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Has anyone seen or bought one of these folding shovels?

Discussion in 'Recovery' started by Doublecross, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. Jan 5, 2020 at 4:48 AM
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    Doublecross

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    haven’t seen one of these before but folding shovels are really handy.
     
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    When people are paying like $300 for a wood handled shovel, even $120 at the regular price is a good deal.

    Although they talk about the tool "striking the right balance between durability and strength"

    I dunno, those are kind the same thing, did they mean a balance between "weight and durability"?

    I think this would be a good emergency tool to have on hand, but if there are any of those tools that you use often, like the shovel, it's be best just to get a dedicated shovel (or screw driver).
     
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    I just keep a $20 Lowe’s shovel in bed ( fill potholes on my road) if I’m going off road I strap the chain saw in
     
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    I've seen some cheaper ones for $20 on Amazon lol. I usually carried a full size shovel when I go out.
     
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    Seems like another stupid multi tool that doesn't work as well as a dedicated tool.
    I do have a folding shovel in my truck box cause someone gave it to me, but when I've gone off road I bring a full sized shovel since digging with a little shovel sucks
     
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    Yeah, maybe put this thing in your bug-out bag for when you get overrun by zombies, but we don't exactly have a shortage of storage space in our pickup trucks, so I don't see much of a reason to only carry this type of tool.

    I don't carry a full size shovel, but I don't do a ton of shoveling, so my short one works well enough. I also carry a hatchet, and all the other tools I carry anyway are way better than the ones on this thing.

    And if you don't already know at least 6 places on your truck that can be used as a bottle opener, turn your man card in now, this multi tool won't help you there. :D My key chain is a bottle opener.
     
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    I'm waiting for someone to accidentally slash their own tires with one of these the first time they use it. Most of it seems ridiculous. You should have tools in your truck, not some janky multi tool.
     
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    Don't be silly the zombie bug out kit already has a mid sized ax, a double bit ax, 8lb sledge hammer, two full sized shovels.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2020 at 3:05 PM
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    And a crossbow.

    Don't forget the crossbow.

    :D
     
  12. Feb 10, 2020 at 3:09 PM
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    I'll have to stop by the store on the way out of town for that.
     
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