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Adapting “The Greatest Army Invention Ever” for Home Use

I recently discovered the P-38 can opener (sometimes called the John Wayne). Issued by the US Military for over 40 years, it was never known to break, rust, or need sharpening. It’s now found in many prepper’s survival kits.

What’s most interesting, is despite it’s sterling reputation, it went from conception to manufacturing in a total of 30 days in 1942. They were intended to be disposable.

In the video I make my own DIY P-38/P-51 can opener and add an oak handle for leverage. Yes, I know they made millions of them and are available for less than a dollar.

Day 1 – Setting Sail For Europe


We’re packed. In the car. Officially on our way to Europe.

It’s been exactly three months to the day since we booked our trip, finding that a transatlantic cruise was the cheapest way to Europe.

We’re carrying only a 28 liter backpack each filled with wool clothing and a butt ton of video gear.

Our plan is to have no plan. All we know is we land in Barcelona and leave from Lisbon two months later. Where we visit, what we do, and where we sleep will all be decided on a whim.

We’ll be posting a new video everyday (Internet provided) once we reach Barcelona.

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