padlock cover
There are many emergency and survival scenarios where you may need to get past a locked padlock, but you don’t have the key.

There are obvious ways around smaller padlocks – smashing/shooting them but these strategies can attract unwanted attention and might not be successful anyway. There is a sneakier and quieter way…

Here is an excellent way to hack a soda can to make a tool which can be used to pop open a locked padlock. The video shows how to make the tool and how to open the two most common types of padlocks.