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Empty cans...what are they good for

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    Empty cans...what are they good for

    Hi Everyone,

    So - I toss an abundance of empty cans into the recycle bin every week, anything from tomato bits to canned peaches to gigantic, 64 oz chicken broth cans. Does anyone have any interesting uses for these? I am looking for reasons to keep some of them. Some of the reasons I list below, but I am sure everyone here has more creative uses for them:

    1. Emergency cooking pot
    2. Cups
    3. Starter pots for seedlings
    4. put some pebbles in them and with fishing line make a "burglar alarm" of some fashion
    5. ?

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    Well, I guess #5 would be maybe as an emergency weapon. Flatten it and hone the edge... Hmm. Put two together for a tin can phone? Then put a hole in the bottom of a can for a drip waterer. Fill with wick and wax for a candle.

    That's about it.
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    Here are some (there I really isn't 101 but there are more in the comments. Found it on pinterest. :http://foodstorageandsurvival.com/10...-storage-cans/
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    Umm. I'd have to see it in use to decide if the amount of light is worth the effort. Come to think of it, there are a couple more uses I read about.

    1) as a stove. Two cans needed.

    2) as a heater for a tent / shelter. 2-3 cans.
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    Definitely as a mini camping stove I made 2 and they work perfectly.

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    Place a hand grenade in with the pin pulled attached to a string. If you have any grenades??
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    Cut the ends off, slit down the middle and flatten. Redneck roof shingles. Also the rocket stoves are pretty neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepeartree View Post
    Well, I guess #5 would be maybe as an emergency weapon. Flatten it and hone the edge... Hmm. Put two together for a tin can phone?
    You learned that in the pen didn't you? Just kidding. Lol I couldn't resist.

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    I included the decorative lights (you can add natural scented oils) because I think they can be beautiful and smell amazing in the backyard or use candles/oil that can repel bugs. Functionality is important but raising your mood is also important.

 

 
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