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PostSubject: Shovel!   Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:23 am

We discussed this subject before, but can't find the post. Here we go again ...

I am about to purchase a folding shovel as always good to have something on board for mud/snow clearance around the wheels + when nature calls whilst off wild camping!

Any ideas?

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PostSubject: Re: Shovel!   Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:40 am

If its for the call of nature and you want a longdrop, I would suggest one with a long handle.
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PostSubject: Re: Shovel!   Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:49 am

... but it may not be a long Richard? scratching chin

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PostSubject: Re: Shovel!   Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:40 am

I have my entrenching tool (issued) and the pioneer shovel on my front. 2 should be enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Shovel!   Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:07 pm

You really need to see a doctor mate if you need two digging implements to answer a call of nature! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Shovel!   Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:35 am

Tom Mc wrote:
You really need to see a doctor mate if you need two digging implements to answer a call of nature! affraid

His and hers ?

I painted WC on tiggurrs shovel but no one seemed to get the joke




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PostSubject: Re: Shovel!   Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:43 am

I carry a "home made" Irish shovel on the roof more or less permanently. Fixed on with 4 x 28mm pipe clips and a strap.
The bolt which I used to attach the "shovel" to the long handle is actually a cut down fence strainer - I use the eye to loop a bike lock through and around the bars. No point in doing any more - "if they really want it they will have it"
The handle is a heavy duty aluminium pole from a knackered tree pruner.
Will try to remember to take a pic tomorrow (not a pick) laughing pound
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PostSubject: Re: Shovel!   Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:28 am

Tom Mc wrote:
We discussed this subject before, but can't find the post. Here we go again ...

I am about to purchase a folding shovel as always good to have something on board for mud/snow clearance around the wheels + when nature calls whilst off wild camping!

Any ideas?

I have a folding shovel in the Fronty it's fine for digging holes of a toiletry kind but I like the skin on my knuckles too much to try and dig the truck out of anything other than very soft sand with it, for digging your truck out of anything more testing much better off with a normal garden/building shovel

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PostSubject: Re: Shovel!   Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:22 am

I use the military ones, as mounted on wing tops or rear of Land Rovers. They come in 2 lengths of handle and I carry one of each.
The shorter one is very useful when clearing under a vehicle and the longer one for deeper holes.
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PostSubject: Re: Shovel!   Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:47 am

"deeper holes" ... very subtle.

Welcome to the forum BTW Robin. cheers

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