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View Poll Results: What common object have you used to open a beer bottle?
Cigarette Lighter 64 53.33%
Fork, Spoon or knife blade 47 39.17%
Inner door latch or hinge on a vehicle door 26 21.67%
Edge of a countertop, deck rail or board 68 56.67%
Other (share!) 56 46.67%
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:51 PM   #51
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I've used a P-38 too. Almost forgot about that. The old military version of the Jedi light saber--need to open it, get a p-38.

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #52
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p-38
Walther or Lightning?

because either would BE AWESOME!

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:57 PM   #53
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I bought a steel wedding ring for this exact purpose

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:58 PM   #54
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The prop guard (I guess that's what it's called) on a boat. The top of the bottle broke so it was a failure but lesson was learned!
Lighter, caribeener, ring, also a few times I used a bottle opener

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:03 PM   #55
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this is on my Xmas list:

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only with Redskins logo. HAIL TO THEM!

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:09 PM   #56
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i taught myself to open a bottle with almost anything when i was at university, as a contingency mesure. I started with a lighter, now anything that levers against my knuckle works.
rolled up paper, keys, another bottle, cutlery, coins, the list is endless.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:09 PM   #57
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That is pretty functional! The only reason I don't keep a small opener on my key chain is because I can't stand a bulky key chain since I carry in my pocket.
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When I have 2 bottles, I typically just use one to pop the cap off the second. Why bother looking for openers when it's so easy. I often get quizzical looks but it's really simple.

When down to the last bottle, this method no worky.
I do this all the time. Works great up until the last bottle.
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That is pretty functional! The only reason I don't keep a small opener on my key chain is because I can't stand a bulky key chain since I carry in my pocket.
was thinking of clipping it to belt loop, I'm a key minimalist; I can't stand bulky keychains either.

I have THIS on my keychain:
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Anything with a mostly solid edge. I tend to fall back on a key most of the time, though A key blank is probably the best idea. I have bent house keys to the point they are unusable before.

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