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Cutlery lust
« on: August 17, 2010, 06:39:22 pm »

   Lifeventure Knife Fork Spoon Set Titanium Only £13.49


About six quid cheaper than fleaBay and stunning reviews.  FWIW, my stainless steel set weighs 110g, so this is a full 2oz lighter.  That's not why your finger is hovering over the "Add to basket" button, though, is it?
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 06:41:55 pm »
Well, thats not a thread title you see every day ;D

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 06:46:30 pm »
I'm a great fan of the 'light my fire' spork. A design classic!

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 06:57:38 pm »
The Alpkit titanium cutlery set is cheaper and lighter.
 - Alpkit Outdoor Gear Shop

I've got an older design of titanium cutlery set from them, and it does the job nicely.

Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 07:00:12 pm »
Their titanium cooking pot is also nice, but frankly unnecessary since aluminium does the job better (teflon-coated if you think alu is toxic).
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2010, 08:43:16 pm »
I'm a great fan of the 'light my fire' spork. A design classic!

I kept mine in my bar bag, handy for pots of yoghurt and tubs of couscous-y stuff. It eventually snapped when I was washing it  :(

They now do a titanium one...

Alpkit do some nice stuff, I've now got the folding spork
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2010, 10:21:18 pm »
We have sporks, titanium spork and mini-sporks.

And, of course, the ultralight bamboo sporks.
Getting there...

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2010, 10:23:31 pm »
The Ti sporks look to have a matte finish...is it not like dragging a bit of emery paper across you teeth?

 :-X

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2010, 01:31:44 pm »
My name is Charlotte and I'm a Snow Peak Ti camping cookware addict.

I've got their Trek 700, 900 and 1400 Ti billycans to go with my Clikstand lightweight Trangia-style kit, I also have their  spoon and fork set as I've never seen the need for a separate, blunt eating knife when I'm camping.

I also have their cut-down "racing" spork, which is one of those little objects of desire which, despite being considerably less practical than most other pieces of cutlery, nonetheless makes me unaccountably happy.

Yes, I really am that sad.

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clarion

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010, 02:44:35 pm »
I also have their cut-down "racing" spork, which is one of those little objects of desire which, despite being considerably less practical than most other pieces of cutlery, nonetheless makes me unaccountably happy.

My bamboo spork is smaller, and possibly lighter ;) :-*
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2010, 02:45:44 pm »
*doesn't care*

*strokes spork*

Precioussssssssss  :D
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clarion

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2010, 02:47:50 pm »
I have two, you know... ;)
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2010, 04:30:40 pm »
I've just got a set of the Lifeventure folding cutlery, since small volume seems more useful to me than ultralightweight.

If you really want to go the route of lightness, isn't a set of titanium folding chopsticks the way?
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2010, 05:11:37 pm »
I usually carry some of the lifeventure folding cutlery in my saddlebag (even on my commute ::-)) but I don't like the fork very much - it's too narrow. The knives aren't bad if you want something less stabby than a SAK though :). I like that short ti spork :P.
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2010, 05:24:15 pm »
Yes, the folding fork is a bit hopeless.  The knife isn't bad, and the spoon is OK (although mines not quite straight when unfolded).

I suspect a better combination may be a spork and decent sharp "kitchen" knife (with a cover on the blade).  The trouble with that is that I suspect things like soup and cereal don't play well with a spork.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2010, 05:36:07 pm »
Yes, the folding fork is a bit hopeless.  The knife isn't bad, and the spoon is OK (although mines not quite straight when unfolded).

I suspect a better combination may be a spork and decent sharp "kitchen" knife (with a cover on the blade).  The trouble with that is that I suspect things like soup and cereal don't play well with a spork.
We eat a fair amount of soup with no problems :)
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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2010, 06:20:51 pm »
I use the kids old "soft" spoons when I'm cooking solo. They also do a reasonable job of cleaning muck off the crockery if you're in a hurry, saving you the hassle of washing it.

Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2010, 06:47:51 pm »
I'm a great fan of the 'light my fire' spork. A design classic!
+1!

Except we managed to throw two away along with the rubbish bag on one campsite.  :'(

Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2010, 09:16:02 pm »
I'm a great fan of the 'light my fire' spork. A design classic!

...and it comes in Titanium. ;D
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2010, 09:19:56 pm »
*Spork envy*

Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2010, 09:32:55 pm »

   Lifeventure Knife Fork Spoon Set Titanium Only £13.49


About six quid cheaper than fleaBay and stunning reviews.  FWIW, my stainless steel set weighs 110g, so this is a full 2oz lighter.  That's not why your finger is hovering over the "Add to basket" button, though, is it?

I had one of those sets but didn't like it, so gave it away. The fork was the wrong shape for my mouth  ??? so I went back to a Ti Spork and my trusted Swiss Army knife (which I always carry anyway). I find I can eat anything with that combination and my fingers.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven.

Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2010, 09:39:20 pm »
When I go camping, the only cutlery I take is called a "wallet"

As soon as the nearest cafe opens - bacon! Disco! At the end of the day, a wallet and the nearest pub are all you need for sustenance.

I really have no clue what you lot are talking about. Odd people  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2010, 11:45:44 pm »
I just take liquified food and a folding titanium straw.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2010, 09:42:29 am »
Plastic spoons and forks are widely available FoC

But that is not the purpose of this thread

It is to explore the existential nature of camping cutlery, ergonomics and desire

10,000 years from now a titanium spork could be discovered and not fully understood.  We wish to explore that very understanding

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Re: Cutlery lust
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2010, 05:27:51 pm »
Does it worry you that, 100 years hence, the triumphal dolphins will laugh at our heavy titanium cutlery as they tuck into man fillet with unobtanium 5g chopsticks?
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