This is a discussion on Shovel question within the Prepper Tools forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; I went back and forth on this, I was looking at the Cold Steel shovel, but decided I probably wasn't going to be doing a ...
I went back and forth on this, I was looking at the Cold Steel shovel, but decided I probably wasn't going to be doing a lot of digging in suburbia and if I did need a shovel I could scrounge one out of someone's yard, shed, construction site. So I went with a simple tiny shovel with pick w/o all the crap in the handle, the blade is a bit bigger than my hand, 7.5" folded, 2' put together. Should work fine for trenching around my poncho shelter and digging a latrine.
I'll be done when I'm finished, if that's not fast enough, take a number please.
Stupidity, the New Common Sense
wouldn't count on finding gardening tools of any kind just laying around - going to be one of the more premium & valuable tools >>> the days of homeowners gardening and even cutting their own lawns is a by-gone era - you'd be lucky to find a decent digging shovel in searching thru 10-15 suburb garages - a guy with a shovel is going to be a new occupation ....
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Cathole or ditch?
Those little things would take me 5-10X the time to dig a hole. You digging a cathole? I don't think OP had BOB in mind? Maybe I'm wrong.
I replaced a good amount of septic line last spring, I used a shovel. Frost line is 4-5 ft deep. I dug more than enough to bury a tractor. But there is just PVC, and dirt in the hole.
If I'm off topic, sorry. I grew up working farms, shoveled more dirt than most, LOTS more cow/horse/pig/chicken shit. Dirt you need a long handled pointed shovel, shit a nice wide scoop short handle. I was happy each time I got the spreader full/ready to hit the field. Then there is snow, on roofs too. I know shovels.
Last edited by Mad Trapper; 04-03-2019 at 10:59 AM.
Did you read the OP?
I've been using the same one for about 30 years tough as nails. Works great for Camping and hunting too. Ever have to bury your crap pile?
Deer season had a lot of snow.
I had a 69 dodge dart, came in from high side of the mountain. The snowmobiles were trail packed just right, hard did not sink, I carried two 2" X 10" X 6' in the trunk, once I got stuck, My old chrlyser jack got me out. I drove in on the high of the mountain, with the dart. Parked, hunted, POed 4 X 4Truck guys that could not make the hill, Why not truck guys, I did it with a dart!
Anyways drove down while the truck guys walked.
Oh yea two deer.We were 12ga foster slugs in Ithacas 37s back then.