A few days ago I was playing around on some dirt trails with my brother. As we were leaving the trails, we came across a 4x4 blazer stuck in a mud pit.
They had dug some deep ruts and the vehicle was sitting on it's axles.
They asked for help so I drove around behind them and pulled out my recovery strap. They told me to drive around the front and they would hook a winch up to my truck. They looked like experienced off-roaders so I followed instructions. After dodging about a 70 yards of suicide ruts with my 4x2 I got within winching distance at the front . We hooked up the winch to my frame and got to work. They started the winch but the only thing that moved was my truck. My little '04 base reg cab came close to swimming in the mud with them. So they tell me to get in the truck and pull them out. So I hop in and put it in gear. Pull them a couple feet to my surprise, although my tires were spinning a bit. Apparently they were stupid or something because when they were almost out, they loosened and tightened the winch while rocking their rig forwards and backwards while I was pulling. Whenever I stopped pulling, they tell me to pull while they're switching between forward and reverse and screwing around with the winch. They're efforts were useless and the little taco pulled them out. We chatted for bit then I left. I can't believe they jarred, jerked and used their winch cable like that. Dangerous
Lesson learned: The rescue driver calls the shots how things get done.
Sorry about not having pics.