Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Tactical Quick-Release Sonic Defense System

I don't carry much when I run, but as a nod to preparedness, I usually carry a whistle. It's super lightweight and useful for getting people's attention. If it was good enough for the Met Police, it's good enough for me.

But, what's the best way to secure it during a jog? It's tempting to just tie it in my drawstring, next to key, and be done with it.

But, what if I need to grab it and make some noise? Expecting that I'll have the wherewithal to untie my waist draw string, remove the whistle, not lose my house key, and blow it, seems downright silly. I'm just not that coordinated.

After a few minutes of though, I arrived at what I believe to be the ideal solution: the rubber band. It holds it securely, yet one strong tug, and the whistle is in hand.

It's simple, cheap, and gave me the perfect excuse to use the word "Tactical" in a blog post entry.

Here's what the setup looks like:

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