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Shovel suggestion

Discussion in 'Recovery & Gear' started by FirstGenVol, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Oct 22, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    FirstGenVol

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    Just like the title says, I'm in need of a shovel. Ideally, I'd like something that is light and long enough where I'm not hunched over.

    Fire away.
     
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  2. Oct 22, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    waynescaggs

    waynescaggs No more of that .

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    I’ve never found a shovel that fit my hands correctly, I carry a fold up shovel from the military bought at Army surplus many yrs ago.
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    :popcorn:
    Ive been an amateur at off roading, this time taking it seriously. A good shovel is on my list, curious to see what folks suggest.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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    Second this. Shovel is for an emergency, you are not going to make a living using one, the military one will do just fine. It's what I use.
     
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    +1 Krazy Beaver. works great
     
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    Krazy beaver is going to cause a thread derail
     
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  8. Oct 22, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    A lot of products are sold out...
     
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  9. Oct 22, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    Yep, here we go . . .

    You can get a spork for free at Taco Bell. Just sayin'.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2019 at 2:42 PM
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    I'm not in it for the gram. Function over form. I just grab one of the fiberglass handled, round point shovels that my construction business uses. It's cheap, sturdy, works well and not likely to be envied or stolen.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2019 at 2:58 PM
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    Get two. A shorter D handled one for tight spaces, and a long handled one for everything else.

    PjO2Tf9.jpg
     
  12. Oct 22, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Buy a real shovel from HD and put it in the side of the bed
     
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  13. Oct 22, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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    Who dat?
     
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  14. Oct 22, 2019 at 3:39 PM
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    A bad ass...with a long bad ass sniper scope...and a long bad ass shovel..
     
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  15. Oct 22, 2019 at 3:46 PM
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  16. Oct 22, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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  17. Oct 22, 2019 at 3:50 PM
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    I use my old Gyrine collapsible shovel and a long square and pointed shovel. The two long shovels combined with my swiss army blanket makes for a very good impromptu stretcher...fyi
     
  18. Oct 22, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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    Who's M14? Man that's some humongous furniture and glass
     
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    Exactly!
     
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  20. Oct 22, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    That American warrior is one of many followers of @M14EBR.US on Facebook, he has shared some great stories from his time overseas.
     
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  21. Oct 22, 2019 at 4:48 PM
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    Y'all have expensive taste. I appreciate the suggestions but I'm not dropping $150 on a shovel.
     
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  22. Oct 22, 2019 at 4:52 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Except one. Digging tires out. The main thing I need a shovel to do. I’m afraid I’ll jam it to get through rocks and puncture a tire. Why I skipped getting one of these when we had a group buy.

    They do look cool though. :cool:
    These look great, but SOLD OUT. :(
     
  23. Oct 22, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    I got one on Amazon. Sturdy and cheap. I’ll find it, post it, and tag you.

    Edit:

    I got this one, @FirstGenVol. It’s kind of “in-between” short and long in handle length, so if you only want to carry one, this works when you’re standing up, and when you finally sit down next to the truck (in the shade) to scoop out whatever you high-centered on on <picture the bag on head emoji here>. I’m very pleased so far.3A6EBFDE-9C60-4A35-B55E-EA3EAA0945C0.jpg
     
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  24. Oct 22, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    I think I spent $17.00 at LOWE's for my short D handle shovel, standard shovels aren't much more - and I recommend one with a fiberglass handle.
     
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    I get mine at Tractor Supply with a wood handle. That fiberglass eventually splinters if your thinking about that. What type of shovel digging or shoveling shi*t?
     
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    Wood handles are much better than fiberglass in the long run..
     
  27. Oct 22, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    Good times. I'm saving for one now. Chromoly handles, fully hand tig welded.
    not all sold out. There are some generic colors available. Email them and see what’s up if you want a specific color.
     
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Sorry I wasn’t specific, I’m digging the mounts, and those are all sold out.
     
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  29. Oct 22, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    Email him. It's race season now, so he's a bit busy prepping and pitting for the Desert Assassins. I'm sure he can get you what you want.
     
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  30. Oct 22, 2019 at 5:38 PM
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    A buddy of mine got stuck on the beach. His military Etool sucked. Park Ranger came out to assist. In his truck he had full sized curved shovel and a shorter D-handle. Both of them were a Godsend over the military tool. So for my truck I just bought the Bully D-Handle 92510 on Amazon.
     

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