I have owned this tool for a very long time. I am sure a few of you who have camped with me have seen this little shovel. For the money I think it is a great addition to your kit. Most of the time I use it as is. It can be used in different configurations and for different tasks. I will ad some pics soon. For mods I put 2 holes in it, wrapped the handle in 550 sheath, drilled a hole in the handle, and sharpened one side. You can remove the short handle and improvise a long one. Much more efficient digger. If you find the right branch you can make a pick/scraper. This works well for collecting debris for a shelter. With the 2 holes drilled in the blade and a long handle snow can be piled quicker. If you get it sharp enough it will work ok as a chopper and for smaller work like making shavings.