Did You Know ~ How to Open a Can withOUT a Can Opener

Lately I have been searching online for Camping, Survival and Emergency Preparedness ideas.  Well one day a few months ago, I happened upon a neat little trick that I HAD to try out.  Did you know that in case of an emergency you can open a can without a can opener?  I am serious, a canned food item is completely capable of being opened without using a can opener.

How to open a can without a Can Opener ~ #EmergencyPreparedness #Survival #Camping

What you need to know and have in order to open a can without an opener:

Which is the top of the Can

Look for edge that has a folded over lip.  This is the top of the can.

How to open a can without a Can Opener ~ #EmergencyPreparedness #Survival #Camping

What you need:

A rough surface (concrete sidewalk works great) and a thin sturdy “thing” – a knife or MacGyver tool to peel the top off.

How to remove the top off a can without a can opener:

Step One:  Turn can upside down, and rub it hard on a rough surface

How to open a can without a Can Opener ~ #EmergencyPreparedness #Survival #Camping

Step Two:  Using your tool poke into the crevice and peel top off

Confused? Watch the video below to see how to do it.  (I have no make up on, and it isn’t the best quality, but you will see how to do this)

About Aunesty Janssen

I am Aunesty Janssen, a mom who is a huge Disney Addict. I have 6 amazing kids, 21 down to 2. With my oldest daughter in CO working for Wells Fargo, my eldest son in the Army, my middle daughter attending college {& a WDW CM}, my middle son a Junior in high school and my two toddlers, the three year old boy, Carson, who is on the Autism Spectrum and Courtney, my large personality two year old.

I love crafts, blogging, baking and spending time with my family.

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  1. Cool tip but would have loved to see the look on the neighbours faces heehee.

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