Ive seen a few high quality broken folding shovels over the years, I even damaged a three part folding one myself, but could'nt say offhand whether it was US military one. Thats why it would have been quite interesting to look at the condition of the shovel after those exercises, especially when used as a grappling hook.I
I take it you not familiar with US army's three-part folding shovel.
They not as strong as Soviet shovels, which cast from one piece of metal, but you'll be surprised at how strong one is, certainly hinge compares favourably to socket.
Given a choice I think I would prefer to have strong Soviet Shovel.
Eat potatoe whole in field is probably best compromise.
Why would you be carrying a couple of kilos of potatoes into battle for?
Surely it would be lightweight , high energy/sustanence food
So all in all in IMO its a video about nothing, However I would have associated the music with something out of the American wild West / eg 'The Magnificent Seven'Shovel should be judged by digging ability, everything else is bonus.