Keychains, carabiners, bottle openers?

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  1. Mr. Tettnanger

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    Not sure what forum this is best for. I decided clothing would be the best.

    I am looking to replace my current keychain/carabiner set up. I've used this system for several years now and I am never 100% happy with it. I have had the gates on the biner pop open and I've dropped/lost my keys a few times.

    I like having a bottle opener handy. You never know when a six pack will attack! The opener on this biner blows. I want a dedicated opener. I usually have a multi-tool or knife with an opener, but I like options.

    Any other gadgets that I should be thinking of to add to the setup? I'm a high speed low drag guy when it comes to keys and junk in my pockets, etc.

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    I have found having a small magnet useful on a keychain. Steal a boot lace and I can go metal fishing.
    Cheers Jim
     
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    Buy a wire gate caribiner, like this in whatever color you want. The gates are better and they are made for hanging gear off your pack or belt.
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    Then get a Leatherman Brewzer. Its about key size but opens bottles, prys, flat/phillips, 1/4" drive, box opener, etc. I really like mine, I just don't use it for bottles.
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    My vehicle key fob I do keep in my pocket. The keys I use the most are on my biner.
    I use a Keith titanium. And it's definitely high speed low drag ;)
    I like that I can stagger my flashlight attachment so it isn't hanging too low. And I've got at least a few years on my current one, using probably a 24 times a day and it has held up well.

    If you think it will work for you I have an extra.

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    I use a carabiner to keep my keys on so I can just latch them to a belt loop real quick. Never lose em! Didn’t know there were so many versatile ones.
     
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    The most important thing is for the vehicles you own that still use a key.... get all the other stuff off of the ring that key is on. Over loaded/too heavy keys are the #1 killer of ignition keys and switches.
     
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    I keep my keys seperated, vehicle and home. Not because the ignition weight, but because I dont like a pocket full of keys, and I can put my house keys in my bag or console for the day away from home.
    There is also no sense carrying keys you don't use every day on your keychain you carry everywhere either. My moms keychain looks like shes a janitor somewhere and she only has three things to unlock. Probably doesn't even know where they all go to or needed the extras in years.
     
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    I have no use for bottle openers. AS for the other, I always have a SAK in my pocket.

    That said, I do keep a P-51 on my key-ring, more for nostalgia's sake than anything else.

    My DW bought me one of those silly "survival card' things -
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    which I keep in my wallet as it was a gift. I've never used it for anything, except to take out once in a while to show my DW that I have it in hand (so as to speak.)


    Swiss + Tech does have some very nice 'ring bling' if that is something you enjoy....
     
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    Why not the simple P-38?
    Small, light weight, can open bottles/cans and be used as a flathead screwdriver in a pinch.
     
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    Niteize, locks on all clips

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    I use a paracord loop on my gadgets and a lock gate niteize binder to hold them together. I like being able to remove them to use independent of each other and the loop on each gadget gives more to hold onto.
     
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    The rest of mine
     
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    I rock the Gerber Shard tool; it's got a small flat driver, medium flat driver, cross driver/phillips, pry bar, wire stripper, and bottle opener.
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