Living in Florida we have hurricane season from June 1st thru November 30th. Every year I put together a hurricane kit just in case we lose power. While going through my kit from last year I discovered that my manual can opener was getting old and beginning to rust. That said I decided to replace it. I finally decided on this manual can opener by Keenstone. I'm glad I purchased it as it is very well-balanced, easy to use and is of very high quality stainless steel. This manual can opener is made to last. Definitely a must have for every hurricane kit, esp for when the power goes out. I'm very happy I purchased thus one and not a cheap one that might only last 1 maybe 2 seasons. Thus one us made to last years!!!