“‘Sprongs’ are utensils for those who like to cook and eat outdoors. Spoon, Fork, and Tongs, conveniently together at last.” That’s taken off the Sprongs page on Kickstarter. We have seen more than a few variations of the fork and spoon combo, but this one struck me as really useful, which is why I’m sharing it with our readers.
Last week at Outdoor Retailer, I stopped by the EmberLit Stove booth to check out their cool stoves and fire starters. I like their stuff, as you can tell that they are created by someone who spends time outdoors, and knows what he wants in his gear. And I saw this fork and spoon next to the stoves. Right away, I thought about how handy they would be when camping, since they were both long enough to reach all the way into our favorite “just add hot water and wait” meals. And then they showed me the magic. A short post on the spoon fits into the notch on the fork, with a pin to keep them aligned. This turns them into handy tongs. Now we can scoop with ease, and pick things out of hot water much more safely than before. When done, reverse the fork, and they nest to take up less space. The hook on the fork can even be used for lifting hot pot lids.
Is this a game-changer for the outdoor culinary genius? Well, not quite. Is it super-handy? Heck yes. Does it give you one more cooking utensil than a fork and spoon, without anything extra to carry? Oh yeah. Can it prevent burns? Yup. Can you now scoop gracefully with one hand, rather than clumsily with two? Certainly. Is that win. Absolutely!
The Sprongs will be made from Nylon 66, which is tough, food-safe, and heat resistant. If you missed the $8 early bird, you can still get one for $10 (plus a small postage fee). And the more you buy, the lower the price per unit. But here’s the best part. By supporting this effort, we open the door to stainless steel, aluminum, and even titanium Sprongs. I’m probably going to take them up on the three for $25 option, and will be first in line when the titanium one comes out.
To read more, or pledge to support this effort, click here to be taken to the Sprongs Kickstarter page.