Quest..... to make the perfect Racing Spoon

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Rincewind, Dec 19, 2005.

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  1. Guys, am doing this expediton in the summer to the West Highland way and am trying to educate my fellow exped types that a KFS is useless when you have the "ultimate british army racing spoon"

    so what i am after is tips and a malgamation of ideas and views on what makes the perfect racing spoon.

  2. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Slightly cut down handle to fit any pocket.
  3. always liked the large wooden spoon with the handle cut short, maximum food minimum cleaning.
  4. It just has to be a spoon you are comfortable with. Preferably liberated from a posh mess or one that has sentimental value.
  5. Aldi ice-cream scoop with handle filed down, design is ideal to stop wind-chill on food due to the high sides, and string-loop in the handle for quick-cleaning (dipping in a jerrycan of benz!)
  6. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    My favorite was a kiddies spoon, still had a largish head handle was shortish, and it had a picture of a hippo on it, stopped any bugger stealing it!
  7. Mine was a wooden spoon, handle cut short with a hole and lanyard, and one side of the spoon bowl was sanded thiner like a sort of knife edge for chunkier food, great for breaking the lumps out - just took me a long time to make.

  8. Wooden racing spoons are a health hazard and carrier of all manner of nastys, unless bamboo.

    I still have a baker light type chinky soup spoon from down town Tutong 10 years ago never let me down.........
  9. I always found that a wooden spoon, cut down was the best, but as Harry says you had to make sure it was kept clean, i sometimes now use a metal soup spoon, shorten the handle and cover in tape.

  10. I pinched about 5 of the red spoons from the cook house at Pirbright (I think that they've got the same one's at Keogh.)
    Nice big spoon bit and long handle, so u can get right into the bottom corners without getting food on ur hands or having to re-tear the bag. And being bright red you can't really loose it.

    T C
  11. McDonalds clear plastic ice cream spoon.

    Cant beat it, and easy to clean.

    Plus its free!
  12. Plastic so it can be used in all climates. With string 'Nastied' to a cut short handle.

    The tape gives it an army image. The string keeps it round ur neck and the more childish the colour the better. Had one for 5years and lost it in Switzerland. Noooooooooooo!
  13. The crappy salad bars in Tesco have quite good ones. A spoon with fork prongs in the middle.

    The only problem is that they're a bit short.
  14. That's OK ST, coz so are you! :D
  15. Cheers mate. Do you know what a salad bar is? :D