and even better when it is filled with caffeine bearing beans.
Things can be buried in a coffee can for later use.......
Not many brands still metal. So many are now plastic.
Good points; I will remember to buy my next few cans of coffee in metal cans and not the plastic ones. They are handy for storing, but could not do all the things they point out here.
A metal coffee can with a survival candle inside makes a nice source of warmth. You can even place a small piece of (metal) screen over it and warm up something to eat. The can both protects the flame and concentrates the warmth.
I keep several of them in my trunk of my car.
One has a roll of toilet paper in it for emergency use.
One has a wine glass and corkscrew wrapped in a towel ... for emergency use.
One has a beer glass wrapped in a towel.... for emergency use.
They have come in handy many times!
A coffee can is a standard engineering unit of volume
Pour your hot bacon grease or lard in them.
Use as scoops for graining/feeding small animals
Store nuts and bolts, nails. screws, spent brass etc. Write on the lid with permanent markers or on tape on the lids because too many storage containers like white buckets or coffee cans or plastic totes look alike after awhile.
I used some once when a poured a shop floor to create a circular void around some 1” grade 8 bolts I welded in and footed so I could chain down vehicles and straighten bent frames or compress springs, etc. with various attachments. I cut plates to put over the holes so you could still roll stuff around when not needed (which is most of the time).
Coffee has always been in my bug out pack and long term list of items to store. However I hadn’t thought about all the uses for the Can. Thanks.!
How about empty paint cans that you can purchase at home centers.They are clean and better than coffee cans.
The article fails to mention using the can to make a hobo stove. A hobo stove is a very efficient and fast heat source to cook over and the only fuel needed are any small combustible scraps you can pick up.
I use the plastic coffee cans to store rock salt and sand. The handle on the cans make it so much easier to spread the salt in the winter.
Although coffee cans are useful for storing certain items, I prefer paint cans because their lids are mouse proof. They also have a neat handle for hanging. A small coffee can could be stored in a gallon paint pail.
When stuff in a can would be enticing to a mouse, I store the can upside down. I found that mice are less apt to chew through the cover when it’s on the bottom.
When I have extra coffee can lids, I place them on the bottom of the can to prevent damage to a surface in case of rust.
A large coffee can and a fat candle make a nice little heater.
Love it, thanks for posting.