How to Open Canned Food With a Spoon

Intro: How to Open Canned Food With a Spoon

I show how to perform a quick and easy way to open canned food with only a spoon. This is a good tip for emergency/survival situations or camping when you don’t have a can opener. Be careful and take any necessary safety precautions as the edges of the cans lid can be very sharp. ??

Step 1: Instructions

- Put the spoon into your palm and grab onto it with your fingers like shown in the first image.

- Then take the spoon to the edge of the can.

- Push the tip of the spoon into the can while moving it back and forth.

- This will create a weak area and pierce a hole.

- Then work your way around the can by pushing the spoon in.

- You don’t have to go all the way around, just enough to open the can and get to the food.

- Be careful as the edge can be very sharp.

- This can be used in emergency or survival situations when a can opener is not available.

Step 2: Watch the Video

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    2 Discussions


    8 months ago

    nice thanks, will remember this. another way is to scrape the can on the pavement......this perforates the edges, then you just pull the whole top off.

    Penolopy Bulnick

    8 months ago

    Handy! Nice to have an option when you don't have a can opener :)