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Old 10-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Emergency Shovel and Axe

Just wondering what type of shovel and axe you guys carry and how do you attach them to the accessory rail? Is there a source for mounting hardware for a shovel and axe?

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:19 AM   #2
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For an axe I highly recommend the Fiskar axe. Its awesome
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I carry one of military style shovels that fold down when not in use and a hatchet. When camping, I also carry a standard cutting ax. If you want to attach them to the side rails, use QuickFists and adapter plates for the rail. I have a plastic bin that I carry in the bed that holds my tools, jumper cables, hatchet and shovel. I'll also throw a snow shovel in the back for winter time.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #4
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Shovel that digs and Axe that chops. I carry a shorty shovel (from Home Depot) and an Axe from Harbor Freight. No need for fancy here. I usually carry them in my tool box, but you can easily fab up a mount for these.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #5
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Because you never know when you might want to chop something and then bury it?
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I carry a 40 year old Collins "boys axe". It's a down scaled axe, I think intended for boy scouts. Like all the old stuff it is made of excellent steel. I just put a new handle on it, I think it is the 3rd. My shovel is a mini shovel from some Lowes like place. I secure both with Quick Fists. I also carry a 24" bow saw with an extra blade, and a Gerber machete.
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the mother of all shovel/axe combos. Look for video clips of it. I saw it on TV, it was awesome.

http://www.crovelfoldingshovel.com/
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I use a Fiskars axe and a generic spade. Both stay in the bed mounted toolbox.
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the mother of all shovel/axe combos. Look for video clips of it. I saw it on TV, it was awesome.

http://www.crovelfoldingshovel.com/
Doomsday preppies, right?
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Doomsday preppies, right?
It's even got a bottle opener so you can pop a cold one after a long day of zombie decapitation

Naw, I think I'll stick with the collins axe LOL.
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harbor freight shovel + quick fists
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Quick fists are a good way... I used four treks mounts before with good success.

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Oh, just to add--I hardly ever find myself using the axe. But the bow-saw, I pull out on a regular basis. Much faster to cut through a good-sized log. The axe does have its uses, but 90% of the time, I reach for the saw.
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the mother of all shovel/axe combos. Look for video clips of it. I saw it on TV, it was awesome.

http://www.crovelfoldingshovel.com/
just ordered one and now time to wait
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Thanks for the info, especially the tip on the Quick Fists. How do you mount them to the accessory rail? Is there a bracket or do you have to fab one?

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Thanks for the info, especially the tip on the Quick Fists. How do you mount them to the accessory rail? Is there a bracket or do you have to fab one?

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You can find a nut at Lowes/home depot that slides into the rail. I secured my quick fist to the bed itself with just a standard nut/bolt combo
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I have a folding shovel mostly for winter
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Oh, just to add--I hardly ever find myself using the axe. But the bow-saw, I pull out on a regular basis. Much faster to cut through a good-sized log. The axe does have its uses, but 90% of the time, I reach for the saw.
Same here, most of the time I'm pulling out the bow saw instead of the axe. I do however carry both and a small spade shovel (in the sunmer) and also a square mouth (don't know the proper name?) shovel for the winter time.
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When i'm goin out somewhere i might get stuck i just throw my jackson shovel in the back. Normally just leave my Axe in the cab. It's a Estwing campers axe. 1 piece of steel so its pretty durable. As far as shovels go its nice to save space and all but digging with a folding shovel is pretty shitty. Grab a real shovel if you plan to use it.
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