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How to do a snowpack test without using a saw

You have several options, but all would be less desirable than carrying a snow saw (especially if there are ice crusts and other dense layers within the snowpack). Carrying a snow saw is definitely a ...
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How to do a snowpack test without using a saw

I would use the blade of the shovel to cut a column. Given all the uncertainty around snow stability tests, it might be good enough. However, I would not put much faith into a single stability test, ...
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