Emergency Pants Button

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From the department of Random and slightly useful things to know: I was hiking out in the middle of nowhere one day when the button on my favorite camping pants just plain fell off. Fortunately for me, I had a key with me.

Step 1: Just Do It.

Once again, The pictures explain a lot. Make a small hole where the button used to be. Take your key and thread the key ring through the hole. The key fits through the button hole sticks out. You can fold it under a belt loop or run the key from the outside-in and just tuck it down. You will be the coolest person ever .

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    EvilNerdLord

    4 years ago on Introduction

    (forehead thwack) d'oh! it's so easy why couldn't I think of that?

    thanx for sharing...

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    elssid

    4 years ago

    Genius .....

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    vincent7520

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Ah !… At last I found the key to my pants !!!…

    Bright idea.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    LennyTheDub

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I lost a button hole once!

    No seriously though, I drilled a couple of holes in a quarter and used that as a button. Worked well.

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    mob1LennyTheDub

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I found the button hole you lost,
    No you cant have it back, I keep my keys in it !
    Brilliantly simple idea dejapong.

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    lycoris3

    8 years ago on Introduction

    cool, never thought of using a key like that. My sis says: sickly interesting.

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    fluent

    9 years ago on Introduction

    lol Great idea! That happened to me and luckily my pants were held up by the zipper only :) I still have those jeans so I might keep 'em around now lol

    i cant think of how many times i have been on a job site only to realize i have forgotten my belt. recently i had a button pull through. a zip tie worked to sinch up the slack between belt loops and a zip tie on the back of the button gave it enough to hold it in. two zip ties and a days work salvaged.

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    pogoman12345

    9 years ago on Step 1

    the buttons on my pants break all the time ~stupid frenchys~ and i never thought using a key.

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    Esmagamus

    9 years ago on Introduction

    My keyring has a hangman's noose I've made myself. When a button goes to hell, I just untie the noose and tie my pants back together When I was getting ready for my driving examination, the button on my pants fell. "Dammn, there's no time to get another pair ready!" So, I glued the button back in place! Never failed!

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    Holly E.

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Oh please just dont to use a car key. ohhhhh my mazda.

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    Pwagbobhill125

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Hahahahahaha You could do this same thing with a twig too, whittle it down, smooth the edges if you wanna be fancy and do the same thing. That way you don't have to hump your door open...

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    katy999

    10 years ago on Introduction

    how smart! here's what I do: take a rubber band. loop it around the button of pants jeans and thru the hole. bring it back around to the button. wear a long shirt over the pants. a good inch or so. good for emergencies!