The Best Camping Fork - Backpacker

The Best Camping Fork

No one will blame you for accidentally leaving camping utensils off your pack-list for a camping trip—until everyone’s forced to eat their dinner with their fingers. A dedicated set of utensils is an essential part of any camp kit, and a good set should be made of durable materials so you don't have to buy new ones every year. You should compare camping fork features like you would any eating utensil: what's included in a set, what are they made with, and how are the ergonomics? Whether you're buying one for yourself or a set for the family, here’s our shortlist for the best forks to take camping or to use at the office or on the go.
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Best Design

Light my Fire Titanium Spork 

Fork with Bonus Spoon. 100% titanium construction and a unique design combine into a camping fork that’ll last—and please—a lifetime.

What We Liked: 

There’s no moving parts to get junked up with soup or chili. It’s a single piece that’s lightweight, durable, and capable of lasting generations. One tine of the fork has a serrated edge, and the other side of the utensil is a spoon. It’s 6.75 inches long, just like utensils at home but weighs just 0.7 ounces. Buy it here.

Most Versatile

Ka-Bar Tactical Spork

All-in-One Utensil: Fork, Spoon, and Knife. Super high density polymer plastic construction means this 6.875-inch tool weighs just 2.08 ounces.

What We Liked: 

The tactical aesthetic makes this a perfect addition to a bug-out bag or emergency disaster kit. The handle of the spork pulls apart to reveal a serrated knife blade inside. Get it here.

Best for Families

Or-Blue 2-Pack 4-in-1 Camping Utensil 

Compact Folding Fork. Because these 7.5-inch 4-in-1s come in two-packs, it’s an affordable way to get stainless steel camp forks for a group.

What We Liked: 

The set comes in a nylon carrying bag to keep it safe in storage or on the trail. The set includes a fork, spoon, knife, and bottle opener. The folding handle collapses to 4.3 inches and unhooks to use the fork and knife separately. Buy it here.

Best Overall

Hikenture 4-in-1 Camping Utensil

Ergonomic and Durable and Foldable. This 5-ounce stainless steel utensil set comes in different colors, and at a great price point.

What We Liked: 

This camping fork combines comfort and utility. It’s lightweight and compact while packed and expands into a full size set of cutlery for eating. The 4.3-inch handle separates into two pieces to use the full-size fork and either spoon or knife together. The knife includes a bottle opener, and the set comes in a cloth pouch. Buy it here.

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