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Post by sarge » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:47 am

So. Let's talk about Sporks. A quick initial review of a new little piece of gear I just got.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V_aLsnfaEw


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Post by Scuba » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:01 pm

Sprongs. That is all.
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Post by sarge » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:20 pm

Yahbut--

$12 ea vs $3.50 ea.

And I can't get past the whole "salad tool" thing in my head.
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Post by bobamos » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:23 pm

Hey, one can never over estimate the value of food... And how it is delivered is just as important... LOL
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Post by Scott » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:47 pm

bobamos wrote:Hey, one can never over estimate the value of food... And how it is delivered is just as important... LOL
Or for me, how food is delivered is not important at all. Sticks, fingers, whatever. As long as it makes it past the molars. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by kev137 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:44 am

Some people worry that a search of their YouTube history will show something embarrassing like piano playing cats. Not me. I just watched a 10 minute disscusion on sporks. Nothing embarrassing about that. Before that it was flynguy's climashield underquilt video.

Thanks guys for making my night at work entertaining.
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Post by sarge » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:30 am

Dang.

You didn't mention the time I used my tightie whities in a gear test-----
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Post by sarge » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:41 am

FWIW, an old militaria collector buddy has done some research on the controversy and weighs in with this historical information.
Really, the science is settled. It is a spoon with a fork on it.

It all began back in 1865 when Hiram Increase (H.I.) McWhorter, a Scottish immigrant from Hahira, Georgia, was making his way back home from Appomattox as part of the recently defeated Confederacy. Having only an old wooden spoon he'd picked up along the way somewhere, he found it difficult to eat meat and certain vegetables without getting his hands dirty. Thus, he used his bayonet to fashion a series of small spikes at the leading edge of the spoon. He initially called his invention a foon, because it was a spoon with a fork attached to it, but upon deciding that sounded ridiculous (to be likened with "buffoon" or "loon"), he changed the name to spork (thankfully "Mork" and "Ork" wouldn't enter the American lexicon for another 113 years). Modern historians believe this change in name is what prompted the controversy of "which is it?" in the first place.
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Post by gmcpcs » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:54 am

OK, I think you are sinister biased. The number one reason I don't use those fancy style sporks, are that they are RIGHT-HANDED. You are leaving out a factor that 9-20% of the population considers.

Now, the other factor that I think is important, that you did "touch" upon, was the short handled tools causing you to touch the sides of the bag. I personally prefer not to lick my fingers if I have been out in the woods a while, unless I can clean them sufficiently with soap and water.

The folding tool seems a bit gimmicky to me, but I know that is the point of this review...:-)

I am interested in seeing a part 2 of this very fascinating topic. One idea I have for you to try: Carry the church social spork and use the small amount of duck tape (You always carry, right?) to take a scavenged stick to increase the length of your utensil. Just a thought, and I anxiously await further discussion and review.

When I see you at the BB Hang, I will share with you my McGyvered MRE Spoon, which was my "Go-to" Freezer bag utensil, until it broke. Please don't forget to ask about it :-)

For me personally, proper ambidextrous use is number 1, and length of the utensil is number 2.

(Yes, I did watch a ten minute video about sporks too, Kev137)

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Post by sarge » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:07 am

You do know that the last time someone asked me to do some follow up on a subject, we ended up with 6 videos on bowl bags doncha?
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Post by kev137 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:27 pm

You didn't mention the time I used my tightie whities in a gear test-----[/quote]

I already did. I think i said something to the effect of ," never underestimate the power of the mighty tighty whitey". And speaking of your famous drawers, I noticed they made a guest appearance in your latest you can get there from here video at the lake. :D
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Post by sarge » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:10 pm

kev137 wrote:You didn't mention the time I used my tightie whities in a gear test-----

I already did. I think i said something to the effect of ," never underestimate the power of the mighty tighty whitey". And speaking of your famous drawers, I noticed they made a guest appearance in your latest you can get there from here video at the lake. :D
Yes, and then before I could get them when they were dry, Zort's dog Jager flung them into the lake where they sunk.

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Post by Scuba » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:32 pm

How about the time we did an extended weekend at Neiderhoffer and I had t run into town to buy underwear for you?
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Post by UncleMJM » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:17 pm

Careful, it looks like this thread is on the edge of that slippery slope of eroding that campfire creed of what happens at Neiderhoffer stays at Neiderhoffer.

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