Not bushcraft, but handy

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  1. central joe

    central joe Wait For Me!! Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I get tired of breaking plastic forks in fast food joints. So I cut the handle off of a fork and smoothed the end out. Fits in the wallet, so it's always with me. Tried it this morning on some eggs, not as handy with the short handle, but 100% better than broken plastic. Works best if ya use one of yer wife's sterling forks, just keep it hid. joe
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  2. M.Hatfield

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    With all the plastic banning going on lately, I really like this idea.

    I wonder if a collapsible pocket bellows could work as a non-plastic straw? :confused:
     
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    Nice one Joe. Could you leave a short handle, drill a hole in it and wear it like a necklace. :33:
    Cheers Jim
     
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    Wasp DOWN IN DIXIE Hobbyist Supporter

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    If you drilled a hole you could rivet the rest of the handle on it, add a catch for when open and swivel the handle out to full length.

    This might make a good keychain?
     
  5. CowboyJesus

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    and if ya wanna avoid the wrath of the wife, you can get one for 25 cents at most thrift shops. get a spoon, and maybe you can rig up a diy hobo tool?

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    Great idea, Joe. I've got a few broken plastic LMF sporks tucked away here and there, but yours is much more durable.
     
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    I was thinking splitting the end of a stick, jamming the fork in there and lashing it. Then toss the stick at the end of the adventure.
     
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    Or just use a spoon. Not much you can't eat with a spoon and a pocket knife.
     
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    can it double as a striker? :17:
     
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    No, but it can double as a frog gig!!
     
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    then it IS bushcraft related!
     
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    I bet it could be modified to take straw as a handle *chuckles.
     
  13. Oni

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    I wear shorts all year.

    I keep a Snow Peak shorty spork and take apart chopsticks in my cargo pocket.

    When out with friends struggling with cheap wobbly plastic utensils, I’m eating with my Ti spork and SP chopsticks LOL.
     
  14. gohammergo

    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Funny. :) I carry a spork with me everywhere. Many times have been in a situation where a utensil was needed. Spork to the rescue. :)
     
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    I usually have a LMF spork in the car console. Just bought a couple in stainless steel from China. Will have to see how they work out....
     
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    Nobody curious yet where Joe has been getting his eggs cooked that he breaks plastic forks on 'em?
    ;)
     
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    Like the "racing spoon" back in the Vietnam era? Good idea. :D
     
  18. central joe

    central joe Wait For Me!! Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    The eggs this morning was just a test, and they were tasty. I have folding silverware, but this was made to fit in a wallet and take over when the fast food forks fail. I made it flat and small on purpose. It ain't great, but it beats fingers. joe
     
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    I just us a camp SS knife fork and spoon.
    Improvising is for when the right tool does not exist .
    primitive is leaving practicality behind.
     
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    My wife bought a bunch of metal straws, I immediately claimed one as a pocket bellows. It worked great! (I've never used it as a straw but I could, I guess.)
     
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    I hate when that happens. But if you can use something beside useing plastic go for it. Prov 27:17
     
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    I also hate the plastic utensil fail. I’ll be keeping an eye out for a suitable alternative to keep as a backup.
     
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    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I have had a bit of a spork issue the past few weeks. Losing one of my favorites. So I bought some more. :) I picked up three Tito brand, off Amazon. Titanium. They actually come in a little pouch. Right around $8-9.00 shipped. I keep one in the truck, one in my coffee cup, and one for a spare. :)
     
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