BHM's Homesteading & Self-Reliance Forum

Posting requires Registration and the use of Cookies-enabled browser

Go Back   BHM Forum > Self-Reliance & Preparedness > Self-reliance

Self-reliance Self-reliance topics that do not have a dedicated board.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-06-2015, 09:34 PM
Tim Horton's Avatar
Tim Horton Male Tim Horton is offline
Grand Master Pontificator
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: In the bush of BC Canada
Posts: 6,108
Default "Spork"......

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...
Always fresh.
Keep your stick on the ice. Red Green
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2015, 11:05 PM
DavidOH's Avatar
DavidOH Male DavidOH is offline
Grand Master Pontificator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Central, OH
Posts: 2,443
Default Ingenuity

Gotta love how people work things out. If you don't have one, make one.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2015, 02:09 AM
Kachad Male Kachad is offline
Grand Master Pontificator
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 1,575

Colonel Sanders would be proud of you.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2015, 08:54 AM
randallhilton's Avatar
randallhilton Male randallhilton is offline
Grand Master Pontificator
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fort Worth TX
Posts: 1,443

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.

Use less, lose less, weigh the benefits, count the costs.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2015, 12:36 PM
Colorado Female Colorado is offline
Grand Master Pontificator
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,153

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.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 11:04 PM
Catalpa's Avatar
Catalpa Catalpa is offline
Grand Master Pontificator
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,888

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!
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" Romans 8:1
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 04:03 PM
zanedclark zanedclark is offline
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 15
Default very nice

good job, very nice
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -2. The time now is 12:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1996 to Present. Backwoods Home Magazine, Inc.