Day 18: Why is this Homemade Utensil Pouch My Pride and Joy?

This is Day 18 of the 31 day series on “How backpacking has enriched my daily life.” I expected lightweight backpacking to be a hobby. Instead it has transformed me for the better.

Sewing my own backpacking gear has introduced me to fabrics that I didn’t even know that existed, like dyneema and ripstop nylon.

Using scrap nylon from a backpacking project, I sewed myself an orange utensil pouch for my purse. 

I love my utensil pouch because: 1) It is so much fun eating with my collapsible chopsticks, 2) It’s important to me to not eat with single-use utensils and straws, because I want to take care of our beautiful planet, and 3) I’ll never be without a spoon when I impulse buy a pint of ice cream!

This utensil pouch is my pride and joy! I carry it with me everywhere I go! (The only exception is that I don’t take it backpacking, because I only hike with a spork.) I am so fanatical about this that I wrote a tutorial on How to Sew a Utensil Pouch. Please send me a photo if you decide to make one! I’d love to how you personalized it!

And for more engaging reading…

For the entire month of October I’ll be daily posting about, “How backpacking has enriched my daily life.” Go here to see the Table of Contents.

Day 17 – Boy Scouts isn’t Just For Boys- Anyone Can Study the Skills from the Merit Badge Books

Day 19 – I was Manipulated into Falling in Love with Yosemite National Park

2 thoughts on “Day 18: Why is this Homemade Utensil Pouch My Pride and Joy?”

  1. I love the idea of keeping a spoon handy in case you impulse buy ice cream.
    Your utensil case is something I want to make or receive.
    And the colour is so happy.

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