A simple padlock shouldn't stand between you and your escape to safety or the supplies you need to “acquire” in a survival scenario.
That's why I've always said that lock-picking is a really cool “advanced” skill to master for when the sh*t hits the fan.
But John from Atlanta, GA sent us a tip recently for urban escape and evasion.
It's a method that you should always consider first…
“Your survival gear for your home and car should include a pair of bolt cutters.
This is a piece of equipment overlooked by many and when a padlock is in the way of your escape or some much-needed resupply, you need a way to break the lock – quickly and quietly – or you're out of luck.
You may not want to alert the entire neighborhood that you’re banging away on a padlock with a crowbar or a brick, either.
A pair of bolt cutters solves all these problems.”
– Submitted by John, Atlanta, GA
Most of the time, “simple” is the best strategy, eh?
P.S. – By the way… after John's advice, I went shopping for bolt cutters and found them to be REALLY expensive (like over $150).
But I picked up a set of heavy duty ones at a pawn shop for 20 bucks for my “bug-out mobile” and some 14 in. ones for 5 bucks for my go-bag.
Always think outside the box when it comes to escape and evasion!