OK, so a folding fork seems simple doesn't it? Well it is a revelation. I have been carrying a long spoon for several years because I like to keep my paws clean when i am eating, but the aforementioned long spoon didn't fit in my cookware. when it came to grub o'clock, i was always rifling through my pack trying to find my spoon. Now i can stash this fork safely in my cookware and yet still reach into the depth of the freeze dry bag without wearing my meal. Thank you MSR for bringing some civility and convenience to my previously half fulfilled world.