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Backpacker Magazine – Online Exclusive
A tossed soda or beer can is never a pretty sight in the wild -- but it could be your ticket to a much-needed meal if you find yourself stranded near a body of water. With some floss (or scavenged line), even a child can assemble a simple, usable fishing kit. It won’t hold an 80-pound tarpon, but it can reel in a fish in a survival situation.
Now grab your tab and use a multitool to snip an opening in the bottom hole of your tab that will become your hook point. Snip at a steep angle to make it sharp, and use your multitool’s file to make it even sharper.