When it comes to survival, it's very easy to end up losing certain items or resources. If this occurs, you're now in deep trouble and have to work out some alternatives fast. However, that's not such an issue with various items lying around!
If you're able to find the right items and know what to do with them, it's easier than ever to come up with a clever use for them.
So, here's a list of various survival uses for a simple coffee can, thanks to our friends at Survival Life.
A metal or plastic coffee can makes a great container for a survival kit! You can include items such as a fire starting kit, multi-tool, a poncho, and any other necessary items that could save you in a survival situation.
First Aid Kit
A metal or plastic coffee can makes a great container for a first aid kit as well.
Organize Your Survival Supplies
A coffee can may also help you organize your survival supplies while on a camping trip. Let’s say you want to go around the corner from the campsite to fish, and you want a container to carry your needed supplies while you catch dinner. Throw them in a small plastic coffee can, and you’re all set!
A metal coffee can makes a great tool to scoop water from your nearby water source. You can also use it to boil the water so it’s safe to drink.
This DIY heater is a great temporary solution for an extra heat source for the inside of a tent. The burn time for this DIY heater is approximately 15-18 minutes. There is no odor as it burns.
What you’ll need:
- 1 small metal coffee can
- 1 roll of toilet paper
- Lighter or matches
- 1 container of 70% rubbing alcohol
- Remove the cardboard insert from the toilet paper roll. Bend the roll slightly and insert it into the coffee can.
- Next, pour the 70% alcohol onto the toilet paper making sure to soak the entire roll.
- After the alcohol has had time to soak into the toilet paper completely, light the toilet paper.
Carrying Hot Coals
If you’re walking from one campsite to another and want to have a fire as soon as you arrive, you can carry hot coals inside a metal coffee can. You’ll have a roaring fire going within a few minutes. Great time and energy saver!
Large metal coffee cans are great for cooking!
Store Leftovers While Camping
Metal coffee cans also make perfect storage for your leftovers, because they help to conceal food odors. This is important as any food odors can attract predators and other unwanted pests.
Keep Your Valuables Hidden
Need a good hiding place for your valuables? Coffee cans make the perfect place to hide any valuables, such as your cell phone, any jewelry, wallet, etc.
Washing Small Items
Lastly, of the many survival uses for coffee cans, large plastic coffee cans are great for washing smaller items like socks, under garments, etc. Just fill the coffee can half way with water, add a little soap, throw in the items, close the lid, and give it a good shake for about 2-5 minutes. Next, rinse the items with clean water and then wring them out and let air dry.
And there you have it: some of the great things you can do with a plain ole' coffee tin! Who knew that an item so simple could end up being so versatile?
However, that's still not all! Try and see what else you can come up with that utilizes a coffee can, because you may end up coming up with something genius.
For more uses for coffee tins, as well as coffee filters, please visit Survival Life.
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