Opening A Can Without A Can Opener (Video)   Recently updated !


This week’s video addresses one main concern I used to have on the road: Did I bring the can opener? You see, I only have 1 tool that has a can opener and that’s my rarely-used Swiss Army multi-tool, which I specifically carry for my kitchen utensils on a trip. If I forget to carry can openers, I bet there are others out there who also forget as well, so this is my video to help you all out there.

Here’s a little bit of “behind the scenes” scoop and a cautionary tale. In the process of practicing for this video, I suffered a minor cut to my right pinky attempting to open a can. You’ll notice that there is a band-aid covering the cut. While I was practicing how to use a spoon to open my first can ever, I made the mistake of lifting the lip of the lid up exposing the sharp edges of the lid. The spoon slipped and the next thing I knew, I was bleeding. Don’t worry, it was just a flesh wound. Nothing deep or serious, but I just wanted to remind you guys to be careful if you try this. Wear those cycling gloves (full-fingered if you have them) for protection.

Let me know what you think about the video below. Was it useful? Did you try it? Don’t forget that I am releasing a video a week.

The Video


About Johnny Lam

Johnny is an avid cyclist who enjoys bicycle touring as well as anything bicycle related. Johnny has traveled the entire Pacific Coast by bike from Vancouver to the border of California and Mexico. He’s also toured through-out locations in Southern California. Johnny is also a League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor (LCI) and also completed the Adventure Cycling Association’s Leadership Training Course (LTC). He is an active member in Los Angeles bicycling community being involved in organizations like the Los Angeles County Bicycling Coalition (LACBC), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change through Live Exchange), and Bike San Gabriel Valley (Bike SGV) by taking part in ride marshaling, pedestrian & bike counts, and other volunteering opportunities.