There is just no way around it, if you live where it snows you need a shovel. Contend with mud on a regular basis? Also time for a shovel. This one, from Wyoming-based DMOS, is one way to make sure when shovel duty is called for, the answer is always with you.
Made in the USA from an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and 2.5 mm thick, the Stealth weighs less than three pounds but can withstand 3,800 pounds of force. It collapses down to an 18” by 9” by 2.25” package so you can keep it in the car, take it with you snowboarding, or bring it when you camp. It’s just one of those things that’s better to have and not need, than need and not have. – $89