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outoftheboxsurvival dot com, Video review of this product coming soon. Not only does it have all the described functions but it also splits apart so that the utensils can be used easily. You can use the fork in one hand and the knife in the other so that when you are out on the Oregon trail you can cut all those buffalo steaks.

seriously from what i have seen of this Eddie Bauer camping utensil tool I really think this is a steal at 5.99. My only real complaint is that is didn't come with a carry case or pouch of some kind. It is small enough to pack with your other food prep items so this shouldn't be much of a problem.

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@outoftheboxsurvival: Thanks for the input. I've been intending to ask you about some things I've been trying to find so maybe you can point me in the right direction.

We have an old (antique) wooden trawler we're restoring. We keep it in a covered slip not too far from home. As you can imagine, the humidity on the boat is very high. (South Louisiana has high humidity anyway.) It has a decent galley (or will when we finish it) but we have a tough time storing things and keeping them airtight. I finally found some old-school Tupperware salt/pepper shakers that do the job for those things, but sugar, coffee, creamer, etc. we just have to bring back and forth every trip. "Airtight" containers have been turning out to be not so airtight. Not sure if this is something you might have covered, but I wondered if you have you found anything that would REALLY keep food stuffs clean, clear and airtight in a high humidity environment.

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@outoftheboxsurvival: Sorry. One mtcore.

What I've been most concerned about is tableware. When we bought the old scow, er, yacht, it had some inexpensive flatware on it that was supposed to be stainless steel, but which has gradually turned into rust-spotted steel. We try to keep disposable utensils on the boat, but would prefer to use something more durable. Ceramic knives have solved the problem with knives rusting, and I would love to find something similar for the rest of the tableware and kitchen/galley gadgets, but haven't found anything. I tried bamboo utensils (purchased here, I think) but found a quarter inch of green fuzzy stuff all over them after a few weeks on the boat. Urgh!

None of this might be stuff you've reviewed, and I will go over to your site to see whether you have any tips that might be helpful, but I thought it would be worth checking with you. We gave up tent and popup camping several years ago, but some of the needs are very similar. Thanks!

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@outoftheboxsurvival: I got several of these. I cannot figure out how to split them apart.

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@belyndag: The problem you're facing with storing things in airtight containers is that you're trapping the moisture into the containers, too, which causes the rust. Two solutions or do both:
1 - vacuum seal the container after every trip. This pulls a lot of the moisture and air out.
2 - throw in some desiccants into your airtight containers to absorb the moisture. You have to make sure to recharge or dry out the desiccants over time. I have some desiccants with an indicators that I keep in my safe, which BTW has the same problems but instead of rust, it can mold the paper.

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@belyndag: Thanks for the great question, I haven't gone through the marine/aquatic section very much but I would say that your choice of ceramics for your knives is great. In regards to storage there are several options that you may want to consider, Mylar bags, food grade containers with Gamma seal lids and Dry Ice ( this method takes some time but should displace oxygen and provide a good pest free way to store dry goods) or possibly switching to true silver silverware. doesn't have to be full silver just silver plated. it will tarnish but silver has antibiotic properties so it should be good once washed off.

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@daledevon: open all the items, be careful the knife is sharp, once the "blades" are all open they should wiggle a little. keep wiggling them and apply a slight separating pressure to the two halves. they should split down the middle

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@outoftheboxsurvival: @daledevon: I finally figured it out! The easiest way to split it in two is to pull out the fork and knife, then push the two ends toward each other from the base of the utensils. There are two small metal tabs that keep everything in place.

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@outoftheboxsurvival: @daledevon: I threw together some pictures of the process.