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Offline OutdoorEnvy

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What's the best folding shovel?
« on: October 05, 2016, 07:56:22 AM »
Hey folks, I'm going to get a folding shovel and wanted to know which one holds up well.  I'm looking to avoid the junk ones so let me know which one is good.

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Re: What's the best folding shovel?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 10:38:15 AM »
USGI surplus E-tool.
Like most surplus gear, heavy but tough.
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Re: What's the best folding shovel?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 10:47:30 AM »
  Which size are ya thinking about. Small ones for small tasks like diggin a "cat" hole for taking a crap, or maybe a dakota fire hole? Or, larger digging projects like a foxhole, or a ditch around a tent?


  I have 3 folding shovels. A little one for just small stuff,



 a larger one with a collapsible handle & also has a pick for small & medium projects,





 & a folding handle shovel (USGI Entrenching tool& cover) for small to larger digging projects.



  I don't plan on buying any others,  and I can't think of any other folding shovels that are what I would get to replace them, other than like kind, if I would ever need to replace one... so the ones I have are what I consider the "good" ones.
;) 

Here is a review of 7 of them for ya to look at:


http://hiconsumption.com/2015/12/best-folding-shovels/


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Re: What's the best folding shovel?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 11:54:27 AM »
I use a WWII folding shovel, two of them in fact, and they work just fine for most things in camp.
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Re: What's the best folding shovel?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 12:11:00 PM »
Thanks guys.  Yeah this is more of a keep in the truck thing and maybe take on certain trips.  They USGI E-tool seems like it would fit the bill nicely! 
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Re: What's the best folding shovel?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2016, 05:14:14 PM »
I have an e-tool as well. Only thing I don't like about it is when I have to dig with it. It does work though.

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Re: What's the best folding shovel?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 07:00:22 PM »
I like my german e-tool with forged folding spike on the back.
it's got a square push button  lock that works well in all 3 positions.
quicker and easier to use than the US screw style locks -- but it's also heavier.

of course, if folding is a want and not a requirement, the $6 miniature D-handle shovels at your local hardware/lumber store are pretty decent, too
the Cold Steel special Forces shovel is another good option under $20.