When confronted with an ill-equipped kitchen, a foreign country, or a desolate campground, it helps to channel MacGyver, that paragon of resourcefulness. I asked my colleagues and the smart cooks on our Chowhound Home Cooking board to share some of their MacGyver moments in the kitchen (and I found some great ideas on the Web, too). And check out some of these crazy-genius tips on video. We want more good stories—tell us yours.

No funnel?
Cut off the top third of a plastic soda bottle (got this one from Serious Eats). Or shape parchment paper into a cone.

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