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Carrying Your Own Utensils
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BlackRose0607 wrote:
Solution for cases 1 and 2: Bring your own soap and/or hand sanitizer and bottle of water or own personal water bottle wherever you go. That way you can wash off the utensils and rinse them off wherever you are. You can wipe them on your clothes to dry them, or bring along a cloth or handkerchief to dry them off with.

I believe one can formulate a more elegant strategy. Strikingly enough, it becomes some sort of chicken or the egg scenario:

1) Should I carry cleaning solutions to properly maintain my sole utensil? The downside of carrying this is that the cleaning solution is of limited quantity and is of the properties of consumables on use. Therefore, I should only have room for one single utensil, the rest of my empty slots are filled with mats required for proper upkeep of my eating implement.

2) As per discussed above, I now carry several utensils. For this to work, I would have to sacrifice the cleaning stuff, and merely use an already clean one each time. I should be able to sell them, albeit used, and use the money I raise for new ones.

There is no easy choice.
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BlackRose0607 wrote:
Solution for cases 1 and 2: Bring your own soap and/or hand sanitizer and bottle of water or own personal water bottle wherever you go. That way you can wash off the utensils and rinse them off wherever you are. You can wipe them on your clothes to dry them, or bring along a cloth or handkerchief to dry them off with.

I believe one can formulate a more elegant strategy. Strikingly enough, it becomes some sort of chicken or the egg scenario:

1) Should I carry cleaning solutions to properly maintain my sole utensil? The downside of carrying this is that the cleaning solution is of limited quantity and is of the properties of consumables on use. Therefore, I should only have room for one single utensil, the rest of my empty slots are filled with mats required for proper upkeep of my eating implement.

2) As per discussed above, I now carry several utensils. For this to work, I would have to sacrifice the cleaning stuff, and merely use an already clean one each time. I should be able to sell them, albeit used, and use the money I raise for new ones.

There is no easy choice.


We've already covered this.

Case 1 and 2, wipe on pants.
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Posted 6/22/14
Bringing your own utensils is what happens on a picnic, which requires going outside, enjoying nature. Try it.
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Jonexe wrote:
We've already covered this.

Case 1 and 2, wipe on pants.

Don't be foolish. The pants are not clean.
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I carry a set of Klipo Cutlery with me in my backpack. Small, compact, and it even comes with chopsticks!
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Why don't you just wash the utensils when you get home and re-pack them. Wipes also work. I almost never eat out of the house more than once a day, usually its once a week. Washing a set of utensils once a week is super simple. Geesh.
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Finally people whom agree..
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always keep an emergency pack with mess kit, flatware, filled canteen w/cup and survival/camping rations in my vehicle and a P38 can opener on my key chain.
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This can't become a thing. Cause 'Murica. If this starts to become a trendy thing, you know soon enough you'll be watching CNN and they will be covering a violent spree where someone stabbed 11 people with a fork, or some guy stabbed someone in the throat with a spork, and so forth. And then they will be making laws banning people from carrying kitchen utensils in public, and teary eyed mothers will be at congress pleading them to ban sporks in public, and then people will be debating online about whether we should or should not make amendments protecting rights for owning and carrying our sporks and forks and butter knives.

This is why we can't have nice things...
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Posted 6/23/14
Interesting.
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Jonexe wrote:
Utensils? Multiple? I think not. There is only one utensil a person needs.

The problem becomes apparent soon after you set out on your journey. Case one, you drop it on the floor. Case 2, you already used it, there is no close water source nearby to wash it properly. Case three, your only utensil is stolen. Case four, you use your utensil to escape, it breaks in the process, now how are you going to eat, smart guy?!?


Exactly my thoughts! You read my mind and stole my thoughts! Thief! Stop, thief!

Actually, I think that as long as the one carrying their own utensils wash them after each meal then it's O.K. However, I can see a situation where, after a while, that get's to be a chore for some people, and they'll stop washing their own utensils. Then the possibility of folks getting sick from using their own utensils increases. So, I think restaurants should keep offering clean utensils to their patrons, as back up. "Oh! I forgot to was my own utensils! I'll use the restaurant's utensils for now."


Dubnoman wrote:

This can't become a thing. Cause 'Murica. If this starts to become a trendy thing, you know soon enough you'll be watching CNN and they will be covering a violent spree where someone stabbed 11 people with a fork, or some guy stabbed someone in the throat with a spork, and so forth. And then they will be making laws banning people from carrying kitchen utensils in public, and teary eyed mothers will be at congress pleading them to ban sporks in public, and then people will be debating online about whether we should or should not make amendments protecting rights for owning and carrying our sporks and forks and butter knives.

This is why we can't have nice things...


My gosh! I hadn't considered this! Our rights to carry will be infringed!

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I Guess what would be alright.
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This is a Utopia if I've seen one.

Let us advance this era even further by carrying portable dishwashers.

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Posted 6/23/14
Here are the eating utensils I ALWAYS carry around with me.

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Many plastic utensils stolen taken from fast food restaurants have been used by these hands. Almost completely in public.
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