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step 1tool up
the first and formost thing to becoming a MiniMac is to get the right tools. most things are light and cheap. 1. a plier multitool= either a gerber, leatherman or SOG multitool, the others are to cheap and break with a simple task. (i use a leatherman juice s2... the only one without a worthless quark screw.) 2. A good (pocket) knife= now i dont mean a $500 knife but a good one. buck, gerber, SOG, or Kershaw, or the traditional swiss army knife. Now a good base is to check the metel content and how solid the knife is. I have had good luck with bucks like the Pilot wich is like 13 bucks from cabelas. I say away from the swiss army beacuse they lose a edge fast, also the pocket clip on other knifes are nice. 3. random strps of metel= this is pretty much a option but i keep small allen wrenches and some strips of metel for .....lockpicking..... (dont think less of me i use it only for good) and i have some wound thin wire
step 3stuff to make Mac proud
ok this is the helpful stuff DUCT TAPE= the best invention EVER. i make small flat rolls to put in my pocket for use. i pick up the tape from walmart its 4 bucks for a huge roll and 8 bucks for a roll or INDUSTRIAL STRENGH duct tape . that stuff is HARDCORE. i sugest gettin some. Has saved my @** so many times. zip ties= next best to duct tape. i get bags of 100 of em for 3bucks from biglots and u can get em from biglots. Paracord= this stuff is awsome. get it from walmart sportsmens wharehouse or ebay. It is relly strong rope. it is good beacuse it has like 8 smaller strands in the main body. imagian the ossibilities. this stuff gets me out of alot of ****. I roll a bit up and put some duct tape around it. a lighter= if you cant think of a use for it think burning the ends of the paracord. or many other things super glue= goo stuff too i get it from biglots for 1 buck for 2 plastic droppers (.10oz) and its safe to keep in ur pockets. throwing star?= i made one from apeice of metal and have to much fun with ir to get rid of it. pocket flashlight= there are alot of good small keychain flashlights. i use a gerber tempo. its bright has a led and uses 1 AAA battery so its cheap to use. got it for $10 from sports authority. cellphone= mac would have loved em no reccomendations here rubber bands= just think.
all these actually work 1. fix a fuse by wrapping it with a gum wraper shiny side down 2. fix a broken electrical wire by twisting wires together and taking the outer part of the paracod and burning it to shrink wrap. 3.make a primitive gas mask by putting a cloth in bakeing soda and water then breathing through it. 4.sharpen a knife in the feild, find a air of sissors and pull knife through closed blades at the right angle, or find a rough rock and a smooth rock. sharpen like on a wetstone using spit to lube move from rough to smooth and finish on a peice of leather or on a leather belt. or you can take one of the pink stick erasers and cut a "V" notch in it. Put the blade in it and squeeze the eraser then ull the knife through. 5. make a needle to sew things. take a peice of wire and rub the tip on a rock, then super glue the thread (or a thread from the middle of paracord) to the blunt end then tie a knot at the other end of the thread, then sew away. 6. turn sea water to fresh water. grab a emergency poncho and cut at seams. then dig a hole and line it with one side of the poncho. take a small cup or container and place in the middle of the hole. then pour saltwater into poncho (not cup) and throw in some foilage. place the other part of poncho over the hole and seal edges with sand or dirt. then place a small stone right over the cup on the poncho. leave and come back later and drink the water in the cup. 7. blow up a lightbulb. this is fun. take a cold liquid and spray it on a hot lightbulb and it explodes. 8. make a easy slingshot. take a knife and cut off the top of a gatoraid bottle and put a balloon around the opening ( the cap area) and put a rubber band around to secure. then put in a small stone or a nut and pull back and realese. 9.break a window. this is dangerous but awsome. take of one of your socks and put it on your hand then hold your clodes knife or multitool with the smaller side towards the window. then use a downward motion hitting in the middle of the pane and then sweepaway glass fragments with socked hand and break of any risidual glass. 10. break a lock mac style. Take a keyed masterlock (or like lock) get a canister of liquid butane and push nossil into lock and spray for 3 seconds then hit with hammer or shoe, repeat until lock opens. (warnign will destroy lock lol) 11. destroy a gun. will ruin the thing DO NOT TRY UNLESS LIFE IS IN DANGER FROM GUN. take the gun and open the action (slide) and put alot of superglue in the place where the slide goes when closed. close the action then put a flathead screwdriver inside the barrel and scrape around inside this will ruin the rifeling. then to top things off super glue the trigger and put duct tape balls up the the clips area. 12. generate power. grab a electric motor and cut wires, put wires from motor to thing needding power (sorry dc electricitc devices only) glue a allen wrench to the end of the motor and then after glue dries spin allen wrench and it willcharge device. This is as specific as i can be and if you want more i suggest buying the book pictured below thats all for now hope u like it!.
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Picking locks takes practice. Check out the basics on how stuff works , another good document is the "MIT Guide to Lockpicking" If you really are interested, purchase a lockpick set (around $15 for a basic one from southord). Be sure to check your state laws reguarding lock picking tools and the legality of it all, its always a good idea to see how deep you are getting before you jump in! Attached is a video of the paper clip lock pick in action. The first section is using a small paper clip as the tension wrench, the second section I used a tension wrench out of a normal lockpick set. Video is taken with my "stick the camera halfway in your pants" method
Five MacGyver Tricks
Thread: Dental floss has superb tensile strength. Use it to sew a blown shoulder strap on a backpack or lash a garbage sack to the skeleton of an improvised shelter to form the roof. Fire Starter: Connect fine-grade steel wool to the positive and negative terminals of a 9-volt battery to create a glowing fire starter. (A pair of 6-volt, AA batteries held in a series will do.) Signal Mirror: Springsteen to the rescue. You can signal an aircraft flying between you and the sun using a CD. Line up the aircraft in the hole and flash, ideally in a series of three. Water Jug: Got a condom aging in your wallet? In a pinch, it can carry a gallon of water. (Unlubricated tastes best.) To make it easier to carry, sling the improvised water bag in a bandana. Duct Tape: Prevents blisters; splints bones; folds into emergency sunglasses; yanks cactus spines; burns as a fire starter.
Here's our Top 10 list of MacGyver's Greatest Tricks (and you can watch 'em all on Fancast): 10. Pilot: MacGyver escapes from a locked room by blasting a hole in the wall. He empties an aspirin capsule, and then refills it with some handy sodium metal. Dropped into a glass of water, the pill slowly dissolves. The sodium reacts violently to the water and sets off a small explosion. Sound farfetched? On a recent episode of MythBusters, Jamie and Adam deemed this stunt "plausible." 9. The Heist: MacGyver needs to trigger the sound activated lock securing a Casino vault. He fills four glasses of wine to varying levels. Then, by rubbing his fingertips around their rims, he "plays" them like a musical instrument. By reproducing the correct sequence of tones, he pops the vault door open just in the nick of time. 8. The Human Factor: MacGyver breaks out the lens of a magnifying glass and removes the crystal face from his trusty watch. By placing both components at either end of a rolled up newspaper, he constructs a crude, but effective telescope. Click here to find out what he needs to see so badly. 7. For Love or Money: MacGyver electrifies his car using baling wire to shock some mercenary soldiers who are trying to force him out of the vehicle. He runs the baling wire from the ignition coil to the frame of the car. When the mercs reach for the door handles, he touches the wire tightly to the frame, shocking them into unconsciousness. 6. Twice Stung: MacGyver breaks through the apartment door of a buddy who is dying of carbon monoxide poisoning inside. He ties one end of a fire hose to the door handle and the other end to an elevator handrail. After sending the elevator down, it pulls enough of the door away with it so that MacGyver can reach in and open the deadbolt chain door lock. 5. Soft Touch: MacGyver uses a road flare to follow a van without being seen by the driver. By throwing the flare into the equipment rack on the roof of the van, he is able to stay close enough behind the van by watching the billowing smoke trail. 4. Bushmaster: MacGyver breaks open a locked door by exposing the knob to Freon gas. He collects the gas from a crimped pipe on the back of an old refrigerator. He opens the pipe and sprays the Freon at the lock. When it freezes, he gives a hard push and the door bursts open.
3. Partners: MacGyver blows open a locked truck trailer door by building a bomb out of an oil can, a pair of pantyhose, an old exhaust pipe and a salvaged car battery. He creates the fuse by soaking the pantyhose in oil, and then threads it through the exhaust which is packed with shavings from the aluminum can. By touching the battery terminals to the fuse the door is smashed apart. 2. Out in the Cold: MacGyver reads a strip of microfilm with a busted microscope and a single drop of water. He uses the light from the microscope to backlight the film, and the drop of water as a magnifying glass. Thus he's able to view the strip before the bad guys can get their hands on it. 1. Hellfire: Perhaps MacGyver's most famous trick. He repairs a blown fuse using the tin foil wrapper from a stick of chewing gum to create new contacts across the terminals of a damaged fuse box. Of course, this gag is so old it's got whiskers, but it was enough to ensure MacGyver's enduring legacy as the greatest handyman of all time.
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