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bvail
12-28-2013, 05:27 PM
How to open a can with no tools:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_720484&feature=iv&src_vid=oH2NahLjx-Y&v=F5I6-OlfhAU

Crazy Russians!

BeemMeUp
12-29-2013, 12:59 PM
now that was an interesting tidbit of information

bvail
12-30-2013, 10:58 AM
Interesting, but pretty much useless IMHO. My advice: Leatherman, never leave home w/o it...:D

G wizz
12-30-2013, 11:12 AM
Interesting, but pretty much useless IMHO. My advice: Leatherman, never leave home w/o it...

I agree ... P^ ... How often do you need to feed a cat while camping? ... :confused:

Also agree about carrying a Leatherman ... I carry a Wingman ... ;)

kaitiff
12-31-2013, 08:24 AM
Grab a P38 military surplus. You'd be hard pressed to find a more compact and efficient can opener. :) Always had one on my key ring when I had a key ring.

bodasefus
12-31-2013, 10:24 AM
I always carry a P38 on my key ring... get one at any surplus store... they work great...

gmaST1100
01-02-2014, 07:49 AM
Being retired Air Force, even us guys have P38's. Have a couple of 'em and they work great.

trikerdan
03-22-2016, 11:26 PM
Uh.......(Geez I'm embarrassed) I use a can-opener..

BigBob
03-22-2016, 11:43 PM
Another x army vote for a P38

bvail
03-23-2016, 10:18 AM
Another x army vote for a P38

Didn't give us swabbies can openers. They cooked my meals and I had a nice clean bunk for 10 years :) When I go camping, this comes in handy (or Leatherman for that matter) https://img1.etsystatic.com/059/0/6696861/il_570xN.688180957_oj1b.jpg This one looks like surgical instrument I would maybe hurt myself: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Vd0ytXsKL._SX425_.jpg

Teufelsche
03-23-2016, 11:54 AM
Ditto on the P38 and xArmy!

wingpilot08
03-23-2016, 12:30 PM
Being on a Amphib ship while in the Navy (USS Iwo Jima LPH-2) We carted around a whole squadron of Marines (Airwing and groundpounders)..So we got to trade for C-RATS which included P-38's (John Wayne). Nothing like eating canned food from WWII in the 70's.....stay away from the eggs and ham....beef stew was good! Still have my P-38 on a key ring.

BigBob
03-23-2016, 01:00 PM
Didn't give us swabbies can openers. They cooked my meals and I had a nice clean bunk for 10 years :) When I go camping, this comes in handy (or Leatherman for that matter) https://img1.etsystatic.com/059/0/6696861/il_570xN.688180957_oj1b.jpg This one looks like surgical instrument I would maybe hurt myself: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Vd0ytXsKL._SX425_.jpg



I guess that was why you were in the navy..... could not figure out a can opener......:D

Just kidding, have a great day!

BeemMeUp
03-23-2016, 06:27 PM
The P-51 can openers are a bit larger and easier to use. I'm going to have to order either a P-51 or a P-38 to carry with me. My P-38 finally opened one to many cans a couple years ago and gave up the ghost. That one had been "married" to me since about 1970. It had seen several different continents during it's lifetime and opened many a C-Ration can among other cans. I gave it a proper burial somewhere in Kentucky if I recall correctly. I wish it could have had an Honor Guard to play taps and do a 21 gun salute.

mosoerd
03-24-2016, 08:50 AM
Ditto on the P38 and xArmy!

bvail
03-24-2016, 10:25 AM
I guess that was why you were in the navy..... could not figure out a can opener......:D

Just kidding, have a great day!

My old man clued me in on sleeping in foxholes and eating in the 'soupline' outdoors. Told me I should join the Navy. Glad I took his advice. Girl in every port. Lots of partying and poontang :cool:

Besides, I liked the uniform, especially Hong Kong custom tailored gaberdines with the dragons sewed inside the cuffs on the jumper.

As far as handling a can opener, don't have to worry about that these days with the freeze dried food and pop top cans of Dinty Moore stew. I never struggled with openers, but I had a mother in law who had a hard time with the electric ones.

When I was a little guy, probably second grade, I played with this kid, Henry Keys while visiting my Aunt. His father invented K rations circa 1941... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-ration

menhir
03-24-2016, 12:29 PM
I have two P38's in my camping gear.
They're so small I'm sure I'll loose one eventually, so I have a backup.
(I can't claim any serious forethought on my part, though. Mine came in a pack of two. :p )

Yeah, I carry a Leatherman, too. :)

lytle1gw
03-24-2016, 02:29 PM
I've still have mine from the sixties.