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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. 

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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.

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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 

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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:

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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?

 

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

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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. 

 

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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