The importance of a survival shovel should not be overlooked and the Evatac Elite Tac Shovel is no exception.
If only from the standpoint of sanitation you need to have some way to bury your waste.
Of course, carrying the average entrencher tool might not be for you. It might also be low on your list of items to buy for your pack.
If that’s the case you are going to want to look for something that gives you a little more bang for your buck.
The Evatac Elite Tac Shovel is a impressive collection of different, but very helpful tools that will be critical for your survival plans.
15 In Tool Survival Shovel
This multi-tool brings a lot more than simple shoveling capabilities to the battle for survival. In fact, this is a 15 in 1 tool!
- 2 x Hex
- Bottle Opener
- Can Opener
- Mini Saw
- Magnesium Fire Starter Rod
- 120db Emergency Whistle
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- Philips Head Screwdriver
- 440 Stainless Steel Shovel Head
- Aircraft Grade aluminum shaft and fittings
Now, I will be honest, I am typically not a big fan of these survival multitaskers.
They tend to be cheap and the solutions that they offer can be less then 100%.
That is something I cannot live with. That said, I was very impressed with what was added to this survival tool.
While simple things like bottle openers and button compasses are part of the Konnex, there are also more complex and important tools that make up this survival staple.
We are going to explore four of its strongest features below just to give you an idea of what this survival shovel is capable of.
What makes the Evatac Elite Tac Shovel stand out?
Strong Steel Spade
The 440 stainless steel spade is going to conquer any of the digging tasks that you put in front of it. Having this reliable shovel offers you the ability to manage an number of things like sanitation, shelter and even trap making.
These are all important parts of the survival process.
Creating a dugout trap is a great way to get a big meal in a survival situation.
Good luck digging a hole big enough without shovel. You might even be worse off if you get halfway thru and your shovel fails. Then you will have expended all those calories for nothing.
The Konnex also features a set of sharpened edges and serrated edges on the spade itself. Aside from that, there is also a blade attachment that is housed within the handle of the shovel.
This can be easily access and offers a straight blade as well as a serrated blade.
In survival you can never have to many edges or too many blades. While these will not stand up to your survival knife, they may be blades that you don’t mind sacrificing the edge on for other tasks.
Another interesting attachment inside the housing of the shovels handle is a ferro rod.
I can never have enough ferro rods. I want to have something that showers sparks in every pocket! When it comes to starting a fire I think like a special operations soldier, I never want a fair fight. I want fire as fast and as easy as I can.
This shovel can exist in the dimensions that most military entrenching tools do.
It also comes with attachments that really build this tool out to its full capacity. The handle at full length is over 2 ft and really changes the way you think about a shovel that can be packed in your kit. There is an added pouch that you will need to carry to break the shovel down.
That might be a big deal to you and if that’s the case, the shovel works well without the additional leverage.
Still, it’s a small pouch and it gives you the option to create multiple tools or just build out the Konnex to its full potential.
The Evatac Elite Tac Shovel is a great starter product for preppers who are just getting into the game.
It allows you to check several things off your list in one shot. It’s small and doesn’t take up much space.
For the avid adventurer, I think the Konnex shines by adding redundancy to some very important categories in the world of survival.