ORBLUE 4-in-1 Camping Cutlery

ORBLUE 2-PACK 4-in-1 Camping Utensils - Portable Stainless-Steel Camping Spoon, Fork, Knife and Can/Bottle Opener - Backpacking Utensils with Case

It’s summer time! It’s time to camp! And no one brings a silverware tray camping (well almost no one). If you are backpacking, picnicking or just travelling then you need some Everyday Carry Cutlery.

This 4 in 1 camping cutlery by Orblue really does seem to do the jobs required. And it’s two for the price of one!

This interesting piece of flatware consists of a camping spoon, fork, knife and can/bottle opener. And the removable camping fork can be held in one hand, with spoon knife in the other. Yup, it transforms into two pieces.

It’s made of dishwasher safe non-stick stainless steel and comes with a nice nylon storage bag for each. Pretty cool pocket cutlery.

ORBLUE 2-PACK 4-in-1 Camping Utensils with Case from Amazon

How to hang a painting on a wall using a Fork

Wow, sometimes we forget that cutlery can be used for more than just eating. Flatware finds a way as they say. Sadly this won’t work with spoons or knifes, just forks.

It works well because when you normally just put the nail/screw in the wall, you’re forever moving the picture frame up and down, scraping the wall, hoping the wire on the picture frame grabs onto the nail. The wire normally likes to bow inwards toward you so getting it onto the nail is next to impossible.

This fork trick is not need for frames that have the metal teeth-type hanger.

Thanks to LifeHacks on Reddit for the tip!

Miusco 5 Piece Silicone Cooking Utensil Set

Miusco 5 Piece Silicone Cooking Utensil Set

I have always been a fan of Teflon frying pans. Even through the health scare. But that one thing that drives me absolutely fricken crazy is when some idiot decides to use a metal utensil on my pan and scratches it which leads to the pan’s (and the idiot’s) untimely demise. Hell hath brought no fury like that of metal on my teflon.

So silicone cooking tools are welcome in my kitchen and these seems to be a nice set of them. As pictured above this set includes 1 spoon, 1 spoonula (let’s just call out what a great word spoonula is!), 1 spatula, 1 turner, and 1 slotted spoon. Made of BPA free silicone which is heat resistant up to 240 degree celsius or 464 degree fahrenheit. The natural Acacia hard wood handles can last up to 40 years but should be hand-washed not exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures. They are not really dishwasher safe.

Be warned these are the slightly floppy variety not the stiffer type of silicone cutlery.

Miusco 5 Piece Silicone Cooking Utensil Set from Amazon

Wooden or Metal Spoon for Tasting?

Wooden or Metal Spoon for Tasting

Claire Lower is the food & beverage editor for Lifehacker’s Skillet site which we read regularly around here.

She published an article stating “When You’re Cooking, Use a Wooden Spoon to Taste Food”. The reasons she gives are mostly related to temperature and not burning yourself. Hot cutlery can be a problem. Most kitchens use metal tasting spoons. And wood tends to burn on gas ranges.

So what do you think? Wood or metal spoons?

Read the article @ Lifehacker.com