It’s called the Spooner. It will change your life.
We’ve been waiting years for this. A compact avalanche rescue shovel that’ll fit almost anywhere, is incredibly durable, lighter than anything, and ubiquitously available.
I asked Lou Dawson if he’d ever tested this shovel. Or better, if he’d ever done a factory visit to BSA. “For sure,” he said, “I stayed at a 5-star hotel near their headquarters in Michigan, where they use the legendary Saganaw tooling to cast thousands of these things. Economic rebirth for those guys, and lots of free shovels. Win win. I can’t think of a better place to test avalanche shovels than on the frozen slush of the Great Lakes. Just think F. Scott Fitzgerald. This is the real deal. Amazing.” (Editor’s note: Sorry Leon, but that’s the Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck we believe you’re alluding to.)
Spooners provide hut entertainment: Fred Friction playing spoons, Frau Gert assisting.
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Stop the presses. BSA says they’ll be giving away 2,500 Spooners to the first people who Like their Facebook.