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Duece trowels

Post by ledburner » Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:42 pm

Has anybody used ultra light weight Deuce 'ace of spades' trowels made by inkling inc/ the tent lab. Com. They are stocked by UltraLightoutdoor gear.co.uk. But I want a, second option before I spend £20+.
http://thetentlab.com/Deuce/DeuceofSpadespage.html

What are your experiences?
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Re: Duece trowels

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:49 pm

Not the best for hard ground, so only poo after rain or where it's a little squelchy. :-bd
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Re: Duece trowels

Post by benp1 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:45 pm

Mine is good not great. If it’s hard/tough ground the handle digs into your hand.

A proper trowel is a lot better, but a deuce is a lot lighter. I tend to lob mine in my half frame bag, very little weight penalty and it’s a really handy little thing when it’s required!

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Re: Duece trowels

Post by TheBrownDog » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:54 pm

I'm going to buy one when my £3 Coghlans one finally breaks ... it's five or six years old and has dug me out of a lot of holes in all sorts of places.
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Re: Duece trowels

Post by Cheddar Man » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:02 pm

100 poos for £1, although probably 50 as double bagging is best

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You would take all your other rubbish out, why not your pooh?

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Re: Duece trowels

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:03 pm

I forget how heavy the folding ones I dished at the Winter event and the WRT a couple of years ago are but I don't think they're actually very heavy - certainly cheaper and maybe more compact given they fold.
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Re: Duece trowels

Post by TheBrownDog » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:14 pm

Cheddar Man wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:02 pm
100 poos for £1, although probably 50 as double bagging is best

https://fetch.co.uk/good-boy-antibacter ... lsrc=aw.ds

You would take all your other rubbish out, why not your pooh?
Dude. Seriously. Are you really packing out your dung in dog poo bags? Really?
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Re: Duece trowels

Post by The Cumbrian » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:19 pm

I carry a peg like this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/OMUKY-Lightwei ... NrPXRydWU=

I like dual use stuff.

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Re: Duece trowels

Post by htrider » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:19 pm

Acquire some 1/8" thick dural plate, draw on trowel shape, cut out, bend down the middle. Much cheapness and reasonably effective even in form ground (dural is quite hard for an alloy)

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Post by jay91 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:53 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:03 pm
I forget how heavy the folding ones I dished at the Winter event and the WRT a couple of years ago are but I don't think they're actually very heavy - certainly cheaper and maybe more compact given they fold.
They were good had a sharp edges though
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Re: Duece trowels

Post by lune ranger » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:24 pm

benp1 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:45 pm
Mine is good not great. If it’s hard/tough ground the handle digs into your hand.

A proper trowel is a lot better, but a deuce is a lot lighter. I tend to lob mine in my half frame bag, very little weight penalty and it’s a really handy little thing when it’s required!
In hard/tough ground ground turn it around and use the handle to dig - as per the instructions.
Mine is the second lightest one and is workable.
I also have a heavy folding Sea to Summit one from years ago when they sold under the brilliant name - iPoo’d. It has a recess in the handle for a lighter for burning the paper. It doesn’t dig any better for being heavier although it’s more comfortable in use.

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Re: Duece trowels

Post by MuddyPete » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:58 pm

TheBrownDog wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:14 pm
Cheddar Man wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:02 pm
100 poos for £1, although probably 50 as double bagging is best

https://fetch.co.uk/good-boy-antibacter ... lsrc=aw.ds

You would take all your other rubbish out, why not your pooh?
Dude. Seriously. Are you really packing out your dung in dog poo bags? Really?
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Re: Duece trowels

Post by benp1 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:04 pm

lune ranger wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:24 pm
benp1 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:45 pm
Mine is good not great. If it’s hard/tough ground the handle digs into your hand.

A proper trowel is a lot better, but a deuce is a lot lighter. I tend to lob mine in my half frame bag, very little weight penalty and it’s a really handy little thing when it’s required!
In hard/tough ground ground turn it around and use the handle to dig - as per the instructions.
Mine is the second lightest one and is workable.
I also have a heavy folding Sea to Summit one from years ago when they sold under the brilliant name - iPoo’d. It has a recess in the handle for a lighter for burning the paper. It doesn’t dig any better for being heavier although it’s more comfortable in use.
I didn't find that to be much help. The handle is narrower but rounded, the other end is broader but pointy. Both ends hurt my hand if you need to push hard, manning up or wearing gloves helps

I used to use, and still have, the MSR blizzard stake. I put a golf grip on it and it makes a nice handle.

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Re: Duece trowels

Post by thenorthwind » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:29 pm

Guy I rode the Dales Divide with had a "trowel" which was bit of standard 210ml sealant/caulk/No More Nails tube split and trimmed to a point at one end. Costs nowt, effectively takes up zero space since you can strap it to a frame tube, weighs very little. Probably pretty durable too - shhhh... was that the sound of Keith Bontrager's head exploding?

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