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Norse_Angel
10 Apr 2015, 15:14
What are three to five things you can never leave your house without? This can be jewelry, objects, miscellaneous possessions, etc. You do not have to include your phone, wallet/purse, or keys.

My list of Five
1. Mjölnir around my neck
2. Arm Band
3. A bag of runes
4. Some type of crystal (top three to take are Rose Quartz, Tigers eye, and Amethyst)
5. Sachet of some type of herb (Rosemary, Mugwort, and lavender are my top favorites)

bonus, I usually always have some type of charm I've made to give to someone I may meet in my travels. This is something I do often, for occasions when I am stopped by a stranger, or spring into conversation with someone I meet around town. My charms are usually wooden pieces with symbols (bind runes) burned into them for luck, protection, or prosperity.

Your turn friends! Have fun

Maria de Luna
10 Apr 2015, 17:09
There is only one thing I will always have when I leave the house, cause I need it... But I don't wanna mention what it is...

Medusa
10 Apr 2015, 18:25
my eyebrows.

kalynraye
10 Apr 2015, 18:41
1. I change between my pentacle, my celtic knot, or my owl necklace.
2. My wedding rings
3. My sand dollar ring which is my grandfathers ring
4. I have a bag which contains a pendulum (made of snowflake obsidian) and a few never leave home without it stones
5. My worry stone of petrified wood

satanic witch
10 Apr 2015, 18:53
My pentagram necklace

Willow
10 Apr 2015, 19:04
My wedding rings and an opal necklace I was given as a gift by my husband our first Christmas together.

Usually I wear pants too, can't guarantee socks or shoes.

Norse_Angel
10 Apr 2015, 19:13
my eyebrows.
those are quite hard to forget

Medusa
10 Apr 2015, 19:17
those are quite hard to forget

Lol. I'm not even kidding. I have very thin brows (I didn't over pluck, they are just like that). So I add them in so I don't look so tore up. In fact I spend about 25 minutes putting on a face to look like I have no make up on.

anubisa
10 Apr 2015, 19:56
1. My purse. (My dad says I am like my great Aunt Faye who used to carry her purse everywhere. Strange thing is that I never did that when I was a teenager. :)
2. A book if i'm going to a doctor's appointment.
3. The garage door opener.
4. The cellphone.

ThorsSon
10 Apr 2015, 20:05
pants
pocket knife (rule-of-life-learned-from-dad: If I am wearing pants, I have a pocket knife)
phone

Norse_Angel
10 Apr 2015, 20:25
pants
pocket knife (rule-of-life-learned-from-dad: If I am wearing pants, I have a pocket knife)
phone


I also usually carry some time of knife with me. Too bad Illinois has very strict conceal and carry laws, or I'd also carry a handgun.

LunarHarvest
10 Apr 2015, 20:27
Sufficient Clothing, or work uniform.
Keys, so that I can lock the door and get back in.


Yeah...I'm pretty boring... :^^:

ThorsSon
10 Apr 2015, 20:54
I also usually carry some time of knife with me. Too bad Illinois has very strict conceal and carry laws, or I'd also carry a handgun.

it is funny, to me, that you equate the two.

When I go out, I carry one of my W.R. Case Mini Trappers (https://www.google.com/search?q=W.+R.+Case+mini+trapper&safe=off&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS505US505&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=1102&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=1aYoVfXREczIsAWAwIDABg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg) (I currently have 14 that I rotate (and several that I don't ever carry)... I am a collector of W.R. Case knives, but I can rarely bring myself to buy something and not use it).

To me, a pocket knife is a tool, not a weapon, and so I carry a hand-made knife of quality, that I can rely on. I don't carry something that flicks open with a fancy spring mechanism, something that has a flashy flourish when opening, or something with a large intimidating blade... I carry an old fashioned, razor sharp, hand made, pocket tool.

It is amazing how often a pocket knife comes in handy.

I use my knife, almost daily.

(but, then, I AM a country boy who works in construction)

Medusa
10 Apr 2015, 21:22
I carry a orange plastic auto close box cutter. We actually have to carry one on ourselves at work. But it's always in my purse. Just in case some scary dude runs up on me with a box and I have to cut his box! :p

geoff
10 Apr 2015, 23:29
My Reading Glasses:(

Norse_Angel
10 Apr 2015, 23:53
it is funny, to me, that you equate the two.

When I go out, I carry one of my W.R. Case Mini Trappers (https://www.google.com/search?q=W.+R.+Case+mini+trapper&safe=off&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS505US505&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=1102&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=1aYoVfXREczIsAWAwIDABg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg) (I currently have 14 that I rotate (and several that I don't ever carry)... I am a collector of W.R. Case knives, but I can rarely bring myself to buy something and not use it).

To me, a pocket knife is a tool, not a weapon, and so I carry a hand-made knife of quality, that I can rely on. I don't carry something that flicks open with a fancy spring mechanism, something that has a flashy flourish when opening, or something with a large intimidating blade... I carry an old fashioned, razor sharp, hand made, pocket tool.

It is amazing how often a pocket knife comes in handy.

I use my knife, almost daily.

(but, then, I AM a country boy who works in construction)

Going off topic, yeah, I see my knife as a tool as well, but now that I moved into a slightly bad neighborhood, I see it as something to use for protection purposes as well. Same thing with a gun, I keep my 9mm on the lower rest of my headboard, on my bed. that way, if some idiot decides my house is something worth breaking into, I can persuade them to leave.
But yes, a gun would be something I would never leave the house without... If I didn't live in Illinois (one of the strictest anti-gun states)

ThorsSon
11 Apr 2015, 01:19
I'm sorry that you feel unsafe in your home state...

But my weapons tend to stay home.

thalassa
11 Apr 2015, 03:20
I'm sorry that you feel unsafe in your home state...

But my weapons tend to stay home.

As a gun owner from IL, I actually prefer their laws to the open carry/licensed concealed carry of VA. I know very few people that do either that I think have the skill or training to be useful in an actual situation requiring a gun (for one of those "bad guys with a gun")...more likely they'd get their gun taken from them and used on them or they'd hit a bystander.

Jembru
11 Apr 2015, 03:36
Not sure I could do 5, but there are a few things I always have in my bag whether for work or going out for the evening, so lets see how far I can get...

1) My wallet
2) My old invalid passport that has an unfortunately phallic drawing of a butternut squash on one page - I'm 32 now, so rarely asked for ID, but it still happens once in a blue moon. The old passport does the job.
3) Sunscreen - This is usually in my makeup bag, but if I'm only going out shopping, I'll take the sunscreen out. I can cope without my makeup in an emergency, but not without my sunscreen.
4) A textbook. When I'm at work, I have a big pink zip wallet that my notebook, vocabulary book, main textbook and 3 workbooks all fit in, that is always in my bag. It is important to keep your mind active on night shifts, so no one really minds me studying for short bursts if it helps me to stay mentally alert. If I am just on a night out or something, I have a small narrow phrasebook that I carry to read on the bus or if I find myself sitting alone at all. It's a book for improving your ability to express your emotions in English, but as it's written in Japanese, it works the other way too.
5) My mobile phone. This is the closest thing to a weapon that I carry. I can call for help, or call the police. Or just call my mum if I don't feel safe, letting her know my exact location. At least if this is taken from me, it can't be turned on me.

So yeah! There are five things I always carry. I usually have a pentacle around my neck, but I recently went more than a month without wearing it (its back on now), so it would have felt dishonest to add this to the list.

When I was a kid, I couldn't leave the house without a toy. I would panic as we were leaving and grab anything. This habit never quite left me and has manifested into different things at various points in my life. In my late teens/early twenties, it was a crystal. It would change depending on my mood or what I was going out for, but I'd have to take a stone of some kind with me. These days the textbooks have replaced the toy, and I can get quite anxious if I forget to take one out with me.

MaskedOne
11 Apr 2015, 03:47
Going off topic, yeah, I see my knife as a tool as well, but now that I moved into a slightly bad neighborhood, I see it as something to use for protection purposes as well. Same thing with a gun, I keep my 9mm on the lower rest of my headboard, on my bed. that way, if some idiot decides my house is something worth breaking into, I can persuade them to leave.
But yes, a gun would be something I would never leave the house without... If I didn't live in Illinois (one of the strictest anti-gun states)

Alt-option if you feel a need to be armed. Find a place that teaches short-stick fighting and carry a hiking stick/cane with you. Nets you a large reach advantage against a knife or empty handed assailants and doesn't tend to attract cops. It won't trump a ranged weapon but if someone gets the drop on you with a gun in their hands, then you'd have a problem even if your state allowed concealed carry. Drawing a gun takes more time than squeezing a trigger.

Hawkfeathers
11 Apr 2015, 04:23
^^^ How long do you think it'll be before there's an assault case involving one of those selfie stick thingies? (I didn't know those existed until the other day. I was reading the list of banned items for the Kentucky Derby, and was like, WTF is that? LOL)

If I tried to leave the house without my glasses I wouldn't get far. In fact I'd probably not even get out of the house.

MaskedOne
11 Apr 2015, 04:43
^^^ How long do you think it'll be before there's an assault case involving one of those selfie stick thingies?

Never held one so I couldn't say but given just how strange human beings can be about weapon selection, I won't bet against it happening at some point.

anunitu
11 Apr 2015, 04:59
I have seen those "short sticks" used in Hong Kong during a crowd problem. It was a Hong Kong Cop that wadded through the crowd,and people were collapsing left and right as he proceeded. just a little bigger than the span of your palm(The secret is where you hit,mainly nerves)

MaskedOne
11 Apr 2015, 05:18
I have seen those "short sticks" used in Hong Kong during a crowd problem. It was a Hong Kong Cop that wadded through the crowd,and people were collapsing left and right as he proceeded. just a little bigger than the span of your palm(The secret is where you hit,mainly nerves)

Different short stick, I'm thinking a cane length item (so it's only short by comparison to a quarterstaff) because it hides in plain sight and provides a 2-3 ft reach advantage over most popular melee weapons.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskrima

Has short sticks taken a bit more literally along with actual knife techniques but Eskrima sticks might be recognizable enough to be banned in certain jurisdictions and knives carry length restrictions. I haven't come across an actual stick weapon smaller than an Eskrima stick but there are some pretty small melee tools out so it doesn't surprise me.

Norse_Angel
11 Apr 2015, 09:25
As a gun owner from IL, I actually prefer their laws to the open carry/licensed concealed carry of VA. I know very few people that do either that I think have the skill or training to be useful in an actual situation requiring a gun (for one of those "bad guys with a gun")...more likely they'd get their gun taken from them and used on them or they'd hit a bystander.

Oh yes I agree with this 100%. I go to the range every weekend, and being as young as I am, my aim is 5x better than most who walk into the doors. For example, two weeks ago, there was this women who asked me if he gun was loaded, and if not, how to properly load. She ended up pointing it at me while giving it to me. Could have lost a leg. Supreme stupidity. Another case was where This dude accidentally shot the glass window on the side of the range. It was bullet proof glass of course, but still has a bad shattered weakened part now. A lot of people should not have anything to do with guns. I think that if you want to own a fire arm, you should be mandated to take several training courses on how to actually use them properly before you can even purchase one from a store. I'd say the gun stores could even offer the courses. But that's just me. My aim is quite nasty when I want it to be. I'm deadly at 30-40 feet. But that because I've been around guns since I was little.

On the topic of canes, as said above, being as young as I am, I'd feel a cane would draw a lot of attention. I used to own a sword cane, and was stopped on the street twice for carrying it. Only one cop realized what it was, but let me off with a warning, saying never to carry it outside again. (The blade itself is an illegal length.)
Ill stick to my guns, still battling the long process of getting a CAC permit.

anunitu
11 Apr 2015, 11:03
One I saw used was a bit like this,though made of hardwood.

http://www.ioffer.com/img3/item/566/600/142/self-defense-kubotan-kubaton-keychain-martial-art-stick-f9e5.jpg

ThorsSon
11 Apr 2015, 11:26
I think that if you want to own a fire arm, you should be mandated to take several training courses on how to actually use them properly before you can even purchase one from a store. I'd say the gun stores could even offer the courses. But that's just me. My aim is quite nasty when I want it to be.

The 2nd Amendment states that the right to bear arms will not be impinged... that sounds a little like impingement..


I'm deadly at 30-40 feet. But that because I've been around guns since I was little.

I think you left off a zero and got your unit of measurement wrong.
surely, you meant 300-400 yards... right?
But then, I've actually owned guns since I was little.

Norse_Angel
11 Apr 2015, 12:27
The 2nd Amendment states that the right to bear arms will not be impinged... that sounds a little like impingement..



I think you left off a zero and got your unit of measurement wrong.
surely, you meant 300-400 yards... right?
But then, I've actually owned guns since I was little.

Ahahaha good catch. Yeah I wrote this when I just woke up. With a rifle, I am deadly up to 200 yards, which in my book, for I do not shoot with rifles often, is quite good. I am deadly with a handgun at around 50-75 yards. Maybe a bit closer to 100 on a good day. I find its all about breathing. I'm not quite sure what my dead Brain was thinking with 30-40. Possibly the range I go to. It's at about 30-40 yards, but I've gone shooting in fields with friends, where we were hitting targets at least twice that distance.

Medusa
11 Apr 2015, 17:25
Do you two want to pull your dicks out for measure? If not please stop the machoness. It's ruining my right to be a girly girl and snicker at you two.

ThorsSon
11 Apr 2015, 17:38
Do you two want to pull your dicks out for measure? If not please stop the machoness. It's ruining my right to be a girly girl and snicker at you two.

Let's measure!

:-p

thalassa
11 Apr 2015, 17:52
Well...I never leave my house without my clothing on. Mostly, I never leave my house without shoes or my kids...though upon occasion, that may be negotiable.

Everything else it depends on why I'm leaving the house.

Medusa
11 Apr 2015, 18:12
Oh shoes. I don't walk around barefoot. Haven't even as a kid because I stepped on a bee once. Now it's because of the Diabetus.

kalynraye
11 Apr 2015, 18:17
Shoes are definitely an option for me. I like being barefoot, but they wont let me into work without shoes on.

Norse_Angel
11 Apr 2015, 22:11
Shoes were an option.. But the place we moved into is quite... er... Well, let's just say the previous owners had a tendency to throw their beer bottles out windows. I cleaned up a lot of glass when we first moved in, and there is still probably a lot more out there. Other than that, in forests, I'll usually go bare foot most of the time, as well with just walking around town

habbalah
21 Apr 2015, 19:34
Besides clothes: phone, wallet, and some sort of notebook and pen.

volcaniclastic
22 Apr 2015, 05:41
Life's a gamble. I usually have some form of clothing on (underthings negotiable - I like to go commando on dates sometimes for the shock factor). I usually have my keys, but not always. I usually have a wallet, but not always. I would say I've got the dog about half the time, shoes maybe 3/4 of the time, and almost always sunglasses, cuz these purdy eyes are sensitive to light.

Maria de Luna
22 Apr 2015, 08:34
Unless I'm wearing a bathing suit, I am going out with a bra on. I cannot manage without one, seriously, is not possible.
beyond that it depends on how lazy im feeling.