Campfire Toasting Fork

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Introduction: Campfire Toasting Fork


This instructable tells you how to make a really easy toasting fork, for use on campfires. It takes about 30 seconds to make and can be made with just a penknife.

Step 1: Tools/Materials


You need:

A penknife, preferably locking for safety. (I used  Victorinox Skipper)
A stick, about 1/2 an inch thick and as long as you want the fork to be.
Another stick, about 3 inches long and 1/4 of an inch thick.

Step 2: Step 1:

Take the thicker stick, and hold it vertically. Split it about 4 inches down from the end. Keep you fingers clear, because it can suddenly give, and the knife could shoot down. I hold the stick upright with the knife on the end, and tap the back until it starts to split.

Step 3: Step 2:


Do the same as step 1 but at 90 degrees to the first cut.

Step 4: Step 3:


Either:

Take the 3 inch stick and cut it in half to make two 1.5 inch sticks.

Or

Split a slightly thicker stick vertically to create two roughly 1.5 inch sticks.

Then push one down the first cut, leaving it a bit clear of the end of the split to ensure it doesn't split further. Do the same with the other stick.

Step 5: Step 4:

Sharpen the ends of the stick to make the toasting fork complete!

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    These are the sort of camping hacks that I'm looking for: ones that need little preparation and equipment, but just some ingenuity. Thanks AntMan232! I appreciate your post!

    u can also make in bigger scale to catch fishes at a river but use preferebly a bamboo stick with a diameter 1.5in or 2ins.

    Nice job, AntMan232. If you want to go one stage further, would point out that this can also be used for spearing things, fish mainly, if you trim the points a bit and maybe make the project a little larger overall. Instructables like this are great - useful but simple. I shall be using this on my next camping trip, that's for sure.

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    I made this today. The main bit of wood was perhaps a bit thin and also wasn't very straight so I might make another tomorrow? : )

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    Wow, someone actually liked it enough to bother to make it! it makes it all worth the effort. Lets see some more pics guys...

    of course someone's gonna make it. this is one of the things that are useful, awesome, and creative yet take only a couple minutes to make. im bored and have nothings to do so im gonna make one now. its easy and useful, thats what makes a good ible'

    Hey also u can soak the front in water so that it doesn't catch on fire.

    ive gone cmapind before and never seen someone make this. this time im goin to be roastin 4 marshmallows at once while they're still roasting one.

    Hm. I bet if I put a hotdog between the "tines", then remove the cross sticks, the tines will squeeze the hotdog enough so it won't fall into the fire.