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Shovel: which one to have in your truck.

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by nvdeserted, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. tomtom

    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    shovels are great for putting out campfires too. Was out wheelin' and found somebody's campsite with a pile of smoldering ash. I was quite taken aback (read "WTF") when I found out I was the only one in the group with any sort of a shovel.
     
  2. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I have one very similar to this
     
  3. TIPICOTACO

    TIPICOTACO Well-Known Member

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    few things here n there, check out the build
    those fold-up ones are nice. I carry a D-handle in my bed always
     
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    I carry a long pointed shovel with a composite handle to help limit wear. I also carry an ax with the same type of handle. I plan on mounting them with quick fists over the wheel well with the heads of the the tools under the bed box to try and limit rust.
     
  5. pigger

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    I keep a long-handled pointed shovel in the bed at all times; I have a shell so it's out of sight. It has saved my sorry self more than a few times, in mud, sand & snow.

    I might get a snow shovel for winter use, though, although i'd never have a use for it in town. The last time I had to shovel out, I was stuck in a very deep snowbank in a ditch. Took me 2 1/2 hours to shovel it out enough to power out, and I had my Mud-Terrains on.
     
  6. colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    I currently have a long handled spade shovel on my bed rack, but may also get one of these with a shorter t-handle. we ran into the need for a shovel a couple weeks ago on a trail where we were digging through hard hard clay. almost broke the blade on my current shovel. had we needed to dig any more than we did, i would have had to get my ax and loosen up the ground first.

    solution vvv anyone have one of these?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. pigger

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    That is one nasty-looking "shovel". Mad Max would be proud!! :D
     
  8. Seabass

    Seabass I need to go return some videotapes...

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    <insert thief bait here>
    My Crovel Extreme is always under the back seat.

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    Get it here
     
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    the words extreme and tactical should never precede the word "shovel". come on!

    a tactical shovel? i have a long handle shovel. some idiot friend used the handle end to poke at the campfire..i cut about a foot and a half off. the burnt end. you know what? it is perfect! the d-handles hook on things in a crowded bed or tool box. this straight shorty doesnt snag a thing. i use it camping for putting out campfires, and burying my turds. the straight handle is a good spot to temporarily hang the toilet paper roll. (Feels just like home)
     
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