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WTB: Potty Trowel or similar
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Martin Clark
(Marty_Mcfly) - F

Locale: Southeast US
WTB: Potty Trowel or similar on 02/28/2013 18:48:40 MST Print View

anybody got one?

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Potty Trowel on 02/28/2013 19:08:51 MST Print View

Go to, and buy a Big Dig. They're the best and lightest trowels out there.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: WTB: Potty Trowel or similar on 02/28/2013 23:08:36 MST Print View

A SMC snow stake makes a easy trowel; you can wrap the top in extra cord or tape it if you want a "handle". It's multi-use, too, as it can be a strong extra stake.

Here's the REI branded one:

Edit: but supporting QiWiz isn't bad, either!

Edited by saparisor on 03/01/2013 09:08:12 MST.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
The Smart Potty Trowel on 03/01/2013 06:53:35 MST Print View

Here is a possibility.

It is the Sea to Summit (iPood) Pocket Trowel.

Potty Trowel

I'll admit to posting this just for the giggle factor. ;-)

These days there is probably an app for this chore!

Party On,


Jenna Cangialosi
Trowel on 03/02/2013 08:10:23 MST Print View

Ya, looks like QiWiz is only producing the trowels for a limited time so you might want to get on buying on! :)

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Trowel on 03/02/2013 08:24:43 MST Print View

It's such a low cost item, buy new. You know when you factor in shipping and all. Makes a good add on item. I really like the Montbell trowel. I tried the snowstake approach. But a shovel that is full of holes does not work well in loose soil. I can always deadman the trowel as a stake as well. More comfortable to use and only a tenth of an ounce heavier once you remove the strap.

Watch the edge on the Qwiz trowel. Sharp and can slice your gear if you just shove it in your pack. Careful.

The cheap orange plastic ones work fine too depending on soil types. I've broken too many of them in the concrete we have here.

John Abela
(JohnAbela) - MLife

Re: WTB: Potty Trowel or similar on 03/02/2013 09:51:34 MST Print View

I much prefer the Suluk46 Ti Trowel.

Martin Clark
(Marty_Mcfly) - F

Locale: Southeast US
Thanks guys for the suggestions!!!!! on 03/02/2013 10:38:56 MST Print View

Thank you for the suggestions. Mainly looking for something for self-arresting in sierra

John Abela
(JohnAbela) - MLife

Re: Thanks guys for the suggestions!!!!! on 03/02/2013 10:42:55 MST Print View

D'Oh!!! If you meant/mean the old ULA Potty Trowel, than you should have indicated "ULA" and not just a generic potty trowel.

Very very few of the ULA Potty Trowels still floating around these days.

The Suluk46 TICA ICE TOOL E4 is a viable "non rated" ice tool that is available.

Edited by JohnAbela on 03/02/2013 10:45:05 MST.