Grandpa’s Fire Fork by Light My Fire

Light My Fire shows a revolutionary lightweight cooktool for the whittle challenged.

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by Mike Martin | 2007-01-27 23:33:02.488545-07

The Grandpa’s Fire Fork, weighing a mere 0.3 ounces, is perhaps the most dramatic advance in stove, cookware, and eating utensil design ever seen. It opens easily with a squeeze, then clamps securely on the end of any readily available stick. Food is then skewered on the end and cooked over a fire. After a brief cooling period, the deliciously roasted food is ready to eat right off of the product. Clean up is a snap - just insert back into the fire after your meal. The advantages of this new technology are numerous:

  • It’s really light.
  • It replaces your cookpot, stove, and eating utensils.
  • Clean up is easy.
  • It uses a renewable natural resource for fuel that adds no weight to your pack.
  • The proprietary roasting method of cooking adds no unhealthy saturated fats to your diet.

Of course, I suppose you could just use a stick, but what would the fun be in that?


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"Grandpa’s Fire Fork by Light My Fire," by Mike Martin. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/02740.html, 2007-01-27 23:33:02.488545-07.

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Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Grandpa’s Fire Fork by Light My Fire on 01/27/2007 23:42:14 MST Print View

Companion forum thread to:

Grandpa'€™s Fire Fork by Light My Fire

Edited by MikeMartin on 01/27/2007 23:44:01 MST.

b d
(bdavis) - F

Locale: Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
Re: Grandpa’s Fire Fork by Light My Fire on 01/28/2007 14:07:54 MST Print View

I gotta admit .... this one I don't get, exactly. But, why not -- a UL or SUL weenie and marshmallow roaster. Ummm. OK, what will the member price be in the Gear Shop? And, do we get volume discounts?

David Plantenga
(davidplantenga) - F
GPa's "FireStick"? on 01/28/2007 14:37:27 MST Print View

Ha Ha Ha Ha This one is funny.
Who carries fresh meat on a trip?

Marshmellows and Backpacking? Funny too.
Since MM's don't spoil, what is the nutritional value of a MM?

so ...GPa's FireStick looks to me like "additional" weight if you ask me.

Not sure I carry it if it was free ...

Michael Martin
(MikeMartin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: North Idaho
Re: GPa's "FireStick"? on 01/28/2007 17:13:30 MST Print View

David writes:

>> Ha Ha Ha Ha This one is funny.

Hi guys! Glad to see not everyone takes this too seriously. ;-)

Cheers from ORWM,

-Mike

Pan Globe
(PanGlobe) - F
Grandpa's Fire Fork on 09/21/2009 11:38:33 MDT Print View

As an owner of 2 Fire Forks, I can tell you my kids LOVE THEM. Obviously the elite "ultralite" backpacking wimps who commented don't get that it's not for them. KIDS!!!

I remember back in the early 70's when we were 14, friends and I would disappear for 2 weeks at a time into the Olympic's Alpine, we'd hike down to a trail head to call our parent's for pick-up ONLY when our food ran out. Carry meat backpacking? Wouldn't hike without it! We'd fill our packs with freeze dried dinners and a large zip lock of TVP to add to their always too skimpy portions, but each also always started with a 2 pound Tillamook cheese "baby loaf" and a full Armour "Thuringer" meat loaf. They never spoiled before being consumed, and added the extra calories needed beyond TVP for 8-12 mile days for 2 weeks.

Backpackers today are wimps! Maybe it's their lack of meat?
And don't forget your cell phones in case you hurt yourselve's Nancy Boys!

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
8 miles. on 09/21/2009 16:56:49 MDT Print View

8 miles a day only? shucks that a full three hours out of your 24.

who's the wimp?!

:)