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#26146 - 03/25/04 03:18 PM Re: beef in a can anyone?
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Home canned goods are rarely in cans but much more often in Glass jars. As such they will not require a can-opener. Ball jars either have the wire bail or a screw top - both are very easy to open.

For true cans or canned goods the trusty p38 hanging 'round your neck with your tags should be all that a good soldier would need. It is such a simple piece of gear and light enough that you won't notice it and sooo useful if you find yourself anywhere near civilization that it would be silly not to have one.

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#26147 - 03/25/04 03:39 PM Re: beef in a can anyone?
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If you are going to hang the P-38 on your tag chain around your neck, tape it shut. I know a number of guys that ended up with a P-38 stuck in their chest when they inadvertantly opened at the wrong time.

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#26148 - 03/25/04 07:23 PM Re: beef in a can anyone?
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The ONLY reason that I don't like home canned for BOBs is that it's done in GLASS JARS. If it weren't for breakage, that's all I'd ever carry, ScottRezaLogan.

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#26149 - 03/25/04 07:28 PM Re: beef in a can anyone?
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P38...don't leave home without it!

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#26150 - 03/25/04 07:50 PM Re: beef in a can anyone?
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#26151 - 03/25/04 07:55 PM Re: beef in a can anyone?
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Home canning isn't that hard... get a pressure cooker and a canning guide (Ball and Kerr both sell them at VERY reasonable prices) and follow the directions CLOSELY. A word of WARNING... watch the pressure guage... when I'm canning, I don't even answer the phone.

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#26152 - 03/26/04 12:19 AM Re: beef in a can anyone?
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Registered: 01/07/04
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Yeah, I Thot of Glass too, as a Drawback, but Didn't get around to Mentioning it. [color:"black"] [/color] [email]wildcard163[/email]
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#26153 - 03/26/04 12:29 AM Re: beef in a can anyone?
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Registered: 01/07/04
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Thanks to Wildcard, MiniMe, and Skater for mentioning the P-38. (And I Know it's Not the WW-2 Aircraft! <img src="images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> ) Thanx for your Caution there too!, Skater. [color:"black"] [/color] [email]Skater[/email]
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#26154 - 03/26/04 05:00 PM Re: beef in a can anyone?
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Registered: 01/07/04
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Loc: Pttsbg SWestern Pa USA N-Amer....
But in the *Abscence* of any Standard Piece of Equipment, such as the P-38, -What might Anyone Cobble Together from Ordinary, Natural or Everyday Life, Materials at Hand?! For such Can Opening Purposes?!

Incidentally, I've Used a Simple Bottle Opener / or the Kind of Can Opener with a Triangular Based Metal Point, on it's End, -to Open Cans with. You just Keep Doing so all the way Around the Can, Creating Triangular Open Spaces all the way Around, as you go. You either then Entirely Get the Top Off that Way, or the Small Metal Connections yet Remaining, can Very Easily be Broken Off.

Again, -Absent a P-38 or Other Standard Equipment being on Hand, What Might you Jury Rig?, -from Natural or Other Non-Standard Materials!, -as May be Available? Towards Can Opening Purposes?

(Any Sort of a Standard Can Opener in Itself, is obviously Discluded in this Question, as an Option.)
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#26155 - 03/26/04 06:08 PM Re: beef in a can - not in Scotland
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Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 258
Loc: Scotland
Whilst were on the topic of food...
True to form, us Scots have moved on from deep-fired chocolate bars and have invented a truely unhealthy dish to wash down with some beer or whisky.
Here the receipe for those who wish to die young:

1 - Spread layers of chocolate sauce across three slices of white bread.

2 - Place together and dip several times into batter until saturated.

3 - Deep fry in oil for several minutes before removing on to a plate.

4 - Smoother in sugar and place icecream scoop on the side.

5 - Serve

Apparently its all the rage... <img src="images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Enjoy

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