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Morsel Spork: After 18 months of engineering, meet the ultimate camping utensil

The Morsel Spork: 18 months of hardcore engineering and testing distilled into a single camping utensil
The Morsel Spork: 18 months of hardcore engineering and testing distilled into a single camping utensil
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It's long. It stirs. It scrapes.
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It's long. It stirs. It scrapes.
Gotcha, last bit of porridge
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Gotcha, last bit of porridge
Curved bowl of yoghurt? Please, we got this.
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Curved bowl of yoghurt? Please, we got this.
Can handle heat well enough for camp cooking
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Can handle heat well enough for camp cooking
Ten inches of spork can get you right down in a packet
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Ten inches of spork can get you right down in a packet
Yes, there's a cutting edge
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Yes, there's a cutting edge
That rubber spatula edge takes sporking to a new level
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That rubber spatula edge takes sporking to a new level
The many features of the Morsel Spork
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The many features of the Morsel Spork
The Morsel Spork: 18 months of hardcore engineering and testing distilled into a single camping utensil
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The Morsel Spork: 18 months of hardcore engineering and testing distilled into a single camping utensil
That's a lot of spork
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That's a lot of spork
The Morsel is designed as an all-in-one camping utensil
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The Morsel is designed as an all-in-one camping utensil
Morsel Spork: multicolour options are coming
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Morsel Spork: multicolour options are coming
Is that a spoon? No. It's better than a spoon. It's a spoontula.
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Is that a spoon? No. It's better than a spoon. It's a spoontula.
A history of 18 months' worth of prototypes for the Morsel Spork
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A history of 18 months' worth of prototypes for the Morsel Spork

If you're going to spend a whole 18 months re-designing the camping spork, you might as well make the world's most badass single outdoor eating/cooking contraption. And that, in the estimation of its creators, is what we're looking at here with the Morsel Spork.

Yes, it's got the forky part, and a cutting edge, and a spoony part. Such things are pedestrian and expected. But unlike a traditional spork, they're not sequestered on one end of the device. The Morsel separates them with a long handle that lets it serve double duty as a cooking tool.

Crucially, it's also better than a spoon. Because it's got a rubber edge that goes round the outside of the spoon and halfway down the handle on one side, giving it the spatula-like capability of scraping things completely clean. There will be no corner of the yoghurt container to hide in, little blob of dairy goodness; the Morsel is coming for you.

It's not just yoghurt cartons, either. The shape's been designed to reach deep into pots, poke into corners, clean off lip edges, and scrape side walls, flat areas and other odd shapes.

That rubber spatula edge takes sporking to a new level
That rubber spatula edge takes sporking to a new level

It can be dishwashered. It can be boiled. It can be cooked with and eaten with and, to an extent, cleaned with. The Morsel team has truly engineered the bejesus out of the spork here. And as such, it's not cheap. For a spork, at least.

Set to retail at US$13 each, a pledge of $7 on Kickstarter will put you in line for a Morsel Spork come June, or there's volume deals like a 3-pack for US$22 … don't think too long about that one. Either way, looks like a sporking good idea to us.

Check out the video below, and prepare to want a Morsel Spork:

Morsel Spork

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8 comments
Bob
Hygiene is the biggest problem camping and a disposable plastic fork allows me to not have to touch the eating surface. This thing looks good if my hands were always clean. How long before a disposable version of it comes out? It needs to be something combustible so I can toss it into the campfire along with my paper plates and plastic bags.
jd_dunerider
Bob, bring a smallish bottle of hand sanitizer. Keeps your hands clean and is a good way to sanitize reusable utensils after you have cleaned off debris with water. Also good to use in the armpits to stop BO from lack of showering! Sincerely, A Germophobe Camper
Gregg Eshelman
Of course this is for right handed people.
Bob
JD, you aren't the only germophobe camper. I already carry the sanitizer, actually several. Using it on an eating utensil still doesn't sound so good it adds a lousy taste.
IvanWashington
why oh WHY do they persist in using that SILLY rubber edge that scrapes precisely NOTHING from ANYTHING??!!
Paul Anthony
Rather than hand sanitizer I bring a shot glass and a bottle of polish vodka. I get to take shots and have great tasting sanitizer right at my disposal. And I love offering my fellow campers hand sanitizer.
DocB
No left-handed version? Non starter for me...
bothib
Not for me. If it is lost, the camper is , "up the creek", so to speak. I prefer the throw away burnable stuff.