This morning as I was pouring water from my DIY 8 oz Foster’s cook pot (based on Minibulldesign’s QMH cook pot) I noticed a small brown circle inside at the bottom of the can. At first, I assumed it was dirt, however, after wiping at it it still remained. After some debate, I then assumed that maybe it was the liner inside the can that was bubbling off. These beer/soda can cook pots all have the potential for the liner to do this, and while it can still be used, I decided that this was the perfect opportunity to try changing out the ring!
I only received this ring about 2 weeks ago from Tinny at Minibulldesign, and since installing it I have been curious as to how much effort would be involved in changing them out. So, now the opportunity has arisen! Except instead of simply going inside and grabbing a screwdriver and hammer, I thought I would give it a try with the items I would have with me while actually on a backpacking trip. After all, in the field is where I would rely on it more, so I needed to see if it could be done while in the field.
So, I went in and grabbed my Ka-bar Mini Dozier, another Foster’s can (which finding another Foster’s could be an obstacle while on the trail) and my camera. And this is what I got…
So, as can be seen, swapping out the ring is a fairly simple process. Even while on the trail. I will be the first to admit that it is not the prettiest repair, but it is an effective repair. As well, cutting through the can is not only bad for the blade, but also can result in serious harm. but, luckily enough, I survived in this episode!
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