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Where to buy 3-4 feet long campfire Roasting Forks in L.A.?

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jadekarrde Aug 3, 2010 11:14 PM

The title says it all, my friends and I are going on an impromptu camping trip to yosemite this weekend, and there will undoubtedly be both S'Mores and hotdogs being roasted, we have roasting forks, but of the 12 inch variety that scorch one's fingers, and I'm fed up with short roasting forks. My mom has a nice set of 41 inch roasting forks that I love using, perfect for campfires, but I've never seen them in stores.

A quick glance at REI's and Surfas' websites suggest neither sells this essential item. Amazon has them for excellent prices, but too late to order them and have them delivered by thursday (leaving early friday). I'll be calling Adventure 16 tomorrow, and hopefully they'll have them.

But where else could I find these? I'd prefer stores more westside oriented, but I'd be willing to drive a bit to get some before the trip.

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    hundredflowers RE: jadekarrde Aug 4, 2010 12:46 AM

    I'd say an old fashioned hardware store might have them or an appropriate stand in in the BBQ section. There are stores just for grill/bbq enthusiasts like BBQs Galore that might be helpful. Also, I suggest calling REI to ask. A few times I've found things in store that I couldn't find on the website. There's also A-16 which is another camping store.

    It is also worth it to try Sur La Table.

    1. kattyeyes RE: jadekarrde Aug 4, 2010 05:40 AM

      In all seriousness, back when I was a camper, we'd snap off a green branch and use it to roast...works like a charm for both marshmallows and hot diggity dogs. ;)

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        boogiebaby RE: kattyeyes Aug 4, 2010 09:32 AM

        We used to take metal coat hangers and straighten them out!

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          kattyeyes RE: boogiebaby Aug 4, 2010 10:31 AM

          Very resourceful...and plenty long, too!

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        calikoala RE: jadekarrde Aug 4, 2010 05:50 AM

        i have found them in military surplus stores.

        1. Professor Salt RE: jadekarrde Aug 4, 2010 07:29 AM

          I've seen them at REI. Not been to the Santa Monica store, though, so don't know what they have on hand.

          http://www.rei.com/product/761281
          http://www.rei.com/product/670631

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            Fru RE: jadekarrde Aug 4, 2010 09:20 AM

            I bought them last summer at the camp store at Leo Carrillo. A good excuse to go to the beach and Neptune's Net?

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              RamFan RE: jadekarrde Aug 4, 2010 11:14 AM

              I have got them from walmart nice heavy ones

              1. Bob Brooks RE: jadekarrde Aug 5, 2010 05:54 PM

                I wouldn't advise making a special trip if there isn't one close by, but you might check out a 99 Cents Store. It seems to me I've seen lots of BBQ gear there lately. IIRC, I've seen forks that were about 24 inches long. Maybe longer.

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                  mendogurl RE: monku Aug 6, 2010 07:44 AM

                  I saw them at Target, recently.
                  I bought them once, but could never bring myself to use them for my kids.
                  They used sticks.

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                    dclay RE: jadekarrde Aug 6, 2010 12:04 PM

                    I'm fairly sure I bought them at Rei. Santa Monica or MB. They are the telescoping kind.

                    A16, on pico/sepulveda probably has them also.

                    1. liu RE: jadekarrde Aug 6, 2010 07:39 PM

                      Amazon has a good selection: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...

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                        monku RE: liu Aug 6, 2010 07:49 PM

                        OP mentioned......."Amazon has them for excellent prices, but too late to order them and have them delivered by thursday (leaving early friday)."

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                          liu RE: monku Aug 6, 2010 10:43 PM

                          Whoops...sorry for the oversight.

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