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    Default How to open a can with a spoon!

    It is weird that this guy can open a can with a spoon, but he doesn't know the difference between pears and peaches At the end he says. voila peaches!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lCQDUDRxJQ


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    Very cool.......thanks for posting.....another tool in the box.
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    Yeah, gotta go with cool. Always something to learn around this place.

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    I just opened a can of corn with a spoon. I was surprised at how quickly the spoon went through the lid. But, I lack the technique for getting the spoon to cut nice all the way around the lid. I'll have to try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildthang View Post
    It is weird that this guy can open a can with a spoon, but he doesn't know the difference between pears and peaches At the end he says. voila peaches!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lCQDUDRxJQ
    That really did crack me up. He was so proud...
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    I had to try it! Works well
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    I tried it as well, but the pull tab got in the way......LOL.

    I do have to ask though, who would go out, with a can of food,..... no opener, no knife.....but carry a big spoon?
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    Why do you ask questions like that? Just to make me feel bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    I tried it as well, but the pull tab got in the way......LOL.

    I do have to ask though, who would go out, with a can of food,..... no opener, no knife.....but carry a big spoon?

    You would be surprised at the number of times I am asked in camp if I brought a can opener. I usually use the one on my leatherman and before that I carried a P-38 in my wallet.

    You would be surprised how many times I used that P-38 to open a can on the job site when there was nothing close to get a meal from. Just set the can on the metal bed of the crane truck and let her heat up while you worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batch View Post
    You would be surprised at the number of times I am asked in camp if I brought a can opener. I usually use the one on my leatherman and before that I carried a P-38 in my wallet.

    You would be surprised how many times I used that P-38 to open a can on the job site when there was nothing close to get a meal from. Just set the can on the metal bed of the crane truck and let her heat up while you worked.
    I hear ya....you would be surprised how many times I used a SAK, as well as the P38 on key ring to open cans as well............
    But.........I don't normally carry spoons...sproks maybe, but spoons, ????

    So lets review, "The three things I gonna carry are: can of beans, spoon, and 500 ft of paracord"...........Right?....LOL
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    I was thru hiking the Appalachian Trail. Stopped for the night at a shelter. Bunch of guys overnighting there, just base camping with nothing but cans of food....and No Opener.

    I offered my GI opener, and they happily accepted. It was nice, as an ultralighter, to be able to lend assistance!



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    Note to self...starting carrying can opener and leave spoon at home.

    Actually, a military spoon is sort of staple with me. I can eat just about anything with it. It cuts decently, as well as a military butter knife, and if you only carry one of the three I always opt for the spoon.

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    Yeah, when I think about it we usually have plastic spoons. But, this technique would work with a metal spatula as well. More one of the tricks then anything else.

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    Gibbs rule number 9, "Never go anywhere with out a knife"....just sayin'.
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    I always have a couple of different knives on me but when I'm chowing down I usually don't bother pulling one out. The food I prepare in the field rarely needs more than chopped up a bit to make it bite sized and the metal spoon works fine for that.

    Besides after surviving in the wild with only a knife (and spoon) you never know what might be on that knife.

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    And with 2 spoons and 1 harmonica you can make hillbilly music

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    That is darn cool! Going to have to try this.
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    You can open a can on the pavement.

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    yep i agree...very cool info

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    Cool Yuppie Urban Survival Knife

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Gibbs rule number 9, "Never go anywhere with out a knife"....just sayin'.
    Nifty neat and neat and cool. Now some company will market a steel teaspoon as The Ultimate Yuppie Urban Survival Knife. Right On.

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