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Old 02-18-2013, 12:02   #1
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Iron Prepper Challenge: Beer Cans

In my part of the country we had some great weather this weekend, and when the weather is good I generate a surplus of empty beer cans while sitting outside.

My son has a spiderman fishing pole that doesn't fit in a standard rod holder(why they made it that way is beyond me). So with some 550, a can opener, a stick and a surplus beer can I made a rod holder for my son.

So while we were waiting for a bite, I got to thinking what else could I use this pile of empty beer cans for?

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:07   #2
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I'm watching this thread, I too "generate" a surplus of empty beer cans.

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:08   #3
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Beer cans equal free targets. You could also recycle and spend the small change to purchase something more useful.

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:49   #4
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Fill with concrete.

Stuff in cannon on top of 3oz of BP.

Light fuse.

Cheer!!

Repeat.
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Old 02-18-2013, 17:35   #5
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Well....

-You can cut them in half and make alcohol stoves out of them.
-Fill them with sand and build a make shift heat reflector to put on the opposite side of your camp fire.
-put pebbles in them and string them in the tangle foot barb wire to warn you when the VC breach the wire.
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Old 02-18-2013, 17:41   #6
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Well....

-You can cut them in half and make alcohol stoves out of them.
-Fill them with sand and build a make shift heat reflector to put on the opposite side of your camp fire.
-put pebbles in them and string them in the tangle foot barb wire to warn you when the VC breach the wire.
You just beat me to those.

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Old 02-18-2013, 18:53   #7
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what else could I use this pile of empty beer cans for?
How about turning them into the store for cash since each is worth a nickel? (or more depending on what state you are in)
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Old 02-18-2013, 22:06   #8
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How about turning them into the store for cash since each is worth a nickel? (or more depending on what state you are in)
Not worth much in most states.
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Old 02-18-2013, 22:09   #9
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Fill with concrete.

Stuff in cannon on top of 3oz of BP.

Light fuse.

Cheer!!

Repeat.
I want a canon.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:37   #10
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I want a canon.
Don't know where you are..

But in eastern Tennessee is a place called Dixie Gun Works.. when you walk in the front door, they have them just lined up along the floor.. They specialize in black powder stuff.

I was down in the area for a bike race, we brought it home on the roof rack.. because it wouldn't go in the trunk of a mustang..lol
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How about turning them into the store for cash since each is worth a nickel? (or more depending on what state you are in)
In my state, ten cents a can/bottle. The homeless make their living collecting cans and bottles and many organizations collect them as fundraisers. You don't see them thrown away or laying along side the roads (which is a good thing)
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:40   #12
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Empty beer cans are legal tender in down-east Maine!! They have a 5 cent deposit.

I save mine, stack them up neatly back in the 30 packs and when I got a good load I go to see "The Great Redeemer". Kinda' scary how those nickels add up!!

I don't think I'm being cheap....just investing in "aluminium futures"...

Sometimes, I'll drop them off at the grange hall if the boy scouts are having a 'bottle' drive.
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How about turning them into the store for cash since each is worth a nickel? (or more depending on what state you are in)
Or less depending on what state you're in.
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Don't know where you are..

But in eastern Tennessee is a place called Dixie Gun Works.. when you walk in the front door, they have them just lined up along the floor.. They specialize in black powder stuff.

I was down in the area for a bike race, we brought it home on the roof rack.. because it wouldn't go in the trunk of a mustang..lol
I have ordered from Dixie Gun Works in the past, but never been to the store.

Something tells me that although I want a canon, my neighbours would not want me to have a canon.
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