Bolt cutters or?

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Drcamburn
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Re: Bolt cutters or?

Post by Drcamburn » Mon May 28, 2018 4:56 pm

Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:04 pm
Drcamburn wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 9:07 pm
if I had to cut the lock off my shed, I'd rather use the bolt cutters to do it quickly and easily. As opposed to messing about with a hacksaw, you see bailiffs, emergency services, and soldiers all use them.
Time to replace your padlock and hasp then ;)

I fitted a closed shackle and hasp to prevent a easy job for the local scrotes

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To be fair with the location of my garden, you'd have to go through at least 2 other gardens to get to mine and the fact that lock probably cost more than the contents of the shed it not really worth it. Plus at that point, it would be easier to just destroy the shed to get the contents. Keep the good stuff in the house.
If you work, you eat, it's as simple as that.

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Deeps
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Re: Bolt cutters or?

Post by Deeps » Mon May 28, 2018 6:31 pm

Scottish-prepper wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 10:27 pm
I have a set of bolt cutters. I don’t keep them in my ghb/bob in the boot of my car in case I get stopped by the police and searched but if I was bugging out for real, I’d definitely be taking them.
Surely that would depend on the situation (even assuming it happened), I have all sorts of gear that would be useful for prepping in one way or another but I'd be waiting to see what occurred before packing a bag and leaving home post 'situation'. I can see scenarios where they would be useful right enough but in others they would be a fair bit of weight for maybe not much use.

Saying that, I don't have a 'bug out bag', I personally think I'm unlikely to need one but I could throw a few together if required. I do have a GHB bag though, which is for when I'm more than a long walk away from home. I can't always take it with me though and have to 'risk assess' stuff. This is where knowledge & planning comes in, and EDC of course.

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Re: Bolt cutters or?

Post by Scottish-prepper » Mon May 28, 2018 8:50 pm

Bugging out is my worst case scenario, last option and would involve hiking about 20 miles or so to a family members house. My fiancé has her own bob too. Even my dog has a bob, she has a backpack with her food packed in it and she wears it quite happily.

Consider the situation of an EMP then my house is burned to the ground due to a neighbors stupidity.... there won’t be any hotels open and if there are they won’t have rooms available for too long. This is maybe unlikely but possible.

The merits of bolt cutters I won’t go into as I’m sure you can imagine. I agree the weight would be excessive but if my partner is traveling with me then we split the weight with more ease, we only need one tent and one cook set between us for example.

grenfell
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Re: Bolt cutters or?

Post by grenfell » Mon May 28, 2018 9:00 pm

Drcamburn wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 4:56 pm
The fact that lock probably cost more than the contents of the shed it not really worth it. Plus at that point, it would be easier to just destroy the shed to get the contents. Keep the good stuff in the house.
That's a point or a similar point brought up elseware . Having a decent lock might stop someone getting in but it may also advertise that there might be something worth trying to break in for.

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