Soda cans are everywhere which is a little sad when you see trash out in the wilderness. However, as a prepper, maybe we can turn that into a silver lining…
It turns out that a simple soda can (or a “Coke” can, as we say down here in the South!) can be super useful in a survival situation.
Be careful with the sharp metal edges! I cut myself a tiny bit on one of the edges while I was testing out these projects.
Tea Light Candle Holder and Reflector – Tea lights are super cheap so they are perfect to have around the house for when the power goes out. The can will keep the tea light shielded from the wind and generally protected, while the reflector will help direct the light where it is needed.
Oil Lamp and Stove – This one is super easy and requires no modifications.
Survival Whistle – I never realized how well a little whistle like this works. I recently heard a story about a lost hiker in Glacier National Park that could here his rescuers but couldn’t signal them back. If he only had a whistle to blow back, it would have saved him from spending another night out in the park with the bears and mountain lions.
'Mountain Man' John is a Survival and Preparedness enthusiast who loves everything outdoors. He has a passion for learning anything and everything to help sustain his and his families way of life post SHTF.
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