#1288 – Can

The last time I went camping I made sure all my food was in packaging that could be opened by hand. It’s kind of a bummer when you can’t open that package of food without wasting half of it. A can of chili really splatters after that third hit from the cinder block.

Today’s Maximumble is deep.

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10 thoughts on “#1288 – Can”

  1. Maskman says:

    P-38 can opener. They’re cheap – and easily lost.
    Buy many.

  2. Eric says:

    You should always have a swiss army knife on you when you go camping.

  3. Baughbe says:

    Pick-up trucks. They open more than beers.

  4. CFsoftie says:

    1: Lie the cinder block flat.
    2: Place can end-down on the cinder block.
    3: Using firm pressure, grind can across face of cinder block.
    4: Continue until rough surface of cinder block has ground the end seal off can.
    5: Tip up cinder block and can (to prevent contents dropping out of can) and turn can upright.
    6: Wipe metal shavings off end of can.
    7: Empty can into pan. Cook. Eat.
    8: Discover you forgot to pack pan…

    It works. I saw it on TV and I have used this as a party trick. It needs a bit of strength and doesn’t work well for soup (too much leaks out on to the grinding surface), and a cinder block is probably a bit too small to make it easy – a large, flat-faced boulder is better. (I used a flat granite slab the party hosts use as a coffee table.)

  5. chris says:

    Bah weho needs can openers when im out camping wiv my 4×4 club i just use a hacksaw blade 😀

  6. kingklash says:

    I keep one on my keyring at all times. Along with a churchkey opener (actually half of a folding churchkey/bottle opener) and a old promotional Nokia bottle opener. The P-38 is a genuine little miracle and has come in handy on many an occasion. Had this one for years.

  7. LynneSkysong says:

    One swiss army knife to rule them all! Or you could do what he did… http://www.shitmypetsruined.com/2011/04/27/jaws-of-steel/

  8. Maskman says:

    I have so many that any time one gets lost, two more pop up – I can hardly open a drawer in the house, that I don’t find at least one. Ditto churchkeys and bottle openers. Cans and bottles get *opened* when I’m around… (it’s like a superpower, or something)

  9. jmkool says:

    I always have a knife in my pocket.


  10. NeroRose says:

    Bottle opener ring ftw. Hurts your knuckles something fierce, but worth it to always have a bottle opener on hand

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