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SURVIVAL SKILLS: Open A Can With Your Bare Hands



Feature | Various canned vegetables, meat, fish and fruits in tin cans | SURVIVAL SKILLS: Open a Can with Your Bare Hands

Care for another great addition to your survival skills? Learn how to open a can without using any kind of tool!

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Survival Skills: Opening a Can Without an Opener

Open a Can with Your Bare Hands

We do our best to be prepared. We keep tools on hand and often have multiples of each.

But no matter how prepared we are, it’s still possible to end up without the tool we need.

We always want to be aware of the best survival skills to learn. This is why it’s important to learn to work without tools or to make them yourself.

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Check out this video on how to open a can when all you have is your bare hands.

There is no denying the fact that we simply cannot survive without food. Even when most people would say that you can last three weeks without it.

It may be true if you do not go out there to build a shelter or go on your way to your bug out location. In any survival situation, you need to move about to make it out alive.

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Survival tips and tricks would play a vital role in helping you get through a hard time. If you have some food in your bug out bag, you may have sustenance for around three days.

And then you find out that there is no can opener in your BOB. For sure it would be frustrating, after all that preparation.

It may have been misplaced or you just plain forgot, but whatever the reason there is no point in punishing yourself.

You have to be creative and improvise to be able to eat what food you have in a can. As the video shows, there is a solution to this.

All you need is a rock or any hard surface that is considerably rough. Just follow the demonstration and soon you’ll have a full stomach and a body full of energy.

Whether you’re facing a survival skills test, survival scenario, or the aftermath of SHTF, you need to be smart enough not to panic and focus on the goal of coming out of it alive.


Check out more ways to open a can in this video by Mission Survivor:

This method of opening a canned good is downright remarkable. A lot of people who have a good set of survival skills might still rely on a certain tool to open a can.

For those who are lucky enough to have read this article, this is definitely a useful addition for your ability to survive in the wild. No can opener, no problem!

Got more awesome survival skills of your own? Tell us about them in the comments section below!



Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 20, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  3. Doc Ross

    May 22, 2019 at 8:07 AM

    Great tip!! Very entertaining too! But I’m going to teach my cat to do all the work……

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