I was watching National Geographic’s ‘Doomsday Preppers‘ the other day and realized that one of the folks they were profiling was one of the inventors of the Crovel. Tim Ralston, the inventor, is a great example of a TacHacker. He started prepping and by necessity he and some friends developed the Crovel. Once others saw what they had built, it was a natural transition into a small business.
Crovel is a is a portmanteau of shovel and crowbar, and it is just that. They’ve taken the concept of a folding shovel and engineered a few additional tools into the design. We’ve mentioned the earlier variant of the Crovel before, but they’ve introduced a new version called the Crovel Extreme which boasts 13 tools combined into one package.
One advantage the Extreme model has is that it is now anodized making it more durable. Additionally, they’ve increased the size of the Hammerhead and incorporated a wood chisel into the Claw portion of the Crovel. They’ve also introduced the Z Spike accessory for the Crovel Extreme as well as a Kydex Cover for both models of the Crovel.
Made in USA!