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Monday, February 9, 2009

Inventory Check: Can Openers

Picture this:

The bird flu has broken out, so you've been confined to your house, just like everyone else. You've eaten everything in your fridge and freezer, and now, you've got to start dipping into your canned foods. It's been a week, and after using your can opener 9-10 times a day, it's finally broken. Uh oh. Do you have a spare? Maybe. Somewhere. Uh, maybe your neighbor might have one, but the health police are stationed outside, watching for curfew breakers. You try a knife but it cuts your hand. You die because you don't have an extra (decent) can opener.

Not a pretty picture.

So get some. But not just any. We had found some really cheap at the dollar store, with red handles. Bought 3 that day. Tried one out the next week, and it wouldn't work. Neither would the other two.

Find one you really like, that you can afford. Then, get lots of them. Stash one with every box filled with canned foods. In every drawer of the kitchen. In your car. In your bug-out-bag. Everywhere.


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