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Sons of the Forest Can Opener: How to Open Canned Food

Craig Robinson

You will likely encounter canned food as you journey through the mysterious island on the Sons of the Forest. However, getting into the tinned food is only possible with the right tool, the "Can Opener" iconCan Opener. Luckily for you, we know where the "Can Opener" iconCan Opener is in the Sons of the Forest.

Sons of the Forest Can Opener Location

(1 of 2) Head to the mountain helicopter crash site area, as seen on this GPS.

Head to the mountain helicopter crash site area, as seen on this GPS. (left), You can find the can opener in the snow beside this tent. (right)

As far as we can tell, there is only one location of a "Can Opener" iconCan Opener in the Sons of the Forest. Players will need to head into the mountain area. If you spawned in the mountain, then you’re in luck, as the helicopter crash shit is next to it. If you spawned on the beach, you’ve got a bit of running to do.

So, head towards the mountain and ascend it the best you can. You need to head towards the mountain. To climb up, you must follow the pathways up the mountain from the cave with the slingshot in front of it. There should be a small stream going up the mountain path that you can follow to reach it.

Once when you get to the top of the mountain, or near the area where the helicopter crashes in the mountain you then need to continue to follow a stream. It will take you to part of the mountain that is considered cold. But, don’t worry too much about that, as you will only be there briefly.

The stream will take you to enclosed area within the mountain peaks, with an ice lake, and some tent. Beside one of the orange tents is a "Can Opener" iconCan Opener, which you can pick up. There will also be some canned cat food around the area as well.

How to open canned food in Sons of the Forest

Now you have the "Can Opener" iconCan Opener, you need to enter your inventory by pressing “I”. Once there, you will be able to find can food in the left side of the screen, along with the "Can Opener" iconCan Opener in the bottom left in the tool belt area. Simply right-click both items onto the crafting mat and combine them to open the canned food. Once the food is opened, you can then eat it to restore your hunger meter.

And there you have it, you now know how to get the "Can Opener" iconCan Opener in Sons of the Forest and open cat food, and other canned food items.


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