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FireLite SUL Titanium Long Handled Spoon
BY KIM BEACH-SHAFFER
OWNER REVIEW
September 28, 2007

TESTER INFORMATION

NAME: Kim Beach-Shaffer
EMAIL: k.beachshaffer@yahoo.com
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.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

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.

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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.

THINGS I LIKE

handle, very light

THINGS I DON'T LIKE

spoon base

SIGNATURE

Kim Beach-Shaffer
k.beachshaffer@yahoo.com

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