Survive With… a Soda Can
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
Soda Can Survival: Step 1
Measure out several arm lengths of floss or line — a minimum of 12 feet or so (depending on the size of your fishing pond).
Soda Can Survival: Step 2
Squeeze your can in the middle gently, making it ever so slightly into an hourglass shape. Break off the tab and save it.
Soda Can Survival: Step 3
Secure your line to the middle of the soda can with a half hitch or a few fishermen’s bends, and begin wrapping it around the middle to make your soda can reel. Leave about three feet hanging loose.
Soda Can Survival: Step 4
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.
Soda Can Survival: Step 5
File or pinch the closed hole of your tab if it has sharp edges so it won’t saw through your line.
Soda Can Survival: Step 6
Tie your improvised hook to the end of your line.
Soda Can Survival: Step 7
Attach live bait, and cast away! Experiment with tying rocks as sinkers and plastic trash (like plastic bottle tops as bobbers) to help improve your rig. Happy fishing!
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