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#256951 - 02/27/13 08:26 PM A spoon
TeacherRO Offline
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Yep. I like to have a spoon in the truck, in the backpack and several other kits...

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#256953 - 02/27/13 08:58 PM Re: A spoon [Re: TeacherRO]
Russ Offline
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Mine is titanium -- lightweight, tough and will not corrode -- and is stored with a fork (fork with an F, not a spork).

Or you can just have a bunch of free plastic ones from your favorite fast food eatery. Which reminds me that titanium will also not melt at normal cooking temps.

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#256954 - 02/27/13 09:16 PM Re: A spoon [Re: TeacherRO]
JBMat Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
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Loc: NC
+1 on titanium. Both a spoon and a fork.

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#256961 - 02/28/13 02:48 AM Re: A spoon [Re: TeacherRO]
2005RedTJ Offline
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Registered: 01/07/09
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Loc: Birmingham, Alabama
I have a titanium spoon/fork combo the wife got me a while back. But I also always keep a regular spoon in the truck to eat my Chunky soup with.

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#256966 - 02/28/13 02:49 PM Re: A spoon [Re: 2005RedTJ]
hikermor Offline
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I use titanium spoons on a daily basis - probably the best application for the metal- very tough and easy to clean.
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#256972 - 02/28/13 07:04 PM Re: A spoon [Re: TeacherRO]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 878
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
Yep. I like to have a spoon in the truck, in the backpack and several other kits...


Several different types that I use:

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- Titanium folding spork that occassionally collapses and isn't long enough at times.
- MSR folding plastic spork that is extra long (great for mre's and my deeper pot) and is my current fav.
- Jetboil plastic collapsible spoon and fork (too many bits to clean and sanitize and doesn't stay extended)
- MRE long plastic spoons (occassionally break)
- Steel interlocking utensils (who needs the knife?)
- fast food joint plastic spoons (free but too short)

I prefer plastic to prevent any damage to my non-stick pot.

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#256973 - 02/28/13 08:02 PM Re: A spoon [Re: Roarmeister]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4774
Loc: SOCAL
Ahh, non-stick pot surfaces... I don't use non-stick. Burned up too much Teflon in my days and even though the new stuff isn't Teflon, I still won't go back -- ever. I have a full set of titanium pots & pans; actually a couple sets depending and a couple odd single pieces that get more use. Ti does clean easy and I don't have to worry about scorching a non-stick surface.

One passing thought -- A spork is not a spoon. I've stuck myself too many times thinking it was a spoon and as a fork it won't hold the food on those short tines. In short it fails at both -- IMO. YMMV -- I'm sure a lot of folks must love sporks because they seem to sell so well.
MontBell spoon & fork set. .53 ounces for both and you have the benefit of a real spoon and a real fork.


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#256976 - 02/28/13 09:06 PM Re: A spoon [Re: Russ]
ILBob Offline
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Registered: 02/05/10
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Loc: Northern IL
I have a spork that is a fork on one end and a spoon on the other. Much better than the kind that tries to merge fork and spoon into the same end of the utensil.

http://ilbob.blogspot.com/2012/12/light-my-fire-spork.html
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#256977 - 02/28/13 09:22 PM Re: A spoon [Re: ILBob]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4774
Loc: SOCAL
Yeah, I've seen those and you're still stuck with using either a spoon or a fork. If you use the spoon end for one thing and then need to use the fork end, the end you just used is now the handle. These sporks and spoon/fork combinations are all compromises which seem like good ideas on paper, but in practice my opinion is that they are not worth the loss of dedicated utensils. What is saved? -- at most .53 ounces.

I would much rather have both a fork and a spoon with dedicated handles. again, YMMV

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#256981 - 02/28/13 11:13 PM Re: A spoon [Re: Russ]
ILBob Offline
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Registered: 02/05/10
Posts: 776
Loc: Northern IL
I mostly use the spork to stir the sweetener up when I make tea while hiking.

I agree it is a compromise.

here is another compromise.

http://www.crkt.com/EatN-Tool---Spoon-Fo...biner-Clam-Only
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