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#165434 - 01/28/09 09:07 AM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: Erik_B]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
Originally Posted By: Erik_B
well guys, i've decided on the Light My Fire Ti spork.

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


Well I am glad you got something, and I suppose if you want a spork that would be a good one.

---Canned green beans, yeesh, I never did like them much. Pickled green beans are a real treat though.
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#165448 - 01/28/09 12:46 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: scafool]
CSG Offline
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Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 72
Loc: Idaho
I've looked into a replacement for my Lexan utensils but haven't found anything I like better. These days, all I carry is the spoon as I'm not likely to prepare meals on a day hike anyway and when I go out overnight it's usually with my camping van where I can eat in a civilized manner. laugh

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#165463 - 01/28/09 02:09 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: CSG]
oldsoldier Offline
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Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 742
Loc: MA
I keep a snowpeak Ti spork in my jeep ditch kit, but, for hiking, I use a GSI lexan collapsible spoon (fits into my GSI solo cook kit). I look at it like this; if I cannot eat it with a spoon, I can with a knife. After all, with a fork, you are simply stabbing your food, right? laugh
Besides, when hiking, all my food can be shovelled in with a spoon...makes eating easier wink
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#165468 - 01/28/09 02:36 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: oldsoldier]
Russ Online   content
Geezer

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5171
Loc: SOCAL
The tines on a spork ruin a perfectly good spoon. A spoon and chopsticks (which can be made in the field) along with whatever knife you use for food prep is all you need.

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#165469 - 01/28/09 02:43 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: Russ]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
I cary a long handled spoon and a fork. I am not a spork fan.
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#165472 - 01/28/09 02:48 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: Stu]
Russ Online   content
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5171
Loc: SOCAL
This one? Perfect for reaching to the bottom of a Mountain House freeze dried food bag to get the last bites of granola. A spork can't do that because they're too short and the tines get in the way.

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#165481 - 01/28/09 03:29 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: Russ]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: Russ
This one? Perfect for reaching to the bottom of a Mountain House freeze dried food bag to get the last bites of granola. A spork can't do that because they're too short and the tines get in the way.

That is one of the spoons in my kit.......Perfect for freeze dried food bags. grin
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#165493 - 01/28/09 06:15 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: Stu]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2027
Loc: NE Wisconsin
I have the plastic Light My Fire spork with a spoon on one end and a spork - its actually a slightly spoonish fork - on the other. Wouldn't it have made more sense to have a spoon on one end and a REAL fork on the other?

I took it on our first backpacking trip with my son's Boy Scout troop, and was very proud of the ingenuity and weight savings.

First meal ... spaghetti ... sigh. The only way to eat spaghetti with a spork is to chop up all the noodles with the spoon side and then eat it like soup. So much for the spork. They should have molded the fork end with longer - more separated - tines, like a regular fork.

These days, considering how really low-weight the Lexan spoons and forks are ... I just take one of each.

Ken K.

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#165496 - 01/28/09 06:46 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: ]
Tarzan Offline
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Registered: 02/02/08
Posts: 146
Loc: Washington
I actually believe that the spork is one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. The foon on the other hand, was a dismal failure

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#165499 - 01/28/09 07:08 PM Re: Tell Me About Sporks [Re: Tarzan]
Dan_McI Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 844
Loc: NYC
Originally Posted By: Tarzan
I actually believe that the spork is one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. The foon on the other hand, was a dismal failure


I still insist on using a foon, over a spork.

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