A shovel is a tool for digging, lifting, and moving bulk materials, such as soil, coal, gravel, snow, sand, or ore. Here at Outdoor Shopping we offer the best portable, folding, plastic, stainless steel, metal, hand, avalanche, digging, trenching, garden, and snow shovels just to name a few. A snow shovel Often has a very wide side less blade that curves upward attached to a long handle. A variety of styles are available. Some are designed mostly for pushing the snow, others for lifting it. The blade can be metal or plastic, but the latter is used to offer a lighter tool. Some have one or more wheels. A trowel in general is a small, single-hand implement for digging, scooping, spreading, or otherwise manipulating dirt or other bulk materials (such as mortar). In gardening and horticulture, they are useful in planting and potting for digging holes and breaking up clumps of soil. Gardening trowels typically have strong, narrow blades with sharp points. They are a small type of spade. Folding shovels fold up for easy storage in your pack and can be added easily to any survival kit. Great for backyards, fire pits, snow sports, mud sports, roofing, and coal.