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#165229 - 01/27/09 04:15 AM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: Erik_B]
djlmwh Offline
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Registered: 06/10/08
Posts: 11
Loc: Oregon
After cutting my mouth once on a broken (albeit plastic) spork, I opted for a long-handled spoon.

This is the one I use backpacking; it weighs less than an ounce and has a handle long enough to reach the bottom of a dehydrated meal bag.

No affiliation with REI here, of course:
http://www.rei.com/product/745318

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#165241 - 01/27/09 06:56 AM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: djlmwh]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
I have the non-foldable and the foldable looks nice if it can fit in my TI cup smile I have my stove and gas in there currently too.
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#165245 - 01/27/09 11:00 AM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: djlmwh]
Russ Online   content
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5175
Loc: SOCAL
I have that the same spoon, didn't think I'd like it at first but it works really well for eating granola out of the package.

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#165249 - 01/27/09 12:40 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: Russ]
Mike_H Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 612
Loc: SE PA
Originally Posted By: Russ
It doesn't matter who makes them, I just can't get myself to like sporks. As a spoon they leak out the front and the tines are too short to be a decent fork. Instead I opted for a Ti fork and spoon, and don't worry about the extra weight.


Did the same thing myself. I prefer to have seperate ones. And Ti is so light that it is fine carrying both.
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#165264 - 01/27/09 02:37 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: scafool]
Erik_B Offline
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Registered: 08/10/07
Posts: 315
Loc: Somewhere in my own little wor...
well guys, i've decided on the Light My Fire Ti spork. I've got one of PC that i picked up at Wallmart, but i \;m just not confident enough in it's structural integrity to carry it in my pack. great for packed lunches, though.

Originally Posted By: Sherpadog
Try eating soup or other spooning up other liquids with a spork, it will test your patience while your food goes cold....

I carry a lexan spoon and fork which set me back a couple of dollars about 5-6 years ago.


this is why i absolutely love the design of the Light my Fire sporks. fork and spoon are full-size and fully funncitonal without having to keep track of two different utensils -for me the main point of a spork- and with th added advantage of a small cutting edge.

Originally Posted By: scafool


Say, is that a fresh can of worms?



well, the worms are pretty fresh, but i was hoping for green beans when i opened the can. crazy


Edited by Erik_B (01/27/09 02:38 PM)
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#165270 - 01/27/09 03:08 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: Erik_B]
airballrad Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 244
Loc: Gulf Coast Florida, USA
Another +1 for the LMF PC sporks. I have one in my BOB, and I use one for lunch every day. I normally have soup/stew/chili though, so I can't speak too much for the fork...
Their spork in Ti might be enough to get me to buy into Ti (a little bit, at least).
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#165276 - 01/27/09 03:36 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: airballrad]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Yet another reason why I pack my own set of chopsticks around.
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#165290 - 01/27/09 05:21 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: Erik_B]
falcon5000 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 662
Here's an interesting idea for those who eat on the run, interesting idea. Useless but it gives new name to wallet utensils.

http://wildboarblades.com/linderpage5.htm


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#165301 - 01/27/09 05:41 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: Erik_B]
raptor Offline
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Registered: 04/05/08
Posts: 284
Loc: Europe
I think the LMF titanium version is a good decision. If itīs strong enough and is carried in the pocket, maybe one could use two titanium sporks (or maybe even one) to self-extract from the ice water smile.

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#165389 - 01/28/09 01:38 AM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: falcon5000]
Roarmeister Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 914
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Seconder on the folding ti-fork. Only utensil I need when lightweight backpacking. OK, well, that and about 4 dozen knives to try out!!! laugh

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