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List of P-38 Uses By Steve Wilson, MSG Proponent NCO, Dept of the Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains, The Pentagon 
Cut Fishing Line
Open Paint Cans
Scrape Around Floor Corners
Clean Out Groove on Tupperware lids
Reach in and Clean Out Small Cracks
Scrape Around Edge of Boots
Gut Fish (in the field)
Scale Fish (in the field)
Test for 'Doneness' When Baking on a Camp Fire
Scrape Pans in the Field
Lift Key on Flip Top Cans
Clean Sole of Boot/Shoe
Puncturing Plastic Coating
Knocking on Doors
Write Emergency Messages
Scratch an Itch
Save as a Souvenir
Rip Off Rank for On-the-Spot Promotions
Originally posted by groingrinder
Since GI's switched to MRES, why do they need p-38's?