here are some simple triks and preperations to become a MacGyver of your own

Step 1: tool 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.
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isn't this the job of the ROBOT?
yes lol actualy the job of jayro707...duh!!!
I'm stunned that grammar is the predominant complaint here...
<p>i agree</p>
&quot;...without a worthless quark screw&quot; by im-tux. <br> <br>Actualy it's a cork-screw. And, if Mac weren't such a coke sissy, he'd problably use it to open a common bottle of wine, soke some pieces of fruit (apple, peach, orange and lemon in the wine over-night. Next day he'd add half a bottle of 7Up and a pinch of cinamon. <br>That's how &quot;Sangria&quot; is made. And it all started with that tool... ;-)
Takes a while, but you can hand drill soft wood.
no offence,but you need to learn to type properly.i found like 12 or 13 spelling/typo errors in the whole instructable
No offence paperclip32, but I found 5 grammatical errors in your comment: missing capital letters, missing spaces and a missing full stop. I imagine these are probably just typos... ;]<br> I agree, though: a well written 'ible is definitely nicer and easier to read, and as bofthem says, makes for a more successful 'ble.
lol looks like you need to practice what you preach... your &quot;OFFENCE&quot; should be &quot;Offense&quot; since you wanna be so proper.. ;)~
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duct tape is like the force. it has a light side and a dark side and holds the universe together.
Well hello Mythbusters fan
wheres the paperclip?
love the picture
i love gerber, but benchmade is nice too!
YES! Benchmade FTW!&nbsp;I have a Benchmade 710 that I love, but its probably more than most people would spend lol. For people here, I would reccomend a spyderco delica. $50, and it'll last you a very long time if looked after.
Love those Spyderco's. I haven't seen one for sale for a long time.
Love gerber too have the compact sport.
How do you earn 2000 Philippine Pesos for one of those things
real work
maybe sell cold juice, I mean it is summer back here ( <strong>really hot!!!</strong> )<br/>keep selling until I earn 2000 Pesos<br/>hav 2 earn 2800Pesos to counteract the cost of paying for the ingredients<br/>and cups<br/><br/>sell one for 25 pesos = 0.50 US$<br/>so I need about, say...........<br/>112 cups. 50 Pesos is to much for most people around here, 25 should do<br/>and I only have a few weeks, so I better get going<br/>but I still have no idea wer 2 get an assistant................<br/>oh ya my friend is just around the block so he'll set up a separate station<br/>so we can cover more ground<br/><br/>and his reward, stuff to do ( he dosn't have many stuff to do this summer )<br/>
good plan.
I have changed my mine about the Gerber. My blade recently broke on it and the pliers are now sticking. I called them and they want me to ship it in then they may or may not fix it. I think it broke do to the mystery steel used. ): I'm looking at getting the Leatherman Wave. But if you on a tight budget there is the less usful but still decent Freestyle(CX). I also carry a separate main blade(Benchmade Monochrome) and a full size Kbar for defense.
i love my leatherman wave! that thing is beast.
Thats what i keep hearing from everyone who own one. So i ordered mine a couple of days ago should be here o the 8 at the latest.(:
i have a compact sport. it's pretty good but I love my SAK more. it's smaller and wayyyy more sexier.
why is there a lot of brands of knife out there! a knife is a knife be it having pliers, a 500mW laser, or even a fully stuffed gaming PC complete with shocks, joysticks and 24mbps internet! it is still a wedge fitted with a handle (well after 10 years my kitchen knife's handle is only <strong><em>a piece of rubber band.........</em></strong>)<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp; I used to think that as well. However, I have became enlightened.<strong> Different knife companies&nbsp;make&nbsp;different knives, with different steels, to different standards, in different places.</strong> If all you ever used your whole life is cheap knives then you will see a huge difference if you get a higher&nbsp;quality&nbsp;one. <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; You will see differences in the&nbsp;<strong>Edge&nbsp;Holding</strong>,&nbsp;<strong>Ability&nbsp;to take a finner&nbsp;edge</strong>, and <strong>Durability(like handles that don't break)</strong>. Let me give you a good example.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;My knife, a Benchmade Monochrome, will take a decent&nbsp;edge&nbsp;and hold it. It's blade is stainless steel and will almost never have a problem with rust. However, a Opinel knife, for example, will take a razors edge, but if will rust at the thought of water because it is carbon steel. They also knife also differ in locking methods and handle materials.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; I could go on and on for ever but I think you get it.<br /> <br /> <br />
kuya, 10 lng po, masyado nang mahal........<br /> <br /> ENGLISH: 10 pesos only, my friend. It is too powerful, can put a hole in my diamond-made wallet.....<br />
&nbsp;What the hell are you doing in instructables H***(personal information classified)? btw, summer's done already and I have my own multi-tool. Yes, I know you! Do you remember me? Ha**(personal information classified again) You're from CS*(you know what). I am H*****(count the no. of asterisks and you'll who) and don't tell anyone!! Or I'll @#*% you ^ (you know). You are class no. 5 in your class and you wear glasses, and you are not a banana (duhh) !!<br /> <br /> Just joking in the banana part.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> But I still know you! Your website is http://bignclever.mine.nu and that site never gets updated! People joke around in your class that they don't understand you (like they say, &quot;speak&nbsp;English&quot;! And you have 42 classmates. You're the science type!!!!!!!!!!!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> Seriously, I know you and I will follow you around in CS* until I do nothing to you!! Nothing!!!!!!!!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> I bet you'll figure it out soon enough, and when you do tell me your YM!!!<br />
hey, H*****, my website has been abandoned, and lets just talk about this in CS*. no problem with the y....... Its on facebook S%$@&amp;#!. btw, this is way off topic, do not reply back here in this instructable, just pm me in Facebook or in CS*<br /> <br /> To other readers, you know what * means......<br />
thats about 40 dollars right?. I got it for a birthday gift.
I have the Torch 2. It is a really awesome combat knife.
Duct tape was invented in the vietnam war and has changed little since. back then it was stronger (hard to imagine) and sticker.
Really? Who da thunk it? wow.
If you are going to break the window - cover it in duct tape first. It stops the shards flying around, is quieter and less dangerous. London housebreakers used to use brown paper and treacle in days of yore.
O.K I'm still wondering what McG. would do when the toilet paper runs out. Perhaps run the roll under a water tap to make the roll more of a tissue consistency, and break it into sheets? <br>Could you please add some pictures and instructions as to how to accomplish the ideas you presented? You've got me wanting to learn more! :0)
The zip ties or zippies, as you call them, are referred to in the underground telecommunication business and in the police force departments as tie wraps. They are practically impossible to escape from if used as handcuffs unless one has a pretty darn good knife in their back pocket that a cop missed. Often used in place of handcuffs when working crowd control at rallies and such because they are cheap, there's lots of them, and they are impossible to break physically if you buy good ones, particularly the industrial tie wraps. <br /> <br /> We used them on everything (DH &amp; I). We still do. I have a few holding the outflow pipe from my washing machine to the pipe that takes overflow and drain because I have a heavy-duty front loader washer (with dryer) set. It prevents the force of the water from pushing the washer pipe out of the slot from sheer force over time. <br /> <br /> It holds computer cords together for desktops although I'd gather then loosely b/c you're more apt to cut the wires than the tie wraps when attempting to remove the tie wrap at a later date if planning to move the computer or the cords. <br /> <br /> Duct tape is a staple in this house along with tie wraps, black electrical tape, shrink boot (also known as shrink wrap: it's a black tubing that when exposed to a heat source like a heat gun or portable torch will shrink around cable or wires or anything you wish to water proof or hold together. We used it in CATV&nbsp;when repairing cable lines until a new line could be laid replacing the cut line when a piece got cut.)<br /> <br /> Oh, and the ONLY flashlights we use are Mag Lights. Of course we have various sizes from key chain size to ones big enough to shine light on the undercarriage of a car or truck but they always work, rarely break, and you can literally drive over one without bending or breaking it! <br />
MacGyver may be able to build a plane from toothpicks and duct tape...but Chuck Norris can kill him and take it...<br />
not only take it, crush it and reform it into something better...<br /> e.g. from ultralight to space shuttle or probably an SR-21 blackbird(and yes i love FSX)<br />
&nbsp;Correction: It's SR-<strong>71 </strong>Blackbird (and yes I know that specific aircraft)
my bad...<br /> <br />
if i had that much acess to a gun for that long, i would just jack it, it may not be macgyver style, but it's awesome.
&quot;another thing is to think what the problem is and how you can fix it with anything, then think what you have to replace that anything. then fix problem.&quot; awesome.
you can make handcuffs out of zip ties, or you can make a rope, and one of my favorite uses it to link a lot together to tie someone up with.
i prefer the gerber LST personally.
I got compact/ keychain versions of basic screw set, office tools, headlamp-thingie, etc etc and still bag is heavy as hell. &nbsp;This posting has actually encourage me further to buy the multitool instead just drooling over it each time I go to the hardware store.<br /> Thanks for the instuctable...
&nbsp;Cargo pants are too bulky and too Animal Planet (lol). Lucky for me as a female of the species, I have excuse for bags, more bags, any bags.&nbsp;Even Macgyver has this awesome-oh-so-vintage-postman-bag-any-hipster-would-die-for.....&nbsp;

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