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About Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel

Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel
The Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel is an essential tool for backpackers and adventurers. This trowel is made for digging catholes in the backcountry. Catholes are pits for disposing bowel movements or waste water by hikers. It must be at least 60 m away from water sources such as rivers, lakes, etc. to prevent bacterial contamination. Catholes must be covered with a thick layer of soil to prevent access by animals. With this trowel, you can easily create and bury catholes easily. Coghlan s trowel is constructed using a high-impact styrene for durability and light weight. It is sturdy enough to dig many holes, and its super lightweight design is ideal for travelling as it does not add much weight to your pack. Order the Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel today.

Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel Features

  • Extremely llghtweight and compact
  • Convenient size
  • High-impact styrene

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4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

all that's needed for" your business"

Tough, light, and no fragile pieces, which makes it a breeze to break through harder ground.

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5.0

You get what you buy!

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A really nice, cheap trowel that gives you what you bought it for. Diggin' it! You can definitely get better trowels (different brands, metal digger, etc), but this works well enough and it's easy to clean.

 
4.0

Nice trowel

By

Was a little surprised at its size but still fits in my pack well and is fairly light weight. Very sturdy.

 
4.0

all that's needed for" your business"

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Tough, light, and no fragile pieces, which makes it a breeze to break through harder ground.

 
4.0

Lightweight Bargain Basement Sanitation

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This packs easily & will dig a shallow cat hole in forest duff or loose mud. I haven't chanced it in clay/hard pan or to cut through turf in grasslands/meadows. For a long trip with exacting sanitation requirements, I would carry a metal trowel or at least an MSR snow stake.

 
4.0

Light and Sturdy!

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This little trowel is surprisingly strong for its light weight.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Jc J  I chose this for hiking, camping and backpacking trips.
KEN W  light wieght sturdy wish the handle was hollow instead of solid so i could put stuff into like other models
DENNIS T  The obvious reason. Works Ok, although I have broken off trowels like this.
DANIEL J A  I like orange.
LARRY R  I teach Leave No Trace Trainer and Master Educator courses for BSA. It is a give away for attending the course.
JEFFREY T  Very light for backpacking.
KEVIN D  works great in my garden. that being said its a fine shovel, however i just use my trekking pole to dig holes. i piece of equitment 2 uses.saves weight
KYUNG IL M  Inexpensive, and not that great when the weather is cold. The ground isn't forgiving to the orange plastic... Metal would be better.
Shopper  I've seen a lot of these type of things bend while being used. How does this one hold up to tightly-packed dirt and rocks?
AARON T  I've used mine in West Virginia, and the Cascades. It doesn't do well in really rocky soil. Soft stuff is just fine, even not-too-coarse gravel. For volcanic "soil" like I ran into on the Hoh River Trail, I'd suggest some kind of light pick or mattock. What that would be and where you would find it would be up to you though.
KEVIN G  This shovel is quite sturdy for the price and weight.. giving that no small hand shovel is going to let you blast through hard/clay soil or rocks, i cannot see this breaking unless you really start start whacking with a hammer or large stone. in soil that a hand shovel should be able to handle, this works great.
JEFFREY S  This is not a substitute for a heavy-duty steel camping shovel, but it's a great LIGHTWEIGHT backpacking alternative if what you're digging in is relatively loose.
MONIKA P  This is a light weight, compact digging tool. It is inexpensive and fits into nearly every pack without adding to your load. Although it is made from nearly unbreakable plastic, you cannot expect it to perform the same function as a heavier and larger metal shovel. If you want to dig into heavily packed, rocky dirt, it will not penetrate into the ground well. In such environments, you should get a foldable metal shovel. Metal shovels range from about $12 on the low end, to about $50 for the best of the best, which is the military-spec Glock E-Tool. (Glock calls it "Entrenching Tool", because it can be used for more tasks than a "shovel").
EDWARD W  It is a solid piece, no worries with hard ground. It can handle whatever you throw at it. I actually cant find mine so I am considering buying another one...
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