Jump to content

redambrosia

Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

Recommended Posts

4 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Speaking of soup... 

 

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

 

Boo, Xiwo Xerase beat me to the playful comment about pull tabs being on most ready to serve/eat soups nowadays. 

 

I'm pretty much the same way as them, in that I usually don't have a can opener on hand.  I've thought about a multi-tool but eh, at least for now. 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Speaking of soup... 

 

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

 

No, however I always have my car keys, and my car contains a small assortment of things for minor emergencies, one of which is a multi-tool that could do the trick in a pinch.

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/11/2018 at 2:36 PM, Chaoswolf said:

I generally try not to. Every once in a while, I'll catch myself and make an effort to reality slap myself and realize that there are a lot of people who would be very happy to be where I am.

 

Same here. Having a couple of friends end up in situations where they were literally living on almost nothing made me realize in a very big way just how much I have. 

 

If I had to pick one, I suppose I would say the Internet/instant communication. Being in a cabin with spotty wifi and cell coverage for a week during the summer and trying to coordinate meals and activities with 3 different family groups (also with spotty coverage) made me realize just how much I rely on it. 

 

On 9/12/2018 at 12:45 AM, redambrosia said:

This question come from @Crowley

 

Wednesday, September 12: What sort of supplies do you keep stocked for disaster situations?

 

A bit, but not enough. We have sufficient foodstuffs to last MrBoot and I about 3-4 weeks, less if we lost the fridge and freezer. A couple flats of bottled water, light medical supplies, extras of toiletries (tp, soap, toothpaste, etc). A small propane gas stove, matches, candles, a small flashlight in each room, rope. Also a spare car battery with jumping capability and an outlet on it.

 

Still want to get a water purification system, more propane, some emergency blankets, a small toolkit to keep in the car, and a place to store lots more water. 

 

4 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Speaking of soup... 

 

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

 

No, but I can be very creative in finding or making tools from unorthodox materials. I'd figure something out. ^_^

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D 

Edited by OneBoot
  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why would you want to open soup?  It would let the contents drain out and it would not be good to bring down food.

  • Like 5
  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Speaking of soup... 

 

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

 

 

I've been carrying a Victorinox Swisstool for long enough that its first nylon belt pouch disintegrated and I had to buy another. (About 20 years, I think). Best multi-tool I've ever worked with.

 

The only times I'm not carrying it are if I'm in a courthouse or under the thumb of the TSA.

 

 

Or naked. ::D:

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Speaking of soup... 

 

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

 

 

I mean, I usually carry physical currency sufficient to purchase a really cheap can opener. Does that count?

 

  • Like 9
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Speaking of soup... 

 

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

 

 

During my workday I always have an army knife with multiple tools at my disposal.

At home I have enough tools, a real can opener among them ::):

If all that fails there are plenty of ways of opening a can should the need arise.

 

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Speaking of soup... 

 

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

 

 

My bag in my car has a manual can opener and my purse has one of those punch top/bottle opener combo things (mostly because when I splurge on a soda, I prefer those in a glass bottle)

 

I really should get a leatherman. I watched a video a while ago where someone demonstrated that you could open a can of soup just with a sidewalk curb by rubbing one section of the lip on it over and over again until you broke the seam. Time consuming I suppose but it could work!

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Speaking of soup... 

 

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

 

 

If there is concrete around, I can open a can.

  • Like 12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know where the can opener is, but as someone already said most come with pop tops now.  I used to carry a knife, but so many people get wound up over that these days. I suppose I can always ruin a pair of scissors. 

 

 

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Speaking of soup... 

 

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

 

 

Yes, Swiss Army knife always in in my pocket except when flying.

But airline meals are so awful these days that I wish they would let me bring a can of soup instead!

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Speaking of soup... 

 

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

 

If I'm not at home I wouldn't have anything to open it with if it wasn't a pull tab.

 

I have manual can opener at home though.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

I do not (unless the soup can has a micro-USB port).

 

I don't recall an emergency situation in my life where immediate access to soup was the solution.

  • Like 4
  • Haha 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Speaking of soup... 

 

Thursday, September 13: Do you carry with you, at all times, tools sufficient to open a can of soup? (Or other canned goods)

 

The secret is to bang the rocks together, guys.

  • Like 7
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

The only times I'm not carrying it are if I'm in a courthouse or under the thumb of the TSA.

 

(Bother can’t post a link.)

 

swissarmy.com......etc, etc.  Jetsetter $24

 

(...but no can opener)

 

Sigh. 

  • Like 3
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Crowley
      You thought you were rid of me... you thought "Thanks Gygax's Leather Dice Bag, July is over and we're through with Crowley's stupid questions!"
       
      YOU WERE ONLY HALF RIGHT!
       
      July IS over, but I HAVE MORE STUPID QUESTIONS!!
       
      Now, as a reminder, the obligatory rulze posting:
       
      1. Every day, or so (unless I am out or ill or something) I will post a question.
      1.5. Should I be unable to post a question for the day a crack team of deputy quisitors, former quisitors, and random forum members are all chomping at the bit to step in and take my place... 
      2. In theory there is a 24 hour span to answer that question before the next question is posted.
      2.5. (Rule 2 is the most frequently ignored rule.)
      3. Questions are going to be posted between 6AM and 8AM EST
      4. Everyone is encouraged to suggest future questions to be posted via PM to me. 
      5. You do not have to answer every question to play...
      6. If a question is TMI or N/A simply wait for the next question.. ..or post that you decline to answer (clues regarding why are always fun).
      7. Weekend questions may take the form of two or three day challenges, often starting on Fridays.
       
    • By Crowley
      *Takes the Quisitor Robes out of the dry cleaner's bag, shakes them out, and slips them on*
       
      The obligatory rulze posting:
       
      1. Every day, or so (unless I am out or ill or something) I will post a question.
      1.5. Should I be unable to post a question for the day a crack team of deputy quisitors, former quisitors, and random forum members are all chomping at the bit to step in and take my place... 
      2. In theory there is a 24 hour span to answer that question before the next question is posted.
      2.5. (Rule 2 is the most frequently ignored rule.)
      3. Questions are going to be posted between 6AM and 8AM EST
      4. Everyone is encouraged to suggest future questions to be posted via PM to me. 
      5. You do not have to answer every question to play...
      6. If a question is TMI or N/A simply wait for the next question.. ..or post that you decline to answer (clues regarding why are always fun).
      7. Weekend questions may take the form of two or three day challenges, often starting on Fridays.
       
      I'm going to go walk the dogs, and then post the first question of the month... 
    • By Morihalda
      Surprise. It's me. I'm the next Quisitor too. 
       
      The obligatory roolz posting:
       
      1. Every day, or so (unless I am out or ill or something) I will post a question.
      1.5. If I fail to post a question, Inara (possibly) will post a question of her own choice.
      2. In theory there is a 24 hour span to answer that question before the next question is posted.
      2.5. (Rule 2 is the most frequently ignored rule.)
      3. Questions are going to be posted between 6AM and 8AM EST
      3.5 (Rule 3 may be the 2nd most broken rule.)
      4. Everyone is encouraged to suggest future questions to be posted via PM to me. 
      5. You do not have to answer every question to play...
      6. If a question is TMI or N/A simply wait for the next question.. ..or post that you decline to answer (clues regarding why are always fun).
      7. Weekend questions may take the form of two or three day challenges, often starting on Fridays.
       
      I will be posting late the night before as I won't be awake super early in the morning.
  • Who's Online   46 Members, 2 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)

×