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Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
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James Couch

Locale: Cascade Mountains
Nothing is indestructible on 04/19/2014 23:03:17 MDT Print View

Nothing is indestructible - given sufficient provocation anything can be broken. Just handing it to a child is usually sufficient in most cases.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
"Just handing it to a child..." on 04/19/2014 23:23:50 MDT Print View

James m' boy, truer words were never spoken!

I recently showed my 9 year old grandson how to make a fire using my Swedish striker.
Later, after successfully starting a fire and after whirling it around a bit, he handed it back with half the sriker stick broken off. AMAZING!

Nick Larsen
(stingray4540) - F

Locale: South Bay
Bamboo on 04/21/2014 09:35:45 MDT Print View

Bamboo spoon from a Japanese store, or party store. 4g - 8g and cheap.

Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
RE: Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon on 04/21/2014 11:03:21 MDT Print View

Related somewhat, I once found myself up in an alpine area in the North Cascades in Washington State when I discovered I had forgotten my spoon and had nothing else suitable to eat with. I figured I'd find some sticks and use them like chopsticks.

Well just about every last piece of wood up there was wet and rotten (I didn't want to pull a live branch off the alpine trees). They just crumbled when I tried to use them. After a long search I found a pair of short, crooked sticks that had solid cores once I rubbed off all the decaying bark.

They worked, sort of, at least I was able to eat something that was not cold. I think I still have them in my drawer, a reminder not to forget my spoon!

Valerie E
(Wildtowner) - M

Locale: Grand Canyon State
How to Lose a Titanium Spoon on 04/21/2014 13:24:44 MDT Print View

Directions on How to Lose a Titanium Spoon:

1. Sit on rock to eat your meal with said spoon
2. Finish meal
3. Put spoon down on rock beside you
4. Accidentally knock it off the rock without noticing
5. Pack up and leave without checking under the bush beside the rock

That certainly worked well for me! ;^)

Don Amundson
(amrowinc) - M

Locale: Southern California
How to Loose a Titanium Spoon on 04/21/2014 14:03:18 MDT Print View

Exactly how I did it Valerie! Probably at a different rock though...
The short description (for me) would be "get old."

Rex Sanders
(Rex) - M

Locale: Central California Coast
Spife? on 04/21/2014 23:03:55 MDT Print View

Did I accidentally invent a new combination spoon and knife - a "spife"?

Sort of like a spork, but less useful.

Other spifes are available. Maybe safer and more useful, hard to tell.

Urban Dictionary:
It's a spife. Spoon and knife combined.
CIA Agent: The victim appears to have been spifed several times in the neck.

Sounds painful.

Maybe we can re-use NASA's SPIFe for trip planning, but not for eating one-pot meals.

So it goes.

-- Rex

(Edited because autocorrect doesn't like "spork" or "spife"!)

Edited by Rex on 04/21/2014 23:06:25 MDT.

Sean Nordeen
(Miner) - F

Locale: SoCAL
Leaving Titanium Spoon on 04/22/2014 13:03:42 MDT Print View

3. Put spoon down on rock beside you

Oh! That's what I've been doing wrong! I know we hikers tend to eat food off the ground when we drop it, but laying a half wet spoon on the ground or a rock just seems like asking to pick up a bit of grit or possibly marmot poop on it. Doesn't sound tastey to me at all. But to each their own. I always lay it on a food related ziplock like my trash, or in my peanut butter jar, or just put it back in my food bag if I'm done with it. Since its on top of other food related things that I need to pack up, it always gets put away.

Edited by Miner on 04/22/2014 13:37:01 MDT.