How To Open A Can With No Tools (Without wasting any food)

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Open a can without a can opener

How frustrating would it be to have a can of food, but no can-opener to open it? Well it wouldn’t be a problem at all if the can was one of the newer ring-pull type of cans. At the time of writing though, much of our food is still in the traditional cans that require a can-opener to open them. I am sure over time, more and more food will come in the ring pull cans, but for the time being this technique is well worth knowing.

So back to the question above – how frustrating would it be to have a can of food, but no can-opener to open it? Sure, you can hack your way in with a large knife or other sharp tool, but what can you do if you don’t have any tools with you? I guess if you bash it with a rock enough you’ll get into the can, but you will have likely wasted or spoilt a lot of the food within. There is a much better way…

If you are in a survival situation and you have, or you find some canned food, this video below shows you a great technique for opening a can, with no tools whatsoever, without wasting any of the food.

How to open a can without a can opener
This is a pretty cool technique that is easy to commit to memory.  I don’t think I would have thought of getting into a can this way…

Oh yeah…. Before people complain that I said ‘no tools’ but he uses a knife – he could have opened the can without the knife if he had gone a little longer. The knife was used for ease, to speed things up for the video. I think anyone can see that you can open a can in this manner, without the knife.

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