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7:03 p.m. on August 8, 2013 (EDT)
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What can opener device do you generally use, I have used the same P38 military style one since 1979. And believe it or not, I have never had to sharpen the blade, just keep it clean.


And its twice the size of a penny. The blade folds down and I use a rubber band to keep in from biting me in my pocket or ripping a hole in my pack. The hole is of course for attaching it to a key ring or something. I keep mine in my wallet over my I.D. card, same as my PO key in towns.

Whats your look like, anybody use their teeth? Never know?!  

And I have made Billy Cans or Hobo cook pots out of cans food come in. 

11:19 p.m. on August 8, 2013 (EDT)
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I have had a P-38 on my keychain for years.  Handy little tool.

11:27 p.m. on August 8, 2013 (EDT)
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I just unzip the bag I have the filet marinating in that I plan on cooking over the fire... :)

6:39 a.m. on August 9, 2013 (EDT)
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My SAK has an opener on it but I rarely use canned anything in the field. I do own a P38 as well though. 

9:33 a.m. on August 9, 2013 (EDT)
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If I am going to use one, the p-38 is also my tool of choice. I next to never have it with me when backpacking though. More a car camping thing.

9:49 a.m. on August 9, 2013 (EDT)
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In the Wild, I rarely use mine, but I bicycle tour whenever I go, never had a car or motor vehicle since I was 16, 41 years ago.

Its one of the things I cache when I am living primitively.

4:27 p.m. on August 10, 2013 (EDT)
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P38 or my SAK

P38 works the best IMO.

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