A Gerber Shovel is good to have for spreading ashes from a campfire. One of the most important things to do before you go to bed. While camping is to put out the campfire. An unsupervised campfire is something that can be extremely dangerous. Just because a spark could catch on some nearby tinder or even light a tent on fire. These kinds of fires can be very dangerous, so it is really important to put a fire out before you go to bed.
The best way to put out a fire is to just let the fire die down naturally. And then to spread the embers apart so that they are not able to stay warm by themselves. Sometimes it is good to have something like a Gerber shovel that can be used just so that you are able to move these ashes around or even to put a bit of sand over a fire so that the fire is smothered.
Once you have done something like this. You’ll be able to go to bed with peace of mind knowing that the fire is out. Best of all since you’ll have put the fire out without using water, you’ll be able to have a dry place to start a fire again once you are ready to get the fire going the next day.