They are an indispensable piece of your gear kit. Spoon and fork combined into a single eating tool. You´ll carry a knife everywhere anyway if you read this blog. The Snow Peak Titanium must be considered the standard by which all others are judged. It weighs just half an ounce and there is even a short-handled version for those backpackers who like to cut off toothbrush handles. I also own a cheap stainless folding spork. It is “nifty” and you can make people laugh when you unpack it. It is somewhat hard to clean. The coolest Spork is certainly the Eat´N Tool by CRKT. Being left-handed, i am not sure if it will work for me.