Completely RanDUMB topic: Keys

Completely RanDUMB topic: Keys

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    Completely RanDUMB topic: Keys

    I have to carry a lot of keys. 1 home, 3 apartments, 4 cars, and 2 campuses worth. I am beginning to hate it. Yes I do have to carry them all, long story short. I have many more keys that I do not carry on my person regularly.

    Carrying this many keys is a real pain. Is there some way to carry a lot of keys without either a huge ball of metal spikes in your pocket, a constant jingle jangle that wears down your belt loop, or a dorky looking lanyard that gets in the way all day long?


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    only carry your main set and house keys on your main ring everything else pick a place to store it till you need them ..

    thats how i do it

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    When I was carrying a ball of keys, I found that the De-Jammer tucked under my belt held the keys well.
    It is a skinny aluminum rod with a threaded end for a cleaning rod (used that once or twice) but it is perfect for holding lots of keys, one can use kubaton techniques with it and it works well for popping a stuck bullet out of a barrel (twice at pin matches-not my loads)
    The other is a leather backed key keeper, I gave it up as the kyes jangled more than I liked.
    Keys=stress
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    I have WAY too many - but even the ones that get used very infrequently, I dare not stash away cos I'd forget where they were!

    My daily key carry is belt loop and I just put up with them. My truck keys and ring comprize a huge collection!! But only carry those when out and truck locked - again, have to keep them all together - or I'd be in a fix.

    Bike keys are only ones I hide in a specific place when it is garaged.
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    KEYS! Grumble Grumble!

    Oh G~D do I hafta carry keys when I am working.
    About 30 to 40 plus keys total.

    Some of them are the old antique skeleton key type interior door keys and they get caught on EVERYTHING. I hate keys.
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    I also, when at work, have to carry a $h#t load of keys. I have to carry a combination of 4 split rings mounted to a fifth. All in all about 50 keys, including a couple of key cards.

    These are, of course, all the keys for access anywhere in the Las Vegas Hilton. (Yes, I have entertained the idea for giggles ). Being security I have to be able to access any door at any time.

    They get to be a real pain. But I've found the best thing for me is just a standard LE duty key ring holder. It's attached to my belt under my jacket. Makes the keys easier to carry and I can get them out when I need them. (Also under the jacket cuts down on the movement of them and the noise).
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    I carry so many keys as a fire Marshall in the largest Cereal factory in the world (POST Battle Creek) this plant is ½ mile wide and 1 mile long, and do I ever walk a lot. Back to the first I carry so many keys that I have to add equal weight to the other hip for ballast to stand up straight. Hip pocket in bibs when I need to hide and a police style key clip for the other times.
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    You guys have some interesting jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acparmed
    But I've found the best thing for me is just a standard LE duty key ring holder.
    Just curious, what is this exactly? Can you show me a webpage?

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    Sure I can Euc.

    Go to this website and pick your choice of leather, nylon or synthetic and Kydex.
    http://www.galls.com/category2.html?...talog&cat=2950

    This is the one I carry. It's cheap, tough and protects your pants from most key related damage.
    http://www.galls.com/style.html?asso...NP040&cat=2981

    The ones that fold over the keys are generally not big enough to wrap a 'bunch' of keys.
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    Euc,

    As a college student I tendto have a lot of keys, because I'm actively involved in volunteer work both at home and at school. I have keys for all the EMS vehicles and buildings and offices, etc. I have the same sort of thing for home, and then I have all my personal keys. My car, my house, and all my gun locks. I also have a CPR mask on my key chain that I carry everywhere.

    I carry mine on a small carabiner, and swap off which keys I need. For instance, around campus I carry both rings (my personal and my EMS) keys, but when I go to work, I take the EMS keys off of my ring for comfort. With multiple rings on a carabiner, it's very quick to swap out specific sets of keys.

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    Oh it's one of those deals! Thought you were talking about something weird and wild. Still, I might have to go to that. I hate having crap on my belt but it's getting to be a pain.

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