Escaping civilization with a camping trip or just an afternoon picnic? Retain civilized eating habits with one little tool: the Spork by Light My Fire. Designed by Scandinavian Joachim Nordwall, the utensil combines spoon, fork, and knife.
They're even great for the office, where I know we are often digging around for extra plastic utensils at lunchtime. Available in 10 colors and transparent, they're reuseable, machine washable and teflon friendly. Cost: about $10/set of four.