Feb 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm #1285337
Light SocalBPL Member
So besides, the UK site (ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk) which sells the Tibetan Ti stuff, does any US store, distrib or manufac sell a plain and simple * regular * handle (not long) ti spoon (not sporK)?
Here's what I mean: BPL Ti Spoon.
I can't believe no one is dist this stuff in the US.
Looks like Vargo gets a sporK version of it from the same source. The REI one is no good, Montbell changed theirs, uggh. Sea to Summit is cruddy aluminum.
Ultralight Backpacking GearFeb 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm #1835977
John DonewarBPL Member
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Texas
Campmor has an Optimus Titanium 3 Piece Cutlery Set for $17.97 plus shipping.
I realize all you want or need is the spoon but it was all my internet search revealed that wasn't out of stock or the extra long handled type.
Ultralight Designs has one on their site for $6.95 plus shipping but it is out of stock.
Maybe you could email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask when and if they will have the spoons back in stock.
I hope this helps somewhat.
NewtonFeb 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm #1835980
Ken T.BPL Member
Those Sea to Summit ones might be aluminum but the ones I have have given good service and are lighter and cheaper than their titanium counterparts.
It does not all have to be titanium and cuben.Feb 7, 2012 at 5:07 pm #1835987
I just had to laugh seeing this post!
Every year someone in my family tries to give me a Christmas or Birthday gift related to my passion for hiking and backpacking.
This year i got a Sea to Summit Spork.
I have been using a Coughlans "El Cheapo" plastic spoon for the past 3 years so this new metal spoon is not entirely unwelcome.
At least it's better than the drawer full of butane powered pocket hand warmers i seem to have accumulated over the years.
Anyhow, this Sea to Summit spork is T6 Hard Anodized Aluminum Alloy.
I have been using it to dig Nutella and peanut butter out of the jar around the house. So far it's been strong and flexes less than my plastic spoon.
Aluminum is lighter than Titanium last time i checked…Feb 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm #1836022
nanook ofthenorthBPL Member
MEC sells the long handled Ti oneFeb 7, 2012 at 7:33 pm #1836047
Light SocalBPL Member
Thank you @newton for the detailed post. You're right, the ultralightdesigns one is the closest. I'll check with them. Don't need a fork or knife.
@kthompson and @ice-axe, you are correct the StoS T6 is a great item. It is actually just like the TI one in terms of look, even lighter and better priced as you mentioned. I'm glad you both dig it.
However, for myself, I don't use aluminum utensils for health reasons, so in this case, yup, it has to be "all cuben and TI." I purposely didn't mention that because, I didn't want the post to get hijacked or sidetracked based on that information, which it probably will now. :-) Hint: not an invitation.
Anyway, hopefully some enterprising person will bring the TI stuff back on US soil. From the past posts I searched before posting this thread, a lot of BPL users are lamenting the loss of BPL FireLight TI products (mugs, pots, utensils etc). Ce la vie.
Thank you all again for the input. Over the last 5 years of membership, I've found you can always get good info here at BPL.Feb 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm #1836066
@geokiteLocale: Southern California
Just picked up a couple of bamboo spoons at my local asian foods/items store. 0.45oz and quite strong. Just an option, try a search here for bamboo spoon for some other musings on the topic.
SteveFeb 8, 2012 at 3:53 am #1836139
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