The Safest Way to Open a Can Without a Can Opener – The way I see things …

Comment by tonytran2015: It is very easy to use one hand to hold the can and the other to safely hold the sharp, strong tip of a HEAVY blade firmly against the puncture point on the top lid of the can. The sharp edge of the blade is kept safely away from both hands. Raise the whole configuration of can and blade upwards by one foot (30 cm), then lower it to the original position with some speed. The can will be stopped suddenly by the table top while the inertia of the blade will cause it to puncture the can.


H/T Mental Floss.

This is a useful hack to know if you do not have and need a can opener.

I was given a P-38 can opener fifty years ago that I still carry.

… you might find yourself eager to tuck into a can of baked beans, only to find that you have no way of actually breaching its thin metal lid.

But, as Country Living explains, the lid is much flimsier than most of the other metal utensils in your kitchen. And while you may be inclined to reach for the biggest, sharpest one—say, a butcher’s knife— to open the can, you can actually get the job done without stabbing it like a murderer in a hokey horror film

Your best bet is a spoon...

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Member for Gympie Tony Perrett finds missing man Robert Weber on his property by the side of a dam – ABC News

Mr Weber told his rescuers he had been eating wild mushrooms and drinking water from a nearby dam.

“There were mushrooms in the water courses, the creeks, and he was able to be able to pick them and eat them,” Mr Perrett said…

Parts and Ammo, by Eric Peters | STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Comment by tonytran2015: We should learn from the Cuban experience.

It’s a good idea to stock up on parts for your cars and any other machinery and appliances you might have and ammo, too. From Eric Peters at;

Some people are stocking up on ammunition, which is never a bad idea as ammo retains its value better than gold or silver and – unlike gold and silver- is actually useful in and of itself.

Another item of similar usefulness to consider stocking up on is service/replacement parts for your car, which may become hard-to-get in the weeks and months and (god help us) years ahead as well as more expensive to get.

And not just in terms of money.

Things like engine oil and filters, tune-up parts (e.g., spark plugs, spare spark plug wires, coils, distributor caps, brake pads) and the other items that need to be periodically replaced to keep the wheels turning. You may want to have them stocked up before they are no longer stocked…


Posted by Patriotman | Jul 30, 2020 | Patriotman, Preparedness & Homesteading, Product Review | 2 |

… I think everyone reading this article agrees that food storage is absolutely critical in any preparedness plan – particularly with both the WUFlu crisis and low level Leftist insurgency that we see going on right now. Everyone’s pantry should have a healthy mix of long term staples (rice, beans, etc), canned goods, and long term freeze-dried goods. Two of the first purchases I made when I moved into my own place was a chest freezer and a vacuum sealer. I chose the Foodsaver V4400 when I made my purchase, and I could not be happier.

REBEL YELL: ‘Day’s of Revolt’, Colonized by Corporations – By Chris Hedges (Flashback) | RIELPOLITIK

Comment by tonytran2015: Corporations have too much priviledge posted on 2020 July 22.

Gamer and many others who study the nature of colonial rule offer the best insights into the functioning of our corporate state. We have been, like nations on the periphery of empire, colonized. We are controlled by tiny corporate entities that have no loyalty to the nation and indeed in the language of traditional patriotism are traitors. They strip us of our resources, keep us politically passive and enrich themselves at our expense. The mechanisms of control are familiar to those whom the Martinique-born French psychiatrist and writer Frantz Fanon called “the wretched of the earth,” including African-Americans. The colonized are denied job security. Incomes are reduced to subsistence level. The poor are plunged into desperation. Mass movements, such as labor unions, are dismantled. The school system is degraded so only the elites have access to a superior education. Laws are written to legalize corporate plunder and abuse, as well as criminalize dissent. And the ensuing fear and instability — keenly felt this past weekend by the more than 200,000 Americans who lost their unemployment benefits — ensure political passivity by diverting all personal energy toward survival. It is an old, old game.