Posts Tagged ‘playa recipes’

Light My Fire products

June 28, 2011

Y’all know I love my spork

It’s the only eating utensil I’ve used for…over five years, now. Randomly searching today I found some more LMF products:

Like a larger spork!

That would be fun just to carry around. With my 64oz flask. Their “spill-proof” cup

Product Features

  • Holds over 300ml (1.25 cups) and includes measuring lines for 100ml, 200ml, and 300ml.
  • Made from environmentally friendly polypropylene plastic.
  • Microwave safe. Floats.
  • Weighs just 65g (2.3 oz).
  • Design by Joachim Nordwall, J. Nordwall Design, Sweden.

A spill-free cup with a lid to keep hot beverages warm and make it easy to drink even under difficult conditions such as aboard a boat. As practical in the city as in the great outdoors. The spill-free cup is big enough for soup, has measuring lines and floats.

It seems to have a hole in the lid, presumably for a straw. I wonder how the lid stays on? Screws? Clicks? I have the Dusty Swan mug, no lid and totally spills everywhere. Then I might use a sippy cup with a straw, but it leaks through the straw and is a pain to clean. I’m sorely tempted to buy one, but need to put every spare penny towards the stupid plane ticket.

For normal camping (you know, with trees and shit) their FireForks are nifty:

At first I thought it was a flint striker firestarter thingie, but you take that colored bit off and you’ve got a…well, stick holder.

Yeah, “FireFork” sounds better. But for those squeamish about sticking stuff on the end of a “dirty” stick, this is a great solution. This survival bandana is pretty funny (fun gift)

A review: “My major gripe is that some of the “Survival” instructions printed on this tell you what you should do BEFORE you plan a hike/camping trip/ect., not what to do if you are already in survival mode. I can just see myself getting unnecessarily aggro in a survival situation when I go to get some wisdom from my survival bandana and it’s telling my what I “should” have done. ”

Back to LMF stuff.

You can get the cup and spork plus  two plates, a combined colander and cutting board,  and a small waterproof box. If I wasn’t enamored of my Orikaso (that I’m really glad didn’t sell when I tried to get rid of it) I’d probably get it. I just like the sporks that much! Lick ’em right clean  – the LMF spork and the dishes. No grey water. No paper towels.

Speaking of, the penultimate:

“Light My Fire is introducing a new annual collector’s series of Sporks. First out is the Limited Edition Spork 2010/2011: the Glowing Spork, a Spork made with phosphorus properties that give it unusual glow-in-the-dark properties. Each Limited Edition Spork comes in a black box with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity. Also included is one of the most unusual tabloids you’ve ever seen: “The Glowing News”, a miniature gossip rag that answers the age-old question: what does the Spork do at Night?”

Ha! Want! Ask me what my favorite color is! Do it! It’s glow-in-the-dark when it’s glowing! And glitter. Double ha! Here’s a review

Just kidding. Man, I want a gitd spork!

“Hey dude! I’m not sure if this thing needs a review since it’s a very simple item. It looks and feels like a regular spork except that it glows.” 

Here’s a six-minute spork review for you diehard sporkheads – warning, spork abuse. Sporkians? Sporkkies? Ooooh, you like spork torture, you naughty thing?

” I think maybe you take this stuff too seriously. Theres nothing very survivalish about this. If your surviving you would use anyhing from a stick to your fingers to eat.”

Man, I just spent waaaay too much time looking at sp0rk videos on youtube. But in this one I got a better look at that cup, confirm the hole and officializing my “how can it be spill-proof when there’s a hole in the lid?” ponderance.

Dear lord I seriously need companies to send me products to review because some of these videos are just awful (ok…the uniform and accent help)!

Kaweka Foods

October 14, 2009

I just ate some Kaweka beef chili with beans. It is from New Zealand. It was pretty tasty, for food in a pouch.
“New Zealand beef, plum tomatoes and red kidney beans wtih authentic seasoning.” I was curious, what “authentic” New Zealand chili encompassed.  It proudly says “GLUTEN FREE” on the front, which always makes me happy.

The ingredients are: ground beef, tomatoes, vegetable stock (water, onions, carrots, celery, leeks, mushrooms, tomato paste, herbs, spices), red kidney beans, onions, tomato paste, garlic, rice bran oil, spices, paprika, chili powder.

What? …that is all actual food. Unless NZ isn’t required to list every single ingredient, and there are hidden -ites and -mites, etc. Having looked at other similiar food in a pouch options, I’ve not found one so simple.

I’ll just have to pick some up on my next trip to New Zealand. (I don’t have a next trip to New Zealand).