If you -- or a buddy -- have ever gotten your vehicle stuck in the sand or snow, odds are you've had to do some digging to get out. Extreme Outback Products' Ultimate Shovel is designed for off-roaders, outdoorsmen, and field service personnel. It combines the functionality of a landscaping shovel with the stowable convenience of a military folding shovel. The three-piece shovel features a multicore, steel-reinforced fiberglass shaft. When the job requires only a spade, the D-handle's steel threads screw directly into the 7.5-inch-wide heat-treated blade assembly. Price is $129, including the storage bag.