A solid pair of camping utensils can usually be found in every backpacker or hiker’s kit, providing a durable way to chow down on the trail that beats using a plastic fork, or even a spork. But you’ve probably never seen a utensil set like the Chowpal before. This utensil set-multitool-hybrid is able to pack everything you need into a single, small package – in addition to the usual fork, spoon and knife, it includes such useful tools as a:
- can opener for opening that canned tuna and soup you brought
- a bottle opener – because who doesn’t like beer on the trail.
- A flathead screwdriver, for those random jobs that tend to pop up
- A graduated/English wrench, because again, everyone needs a wrench at some point.
The spoon/knife comb is unlike other utensil sets in that the single-bevel knife blade – sharp enough for more than just eating – folds down into the handle with a framelock, just like any other EDC pocket knife.
All three sections slide and lock together, just like your usual camping utensils, and the stow away neatly in your backpack. Everything is made of easy-to-clean, corrosion-resistant 420J2 stainless steel and the set weighs only 2.4 ounces.
So is the Chowpal the Ultimate Camping Utensil Set? Try it yourself and find out.