Do Heinz have the sharpest metal?

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  1. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    In a survival situation it is tactically recommended to secure the can from a tree or over hang with a static line, gouge a hole in the bottom, and nourish yourself hamster style. It's called baby-birding in some units...

    In all serious if I'm doing real camping not the borderline glamping-regular camping I normally do, I prefer to bring ramen noodles, jerky, trail mix, and protein powder because it's lightweight and can be eaten however. Or just survive on like two or three meal replacer bars a day.
    MREs, canned food, and the like are waaaaay too heavy to be lugging around. I like to skimp on food somewhat and pack extra water.
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  2. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Heinz is def sharper than a 0450...
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  3. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    Looked up some can opening hacks.
    Besides a knife it says you can use a metal spoon to generate friction and wear a hole through the top and then peel around the edge with the spoon.
    Says you could also rub the can lid on flat concrete or rock and thin the seam out till you start to see a bit of liquid and then it's pretty much thin enough to pry off.
  4. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I'm glad I don't like beans. I'll never have this issue.
  5. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    I think they were above the rockline.
  6. JuJu-

    JuJu- Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Can confirm this!
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  7. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Clearly Heinz has a better heat treat than Van Camps. Clearly.

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  8. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Heinz uses rostfrei, Vancamps Pakistani pot metal. I think Bush's uses 14c28n.
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  9. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
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  10. Heinz uses much thinner blade stock than Buck, so the can’s geometry is much better for slicing.
  11. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    At least he had the first can handy to open his second can of beans
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  12. 353


    Feb 20, 2015
    Sooo.... I guess we can call bullshit on the OP?

    Is chilled Buck steel ever THAT chippy?

    Or did something else happen to the blade meanwhile? Did they mistake a cylindrical rock for the can before they finally found the beans, beeing all dazed and confuced from exposure?

    The plot thickens.. :D:D:D
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  13. jpm2


    Nov 19, 2014
    More fodder.


    After... (ignore the handle swap and how long after)

  14. jackknife


    Oct 2, 2004
    In that case, he should have been using an Opinel number 10 and a Leatherman micra. Everyone knows that!
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  15. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    It's his first day.
  16. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    This thread barely amounts to a can of beans :D:D
    I'm sorry, it's late/ super early in Alabama, I couldn't help myself.:p
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  17. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    how could anyone go mountain climbing with cans of beans and not have a basic SAK with can opener?

    you know even the most basic SAK waiter has it right? I'd prefer the pioneer but any of the SAKs with can openers would work (cadet, bantam, recruit)
  18. craytab


    Jan 26, 2012
    Because it is a troll post.
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  19. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    This is a story about Frank, and beans.

    Heinz steel is only 57 (HRc)
  20. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    No knives were injured opening this can. But it does warn that the edges are sharp.

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  21. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    You can get tuna in pouches. No need to take a knife camping a all.
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