Gene Casanova's Folding Spade Field Test
Latest: Remote Wilderness Camping 'Red Cliff' Wisconsin, On The Cliffs Overlooking Lake Superior And The Apostle Islands. Outstanding Performer - Easy Packed In Vehicle, Easy Digging In Hard Packed Forest Ground, Covered In Years And Layers Of Evergreen Needles. At The Beach At The Base Of the Cliff, My Adventure Partner And I Found It Easy To Dig In The Rounded Hard Stones Covering The Beach At The Base Of The Cliff
Solo Recon Expedition To The Sea Caves Of The Apostle Islands: Stating From The Remote National Park System's Outpost At 'Little Sandy Bay', Gene Casanova Packed His Sea Touring Kayak With provisions, And The Lightest And Most Reliable Tools, Which He Must Depend His Life On. The Friskar Spade Was Chosen As One Of The Fundamental Survival Tools To Take On The Unknown Hostile Wilderness Of The Islands. He Successfully Circumvented Devils Island, Paddled 3/4 Around Bear Island, And Penetrated The Large Sea Caves Of Sandy Island In Two Days; Solo In His 18.5 Foot Sea Kayak. The Spade Presented No Substantial Body-Energy-Using Weight; Was Easy To Pack Into The Hold Of the Kayak, And Was Easy And Out Of Mind, Packing On The Outside Of My Deuter ack On Outside Of Day Backpack..
Diamond Mining: 'Crater Of Diamonds' State Park Ancient Volcano Site. The Absolute Best Shovel For The Job! Dug Semi-Hard Volcanic Ash And Rock Without A Problem. Small Solid Feel Was Easy To Work In Small Signal Human Size Holes!
Gold Prospecting Victoria Gold Fields Of Australia ----- Exceptional Hard Dirt Penetration. Retained Its Sharp Cutting Edge Without A Need For Honing Or Nick Repair. Light Weight And Super Compacting Size, Aided Me In The Great International Journeys, Going From Milwaukee Wisconsin To The Gold Fields Of Victoria Australia And Then The Return Home.
Results: At This Point, After Years Of Service Around The World, The Spade I Have Been Using Has Not Required Honing Of The Cutting Edge! It Has Not Failed In Any Way. The Hinge Points Are Still Tight With No Wiggle, And The Handle Has Not Bent, Warped, Cracked Or Even Show Signs Of Heavy Wear. Simply Outstanding!
Conclusion You Are Looking At The Finest, Lightest, Strongest, Most Compacting Spade Ever Manufactured And Made Commercially Available. And The Only One Recognized And Authorized For Use By Troops Of The North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO). If You Are Looking For A Seriously Enduring, Reliable, Strong, Super Compacting Lightweight, Dependable, Rugged, Workhorse Packable Portable And/Or Short Mining Trenching Shovel, With Multiple Application Configurability Built-In, You Found It! In My Opinion, Which Is Based On My Life Experiences (Decades) Growing Up In The U.S Outdoor Adventure, Edged Tools, Special Tools, Camping, Survival And Firearms Industries.
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