Save lives! Pack a shovel. Shovels are a critical tool for back country snowmobiler rescues.
Get one and keep it in your pack, not on your snowmobile. If you get separated from
your snowmobile you always want to have the shovel with you! They are commonly
used to get unstuck, clean off your running boards, the trailer or the bed of
your truck. The can be a survival tool too. If you're 'really up the creek' lost, stranded or whatever, you can use the shovel to build shelfs, ramps, snow bridges, snow caves and more. Shovels are
necessary to rescue avalanche victims.