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Pico Grappling Hook

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by Fennbros, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Fennbros

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    Who has this? It's way too "Batman" for me to pass up. And at $20 it's in geek impulse buy territory! Even if I never do anything practical with it it'll be a nice conversation piece.


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  2. OldAlleyCat

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    You never mentioned where you got "IT"? Any pics?
    Thanks
     
  3. Fennbros

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    It's on countycomm.com


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  4. Shane Girven

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    It's very Batman. Be :censored: to own it. Not everyone would have one so it is a unique item. Great conversation starter.
     
  5. Survival Smurf

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    I guess it could be handy to fish out dropped items from places out of reach.
    Like if your keys went down a storm drain or something ?

    But then again...If it's on your keychain........:unsure::bye:
     
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  6. indigo_wolf

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    Of course not.... it would be on your utility belt. Sheeesh. :rolleyes: ;)



    ATB,
    Sam
     
  7. Survival Smurf

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    I'd carry mine intergrated into my finger, like inspector Gadget. :bounce:
     
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  8. Fennbros

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    ^^^^ I've been wondering how to do that. Are there any youtube vids on it?
     
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  9. skygear

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    What would be even cooler, would be one made to be LOAD BEARING! Bet it could be done easily with a materials change and a redisign
     
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  10. Yetitrician

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    i use mine frequently
     
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  11. Nick4305
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    Suppose talking about Pico or Micro grappling hooks, like the one in the upper left of this my EDC pic
    http://imageshack.us/a/img32/4544/8r5r.jpg
    I used it twice attached to a kevlar thread, always for reasons as you said (keys dropped down in drains).
    It really does this kinda work greatly, even if its first use must be in EOD or something military similar, if i'm not in error.

    P.s.: i always thought that in EDCing something, much more than in every day's act, there must not be every time a precise reason... sometimes i carry stuff simply for the pleasure to have it in my pocket or hands !
    ATB
     
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  12. clock

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    Not to sabotage this thread, but if you are really interested in retriving keys and other stuff in hard to reach places , THIS is your best bet...

    the 2nd universal McGyver tool

    [​IMG]

    It is FREE, and f-l-e-x-i-b-l-e !!!
    Can even be folded in the maxped EDC pocket organizer if you wish

    A million of them are scattered around car, office, home, garage, garden, ... and everywhere imaginable.

    I have used them for anything, from fishing stuff from the sewer pipes .. to fabricating my DIY esbit stoves.
     
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  13. Nick4305
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    Apart from your absolutely right opinion on "for free" and "flexible" quality of this resource,
    do you really think that this is a pocket or EDC pouch sized item ?
    And most of all, are drains deep so few in your country ?!? :rolleyes_revamped:
    THanks for your reply, stay cool, all the best.
     
  14. clock

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    Well, Nick, I agree it is not a pocket item, but can be folded down to fit within a maxped fatty if you need to.

    About sewers, a few things have blocked sewers in my house and I did fish them out with a wire hanger.

    They are not limited to plumbing , they are really universal. One time I made a game for my elderly dad using a few pieces of this wire.

    Here is a picture.

    [​IMG]

    The one I made for my dad is the one in the lower right corner.

    Again, my apologies to the OP
    My intention is not to hijack this thread but trying to add something useful
     
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  15. clock

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    OOPS ... I mean I made this KIND OF game

    The picture is copied from the WWW and not my picture.
     
  16. indigo_wolf

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    I expect I'll be dating myself by posting this, but it's too good to resist.



    ;)

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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  17. netcat

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    Nope. This peace can only be as strong as it's weakest element. In a WCS that would be the threads of the screw in spikes or the spikes themselves respectively. Would you trust such a tiny spine with your life? There is not enough money in this world to make me do that.
     
  18. batteur
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    There are load bearing design, but most of them are much bigger. IIRC we had a thread about it somewhere.
     
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    There’s a cool design on instructables.com that Caveman posted in an old thread:
    instructables.com/id/Tree-Stand-Retrieval-Tool/?ALLSTEPS
    While I wouldn’t like to climb with it it probably will bear more load than tiny screw-in spikes.
     
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    computermike posted one that’s much bigger but you could lift some really heavy stuff with it:
    baledefence.com/grappling_hook.htm
     
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