The Key Flail

Do I think you should take out your shoelace and make a key flail when you expect trouble? Sure, if there is absolutely no other better option. Do I think you’ll ever have to? No, probably not. Would it be effective? Maybe – I certainly wouldn’t want to be hit in the face with it. Is it good to start thinking about other objects in this way, as potential weapons and self-defense tools? Abso-freakin-lutely. Continue reading

The Door Box

I got this idea years ago when my roommate at the time suffered from a debilitating handicap – she would lose her keys nearly every day. I used a wooden liquor box and some scrap balsa wood and made her a wall mounted box with two shelves, a pen holder, and some hooks for keys and sunglasses. We mounted it right next to the front door so that every time she arrived, she would offload her cargo, and it would be waiting there for her each time she left. Continue reading