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L Miller
(LMiller) - F

Locale: Maryland
Coconut Juice cans w/ ridges on 01/11/2012 12:26:54 MST Print View

Anyone use one of these as a pot?:

Foco

I'm not sure what it is about coconut juice cans that require ridges, but nearly all of the ~17 oz ones have them. They can typically be found in the Hispanic section of grocery stores and go for less than $2.

The cans are narrower compared to Fosters, but about the same diameter as the Rockstar cans.

The ridges really do add an incredible amount of strength to the sides. And with the cylindrical shape and wide top opening, they can hold a windscreen, stove, fuel, etc.

At some point I will try this out myself, just wondering if anyone else used these. A search turned up nothing.

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Dry side of the Eastern Sierra's
Re: Coconut Juice cans w/ ridges on 01/11/2012 12:41:05 MST Print View

I believe that these and similar cans are made of coated steel and not aluminum. Can you verify with a magnet or checking the can's label/weight?

L Miller
(LMiller) - F

Locale: Maryland
Re: Re: Coconut Juice cans w/ ridges on 01/11/2012 13:15:36 MST Print View

Looks like you're right, searching around the larger size cans do appear to be steel. I don't have one with me to test or weigh, but I'll pick one up just to see.