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What could actually be another use for a large snow shovel in a heavy, low-visibility snowstorm?

Asked by Mantralantis (1494 points ) October 14th, 2011

Um…there’s a very heavy, low-visibility snowstorm coming down all around you and you have a large snow shovel in your hand. Could there actually be other uses for the snow shovel besides shoveling?

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rebbel's avatar

Air guitar?

GabrielsLamb's avatar

A cheap form of Jack-ass type entertainment involving some sort of spring board, an old mattress and a pool of jello?

Blueroses's avatar

Sled! Forget the work of shoveling. You aren’t going anywhere anyway.

SuperMouse's avatar

Catch it before it actually gets on your sidewalk?

ucme's avatar

Stand there & do impressions of the old guy in Home Alone.

erichw1504's avatar

An over-sized spoon for your cereal.

Coloma's avatar

I use a snow shovel to clean my barn, scoops huge amounts of poopie pine shavings. lol

It could also be used as an umbrella and a wind break.

faye's avatar

Ha, @Coloma I was going for umbrella, windbreak- great minds think alike.

rebbel's avatar

Or a protest sign:
No Snow!
Go Snow!

Mantralantis's avatar

@faye – Actually that was my initial thought when I made up this snowy question. Good going. You win my personal Snow Survival Award. Yep.

@rebbel – Very funny!

rebbel's avatar

@Mantralantis Thank you, you’re very kind.

bobbinhood's avatar

I’m with @Blueroses. Snow shovels make great makeshift sleds.

Mantralantis's avatar

@bobbinhood – If some playwright were to ever come along and write a snow-sledding musical called Snow Shovels Away! I would not be one bit surprised. Yep.

SpatzieLover's avatar

I use it to knock loads of snow off from trees.

We use it to scrape off our car, or to throw salt, too.

Mantralantis's avatar

@SpatzieLover – Yes those are very good reasons too. But knocking snow off tree’s? Maybe I’m not getting that one. But thanks.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@Mantralantis So the overloaded limbs don’t crack or split. It’s quite common here to knock snow off from your trees, your roof-etc.

Mantralantis's avatar

@SpatzieLover – Well, gee, that makes sense. I should have thought of that, Spatz. Thanks!

Meego's avatar

I know you said oversize shovel
But if you have a Chinese shovel you can do just about anything lol

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