Hello, my friend and welcome back! In today’s post, I am going to do a review of the Survival Shovel from SurvivalHax.com . Now as many of you know, I am very protective of my readers and I don’t recommend just anything, unless it is exceptional, so grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit.
Now, I have to tell you that when I was first contacted about reviewing the shovel, I thought “Oh great another cheap shovel someone is trying to sell Preppers.” Boy, was I ever wrong! This has to be one of the best-made survival shovels I have seen. I wish I would have had this thing when I was in combat. It’s much better than that crap the Army gave us to use.
Let’s start with the features of the shovel. It’s a folding shovel with a pick axe, saw and fire starter. That is a whole lot of tools in one compact package. Add to this that it is built of sturdy coated metal which is sure to last a lifetime. The pouch for it is made of durable black fabric which appears to be waterproof. This is not one of the flimsy little silk looking bags, but one that looks like it could take a lot of abuse.
One of the first things you notice about the shovel itself is the weight. This thing is not made out of any flimsy sheet metal, but rather a solid sheet of steel. Rugged is the first word that comes to my mind when I hold it. The handle comes in two pieces and simply screws together. It is solid and can stand a lot of torture. With the handle fully screwed together, the shovel is 24 inches long. Collapsed it is 8.5 inches long.
The cap on the top of the handle unscrews to reveal a fire starter. The fire starter is 2.3 inches long and to use it you simply strike it against the shovel. It’s a nice backup firestarter for when you’re in a pinch. I carry several fire starters, that I keep in different places because you can never have too many.
Next is the pick part of the shovel. The pick is made of sturdy metal and unless you are trying to dig through solid rock, it should meet your purpose nicely. I took it outside today to give it a workout and I have to tell you I was impressed and that doesn’t happen often. I’m pretty good at tearing things up, but I think even I would have problems breaking this one.
Next, I decided to put the saw on the side of the shovel to the test. It worked just as advertised and after cutting a couple rather large limbs with it, it was in better shape than I was. ( I got to lay off of those doughnuts at the office!)
Something that is worth mentioning is that this thing is all metal. No plastic on it anywhere that I could see. All and all this is one tough little shovel and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to my readers. If you’re worried about weight, don’t be. The whole thing weighs just 2 lbs. and can easily be carried on your belt. something else I really like about it is that it doesn’t make any noise when you carry it. I guess it’s something that you learn to appreciate in combat.
At any rate, if you are looking for a good survival shovel then look no further. You can get one here to add to your preps. This is one purchase you won’t regret. Well, I guess that is it for today. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!