You won't be planting a garden on your next camping trip, but a shovel can definitely come in handy - dig up that one rock that's in your way of the perfect spot to pitch your tent; have close by to put out your camp fire; smooth out some snow when winter camping; or help get your vehicle out of a jam if you are off road. And if you got stuck with latrine duties, here you go.
This shovel we rent is the Gorge model from Gerber - well made to handle most camping duties. Just around 9" in storage mode, it extends to over 16" in use. Weighs under 2 pounds, and the handle end is designed to be used as a hammer if needed.
We have other handy camping tools you can rent, including a camp saw
, and a mallet