if you can't reach either of those you aren't likely to be in a position to help yourself anyway.

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Re: Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 05:17:42 PM »
It is definetley a hard question to answer...I stopped carrying mine on my Belt,but I still keep it with my Jack Pack in case it is needed..For me when alone in the car my Pack is strapped in the Passenger Seat..In the Truck sitting on the Floor..Now I do have a heavy duty Folder on my belt...Before I was using my Rescue as my Every Day Blade,I just decided that I was giving up more than I was gaining when I used my Rescue Tool in that Role...Hence the RescueTool was Retired to my Jack Pack and a few of Cold Steel's Offerings along with my SI took the Rescue Tool's place..I think concerning the Airbag if the Sheath is kept low and mounted on the Off side of the Waistbelt or even on the strong side near the buckle of the lap/shoulder point the danger of the bag imprinting would be minimized
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Re: Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 06:07:21 PM »
You are absolutely right, but then, in a side impact anything off to the side of you wouldn't necessarily be accessible either as you could be crushed up against it and the center console.  As I said, there's really no be all end all answer to where you could keep a tool. 

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Re: Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 12:00:50 AM »
Mount more than one tool
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Re: Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 12:38:41 AM »
I'm preety happy with my choice of RT and positioning it. I have a ResQme attached to the gear shift of my car. I know that isn't going to be affected inn a crash and is easily reachable form driver or passanger side.


But that doesn't help with the Vic RT, too large and heavy. Another option i just thought of is to strap it to your hand brake using those velcro cable ties/organisers. Two of those should keep it in place and are easily removed in case of a crash.   

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Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 08:28:02 AM »
I was gonna recommend fastening it with a tie-rip on the gearshift, but he ^ beat me to it :)

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Re: Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 08:54:23 AM »
Thanks for teh ideas. I was thinking of taking a piece of seatbelt webbing and riveting one end to teh center console, fixing teh other side with snap buttons. So you could use the Sheath´s belt loop for fixing teh tool.

Need to have a seat in my car to test fit it.

BTW: It´s an Opel/Vauxhall Vectra Estate from 96.

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Re: Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 10:47:54 AM »
This question has been in my mind for a long time, and so far i haven't find a solution that it will be the best in any situation. But the idea of strapping it at the handbrake may work.
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Re: Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2012, 12:45:51 PM »
I have an MTO Raker Ring Tool that hangs around my neck on a lanyard that also includes my work ID, a flash drive and a compass/thermometer.  Of course I don't always have it with me, just when I'm at work, which is probably about 60-70% of my average mileage.

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Re: Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2012, 02:31:56 PM »
I have a Res-Q-Me on my keys. I don't expect to ever need it obviously, but if I ever do I'll know where to look, and there's a very high probability it will be where it should be PLUS I know it's quick and easy to retrieve and use if it is still where it should be

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Re: Fixing the RT in your car
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2012, 11:16:21 PM »
I know I'm a little late to this party but............

I keep my LM Crunch on a yellow paracord lanyard with a white and a black globe knot attached to the gear shifter. I know it's not a RT but an option for keeping it. The cord is yellow with the intention that it will be visible in the dark. The globe knots, cinched down, hold it to the shifter very well.




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