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Unlock New Doors with the ITS Lock Picking Starter Pack!

Are you getting more than 14¢ of value per day from ITS?Thanks to the generosity of our supporting members, we’ve eliminated annoying ads and obtrusive content. We want your experience here at ITS to be beneficial and enjoyable.At ITS, our goal is to provide different methods, ideas and knowled...

30 Second DIY Paperclip Lock Picks

[embedded content] Using nothing more than two paperclips and a multi-tool, you can have a functioning set of lock picks in 30 seconds. To begin, unfold your first paperclip and leave the natural U-shape at the top. Carefully use pliers to compress this shape so it’s thin, but still paral...

Dump Wood – Ridiculous Dialogue Episode 138

After a busy holiday season, we’re back with Ridiculous Dialogue! This week we debate road tripping vs. flying and why sometimes it’s important to apologize to your dog. We also learn about the different types of sweaters and why Truck Month leads to some raunchiness. Episode 138 – Dump Wood Ri...

Get Your Training on Track with a Free ITS Modular Practice Lock!

Contrary to popular belief, lock picking doesn’t have to be some nefarious activity reserved for the action hero in a movie. We advocate learning to pick a lock to understand how vulnerable some of your real locks are and to save a few bucks the next time you need a locksmith. Honing your picking...

Backup Gear: Shooting Range Essentials

[embedded content] Don’t cut your range trip short! Consider adding these items to your loadout so you can repair, maintain and replace on the fly. Tools are an important part of a range kit and two critical items for us are Otis Ripcords and Slip2000 lubricant. Both of these items have a s...

Introducing the ITS Mass Casualty Kit

The new ITS Mass Casualty Kit offers a bleeding control solution for large-scale traumatic events. The number one cause of preventable death is extremity hemorrhage, also known as traumatic bleeding. This kit contains supplies to treat at least five individuals and help stop the bleed. Each kit ...

A Sailor’s EDC: Comparing the Victorinox Skipper and Skipper Pro

Sailing season is over, so I’ve been decompressing and evaluating some of the gear I used this past year. When you think of sailing knives Victorinox may not be the company that springs to mind, but they have some solid dedicated sailing models in their Skipper lineup. I’ve been using their orig...

The Top 10 Knots You Need to Know: Taut-Line Hitch

[embedded content] The Taut-Line Hitch creates an adjustable line that won’t slip under load. It’s perfect for securing cargo or making adjustable lines for your tent stakes. To tie the Taut-Line Hitch, pass the working end of your line around an object and bring it over the standing part of...

Learn These Skills So You Can Skip the Bills

Here at ITS, we’ve always made it our mission to help people learn skills to better themselves. Whether it’s learning to pick a lock, navigate through the wilderness or even potentially save a life, learning a new skill empowers you to be ready to tackle any situation you might face. In some c...

Backup Gear: Electronic Essentials in the Field

[embedded content] Electronic gear in the field saves time and makes your life easier, but it’s important to keep good backups on hand. For powered devices, this not only means keeping additional power sources on hand, but actual backup pieces of gear. Batteries are the easiest way to car...

Becoming Self-Aware: Who Are You Competing With?

Without thinking too hard, make a list three people you aspire to be more like in life. While we can’t see your list, we’ll assume that you didn’t put your own name down. This was a bit of a trick setup, but it opens up the subject for this piece. What would happen if you stopped trying to mol...
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