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This Dynamic New Survival Shovel Has Us Dreaming of Dirt

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The best new products are the ones that get you so excited, you can’t help but picture all the ways you want to use them. Such is the case with the new DMOS Delta Shovel, which is so cleverly crafted, we are smitten — and not at all surprised it has already surpassed triple its Kickstarter fundraising goal with 19 days to go.

What makes it so special? Compactability and durability. The former comes courtesy of an ingenious design featuring a telescoping shaft and a hinge near the blade, enabling this full-size shovel to compress down to a third of its fully extended length. And the latter owes to the materials used, including aircraft-grade aluminum and 12-gauge cold-rolled steel, which ensure that no matter your task — from sculpting dirt bike course features to clocking a zombie across the face and unearthing its grave — you can count on the Delta to take a licking and keep on, well, digging.

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Steve Mazzucchi

Steve Mazzucchi is Gear Patrol’s outdoors and fitness editor. Outside the office, you can find him mountain biking, snowboarding, motorcycling or sipping a dram of Laphroaig and daydreaming about such things.

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