From safe fire building to tent setup to sanitation, breaking ground can offer several advantages for outdoor travelers. Ultimate Survival Technologies carries a wide range of Shovels designed to fit every digging need. Most shovels are hand tools consisting of a broad blade fixed to a medium-length handle. Shovel blades are usually made of sheet steel or hard plastics and are very strong. Shovel handles are usually made of wood (especially specific varieties such as ash or maple) or glass-reinforced plastic (fibreglass).