How to Make a Soup Can Forge

How to Make a Soup Can Forge

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This is a great DIY project for anyone who wants to start blacksmithing on the cheap. Great for SHTF situations to fix knives or even make them. This is an inexpensive tabletop forge out of a soup can (any can really) with a plaster lining.

The forge runs off of a common propane torch (spiral flame will work better than pencil flame) that can be bought at any hardware store. I have a friend who likes to tinker with blacksmithing and he made one of these years ago, he still has it and still uses it!

My brother made something similar to this out of an old coffee can, so it was huge. He has made knives from old railroad stakes using his.

How to Make a Soup Can Forge

How to Make a Soup Can Forge was originally published on SHTF & Prepping Central


[Images: Feed Nova Scotia sign that reads, “our food supply is critically low. please donate.” second image reads, “we are critically low on food. Nova Scotia, we really need your help. If you can, please consider organizing a food drive or picking up some extra items at the grocery store. Here’s what we need: canned meat, soups and stews, canned vegetables, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce.”
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Feed Nova Scotia, the official food bank distributor of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada (under Food Banks Canada) has depleted most of their food stocks. Many grocery stores in the province are providing food bank donate stations, as well as slashing the prices on items on the Needs list to make it easier to donate.

As per their Twitter, they state they would prefer outright food donations over monetary, but monetary is always welcome, as are baby-themed items such as infant formula, baby food, and diapers.

If you are able to donate to Feed Nova Scotia, please do! I will be providing a link to their site below (and please pardon the ugly link, I’m a mobile user). If you cannot donate, please consider signal boosting this, as they are asking for all the support they can get.


Reblog if you ever call these "canned goods"

My step dad says that only “Redneck Mainers” call canned food “canned goods”. My mom and I disagree but we’re not very worldly, and he literally called us redneck morons for saying “canned goods”.

He’s a total asshole so please help me prove him wrong (goddamn I hope he’s wrong, he thinks he knows everything because he used to live in New York and he shits on us all the time about stupid things like this and thinks he’s never ever wrong because he’s a man.)

So reblog if you ever call these ‘canned goods’, to help me prove to my asshole stepdad that he’s wrong (and also add your location if you can to prove to him that it’s not just Mainers who ever say it).


Repurposed Step-ladder

I really loved the Next Level Perennials step-ladder from the Backyard stuff pack but wasn’t thrilled with the potted plants attached to it. So, I removed the pots and added a handful of slots :o)

Download [Dropbox]

  • Base game compatible
  • Found under Surfaces: Misc
  • 34 slots - 9 medium slots + 25 small slots. I recommend enabling MOO before placing objects
  • 13 swatches - 10 EA textures + 3 new textures
  • Please contact me if there are any problems with the object or link
  • Made with Sims 4 Studio
  • Do not re-upload or claim as your own.

WCIF: [Herb Pots] [Soup Can]

One-Pot Cheap Vegan Chili

This recipe makes almost three quarts of chili, so that’s several meals at once, especially since there’s very little liquid/broth.

Ingredients: 2 cans diced tomato, 2 cans black beans, 1 can plain corn, 2 medium onions, ~1 tbsp oil, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1.5 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp paprika, salt to taste.

Note: I don’t know what size cans I get off the top of my head, all the cans for this recipe are the ones the size of soup cans. If you use unsalted or reduced sodium cans, this recipe is low sodium.

Directions: Roughly chop the onions, put in 3-quart pan on medium heat with garlic and oil. Salt can be added to aid in releasing water, I recommend it but if you need it very low sodium it will still work. This step takes the most energy, because you have to keep stirring the onions so they don’t burn. When the onions are translucent and soft at the edges, add the tomatoes without draining them, and the beans and corn after pouring out most of the liquid in the cans. Mix in spices, and salt to taste. If you want a milder chili, halve the spices (this isn’t a spicy chili, but it has a strong taste.) Heat until bubbling, then reduce to low heat and leave it there for 30 minutes, or longer if you want the vegetables very soft. You can eat it without this step, but it generally tastes better this way. There isn’t a lot of liquid in this chili.

Except for letting it sit on the stove, all preparation took me 25 minutes, and I can get all the main ingredients for less than eight dollars. This makes multiple meals for me, and even more if I eat something else with it, like bread. No intensive cleanup.

it’s hard to say if adv time will ever go through seasonal rot tbqh

the worst it’s gotten was s6, which was honestly one of those “beauty in the eye of the beholder” things. the worst it got was being overly experimental, which is…. just all AT’s ever really been about. staying within its status quo while simultaneously breaking the boundaries and trying new things and always, always changing it up

it’s always somehow more refreshing to see as it goes on, and though the general peak of the hype died down back in s5.2 (s6+hiatuses were really the culprits here (tho imo s6 wasn’t bad just Edgy)) it’s still going strong and it’s still exciting and enjoyable

like damn if every now and then i wouldn’t watch it with my little brother and younger cousins and get all happy everytime i see that they enjoy s7 as much as they did s1, it’s still quirky, it’s still fun, and it’s still goin strong

granted the experimental quirk has its downfalls, ending up with some episodes less enjoyable than most (and a few not enjoyable at all) but taking it overall i’m personally still having fun and i’m sure a lot of others are too
Bodily Levels of BPA Spike by 1,200 Per Cent After Eating Canned Soup

Study via Common Dreams

WASHINGTON - People who ate canned soup for five days straight saw their urinary levels of the chemical bisphenol A spike 1,200 per cent compared to those who ate fresh soup, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

The randomized study, described as “one of the first to quantify BPA levels in humans after ingestion of canned foods,” was done by Harvard University researchers and appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s November 23 issue.

“We’ve known for a while that drinking beverages that have been stored in certain hard plastics can increase the amount of BPA in your body,” said lead author Jenny Carwile, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health.

“This study suggests that canned foods may be an even greater concern, especially given their wide use.”

The chemical BPA is an endocrine disruptor that has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animal studies at levels of 50 micrograms per kilogram of body weight and higher, though it remains uncertain if the same effects cross over to humans, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

BPA is found in the lining of canned foods, cash register receipts, dental fillings, some plastics and polycarbonate bottles marked with the number 7.

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