I was leaving work the other day and a mile or 3 down the road I seen a young lady had hydroplaned off the wet road with her 5-6 y/o sone in the truck with her. This truck was an older (late 90s) 2 wd S10. I stoped to help out how ever I could though I knew I couldnt domuch, hell I didnt even have a strap or chain or anything. Luckily, right after I stoped another guy pulled up in a big Ford dually and he had a strap but was affraid of backing off into the ditch to hook to em, he was scared of getting stuck himself. I took his strap hooked up, locked in 4 low and ATrac, and pulled this S10 out with ease, I mean I didnt even spin a tire! I was proud of me and my truck right then. LOL
Anyway, all this got me thinking that I need to start a little collection of recovery gear. I seen another member here complement his Smitty built recovery strap (30k pound strap) so that one is a lock. I am buying that one after some pricing and research. I also want a reciever mounted shackle I dont know much about these, what size or rating do I need here? I dont want it to break off and become a projectile. Another thing, I want to be able to help people every chance I get. Is it wise to get another basic shackle to hook to the stuck vehicle?
Recomend a reciever shackle for me, and do I need a spare shakle to hook to other vehicles? Any anything else I should know here?