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Old 09-06-2015, 09:34 PM
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The last time I was at the farmers market I got a big bowl of fried rice for a late lunch... Was sitting eating it with my coffee using a plastic spork...

Actually it seemed to work OK, but being plastic the damn thing broke... I hate that... Got another spork and stuck it in my pocket when I finished eating...

Got home and started thinking about it.. Looked up sporks on the internet, both sturdy plastic and metal ones can be found..... For a price.. Seems anywhere from about $8 $20..... Not going to happen, so I made my own..

Went to the thrift store and got several soup size spoons that don't match, but were cheap... Put the 4.5" cut off wheel on my small grinder, clamped it in my Workmate bench and cut one out.. Used my small files for die making to clean it up... Used some 400 grit emery cloth to clean it up some more and here it is...

Actually it doesn't work too bad... Not what you want to eat a T bone with.. But good enough to eat several meals I fixed on my Hobo stove.. Several cans of Campbells Chunky soup out of the can and other things "C" ration or MRE type packs..

I'm going to make up several more and stash one in each of my vehicle kits, and where ever else I might need one..

It may seem a little Jack Pine Savage/hillbilly/redneck to make your own, but give it a try... It might turn out pretty handy..
Good luck...
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Old 09-06-2015, 11:05 PM
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:09 AM
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:54 AM
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That's a fine job you did there - looks down right store bought!

I always keep a spoon in my gear. In fact, I'm the proud owner of a titanium spork that one of my sons gave me.

I have come to prefer my "Light My Fire" spoon/fork because I like having a real spoon -- I was always frustrated trying to get all the KFC imitation mashed potatoes out of the little Styrofoam cup.
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:36 PM
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I try to carry plastic spoon with me in my bag. I save them from picnic trips and wash and put in . I checked my bag this morning none in it. Need to put a set in in case. Guess I took out on that back country trip. DIL had not put in any spoons. I had some for us. Guess I washed and re-bagged and did not put back. In cupboard I guess.

Have not seen sporks but have ice cream fork/spoons. Salad fork I did carry. That is short.
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:04 PM
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Very well done, Wyo! Be a cool thing to keep a few on hand in various kits....
I'll never forget sitting in my truck a long way from anywhere having my lunch when I realized I had no spoon for my yogurt. What a mess!
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good job, very nice
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