Open a Wine Bottle in the Wilderness

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Introduction: Open a Wine Bottle in the Wilderness

Stuck in the desert with a bottle of wine and no wine opener? Problem solved!

Step 1: Materials

  • A Knife
  • Wine Bottle

Step 2: The Knife Method

This method will work on bottles that have rubber stoppers.

Insert the blade as far as you can into the stopper.

Turn the knife. At the same time, very slowly pull upwards.

You want to make about two full rotations for every quarter inch/five millimeters you pull out.

Once the cork is out far enough to do so, pull it by hand.

Step 3: Celebrate!

In any way you see fit.

Hooray!

Alternatively:

"The Screw Method" - Find two screws and work them into the cork. Use pliers to grip the screws and pull the cork out.

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Ughh :( ... I thought I should ask the wolf to open it...

Someday I'll post how to open a bottle of wine with a toothbrush. A handy little technique I learned during my time as a wandering vagrant. :)

Be resourceful! It used to be that when you wanted a glass of wine, you had very few possibilities. Now, shopping for the best fine wine means sorting through every little thing from a $3 box of generic wine to an expensive "natural" wine. Sorting through the vocabulary on a bottle is the first step to purchasing the right wine.

my pocket knife has a corkscrew...with a little screwdriver screwed into it (useful!)

but another method I found to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew is to repeatedly hit the bottom with the flat part of your shoe (also known as the sole) until the pressure causes the cork to pop out.

i seen someone open a bottle of wine by hitting the bottom of the bottle on the side of building i'm sure it was wood and after 15 to 20 strikes the cork popped out

I've also seen people open a wine bottle with string and most people have string with them when camping so that's an option too


 Thanks!

 had to look this up online in my tent with aircard!

 Cool Coyote Picture

hmm... I wanna go to the wilderness! altoids survival kit-check some food-check tinder-check Hey....What if I add some stuff to be comfortable? 50cal-check cellphone-check grocery store-check iPod-check house-check the whole city-check

It might be argued that if there is a tinker with a bottle of wine in it, then it is not a wilderness . That's more like a burgeoning civilization.

this is 2007, why still buy bottles with corks? isnt a box easier to open? :) FYI pic for step 2 shows dangerous knife use, after your 3rd bottle of wine the knife can slip and cut your fingers.