many things. Such as building a snow cave when lost or digging a buried friend out of an avalanche.

Here are ten other uses for a shovel.

1. Building a backcountry booter.

2. Leg splint.

3. Signalling for help.

4. Beating an annoying friend to death.

5. Digging a hole to burry annoying friend.

6. Sledging.

7. Improvised tent pole.

8. Solar Still.

9. Air rescue marker.

10. Expedient fall out shelter.