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APPROVAL: Firelite SUL Titanium Long Handled Spoon by Kim Beach-Shaffer

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  • edwardripleyduggan
    Hello Kim, Please upload to http://tinyurl.com/39y77u I apologize for the delay. I missed this, having been distracted by some personal matters. Best wishes,
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 8, 2007
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      Hello Kim,

      Please upload to


      I apologize for the delay. I missed this, having been distracted by
      some personal matters.

      Best wishes,


      > Sorry, I forgot to put the link to the html version of my OR. It is
      > posted below.
      > http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/test/OWNER%20REVIEWS/Firelite%
      > 20Long%20Handled%20Spoon/
      > FireLite SUL Titanium Long Handled Spoon
      > September 28, 2007
      > NAME: Kim Beach-Shaffer
      > EMAIL: k.beachshaffer@...
      > AGE: 44
      > LOCATION: Milton, WV
      > GENDER: F
      > HEIGHT: 5' 2" (1.57 m)
      > WEIGHT: 145 lb (65.80 kg)
      > Backpacking has been an influence in my life for the past 28 years.
      > My trail experiences have been primarily in West Virginia, Ohio,
      > kentucky and sections of the Appalachian Trail from virginia south to
      > Springer Mountain, Georgia. In the past four years backpacking has
      > been a primary focus in my life doing several week or longer
      > adventurous and numerous weekend trips. I'm a lightweight backpacker
      > and strive to keep my base average pack weight around 18 lbs (8 kg).
      > I recently switched to using a MSR Fling tent from a hammock.
      > Manufacturer: FireLite
      > Year of Manufacture: 2007
      > Manufacturer's Website: Not Available
      > MSRP: US$12.99
      > Listed Weight: 0.39 oz (12 g)
      > Measured Weight: 0.39 oz (12 g)
      > Length Listed: 8.375 in (21.5 cm)
      > Length Delivered: 8.375 in (21.5 cm)
      > FIELD USE
      > I have used the Firelite SUL Long Handled Spoon on six backpacking
      > trips ranging in elevation from 1200 feet (366 m) to 3950 feet (1204
      > m) and temperatures ranging from 27 F (-3 C) to 85 F (47 C). I have
      > used the long handled spoon primarily for eating my meals out of a
      > bag but on occasion have used it to stir meals being prepared in a
      > pot measuring 5 inches (12.70 cm) in depth. I found using the long
      > handled spoon for eating a meal out of a bag great. There was no mess
      > on my fingers, knuckles or hands. The size of the spoon base is large
      > for me. it is tablespoon size, where I prefer to eat with a teaspoon.
      > There were times I had to be very deliberate with portion size on the
      > spoon base. I was concerned about the spoon base retaining too much
      > heat from the food but I don't leave the spoon sitting in my hot foot
      > or leave it in the pot while cooking and to date I have had no
      > problem with the spoon base retaining heat to burn my mouth.The edges
      > on the spoon are not sharp but at time if my hands are cold it seems
      > a bit awkward to hold. I found using the spoon with my cook pot was
      > great. My cook pot is deep and I could get to the bottom and stir
      > without worrying about burning my fingers. I was concerned about
      > scratching the pot but it is no worse for the wear. The clean up for
      > the spoon is a breeze when I do it quickly. If I procrastinate, I may
      > have some trouble, food likes to stick to it when left to clean up
      > later. Depending on the backpacking trip, I usually pack the spoon in
      > my food bag or with the cook kit if I'm packing it, however, at times
      > its length can be its downfall when trying to pack it conveniently
      > with like gear. When this occurs, I use the handy hole in the end and
      > just attach it with a light weight carabineer to my pack and stash
      > itin a side pocket. It has acquired several scratches on the
      > backsides of the spoon base but overall it is holding up rather
      > nicely.
      > FireLite Long Handled Spoon
      > SUMMARY
      > Overall I'm pleased with the spoon. I've used many varieties of
      > cutlery on the market today and by far like this piece of cutlery
      > more than any other I've used.
      > handle, very light
      > spoon base
      > Kim Beach-Shaffer
      > k.beachshaffer@...
      > This report was created with the BackpackGearTest.org Report Writer
      > Version 1. Copyright 2007. All rights reserved
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