Regardless of whether you call it a Survival Shovel or an Entrenching Tool, the fact remains that you'll going to need a good Entrenching Tool during a Survival event.The Entrenching Tool you select will be used for dozens of Survival chores including digging a latrine, a fire-pit, and (God forbid) even burying someone. A cheap Entrenching Tool that bends or breaks simply won't do the job. In addition, you're likely to end up using your Entrenching Tool to dig in frozen ground, through rocks, hard packed clay, and in ground filled with roots that have to be chopped and sawed through. The Entrenching Tool has to have exceptional strength, toughness and versatility. It also has to be light, preferably fold-able, packable, and should have a sheath. An Entrenching Tool that will be counted on as a Survival Shovel should not be taken lightly. Purchase the Best Entrenching Tool you can find. You'll be glad you did.