What the multitool did for camp essentials the Shaxe promises to do for winter backcountry survival gear. Primarily a shovel, it can be used as an ice ax, a hoe, a snow anchor, and a rescue toboggan in one compact set weighing just 1 pound, 8 ounces. The ax head and hardware for the toboggan is stored in a pouch, which is printed with assembly instructions for the rescue sled. [$140; k2skis.com]
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