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    Quote Originally Posted by G42 View Post
    I bring real silverware to work every day with my lunch
    I have a set of silverware, a paring knife, and a bowl, plate and soup mug in my cupboard at work. Oh, and cloth napkins! I use them for napkins, hot pads and dish towels,

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    I don't use a straw much either - I usually have my water bottle with me and fill that up - but occasionally I'll order something like bubble tea or a smoothie. (I wonder if the Klean Kanteen straws are wide enough for boba?) Then I find myself wishing I'd brought a straw. - I suppose that's not completely logical, since the cup is disposable too! But lately I've tried to plan it so that I can stop and sit down for a quick bite, rather than doing takeout/to-go. Or make my favorite dishes at home. But sometimes the point of takeout is that it's just helpful to have someone else do the prep, whether it's because your day was too full or you just need a spot of deliciousness in your day.

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    When I bought my glass straw, the seller had pouches for purchase. The pouch is definitely not Tom Bihn quality though, and I wish there were a TB alternative.




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    Quote Originally Posted by haraya View Post
    That's such a delightful solution! Funny name too. Love the elastic. What material is it - just cotton, or some kind of poly blend?

    I might dig out some extra knitting needle cases that I have lying around. Same general idea.
    Itís some sort of blend, itís the same material as their backpacks. If I had the skills to make a cotton version I definitely would. Iíve tried utensil holders without the elastic to hold things in place and prevent the metallic fork against spoon clicking and it drives me crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anna2222 View Post
    In my opinion, it is NOT. I don't get the attraction of these, they are awkward to fold and hard to fit back into their containers, and the kind I got has a little cleaner stick that does not work very well and is difficult to get back in the case. I like the stainless straws so much better, even though they are not collapsible, but hey, NO PLASTIC!

    I would love to see some kind of telescoping stainless straw that had no plastic or silicone in it, that could approximately halve the size of a normal straw.
    In order for a telescoping stainless straw to work, it would need to have some kind of plastic or silicone that acts as a seal between the two pieces. Otherwise, the straw wouldn't be able to suck from the bottom, you'd basically just have a very short straw with long, clumsy outer shell.

    A quick amazon search did turn this up for you, so there does seem to be telescoping straws out there:

    https://www.amazon.com/Vantic-Portab...9G4047KDYF3TA8

    Personally though, I haven't really seen the need for a reusable straw because, for the most part, I don't see the need for a straw. I can just as easily drink straight from a cup or a bottle. Last trip down to Disney, I didn't get a straw with any of my drinks, and it wasn't really missed. I don't use straws at home and it's not really missed. Restaurants don't automatically give straws with their drinks anymore, and it's not really missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaadk View Post
    Personally though, I haven't really seen the need for a reusable straw because, for the most part, I don't see the need for a straw. I can just as easily drink straight from a cup or a bottle. Last trip down to Disney, I didn't get a straw with any of my drinks, and it wasn't really missed. I don't use straws at home and it's not really missed. Restaurants don't automatically give straws with their drinks anymore, and it's not really missed.
    I don't use straws at home and rarely in a restaurant, but the one situation where I find straws very useful is when I'm drinking something from a lidded cup on the go, especially if the drink has ice in it. So when I stop in to Dunkin Donuts for an iced tea and an egg sandwich to consume on my way to wherever I'm going, then I do want a straw. And now I usually have one with me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedifica View Post
    I don't use straws at home and rarely in a restaurant, but the one situation where I find straws very useful is when I'm drinking something from a lidded cup on the go, especially if the drink has ice in it. So when I stop in to Dunkin Donuts for an iced tea and an egg sandwich to consume on my way to wherever I'm going, then I do want a straw. And now I usually have one with me!
    Thanks. Also as someone who very rarely uses a straw and certainly has never dreamed of carrying one around, my curiosity appreciates the example of when it could be useful. No criticism meant in any way for straw users and carriers. And certainly I support reusable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBadD View Post
    Thanks. Also as someone who very rarely uses a straw and certainly has never dreamed of carrying one around, my curiosity appreciates the example of when it could be useful. No criticism meant in any way for straw users and carriers. And certainly I support reusable.
    I had never dreamed of carrying one around with me either until a month or two ago. Right before I made my silverware kit I suddenly started seeing a lot of references to reusable straws, which is why I thought about whether to include one in the silverware kit and ended up doing so.

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    A coworker has a FinalStraw and loves it because of the carrying case.

    I'm tempted, but worried I'll accidentally toss it with my cup, if I get a to-go drink (that has happened to so many pizza cutters left in the box when it goes in the trash How do you carry your reusable straw?)

    Maybe a reusable straw would teach me to be less absent minded.

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    I don't carry a straw as I generally don't use them, but I do carry a spork and chopsticks with me all the time, in this:

    How do you carry your reusable straw?-20190310_183339-jpg

    The pouch is lightly padded to minimize tine poke-through, and has a little tab and split ring, so I can use a mini-S-biner to clip it to an O-ring in my SCB or S19. The lining is bright pink food-safe nylon (matches the zipper). The entire thing can be hand or machine washed.

    The same Etsy seller makes straw cases that are similarly built (you probably have to ask if you want the little tab), in 3 different sizes, and has a ton of fabrics to choose from: https://www.etsy.com/listing/6341963...w-cutlery-case

    I have a bunch of her stuff, and it is all well-made and SO cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaadk View Post
    Personally though, I haven't really seen the need for a reusable straw because, for the most part, I don't see the need for a straw. I can just as easily drink straight from a cup or a bottle.
    I felt that way for a long time as well, and didnít really understand the craze for stainless steel straws. I cut down my Kleen Kanteen silicon tipped straws specifically to carry one with me on this trip to Washington DC and have found it very useful at dinner. Whenever we eat out, my parents have taken to experimenting with cocktails; having my own straw makes it easier to pass the drinks around so everyone can try the new drink.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ClicketySnap View Post
    I felt that way for a long time as well, and didn’t really understand the craze for stainless steel straws. I cut down my Kleen Kanteen silicon tipped straws specifically to carry one with me on this trip to Washington DC and have found it very useful at dinner. Whenever we eat out, my parents have taken to experimenting with cocktails; having my own straw makes it easier to pass the drinks around so everyone can try the new drink.


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    Oh, I do understand the 'craze', for those who use straws. My wife, for example, prefers a straw when drinking any drink that contains ice. I just meant that me, personally, didn't need one because I, personally, don't need a straw.

    And as far as sharing cocktails, for those people I've shared with in the past, it's generally accepted that alcohol kills germs. Yes, I know that it's not nearly enough concentration to be effective, but by the time you're done a few, you hardly care anymore anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaadk View Post
    Oh, I do understand the 'craze', for those who use straws. My wife, for example, prefers a straw when drinking any drink that contains ice. I just meant that me, personally, didn't need one because I, personally, don't need a straw.

    And as far as sharing cocktails, for those people I've shared with in the past, it's generally accepted that alcohol kills germs. Yes, I know that it's not nearly enough concentration to be effective, but by the time you're done a few, you hardly care anymore anyways.
    Yeah I thought I would be the same way and just not need a straw at all, since I donít use them at home. Turns out that since using a Contigo autoseal for a water bottle at work, I feel super weird drinking out of glasses at restaurants. I have no explanation for why that is weird or why I donít mind drinking the liquid in the glasses but refuse to put my lips against the rim... anyway the straw is handy for travelling and I have enjoyed stealing a quick sip of other peopleís drinks at the table to see what they ordered.

    I continue to be happy with the straw in the pen holder. I wipe the silicon tip and the end that goes in the pen holder with a napkin before using the straw in a drink, and that has been satisfactory so far.


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    Travel toothbrush cases may be good for the shorter 8 inch straws but maybe a drumstick case for the longer 10.5 inch straws? BTW, silicone straws are now available online and they fold, although the thicker bubble tea ones are thick and a little bulky even when folded.

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    Etsy How do you carry your reusable straw?How do you carry your reusable straw? this particular shop lets you select length. She has numerous fabric choices. She can make 1-, 2-, or 3- pocket pouches with or without swivel hook at the end.


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