Travel Gear

Credit Card Cutlery Looks…Not So Good

Picture of Credit Card Cutlery fork and spoon made by Inekehans that are green and wallet sized.Picture yourself on a journey in some faraway place, it’s lunch time and you’ve decided to stop for some food.

You sit down to eat a delicious soup and salad for lunch (yum soup and salad!) but oh no, right after you pour the salad dressing on the lettuce you realize you have a huge problem: you don’t have any eating utensils…

…and for some strange reason there’s no way to get utensils anywhere.

Credit card cutlery to the rescue. Maybe.

Really this situation’s not such a bad thing, you’ve been waiting for this moment ever since you bought your very own Credit Card Cutlery.

Though it might be roughly the size of a credit card this is no ordinary piece of plastic. Snap it apart and it separates into two funky shaped pieces of plastic that can be contorted into a fork-like thing and a spoon-like thing.

Picture of the one piece Credit Card Cutlery unbroken and still in it's packaging, color is white.Theoretically at this point you contort the plastic into the right shapes and then use it to easily eat your soup and salad.

Not sure if that would really be the case if it happened in real life though. The spoon is the one that I feel the least confident about, as it’s more of a paddle or a shovel type of utensil.

Also not sure if it would actually hold a bit of soup, but maybe you could life the bowl to your mouth and use the spoon to paddle the soup in or something.

The fork I’m a little more confident about, especially if you’re using it for food that is easily pierced. A hearty salad might be a pain to eat with this fork but I’m guessing it’s doable. Overall my guess is it’s probably not super enjoyable to eat with these after the novelty wears off in roughly 30 seconds or less.

Closeup picture of black Credit Card Cutlery fork and spoon joined together.Seems more like something that a design student would get a good grade on, but not something that would be particularly practical in real use.

Maybe I’ll try this someday just for fun and see if it works out better than I think it will, but I’m guessing not.

On the upside though you could just stick it in your wallet and forget about it. If you ever find yourself in the position of needing a fork or spoon shovel with no other way to get them, then this would at least be better than nothing.

June 27, 2013
Travel Philosophy

Crossing A River In Iceland: All Travel Stories Have Their Little Hiccups…

Picture of a jeep stuck in a river in Iceland with two people standing next to it.We’ve all been there before: your trip is going along great, you’re seeing the sights and finally getting to live out all those dreams you had while waiting for this trip.

You can almost hear the background music from your favorite movie travel montage serenading you along and then *BAM* it all comes to a screeching halt.

Or maybe more like a splashy drop, as in what happened to these folks who were adventuring in Iceland and needed to cross a river.

The only thing worse than having your car stuck in the mud is having your car stuck in the mud…in the middle of a cold Icelandic river.

Even if you’ve never experienced that particular thing firsthand I’m sure that at some point in your life you’ve tasted the unhappiness that comes with a trip that’s gone off course.

I think it’s fair to say that person’s reaction to this kind of situation is often a reflection of their character.

Picture of a jeep traveling through a river in Iceland with travel gear on the roof.As for me, well I’d like to say that I immediately and calmly go into mature problem solver mode when faced with a derailed trip, but I usually start off with ‘Fuuuuu this trip is ruined! and gradually work down to ‘Okay, what can we do about this right now?’

It’s all part of the adventure though, and the best part of this kind of thing is that when the trip is long over (and the frustration has worn off) it always makes for the most interesting travel stories.

‘Remember when we got stuck in that river in Iceland…’

May 2, 2013