Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Gear Review, Survival | 0 comments

In this video for, Estela Wilderness Education Owner/Head Instructor, Kevin Estela explains a few tools including the digging stick, digging adze and folding shovel, that make spring foraging for underground edibles easier .

Digging stick and digging adze

Digging stick and digging adze sitting atop trout lily leaves

In a bonus video, Kevin shows the U-Dig-It Shovel in action harvesting a wild ramp/leek. As he points out, “It’s a universal rule, if it smells like garlic or onions, it is edible.” The leek is easy to point out with its broad leaves and purplish stem. The bulbs are similar to scallion and easy to identify.

U-Dig-It folding Shovel

Kevin’s Bark River Bushcrafter field knife and Ultimate Survival Technology (UST) U-Dig-It folding Shovel surrounded by wild ramps.

-Kevin Estela

About the Author

Kevin Estela is the Founder and Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education. He conducts private and semi-private wilderness and urban/suburban survival courses, tests and evaluates knives and equipment for various companies, is a Mountain Khakis Professional Ambassador, and is a life-long outdoors enthusiast with additional pastimes in canoeing/kayaking, fishing and cooking. Kevin's work has taken him from Los Angeles, CA to the United Kingdom and many points in between. Kevin is ranked in both Sayoc Kali and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a shooting enthusiast. Kevin is formerly the Lead Instructor for the Wilderness Learning Center. When not teaching outdoor skills, he is a full-time High School History Teacher and Track and Field Coach who lives in Connecticut.