Anyone tried this before? Just curious, is this a part of some survival program or something? Anyway, whosoever came up with this idea must be a genius. Why carry unnecessary utensils when a shovel can do it all. Well, these are some basic survival skills I learnt from an army personal. He said, âwhen on a mountain – there are times even a small pin in your bag, appears to weigh more than a hammer.â Nothing works in such situations, only the fittest survive.