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Open A Can With No Tools (Kind Of)

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posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 08:32 PM
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I think this guy is hysterical. I can't remember if he's doing a bit, but if so he does it well.



Be careful, cans get sharp.

So for people who can't watch the video you find concrete laying around, take the can and put it upside down on the concrete, flat Then put pressure on the bottom of the can and start rubbing until you essentially file down the lip of the can. Then squeeze and noms.




posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 08:54 PM
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I saw this recently and i still cant believe how simple it is. Definitely something to bust out on the next camping trip. Ill probably end up getting canned goods all over my hands, but it will be worth it.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 08:57 PM
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This is brilliant and hilarious. But won't you get tiny bits of metal in your tuna? I really wouldn't like that.

At least the cat will survive.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 09:02 PM
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Oh darn!

Isnt there a way of opening other than SANDING DOWN the metal?!?

Flagged for real answer =D



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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LOL , I got a better Idea . Put the Can in Any kind of Bag or item of clothing , then start banging the Hell out of it with a Rock . Splattered yes , but still ediable ......



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 09:06 PM
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Great idea Domo!

I will have to try this.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 09:16 PM
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WOW. [duh] Its so easy you could teach your Dog how to do it!

Seriously awesome trick that will no doubt save lives, or at the least reaffirm your significant other of 'why' they are still with you...



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 09:18 PM
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I don't think you would get any shavings or metal material, possibly though. Good point. Then again if you have to open a can like this you probably don't care.



At least the cat will survive.


That part got me, especially with my avatar cat.
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posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 09:18 PM
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I gotta try that. I have cans and concrete. I just ate so I am not going to do it till tomorrow. I have to remember not to try it with a can of coke.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 09:19 PM
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Subnatural
This is brilliant and hilarious. But won't you get tiny bits of metal in your tuna? I really wouldn't like that.

At least the cat will survive.

I don't think it is sanding down the metal enough that it is at that point where filings would be everywhere. If you were worried about that, you could wipe the can off before turning it upright and trying to open it.

What really appears to be happening is that the concrete is deforming the rolled seam of the can (that is why he specifies not to scrape the bottom of the can) the can is filled at the cannery and then the lids are put on and the side seam is rolled by a rim-roller and mandrel to close the can. In the case of tuna the cans are then basically put into an auto clave or some sort of large steam pressure cooker that cooks the contents of the can so that it is safe for consumption when we open it.

The man in the video used the concrete to weaken the metal roll and some friction to soften the tin to the point that pressure applied to the sides would force the lid out of the rolled metal bead or rim. If you look at the can lid when it is popped out, you can see that the lid sides are still upturned, not filed down and there was not ring of metal popped free from the inside of the can lid which would have been the rolled over portion.

I would totally give this a try and not really worry about the shavings so much. Maybe just be aware of the possibility.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 09:21 PM
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I saw a guy open a can like this with a spoon.
Soo,
what happens when your outta cans?
hmmm die? or ...hunt



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 09:23 PM
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Domo1
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At least the cat will survive.


That part got me, especially with my avatar cat.

I just showed this to my wife who loves cats but hates those pull-tab cans. She is afraid she will lose a finger battling them one day.
She said she just might give this a try sometime because knowing the cats will survive is her priority. I think it is good to feed the cats before they come a-gnawing myself.



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 09:59 PM
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I think it is good to feed the cats before they come a-gnawing myself.


Seems like sound advice



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 10:34 PM
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Ha, ha! That's just too cool!
Probably the most useful survival tip ever!!!
Somebody with arthritis could even do this!

Hand held can openers break all the time.
Especially the ones with the stupid plastic parts!!!
The old time pointy, sawing ones, leave a sharp lid,
& are dangerous to shove in your pocket!

Even a good thing to know after a disaster,
when people are scavenging for things they can use.
Before the guvment sends aid! Lol!

You might be able to find some canned goods,
but what are the odds of finding a can opener!
You have an instant meal while someone else
is trying to smash their can open & losing half the contents!

The only down side might be contamination with raw sewage or something.
You'd have to boil some water over a fire to sterilize the can & concrete surface.
It wouldn't even have to be water that was good enough to drink.
You're only going to use it to sterilize with.
And at least you would have some food!
Awesome!!! Wish I could give more than one star!!!
WOQ



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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www.h2ofilters.com... Invest in a U.S Army p38 individual can opener...1$. I've had mine for 25yrs and it self sharpens as you use it. I do like their idea.
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posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 11:11 PM
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Invest in a U.S Army p38 individual can opener...1$. I've had mine for 25yrs and it self sharpens as you use it.


Smart idea until Obama outlaws can openers. What about those can opener stealing aliens? What about people like me that were dropped (intentionally) as children too many times on their noggins and can't figure out how to use can openers? What then smarty pants?

Good call though, I should order some of them thingies you mentioned. I also have a confession. I have never understood how to open a can with the Swiss Army Knife can opener. I usually just get stabby. A Googling I go.

So I went a Googling. I'm taking the awkward bullet for the rest of you. It's OK, I didn't know how either, but here is a video.




posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 11:16 PM
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there should not be any concrete on a camping trip



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 11:31 PM
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Yeah, I gave double packs of something like the P-38
to everybody in their Christmas present a few years ago!
Dunham's had them in the camping section. Probably knockoffs though!
My brother keeps one in his wallet & one in his basement bunker.

I have a hard time using it though, I have fumble fingers!!
Pretty small too, I'd probably lose it pretty quickly!

Easy to carry though!
WOQ



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 11:37 PM
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Thanks!
I've had my Swiss Army knife for years
& haven't tried half the stuff on it!

I figure it will give me something to do after TSHTF,
while I'm sitting by the fire bored!
And wondering why I didn't learn to use a compound bow like our daughter did!

WOQ



posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 11:39 PM
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scubagravy
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there should not be any concrete on a camping trip


No, but you can always find some kind of flat rock if you look!
WOQ



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