Sporks SUCK!!!
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Michael Cockrell
(CAL-EE-FOR-NIA) - F

Locale: Central Valley, Lodi-Stockton, CA
Knife & spoon on 12/27/2012 08:58:20 MST Print View

Which movie was it? . . . Stalingrad or Cross of Iron?

A female Russian fighter reaches for her boot, but as the german figher points his rifle at her, she says "my spoon" and pulls out her spoon.

I loved that scene because all the world traveling I've done, you can eat almost everything with a spoon.

And your knife can stab for eating what the spoon can't hold. I can use the spoon to hold something while the knife cuts.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Sporks are for Heroes on 12/27/2012 09:54:58 MST Print View

I am a proud Spork user walking in the footsteps of other known Spork giants.

Some famous users (to name just a few):

*Odysseus (in a lost translation of Homer's Odyssey he apparently kills four of the 108 suitors with a bronze spork he was known to carry throughout the Trojan Wars)

*Joan of Arc

*Ernest Hemmingway (killed and ate marlin with one)

*Don Quixote

*Tom Joad (in the author's notes it was revealed Tom ate the rabbit at the beginning of "The Grapes of Wrath" with a tin spork- as was common to carry amongst hobos of the time).

*Titus of Gaul

*Amelia Earhart

*Maurice Herzog (used a spork as a piton during a desperate push on Annapurna)

*Sir Ernest Shackleton

*Bodhidharma

*General George S. Patton (carried a spork throughout North Africa)

*Gilgamesh (perhaps the first known spork devotee)

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
Sporks on 12/27/2012 10:20:36 MST Print View

^^ That is awesome! ^^^^

Michael Cockrell
(CAL-EE-FOR-NIA) - F

Locale: Central Valley, Lodi-Stockton, CA
History spork users on 12/27/2012 10:24:13 MST Print View

And the tragic end for many of them?

If they had a spoon & knife, they could have lived a long and happy life!

For many of them, did they use tent, tarp, or hammock?

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: spoonphilic and sporkaphobic on 12/27/2012 10:50:30 MST Print View

To the above, may I also add spoonphallic.

Matt Sanger
(IPARider) - MLife
Sporktastic on 12/27/2012 19:24:26 MST Print View

Sorry, but my Ti spork is one of my favorite pieces of gear...one utensil to rule them all...it handles mac and cheese with ease, cous-cous pilaf with aplomb, it has the means to shovel beans and can spin the hair of angels (as in pasta).

I love my spork!

jason quick
(jase)

Locale: A tent in my backyard - Melbourne
spoon dreaming on 12/28/2012 04:42:25 MST Print View

I lose sleep over this one.... ;-)

It's either my ti long handled spoon (StS), short handled StS Ti spoon, or the good old McFlurry spoon....

zero sporks.

...and let's not forget the SPLADE!...spoon and blade combined.

Edited by jase on 12/28/2012 04:47:20 MST.

jason quick
(jase)

Locale: A tent in my backyard - Melbourne
Sporking on 12/28/2012 04:46:49 MST Print View

...so we all know of 'spooning' with partners....

...is there such a thing as 'sporking'?

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Spoon on 12/28/2012 04:55:31 MST Print View

I eat everything with a spoon, and I do mean spaghetti, steak, .... and all those other things that people think they need tines for.

Just takes a little practice/unlearning.

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: Spoon on 12/28/2012 07:18:40 MST Print View

Making chopsticks from sticks is really not too hard of a skill to learn if your spoon ever fails you. I know, I know all you spork users camp above treeline, while us lowly spoon users are at the KOA!

Sara Dhooma
(Sara)

Locale: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Light My Fire Spork on 12/28/2012 10:03:26 MST Print View

My Light My Fire spork broke off while trying to scoop up thick oatmeal.
You need to be gentle with them!

I also find them hard to pack due to their odd shape.

Sean Nordeen
(Miner) - F - M

Locale: SoCAL
Long Handle Spoons are better. on 12/28/2012 12:56:40 MST Print View

Given that I use the Freezer Bag Cooking method, anything with a point sucks since it can puncture the bottom of the bag and cause leakage. Thats why, for the past 4 years, I use a long handled Titanium Spoon that weights 0.4oz. Being a long handle, it reaches easily into the bottom of the bag without worries of getting food on my hand. Being metal, I don't worry about it breaking when using it in a jar of peanut butter.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Sporks SUCK!!! on 12/28/2012 15:42:12 MST Print View

I'm a spooner, not a sporker.

Edited by jshann on 12/28/2012 15:42:44 MST.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Re: Re: Sporks SUCK!!! on 12/28/2012 16:00:21 MST Print View

Years ago I made the first TI Long Handle Spoon:
1.


Then BPL came out with a long handle spoon made from the idea (I have two that Ryan gave me). BPL sold them for a couple of years and then they showed up at REI.
2.


I use one of my BPL versions almost everyday and it still looks like new.

Edited by bfornshell on 12/28/2012 16:01:24 MST.

Rakesh Malik
(Tamerlin)

Locale: Cascadia
Spoon + Chopsticks for me on 12/29/2012 14:49:33 MST Print View

I favor a long-handled spoon which is good for nearly everything except noodles, but I do like rice noodles when camping. :)

Peter Evans
(NLslacker)
My Precious Ti Orkoon on 02/23/2013 09:03:58 MST Print View

Ork

I have one of these: Rare as hen's teeth, they don't make them anymore... (Filzer)
It solves the issue many have of the fork tines reducing the spooniness of the utensil.
Best of both worlds...

http://www.filzer.com/products.php?id=12

Orkoon

Edited by NLslacker on 02/23/2013 09:10:07 MST.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
I Must Chime In on 02/23/2013 09:26:14 MST Print View

Thoughts:

The Freezer Bag cooking method is so much more plastic-intensive than anything else, you might as well buy stock in landfill liners.

Arguments against the almighty spork are intolerable and heretic.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Sporks SUCK!!! on 02/23/2013 09:30:51 MST Print View

Sporks first appeared in our middle school(junior high) cafeteria. Not good at either task. But a superior launching mechanism for green peas.

Spoons forever!

Loki Cuthbert
(lokbot) - F

Locale: Portland, OR
@ max on 02/23/2013 10:01:21 MST Print View

You're not supposed to throw away your trash. That's why burn barrels where invented.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Sporks SUCK!!! on 02/23/2013 11:06:13 MST Print View

@ sporks....

MMMMMeh.