You might even need to pick the lock of a door behind which someone is incapacitated and in need of emergency help.
But, what do you do if you find yourself needing to pick a lock, but you don't have your lock picks on you?
You use the manly art of improvisation and MacGyver yourself out of this tough spot with nothing but paper clips and pliers, of course.
Picking a lock with paper clips works pretty much the same way as picking a lock with a traditional tension wrench and rake. You just need to turn two paper clips into those two very same tools, and then pick the lock with them like you'd normally do.