h a l f b a k e r y
Get half a life.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
Except in midsummer, I always take a jacket with me whenever I leave the house. I live in a cold, wet place, so if youre in a more habitable area, you can skip this one. Likewise for people who never lose their keys.
Right now my keys are on a cord, which is about the right length to suspend them
in my pocket. It used to be an adjustable cord, but that didnt work out; now, opening the door is a very personal experience. Also, when I change my pants, I often forget to transfer my keys.
A roomy, uninsulated, waterproof jacket is a good candidate for three season duty, and should therefore be the safest place for keys. In a pocket though, even a zippered pocket, they are too easy to lose. There is no place on any jackets I have seen to attach a tether which is long enough to reach a lock comfortably, and will not tangle in the pocket.
One way to do this is to anchor a strip of Velcro to the elbow. The loops would run along the sleeve from elbow to armpit, where there would be a little key pocket.
Another way would be to run a longer tether along the side of the coat. Anchored at the bottom, it could share the previously mentioned pocket, which is pretty much it for a waist length coat. A longer coat could be set up to allow the tether to anchor at the armpit. Carried this way, the tether could be plain nylon web sitting in a zippered channel, with no pocket needed.
[tiromancer, Dec 29 2004]
Please log in.
If you're not logged in,
you can see what this page
looks like, but you will
not be able to add anything.
Description (displayed with the short name and URL.)
||It's going to be difficult to drive your car with the keys tethered to your elbow or armpit.
||I totally failed to consider that. Do people keep all the keys together?
||I suppose you can keep you car key on a small carabiner, or the bottom tether. At least, this would be a good place for a spare.
||How DO you manage not to lose your car keys?
||[a cold wet place], it sounds like the same damn planet I've been stuck on for the past year, here in Mars Alamo.