I'm curious, how many people here use/like sporks? The reason I ask is that I have tried such alleged eating tools in disposable form (KFC among other fast food outlets save $$$ by providing only spoons with toothed edges instead of actual forks knives and spoons) and found them useless as either forks or spoons. I ascribe to the belief that no multipurpose tool (with the exception of the legendary P-38 can opener) can do any job as well as a tool designed to do one specific job. A few come close, but IMO, the spork isn't one of them. I brought this question up because, last month, I taught a two day survival course. I had passed out a list to the students covering personal items they should bring which included mess gear. One person purchased a titanium spork with the idea of simplifying her survival gear list. I admit, it probably sounded good to an inexperienced beginner but, like me, she decided halfway through her freeze dried entrée that the reality did not match the advertised hype. I brought extra utensils expecting that someone would forget to bring theirs and so was able to help her out. We agreed that the "tines" don't work at all like a real fork but they do a good job of lowering the capacity of the spoon to hold liquids like soup or broth and make spillage more likely. However, I don't claim a complete knowledge of everything so I'm asking anyone who has a more favorable opinion of sporks to please enlighten me as to why.
BTW, I should add that the student decided to leave her titanium spork in her emergency kit despite it's drawbacks because she can't return it, she can make do with it in an emergency and she spent about $10 on it.
I don't watch survival "reality" TV to be educated. I watch it to be entertained. There's a BIG difference.