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Old 01-22-2009, 10:03 AM   #1
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Self Recovery Advice

I'm looking for some advice on some basic self recovery items that i would need in case i get stuck by myself. I don't off-road by myself but one of my hobbies (arrowhead hunting) takes me through some rough terrain sometimes( logging roads/ creeks) I usally always have a buddy with me so i not to concerned about the saftey issue of being alone but we are always in one truck. I know the obvious would be to get a winch but that's not in the budget yet. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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You can get a cheap come along until the funds are available for a decent winch. I also suggest carrying some small sections of 6x10 board (2' to 4'). Placed infront of the wheels, they can give you enough traction to crawl out of ruts or muddy holes. It is also good to carry a recovery strap and/or a long chain.
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I'm looking for some advice on some basic self recovery items that i would need in case i get stuck by myself. I don't off-road by myself but one of my hobbies (arrowhead hunting) takes me through some rough terrain sometimes( logging roads/ creeks) I usally always have a buddy with me so i not to concerned about the saftey issue of being alone but we are always in one truck. I know the obvious would be to get a winch but that's not in the budget yet. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Here is a little info.
Get a set of chains for the rear and practice putting them on at home first. This will help ya understand how they go on easier if your stuck in the mud. Chains will help ya get out of a lot of muck where as tires just spin. Keep a pair of channel locks to tighten the chains unless you get cam lock type chains. Make sure you get the heavy duty off road chains because they are designed for heavy off road use.
Then get a hilift jack and some long straps and or chain. The hilift jack can be used as a winch, slow but affective.Also get some shackles for attaching the chain or straps. Also if your stuck in mud or sand try to find hard objects like brush, branches or logs to get under your tires for traction.
Hope this helps a little.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:33 AM   #5
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Maybe try a come along. One end to the truck, one end to a tree and lots of elbow grease.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:58 AM   #6
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cool guys, i'll pick up either a come-along or a high lift jack for now. i already have the chains. thanks for the info.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:25 AM   #8
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if you're going to get a com-a-long, i highly reccommend these: http://www.wyeth-scott.com/index.asp

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Tree strap would be a good thing to grab as well. Didn't see that mentioned.
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There's an art to using a Hi-Lift as a winch - you'll be needing 2 chains or at least one chain and a non-stretching strap. Do some practicing at home before you're knee-deep in mud!
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thanks for all the good links and info. all i need to get is a high lift jack and some shackles and i should be ready to go.
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