Green Gear: Packit Gourmet Bamboo Mini Utensil Set

cutlery from a renewable resource

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Metal utensils scratch non-stick pots, and I find plastic melts around the fourth piece of french toast I’m flipping. But bamboo won’t rip up non-stick pots, and unless you actually light it on fire, it’ll flip your french toast, stir your spaghetti, and spoon cereal into your mouth for as many days on the trail as you can muster.

Those are just some of the reasons that I love Packit Gourmet’s Bamboo Mini Utensil Set. This knife, fork and spoon set is made from bamboo, which is stronger than wood. Though bamboo has been getting a bad rap lately when it’s processed into polyester, in its raw form (which this set is), it’s from a quick-growing renewable resource with relatively low environmental impact. Bonus: it’s small enough to nest in most cook sets (six inches long), a mere 0.7 ounces for the set, and a reasonable $6 at your local outfitter or online.

-Berne Broudy