Getting stuck in heavy snow without a shovel is not a lot of fun. The SnowClaw Backcountry Snow Shovel is a lightweight shovel you can take with you to get out of trouble. It has edges for soft and hard snow. You can also use it as a snow anchor, emergency splint, sled, or seat.
The SnowClaw Emergency Shovel fits in any backpack. It is crack resistant to -20F. It weighs only 6.4oz.