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Tin Cans: Reuse Ideas

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Tin Cans: Reuse Ideas

Postby ReadyMom » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:07 am

We'll certainly have a LOT of these. Found this, today:

25 Crafty DIY Projects Using Tin Cans
http://diycozyhome.com/25-crafty-diy-pr ... -tin-cans/

Something that most people have on a regular basis are canned foods. They are cheap, they last forever, and the contents are usually extremely versatile.

But what do most of us do with the cans once we are done cooking? If you are like a lot of folks, you likely throw them away for recycling. But did you stop to realize that what you are throwing away is a really cool craft supply?

You would be amazed at the tons of ideas floating around to recycle old tin cans! From beautiful containers to wind chimes to gorgeous tin can roses – the range is huge. We hope you enjoy the list of projects we have below, that really capture a wide range of projects you can do with simple tin cans from your home.

Go ahead and check them out to get totally inspired! ---PHOTOS & Ideas, at LINK, above ---
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Re: Tin Cans: Reuse Ideas

Postby arkieready » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:03 pm

Flatten them out and use as tin shingles, flashing, weld or rivet together into a small smoke chimney?

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Re: Tin Cans: Reuse Ideas

Postby sageprice » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:02 am

If they are aluminum, put them in a large bottle with lye and produce hydrogen. In stealth situations hydrogen can be burnt without light or smoke. Thus a camp that can not be seen by campfire light or smoke to give away your location. Neat!
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Re: Tin Cans: Reuse Ideas

Postby Cast Iron » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:09 am

We have a dumpling press.
All the cookie cutters a just slightly too small to cut out the size of the press.
Used tuna can is the prefect size.
Beware of the guy with only one Cast Iron pan . . . he likely knows how to use it.
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Re: Tin Cans: Reuse Ideas

Postby Dirk Williams » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:10 pm

They make great claymore mines, with the right stuff. 10/50 grains of powder, mouse trap and a primer. Heck filled with gravel, glass, anything will work. A few of those hidden by Windows, doors etc etc, and your in business. Their also illegal. Nuff said.

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Re: Tin Cans: Reuse Ideas

Postby Illini Warrior » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:00 am

in post SHTF times you need to be careful not to turn the corner to hoarding - common element in that illness is to collect trash that should be regularly disposed ...

come a serious SHTF that the stores are gone and nothing but nothing is available - it'll be salvage time and ultimate improvising ....
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