Guard against lockouts: stick a lockpicker's card in your wallet #Shopping#doors#emergency#great-ideas#tools April 24 | Cat Rocketship Stash one of these babies in your wallet, and never get locked out again. I mean, provided you have any idea how to use lockpicking tools. No? Me neither. Luckily Adafruit has our back with a video on getting started with the lockpick card. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Hang a pull-down wire basket for extra storage in a small bedroom NEXT The secrets to cleaning a microfiber couch Toggle comments [ 9 ] My favorite part of this product description is their suggestion that after first use you just store the tools thusly: "…put the lock picks on your KEY CHAIN…" 11 agree Reply Buahaha! 1 agrees Reply Not legal in all states. Pretty sure lockpicks are illegal in Ga unless you are a locksmith. At least, someone told me that. I haven't fact checked it. Reply From Wikipedia: United States In the United States, laws concerning possession of lock picks vary from state to state. Generally, possession and use of lock picks is considered equivalent to the possession of a crowbar or any other tool that may or may not be used in a burglary. Illegal possession of lock picks is generally prosecuted as a felony under the category of possession of burglary tools or similar statutes. In many states, simple possession is completely legal as their statutes require proof of intent. In California, locksmiths must be licensed by the state. However possession by laymen may be legal there and in most states, as illegal possession must be coupled with felonious or malicious intent. This is also the case in Utah, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Washington, Washington D.C., New York, and Arizona. 1 agrees Reply all fine and great… unless you've locked your wallet in the house WITH your keys!!!! lol 2 agree Reply Once, I managed to lock the door with my keys, wallet and cell phone inside. I had the local equivalent of $10 USD (which goes a lot farther in Taiwan than the USA) in my pocket and that's it. I was just going down to the store to get some nasi goreng seasoning paste and didn't think I needed my purse. Fortunately I live in the most densely populated neighborhood of a densely populated urban center (possibly among the most densely populated in the world) and there are two – two! – locksmiths within a 3 minute walk of my apartment. Reply I once locked myself IN my house, I came home on the 2nd to last day I was going to live in that apartment, shut the door behind me and then it wouldn't open again!!! (the lock broke) I was having a small leaving party that night so while waiting for a locksmith 5 friends and 2 new born babies had to climb/be passed in through my rather high sitting room window 4 agree Reply That is commitment to a party! 3 agree Reply I so need that. I raise getting locked out to an art form. I can get locked out of the house, the car, the garage. If it has a lock, I can do it. I once locked myself out of the house while my then 2 month old infant was inside laying on the couch. Mom of the year there, when I got in she was of course crying for mama and she had no idea where mama was. And then I once locked myself out of the house and car at the same time! She had decided to take mommys keys out and hide them and I forgot. Took her and my purse and the diaper bag and left the house and then oh crap! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.