It might not seem like much– in fact, it probably just seems like a piece of trash. But there are several surprising survival hacks that can turn a common soda can into a useful tool.
How to Turn a Soda Can into a Survival Tool
I’ve said it before, but I really can’t emphasize this enough: there’s no survival skill more important than improvisation. Survival hacks are a great way to put your skills to the test and see how many uses you can come up with for a common object.
Take a soda can, for example. You can get a ton of uses out of an empty soda can, so don’t throw it away just yet! It just goes to show that you can do anything with a little creativity and skill. Check out these great soda can survival hacks, and see if you can come up with any survival hacks of your own.
Draw a big “I” on the side of the can. Cut the lines with a razor. Open it up and put a tea candle inside. Use the tab for a hanger.
Dip a rolled paper towel into olive oil. Put some oil into the can. Light the paper towel/fuse.
3. Penny Can Stove
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4. Survival Whistle
Cut, fold, roll and you have a whistle.
5. Hanger or Hook
Paracord + pull tab = strong hanger
6. Fishing Hook
This is a tricky task but practice will make perfect. Use gloves.
7. Reflector or Signaling Mirror
Buff the bottom with a cloth and aluminum polish.
With a charcloth, bright sun and patience, you can light a fire with this.
You might think things like empty soda cans and other discarded items are useless, but think again. Survival hacks like the ones listed above can turn your trash into survival treasure.
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