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    Default Recommendations: a can opener that works longer than an afternoon

    I have purchased 3 different can openers in the last few months, none of them can open a can, at all. I’d have better luck just stabbing at the can. There just isn’t enough grip/depth to the cut, and I end up making a jagged mess. Figured you all may have a go-to that really lasts.


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    It wouldn't do any good. All of India is on lockdown so you wouldn't be able to purchase one. Just use a sharp knife. If you don't have a sharp knife then use a dull knife and a hammer. If you don't have that then stick in in the microwave and hold a metal trash can lid in front of you while standing in the farthest room of your house behind a solid door. I guarantee that can will open with a bang.

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    Reminds me of this old WB cartoon. If all you got is canned food, the one with the can opener wins.
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    at walmart in the survival preparedness section, there is a 50c to a dollar mini pocket multitool with a can opener on it.

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    IF there is a walmart available and you can go out

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    You really don't read anything other than the OP do you?
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    what is that?
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    A P51 might work. It's old school, but they're small and easy to carry.

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    It was a 747 I think....


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    Whooosh. Right overhead.
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    One of the popular prepper beliefs is that the pop top cans dont last as long on the shelf. I dont know if it's true but I do know I have dozens of those cheap little aluminum things.

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    In his benefit, it was pretty fast. He's a piper guy.

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    Chinamart did sell them for $10 they are good made in the USA just like the ones from 30 years ago these aren't the china copy's.

    AND NOW YOU SELL THEM ON AMAZON. NICE TRY. I JUST CLOSED YOUR CAN OF SPAM.
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    P38. Military issue. Always works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodm1 View Post
    Chinamart did sell them for $10 they are good made in the USA just like the ones from 30 years ago these aren't the china copy's.

    AND NOW YOU SELL THEM ON AMAZON. NICE TRY. I JUST CLOSED YOU CAN OF SPAM.
    Hey, Rick. Stop banning Spammers. If it weren't for them, and the virus, there wouldn't be any activity on the forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old GI View Post
    P38. Military issue. Always works.
    I've still got mine from basic training in 77.
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    I'm a bit surprised anything has held up that long. My socks haven't. My underwear hasn't. I'm gonna have spring for new ones one of these days.

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    I use the one my dad gave me, it is some kind of a military issue opener. Never lets me down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old GI View Post
    P38. Military issue. Always works.
    Yep and the last. I've still got the one I got in army basic training back in 77/78.
    If by what I have learned over the years, allow me to help one person to start to prepare. If all the mistakes I have made, let me give one person the wisdom that allows them to save their life or the life of a loved one in an emergency. Then I will truly know that all the work I have done will have been worth every minute.

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    1777. Revolutionary War.

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