A cooking pot is an easy and versatile use for an empty can that would otherwise be garbage. Use the tip of your knife to punch a hole just under the can's rim, punch a second hole on the opposite side of the can, and string a piece of wire through each hole. Twist each loose end of the wire to secure your new bail, and you have a cooking ready stew pot. That is, providing that the can did not have a plastic lining. Some cans have a white or clear plastic lining to better protect the food flavors inside. Just burn the open, empty can in the fire for 5 minutes to remove this lining and you'll be ready to move forward.