Fallout: New Vegas as a whole is a great game. Even though it is buggy as hell, the storyline and game-play really push the game to a high level, adding of course that you save every couple of minutes. Best way I can think to put it is that Fallout: New Vegas is like Windows ME but its fun to play. Just save your essay your writing for class every 2 seconds and you should be good. But now this little intro leads me to speak of the DLC for Fallout: New Vegas named Dead Money. Even though I enjoyed the main game immensely, Dead Money to me was a horrible addition that was a huge trial of patience.
Here is the video on where to find a shovel in Fallout: New Vegas.
The shovel in Fallout: New Vegas can actually be found early on in the game near the town of Goodsprings. So fast travel to the town and proceed south towards the water pumps down the road. At the second one, you should be able to find a free, new shovel for use in the game for digging up graves and for melee.
Here is the picture of the world map of where to find the shovel:
Here is the picture of the local map of where to find a shovel:
Here is the video on where to find the Cowboy Repeater in the game Fallout: New Vegas.
Here is the map of the Nevada Highway Patrol Station, which is where to find the Cowboy Repeater:
And here are two pictures of the cowboy repeater specs and what it looks like when equipped.
Here is a video on how to play and win at the card game Caravan for the game Fallout: New Vegas.
A short breakdown on the strategy to win at Caravan is as follows: