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Be a hero and EDC a safety pin. 7229

Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,194
Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« on: March 11, 2014, 10:53:07 PM »
I have always carried a safety pin or 3 for as long as I can remember.  I gave one to a bride on her wedding day when her dress malfunctioned.  I gave one to a co worker when her shirt button came off.  These are just a few of the instances when a safety pin has made me a hero.  It's the ultimate one piece tool on par with a paper clip.

This was another hero moment for my roomie she had a wicked knot in this delicate necklace. 

 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 11:01:29 PM »
 :tu: It is a old habit for me as a Reenactor, always have some safety pins with me. Can't remember how many times they saved the day.

Have some zip ties will help too.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 12:57:57 AM by Kampfer »

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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 12:50:24 AM »
They do come in handy! I have a few in my backpack and pouch, also have a few tucked away in my hiking stick! JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 03:42:26 AM »
I keep exactly 3 with me all the time and they def do come in handy :)

I Have sort of nesting ones like slightly smaller than each other and they all go in my wallet :)
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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 12:31:42 PM »
just put 2 in my wallet. odd how safety pins, hair bands, buttons, needles and dental floss save the day probably more often than any other implement

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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 12:36:23 PM »
just put 2 in my wallet. odd how safety pins, hair bands, buttons, needles and dental floss save the day probably more often than any other implement
Almost than any other implement, other than duct tape. :)

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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 12:44:23 PM »
that reminds me, i ought to get more duct tape

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 01:14:59 PM »
I keep a number of different sized ones clipped into my FAK in my backpack. Should probably dig up a few more and tuck them in the MT pouch or wallet. Don't always have immediate access to the backpack.
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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 01:25:47 PM »




- duct tape ✓
- safety pins ✓
- zip ties ✓
- wire ✓

 :cheers:  :D  ::)

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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 02:39:28 PM »
Always




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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,194
Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 03:44:04 PM »
^^

Thats pretty much how I carry mine.  I also have some in my FAK and in each sheath  I carry.  I love paperclips too and interestingly I have also carried bread ties ( the metal wire ones ) which come in super handy at times.  I've actually lost a screw to my glasses and instead of duct tape i used the bread tie to thread thru where the screw went till I got home, it worked excellent.  I've also use them for necklaces when clasps have broken.  Thin metal wire is a great tool when a thicker paperclip wont do.     

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2014, 03:47:25 PM »
I like the bread ties a lot too. Keep a few twisted around a coil of paracord in my pocket, do you remove the paper covering from the wire?

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,194
Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 03:52:55 PM »
I like the bread ties a lot too. Keep a few twisted around a coil of paracord in my pocket, do you remove the paper covering from the wire?

Not till I need them.  I seriously have "fixed" several sunglasses with these.   

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2014, 05:45:48 PM »
just put 2 in my wallet. odd how safety pins, hair bands, buttons, needles and dental floss save the day probably more often than any other implement
Almost than any other implement, other than duct tape. :)

that's us mobile

+1 for duct tape being the biggest save the day tool :D

Aloha, can you show us how you fix sunglasses with safety pins?  I'm curious to know.
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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2014, 05:53:31 PM »
He didn't, he fixed them with bread ties by feeding the small wire through the pivot holes to replace the screw.

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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2014, 05:59:06 PM »
It was a quick temp fix, held them together until he gets the parts for a proper fix.

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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2014, 06:08:14 PM »
So, stupid question but is a bread tie the same thing as a ziptie?
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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2014, 06:10:09 PM »
Nope, small wire they use to twist the end of bread bags closed.

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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2014, 06:12:52 PM »
So, stupid question but is a bread tie the same thing as a ziptie?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twist_tie

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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2014, 06:16:32 PM »
So, stupid question but is a bread tie the same thing as a ziptie?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twist_tie

O lol!  I know those :D  I'll pick some up next time I'm at the grocery store.  That's a good idea :D
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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2014, 06:33:17 PM »
So, stupid question but is a bread tie the same thing as a ziptie?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twist_tie

O lol!  I know those :D  I'll pick some up next time I'm at the grocery store.  That's a good idea :D

Of course you know it, it is the most common item closing various bags of food!  :D
« Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 06:37:18 PM by lister »

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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2014, 10:54:58 PM »
Stick one on your P-38.  It has the added benefit of keeping the P-38 from opening in your pocket.


Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,194
Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2014, 10:58:07 PM »
 :tu: Thanks for letting cogito know what bread ties are.  I carry both safety pins and bread ties, I got the bread ties with non zip top sandwich baggies IIRC. 

My skinth has a small space behind the clip where i store bread ties, my LM nylon sheath holds bread ties with the bit kits, and i use a plastic card holder to hold duct tape, safety pins, and bread ties in my niteize case. I dont carry all those safety pins I just have a few on me at all times.   

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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2014, 02:53:40 PM »
My sewing kit.... I carry this in my get home bag, pretty much goes everywhere.






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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2014, 03:02:01 PM »
My sewing kit.... I carry this in my get home bag, pretty much goes everywhere.

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That's pretty cool. JR

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,194
Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2014, 03:39:31 PM »
That kit is very cool. I bought a cheap little sewing kit from  :think:  I dont remember actually for my evac bag or my travel bag. 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2014, 03:43:59 PM »
That kit is very cool. I bought a cheap little sewing kit from  :think:  I dont remember actually for my evac bag or my travel bag.

I used an altoids tin and put some sticky magnets on the lid. Raided my wife sewing box for supplies.

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Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2014, 04:32:25 PM »
That kit is very cool. I bought a cheap little sewing kit from  :think:  I dont remember actually for my evac bag or my travel bag.

I used an altoids tin and put some sticky magnets on the lid. Raided my wife sewing box for supplies.

There's my project for this evening. Will make more sense than my current repair solutions being stored all over the place in my carry gear. Plus I have a spare tin on the shelf in the workroom...
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,339
Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2014, 05:15:31 PM »
That kit is very cool. I bought a cheap little sewing kit from  :think:  I dont remember actually for my evac bag or my travel bag.

I used an altoids tin and put some sticky magnets on the lid. Raided my wife sewing box for supplies.

There's my project for this evening. Will make more sense than my current repair solutions being stored all over the place in my carry gear. Plus I have a spare tin on the shelf in the workroom...

 :tu:

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Thread Killer 2015 No Life Club Posts: 2,454 Ser Tool the Slinger, The Tool That Rides
Re: Be a hero and EDC a safety pin.
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2014, 05:22:55 PM »
That kit is very cool. I bought a cheap little sewing kit from  :think:  I dont remember actually for my evac bag or my travel bag.

I used an altoids tin and put some sticky magnets on the lid. Raided my wife sewing box for supplies.

There's my project for this evening. Will make more sense than my current repair solutions being stored all over the place in my carry gear. Plus I have a spare tin on the shelf in the workroom...

 :tu:

I love this place for things like this. :salute:

Every time I 'think' I have my EDC and other gear in order, I am always pleasantly surprised by the ideas the members here come up with and share.

 

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