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It seems that many people like to take a moral high ground in there fantasy of a collapse. I am surprised at how this moral high ground extends into day to day prepping and planning. In other words we are planning for the most serious and severe times in our lives if not our history yet we are concerned about practicing certain skills. There are very few limits when it comes to surviving a collapse. If there is a lock between you and the things between you need to survive you better be prepared to get beyond it.
This article offers up several items that can be used to pick locks. Remember, you are preparing for the collapse of civilization. There are no skills that are off limits. Be very smart about what you spend your time doing.