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September Keychain Challenge

gb Offline MichaelGT83

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September Keychain Challenge
on: August 27, 2022, 01:36:31 PM
I've been considering doing the keychain challenge for a while, but always had something else to jump on instead. As it stands, I'm not in any September challenge and I'm getting back into the swing of posting on here, so it seems as good a time as any to go for it.

If anyone's after the badge and wants to join in next month, feel free. :cheers:
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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #1 on: September 01, 2022, 09:02:22 AM
I guess I'm on my own, then!

Day 1

Alox classic back on the keyring after a month of the Undercover Carry challenge.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #2 on: September 01, 2022, 02:50:01 PM
I'd join you Michael but I haven't even driven anywhere in the last 2 weeks.
I do, however, keep my EDC keyring on me every day.  Might get a bit boring seeing the same bits every day, but this setup works well for this retired old grandpa.
My keyring houses an Alox MiniChamp, Gerber Shard StreamLight Nano, brass LFM and of course an extra house key.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #3 on: September 02, 2022, 09:48:13 AM
I've only got the one keyring, so the biggest part of the challenge will just be to not post the "same" photo over and over again each day... Part of the fun though, I guess. It would be nice to have some company, regardless of what form it takes. :cheers:

Day 2

Morning brew.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #4 on: September 02, 2022, 03:30:32 PM
Well, my company, these days, is my 3yo granddaughter.  It used to be that I kept her 3 days during the week and now it's up to 5 plus most weekends too, so I don't drive much.
On Fridays, I sometimes get rewarded with a cup of coffee from Duncan.  It's already gone today though so I just dropped my pocket onto a pad holder.
I'll try to get more creative this month.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #5 on: September 03, 2022, 07:15:04 PM
Rare view of my other keyring.
Last night the Boss Lady thought that I needed to get out of the house , so we took the grandbaby to the park.   So , here's my vehicle keyring.
Key fob for the Dodge,  Doohickey+tool,  actual key for the house and another StreamLight  Nano.  The paracord LFM serves as a grab point when it's in my pocket.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #6 on: September 03, 2022, 09:59:34 PM
Nice bit of kit. :tu:

Day 3

I'm very late posting this compared to when the photo was taken, but awaiting a pub breakfast this morning.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #7 on: September 04, 2022, 08:19:56 PM
Waiting on a pub breakfast sounds pretty good.  Today I'm waiting on the women folk so that we can go see my daughter and other granddaughter.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #8 on: September 04, 2022, 10:43:27 PM
Day 4

I've been out all day today. I've had numerous opportunities to take a good photo. I've ended up taking one using the laptop instead...

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #9 on: September 05, 2022, 01:45:07 AM
I'll keep ya company. 

So I have a keyring and then I have a keyring that I keep tools on.  On my actual keyring I have........  keys.  Nothing exciting.  I've gone back and forth with it over the years and since I don't drive that vehicle for anything except work there is no need to clutter it up. 

My key ring however is something I've settled on to carry my tools.  On it are a Midnight Manager, Aurora A5, and pill container.  I've had other things on it but they end up not main the cut long term.   

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #10 on: September 05, 2022, 04:02:22 AM
Welcome to what appears to be the easiest challenge of the year, Aloha. 😆  While I may struggle to find uses for some things on a regular challenge, I can always throw out one or the other keyrings.
You and I seem to have a similar philosophy on keyrings,  one for tools and one for vehicle keys.
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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #11 on: September 05, 2022, 08:01:21 PM
Welcome on board Aloha. I should really give the Midnight Manager a go one day.

I definitely agree with PitCarver that it's probably the easiest challenge of the year!  :D I just fancied something relatively straightforward for a month...

Day 5

Been out at the cricket, and it's one of the rare days I've not got a beer in shot as well...

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #12 on: September 05, 2022, 09:20:21 PM
Enjoying the holiday today.  The girls went to the local parade this morning. I knew that I couldn't do the walking so I stayed home and relaxed until they got home to tell me all about it.    Little girl has had a busy weekend... AND she didn't want to go home when her mom came to pick her up.
Oh well, she's back tomorrow.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #13 on: September 06, 2022, 10:29:19 PM
At least she's not away for too long, then!

Day 6

Locking up.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #14 on: September 06, 2022, 11:31:34 PM
What to carry has always caused me to rethink my key ring carry items.  How to carry is never been really an issue. 

I like the Victorinox Belt Hanger a lot.  I don't like attaching things to my belt loops.  This has been the game changer for me.  I can use the clip to attach things to go into my pocket.  I can also attach things to the ring thats attached to the belt clip.   

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #15 on: September 07, 2022, 01:48:45 AM
About got distracted, reading the SMKW catalog, this afternoon.
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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #16 on: September 07, 2022, 03:21:32 AM
Tell me about your brass person if you dont mind to share. 
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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #17 on: September 07, 2022, 04:54:34 PM
This article explains it, Aloha.

https://pocketedc.com/category/luckyfatman/

Most are 3D printed and some are made with paracord and I know a fellow, from Great Britain, that carves them from found wood.
If you do any paracording  there are some tutorials on how to make different variations on the YouTube.

I got mine from my oldest friend, a while back.
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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #18 on: September 07, 2022, 04:57:50 PM
My granddaughter and I are just chillin' on the front porch, while it's still reasonable today. We'll both be happy when the weather turns cooler.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #19 on: September 07, 2022, 05:12:25 PM
Thank you.  I was just talking about a way I choose to live and have for many years.  I raised my kids the same way. 

Kina’ole is an indigenous Hawaiian word which translates approximately to  “Doing the right thing at the right time, for the right reason the right way, for the right person– the first time”.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #20 on: September 07, 2022, 05:34:26 PM
I like that.

A motto that was passed on to me is;

Accuracy is doing things right, while integrity is doing the right thing.
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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #21 on: September 07, 2022, 05:55:41 PM
 :salute:

Here are 2 "key" set ups I have for building I take care of.  I keep them separate since I visit each on different months.   

 

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #22 on: September 07, 2022, 10:17:47 PM
I like the idea of that lucky fat man...

Day 7

Another laptop shot, as after a day in the office I've been in a non-work meeting this evening as well. Not a lot doing.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #23 on: September 08, 2022, 09:20:29 PM
Day 8

My parents have spent a couple of days away stopping at Salford Quays, as my dad was treating my mum to a concert round there. They've returned today and brought me a reminder of the only city away from that of my birth that I've ever called home.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #24 on: September 08, 2022, 11:31:58 PM
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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #25 on: September 09, 2022, 01:33:24 AM
Greetings fellas.  Another do nothing (except watch the grand) day, today.
Only excitement on the horizon is taking the car for it's oil change on Saturday.

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #26 on: September 09, 2022, 06:34:56 PM
Day 9

Working hard or hardly working? You decide on a Friday...

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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #27 on: September 09, 2022, 06:37:54 PM
Working hard at hardly working.  Thats skill.   8)
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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #28 on: September 09, 2022, 07:02:42 PM
Working hard at hardly working.  Thats skill.   8)

I've had a lot of practice at it. :D
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Re: September Keychain Challenge
Reply #29 on: September 09, 2022, 07:16:58 PM
Here are two items that I had on my tools keychain for a long time.  My Manager in sheath was my most carried tool.  I changed out for a Midnight Manager.  My LM #4 I got when they came out and it went straight onto my keychain.  It just might go back.  I was slimming my keychain down and it didn't make the cut.  No fault of it at all.  I had to make a cut.

I've revised my keychain countless times.  I still do more or less.   


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