What precautions do you take to ensure that you don't lose your keys or wallet when out walking? I have a small Ortlieb mapcase clipped into an internal rucksack pocket. This case will protect my wallet and the keys are clipped inside the pocket too. I carry a spare set of keys on my person and have an emergency credit card and £20 cash in my mapcase or in the case of my phone.
Have you had any epics caused by lost keys?
I clip my car key onto the clippy thing in the pocket of my rucksack. If I want to take cards, I'll put them in an old Cardiff Blues season ticket holder in my FAK, which is a small drysack. If I don't want to take cards I just chuck a £20 note in there.
Never lost anything.
Though did have an entertaining, and expensive, jaunt in the Mamores caused by safely stashing keys in the wrong places!
I don't clip to anything just take minimal keys i.e house/car £50 and some change with a CC and very basic phone. Put them into a pocket usually the underside pocket in the floating lid.
Never lost anything.
I had a non-epic caused by non-lost keys... Got back from a long day at Cairngorm (about 2 hrs drive from home), no house keys. Looked in all the places I would have put them, nothing, house-mates being dirty stop-outs. Bugger. Spent night in the car outside my own house. Next morning, remembered I'd put them in the glove compartment and, stiff as a board, let myself in.
Nul Points for brains on that occasion...
I know a couple of folk who should have thought better about practising their wet-exits from capsized kayaks. One dead electronic car key, one lost somewhere in Loch Tay. Ooops.
Peter Clinch wrote (see)
house-mates being dirty stop-outs.
Bedouin wrote (see)
Never need them as there was always somebody I could wake-up regardless of the time of day.... Oh happy days
PC a middle aged accountant (type)?
do you not leave a spare set of house keys with a trusted relative/friend/Neighbour etc.... I guess not.
I do now, I didn't 15 years ago.
One of those learning-type mistakes.
No key just arrive home when the wife's in.
Passport, E-Tickets, CC, oyster card, phone, slimline wallet in a A4 sze plastic wallet which fits perfectly in the front pocket of a Golite Jam.
I keep the car key and my house key in a zip-up pocket in my trousers. I used to keep my wallet (one debit card, a bit of cash) in a velcro pocket on the trouser leg but since I got a Haglof jacket with a zipped internal pocket the wallet now goes in there.
At night, I put the wallet into the foot of my sleeping bag, a security habit from attending music festivals.
I keep my mobe in a pocket (either in my gillet or in my trousers) during the day. At night, the phone goes under my pillow.
I keep a set of house keys hidden in the garden and another front door key with the neighbour who feeds the cat when we're on holiday.
Not lost anything - yet.
I note that quite a few people are saying that they keep keys etc in a (zipped) pocket on there torusers. I find that really uncomfortable. Either the pocket is going to be quite loose and they're going to jangle about OR the pocket is a bit tighter and they scrape or indent into you.
geekinthesticks wrote (see)
In the house I try to always keep things in the same place, which should make them easier to find.
Wonderful, has vision!
ed h wrote (see)
Note there is no mention of actual money in mick's 'system'....
ed h wrote (see)
Nor in mine. I always let my butler settle small bills.
... people are saying that they keep keys etc in a (zipped) pocket on there torusers. I find that really uncomfortable....
Au contraire - I find it really reassuring. Nothing beats the feel of money snuggling against my quadriceps. The car key in my back pocket jabs me in the arse if I sit down which is a spur to keep walking.
everything attached to the key attachment point in the lid with mini-krabs and dyneema.
keys are on a croakies snap key fob thing. money goes in nylon velcro closing wallet which is folded around a loop of dyneema and attached. ditto fo phone/ipod (flip top cases) if i's not in my pocket. anything else or even those mentioned previously inside a small dry bag attached to the key point with a mini-krab. if i remember i'll attach the belt clip attachment for phone and carry it on my belt
everything in one pleace so it can be found easily.
loops of dyneems/shock cord are great things for attaching things through/to and min-krabs for linking/attaching things. loops round belt to hang keys from into your pocket if trews don't have a d-ring.
if i use my "man bag" instead for a day everything into a zipped pocket. if i have my paramo waistcoat on virtually everything goes in the pockets.
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