Aug 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm #1292877
Kevin BurtonBPL Member
Many common pieces of gear have handles.
– pots & pans
– fishing nets
Would it be nice if the straight portion of your tent stakes could be used as the handles for these?
You can use them by themselves as chopsticks.
Screw it onto the brush of your toothbrush for a handle.
Use it to pick up your pot or pan by screwing it in…
Screw them together and use them as the handle for a fishing net.
I'm sure there are more ideas… but it could be a good idea for a company to sell these as kits.
I'd buy them.Aug 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm #1901891
File some grooves in the side of the top of the stake – use it to scrape your teeth clean.
Use the other end of the stake as a skewer – forget the pot.
JimAug 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm #1901895
Carl UmlandBPL Member
@chumlandLocale: Pacific Crest Trail, mostly
Make them so that you could link them together as a backpack frame.Aug 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm #1901897Aug 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm #1901903
Franco DarioliBPL Member
OK, OK, I know that this is BPL but…
Is it really worth the weight saving to risk spreading germs from stake to fork to toothbrush ?
Take a good look at how the stake is inserted into the fork/spoon/toothbrush.
How are you going to keep that tube clean ?
How practical is it to brush your teeth with that ?
Sorry but that goes with the paper pot and balloon mat idea. Strictly for backyard use…
FrancoAug 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm #1901913
John NausiedaBPL Member
I agree. It's a bridge too far. Do you want to burn yourself with a handle or spill boiling water? Hygiene is more important than weight.Even the idea of using stakes to stabilize a canister turned out to be unreliable in the field. Other issue-are you carrying extra stakes? Not a gain. Effective anti-burn ointments containing silver are Prescription only in the U.S. or big bucks from Canada. They work and are worth the $$$ but better to avoid the juggling and the pain?Aug 12, 2012 at 11:52 pm #1902210
J CBPL Member
Wow, that has got to be the most hilarious thing I've seen on BPL. Just how much weight do you really save by severing the handles of those items? 30 grams, max? I like my toothbrush handle.Aug 13, 2012 at 8:18 am #1902260
Rob DalyBPL Member
@rdalyLocale: outdoors amap
Interesting concept. Hey, if it works for you, great.
Myself, I have no need for a fishing net or chopsticks. I cut the handle down on my toothbrush many year ago. And I use a lexan spoon that I drilled holes in to lighten. :DAug 13, 2012 at 9:40 am #1902292
James MarcoBPL Member
@jamesdmarcoLocale: Finger Lakes
What is a tooth brush handle? Ohh….never mind…found it on Google…
They even have this thing called tooth paste, WOW!
No these things probably don't save that much. But, as has been said:
Everything weighs something."
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