SubZero Heavy-Duty Emergency Shovel

If you live where the snowflakes fall, you never know when you'll get stuck in a snowdrift. Here's the perfect just-in-case tool to keep in your trunk. The 1.5-pound shovel can be stowed away in its compact form at 26 inches long. When you need to start shoveling, it extends to 32 inches with an 8.5-inch-wide blade. Aluminum construction keeps it rustproof. [$25; etrailer.com]