Light My Fire Spork

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Light My Fire Spork -

Already a spoon and fork, a serrated edge makes the Light My Fire Spork a knife as well, offering all-around utility in 1 handy utensil.

Imported.

Fabric:

  • Made of a heat-resistant Tritan™ copolyester material, this lightweight eating tool is dishwasher safe and won't harm nonstick cooking surfaces under normal usage

Manufactured:

  • Made in Sweden

Features:

  • Overstock
  • Perfect for camping
  • BPA Free!
  • 1 end is a spoon; the other features a 4-tine fork and knife with sawtooth blade
  • Ideal for backpacking and picnicking
REI (2010)

The Light My Fire Spork is not only a spoon and fork in 1 handy utensil, but it's also a knife as well!

Imported.


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Spoon on one end, fork on the other, the Light My Fire spork is the versatile choice for backcountry dining.
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Activity:Backpacking
BPA free:Yes
Dimensions:6.6 x 1.5 inches
Material:Polycarbonate
Weight:0.2 ounce
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Light My Fire Spork Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Perfect

Perfection.It doesn't get any better. I bought one years ago and liked it so much I bought a four pack at a few months later. I just bought four more from REI Outlet since they were on sale. I have three workplaces and I keep one in each office. I also keep one in my backpack. I got more so I could keep a couple in my backpacking equipment and also at home. I love these things. I've never had one break. I don't know how these things could break under normal usage. Maybe if you gave one to a starving gorilla. I don't know. I like the various bright colors. I absolutely love having separate ends for the fork and the spoon. I hate the traditional spork designs that combine the fork and the spoon into one end. That bugs the crud out of me. The tines on those designs aren't long enough to be useful and they don't feel that great on the lips when using it as a spoon. Having seperate ends solves that problem. The spoon is deep enough and has a pleasant feeling shape. These come in various sizes as well. I've got a larger one I keep in my camping gear. They are ultra light weight ( 0.2 oz!!!) and fun to use. I would like to see a lightweight titanium version. LMF says the plastic is heat resistant, but I haven't tried to see how much heat these things could take. I've put them in boiling water to stir in some noodles and not noticed any change in the plastic at all. No sign of any weakening or malformation. You wouldn't have to worry at all about melting a titanium model though. I'm sure that a titanium model would weigh more than this ultralight plastic, but probably not much more so as to be objectionable.At any rate, these things are awesome.
Dakota650r at REI on 06/06/2010

but its not a spork its better

all I have to say is what a great product, compared to the ultra light backpackers that take plastic forks and spoons and not much more on the heaviness scale either. I think the most important thing is to know what you want to do with it, don't think you can compare it to your stake knife at home or fork for that matter when you have a fraction of the weight. I think its best to keep in mind that if you want a steak you will either have to eat it like a caveman or bring along a metal knife which in that case i bring my coleman fork knife spoon set that all clips together and is steel but also much heavier. I also refuse to spend $20 on a titanium spoon or fork when this is only [$]. so i thought light weight, versitile, durible enough especially with how light it is and with the price you can't go wrong, just keep in mind its not for cutting meat such as steaks, but does everything else, my parents, brother, and girlfriend all asked for one, which is why im purchasing 7 more. awsome job!!
basic guy at REI on 05/05/2011

Good spork overall

This spork is good for what it does. I use this spork everyday at work for lunch. It also occasionally makes a trip to local deli, etc. Most of the time I use either fork or spoon and not both at the same time, which can be messy. The thing I particularly like about this spork is the fine surface texture. It seems to make wiping off easier. I like the vivid color as well. Mine was orange and it was easy to find on a messy picnic table in dark.

It was doing fine for a year for regular use... eating soups, pasta, rice, etc. Then I tried to eat super-dense bread pudding straight out of fridge yesterday and it snapped in half in the middle. For the cost (even at the full price), I think I got fair time from it, but I learned it eventually breaks unless I baby it. I will still use this spork for daily lunch and casual camping and picnics where the chance of getting it lost is high (it happens to me more often than I'd like to admit) and reliability is not the most important thing.
Kayish at REI on 09/09/2010

Great All-In-One Utensil

Great all-in-one utensil! I have been using 6 of these daily for about 3 years. Unlike other reviewers, I have not had any break though my family seems to have lost one or two, so I'm back to buy a few more. My experience is that they have been very durable despite the abuse that we've put them through. I put them in the dishwasher all the time. I use them daily for my lunch box for work and keep one in my purse at all times to avoid having to take plastic utensils when eating out. Overall a great product at a great outlet price. I highly recommend!

The only downside is the knife part can be difficult to use because it is hard to cut (sawing motion) without having a second utensil to hold down the food in place. If you can hold the food down, though, the knife part works just fine for being made of plastic!

I give my highest recommendation to this product!
MN Girl at REI on 08/08/2010

Does good for what it designed for

Ok heres my scoop on this was. I was the first one in my youth camping group to start using one and was very happy. Now I'm seeing lots of them around the dinner area. I probally have three or four of these now me my son back ups. The only issue I've had was after 6 meals every month for about 2 years my first won started showing stress fractures and eventually broke in the middle. But I still carry one in my backpack. Of course keep in mind we sanitize in boiling water that may have had an ill effect on it. Good product handy compact light. I am try the Mighty bight system brand now but still have this one aswell.
ZIG at REI on 05/05/2011

Great For The Money And The Weight

Will it break? Yeah, sure. There was a standing bet on the PCT that not a single one of these would make it more than 400 trail miles. On the flipside, they can be found at just about any gear store anywhere, they're stupidly inexpensive, and they weigh next to nothing. Even on a long through-hike, this is what I would go with, and when it does break, I shrug and make do for a few days before I can get another one. Or if you wanted you could bring two. Like I said, light and cheap, so why not?
PCT-Loki at REI on 05/05/2013

Colorful addition to gear, works well

This is a functional tool for backpacking, but my kids and I also have used them in our lunch pails for yogurt, soups, and whatever can be eaten with a spoon or fork. We have pink, green, and red ones–very vibrant colors that are hard to lose or misplace. That's a great thing when you have kids.

One broke recently and I suspect it was from running through the dishwasher, though it's supposedly okay. The spoon portion snapped off!

I find it's slightly awkward to hold, but as an all-in-one utensil, it's hard to beat.
NEOScout at REI on 03/03/2011

I have several, use every day.

I use 1 of these in my lunch every day. I have several so I can rotate for cleaning. 2 have had 1 of the interior tines break of after minimal use. The others have worked fine for years. I really like the design, as the spoon is a normal spoon, and not a spork which can "leak" when using for soup. Also recommended at [@] site. Also keep on in my toiletry bag, and have used on Mt. Katahdin. Very handy and light. If you can get them on sale, they are a great deal.
Katahdin Dave at REI on 09/09/2010

Good spork for averge use

Good spork, I have several in various packs, vehicles, boats, etc. They're good for average use but not built to take abuse - if you want something bulletproof go for REI TiWare or something similar. These do however work well for MREs, Mountain House or other dehydrated foods, making sandwiches (easily spreads mustard, mayo, jam, jelly, peanut butter, etc.). Additionally, these work well in hot water for making cocoa, coffee, tea, cooking pasta, etc.
Benvr8 at REI on 06/06/2010

Wonderful utensil

This is a great camping and even everyday use utensil. I own a few of these babies to keep with my gear and picnic stuff. I have never had one break on me but I do only use them as a spoon and a fork (as intended) not a utility camping instrument. If you are trying to saw through a steak with the mini-blade, probably won't happen- but everything else is great.
ajmurray at REI on 04/04/2011

Negative Reviews:

Look genius? Yes. Useful? Not quite.

The design looks genius with many colors. But I think it's mostly gimmick:
- Spoon is too shallow, almost impossible to carry soup
- Cannot comfortably and securely holding the spoon, you will always find your fingers in very awkward position
- Melt slightly: I used it to cook/stir soup. After a few times, the spoon deformed
- Knife is a nice-to-have, but you should have another knife to do the job. I think the majority use right hand for spoon, so why the knife designed to point to the majority?

Yes it is cheap and mine has not break yet even I use it to scoop ice cream. But I guess it will break quite easily if I am careless enough.

If you use it quite often, I would suggest getting a normal spoon + fork for comfort and long lasting. If it is just for a few times, I would prefer dine-out utensils than this. Those utensils made by paper and corn are more sturdier than this and they are compostable too.
Compulim at REI on 10/10/2013

Breaks Easily

I love everything about Light My Fire sporks except for the fact that they snap in half. It usually happens while they are in our backpacks with the rest of our kit. We cinch our gear down so everything is tight-- when we unzip the lids on our backpacks to get to our sporks, we often discover, to our disappointment, one or both of them are broken. Really unfortunate in this day of unbreakable polycarbonates and other durable plastics. Light My Fire now sells a spork case to protect a pair of sporks, but it's just added weight when the spork itself should be more durable. No doubt the designers put this simple utensil to the test in the lab and knew it breaks easily, but decided it must be durable enough for most uses, but it isn't. You will eventually break yours too. And if you are miles from civilization and this is the only utensil you brought to eat with, you will be eating with your fingers or pouring your noodles into your mouth.
comabereni at REI on 09/09/2013

Ambivalent, bordering on anti

I really want to like this spork. So cute and lightweight, I saw one of my co-workers had one at the office and got a red one for myself right away. Unfortunately, I think the office is the only place you should use this, because when it breaks you will most likely have access to other utensils. When they are intact, they work great for me. But I have had two break, and with very light use - one at the office actually. One snapped in half, the other lost two of the fork tines on the knife side. I think I was eating pasta or something crazy like that, and I actually chomped on the broken piece and it was unpleasant. I wouldn't trust it on a long trip if you don't like eating with your (dirty) hands. That being said, my third (and likely last) one of these is coming with me backpacking this weekend, so I'm crossing my fingers...and at some point investing in titanium.
redwoman at REI on 09/09/2010

Breaks Easily

I brought this fork on an overnight trip up Whitney and it broke the first night. (Thankfully my friends had extra utensils or else I would have eaten with my hands. Not that that'd be the end of the world.)

In all fairness I did (accidentally) press on the middle of the fork somewhat hard when I was reaching for something else in my pack, but still. I expected it to be durable and it wasn't.

I thought this was a cool spork when I bought it. And I still do. Really, it works just fine for eating. It's just not durable at all. For that reason I recommend against taking this backpacking.
badgerbadgerbadger at REI on 06/06/2013

Pretty but breaks

I used this spork at work to help save the planet by not using plastic at work. I also use it hiking, climbing and camping. I had it for 11 months and the last time I unpacked my backpack I found it broken. I will buy another one for work and a titanium one for camping even though it is heavier. I am so glad it broke on the trip home and not on the trail. I was lucky. So it does have a use.
2wnut at REI on 08/08/2011

Clever but not durable.

The design is clever although the serrated knife section is worthless.
The fork is much better for eating noodles than most sporks and I eat a lot of ramen.
The real down side to these is they tend to break unpredictably and at the worst possible times.
I like them for car camping because I can always have a couple of spares however think I'd choose something more durable for backpacking or anytime I had to rely on having just one.
LessTroddenPath at REI on 08/08/2013

Great while it lasted

It worked well for a few years backpacking. On my last trip while trying to stir up some dehydrated food it snapped in half. So she isn't super strong, but it did work well while I was using it. I am not really disappointed as it was cheap and worked well for its purpose. I ended up going with a titanium spork. Overall I would rather spend a bit more on something that lasts.
Terbetron at REI on 06/06/2013

Flimsy

These are nice, cheap, and break very quickly.

Over the course of three months me and my traveling partner broke 3 different pairs of these guys. After the third pair broke, we opted to using silverwear from Wendy's instead.

These are good for mixing, and soup and easy stuff, but really bad for spreading peanut butter and other things on a Sandwhich. Definitely not ready for trail adventure.
Davidshinabarger at REI on 02/02/2013

Do Not Buy

I have broken 2 of these now and have very little hope for the very last one that I will ever own. Do not waste your money on this. I really do not understand why they have not figured this obvious flaw out yet. A simple material change would solve the problem and I would gladly pay more for this cool utensil if that is what it takes for a change.
YouCanLightMyFire at REI on 05/05/2013

Get the non-tranparent version

So my experience with this particular item - if you buy the transparent version it will break in a very short time. If you can find and buy the translucent or solid version it will last. They apparently are using quite different plastics on different versions of this, and they act quite differently when on the road. Fast food cutlery is more stout than the transparent version of this item, sadly.
Camper Bill at REI on 03/03/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Not as great as I thought.

Bought this for my Yosemite camping trip last weekend. Bought 2 on purpose as I can forsee the difficulty of using a knife without a fork. It's made out of plastic so you may not want to stab it in food that is very very hot. It's 3-in-1 design is convenent but not effective. Like I mentioned before, I couldn't use the knife side to cut without using another spork to stabilize my food. Since I have to bring 2 sporks, I might as well bring a spork and a knife. Also, after I finished my soup I had to grab the spoon part of the spork to eat. So I contaminated my spoon with my dirty hand. If you're looking for a simple cheap spork for camping trip this would be the one. But I think I'm going to get a separate set of titanium spork + knife instead.
Smartfish at REI on 08/08/2011

Works fine until it breaks (it will)

I use this product for backpacking trips, where I do not want the extra weight/bulk of a full flatware set. It works fine for what it is supposed to do, though it is not durable at all. I've probably snapped 3 of these in the last couple years, 2 of them just trying to clean them. That and the fork end can get a bit warped if you do any sort of cooking with it. Good thing they are fairly inexpensive. I will probably be switching to a Ti spork soon though. It is not much fun eating with a 1/2 length spoon or fork for half of a trip.
TravisDrew at REI on 10/10/2013

Get what you pay for.

Well I love the LMF spork for it's light weight,and price. Also the variety of bright colors make it very easy to tell whos is whos and find it when dropped in the dirt/creek/crevasse.

They are not very durable however, easily broken especially in very cold conditions. Do NOT try and cook with one either, or even put it in anything hotter than you would put in your mouth. They will warp and/or melt.

But it is what it is, and you get what you pay for. Simple light weight tool, for the occasional outdoorsperson.
DanWJ at REI on 12/12/2013

mostly good

I like these lightweight and functional items, and we have three for the two of us to use on backpacking and car camping trips. They are bright and easy to find and easy to clean. However, one of them melted at the tip of the spoon as I was stirring eggs over the stove on a recent trip. Otherwise, no problems, and we'll keep using it, but the burr on the end of the spoon is not so nice.
hoops akimbo at REI on 12/12/2010

I own several, but 2 have broken tines

I like this spork, but I have owned 2 of them where 1 of the inner tines broke off at the exact same place. 1 broke when I was using it to peel an orange. Kind of weird. I actually like this spork and use one every day in my lunch bag. If yours survives the first week, it will probably be fine.
Katahdin Dave at REI on 07/07/2010

Got what I paid for.

And nothing more. Had to bend it ever so slightly to fit in my pot. Next time I went to use it, in trying to straighten it out, it snapped in half. At least now I have a spoon and fork with VERY short handles.Bought 4 of them when on sale, down to 3 and counting.
hillbasher at REI on 07/07/2012

Keep it simple

Bought the product based on owning an earlier model. Current model is made thinner than older generations (can't imagine the earlier models snapping unless abused). Ok for casual use, but wouldn't use it for backpacking as my only option.
Mats at REI on 06/06/2011