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I'm Stuck - Tell Me How To Get Out.

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by stewartx, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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    DevL

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    CB is for people right there with you... offroading clubs and buddies. If you want to contact people in remote areas with no cell coverage get a HAM operators license and a good HAM radio. MUCH better range, you can use repeaters in many areas, and you will be more likely to contact someone who can help. Since a HAM cant do CB frequencies legally you really should get both at some point.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2012 at 1:13 AM
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  3. Feb 8, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    Winch, front hitch, step bars, bed extender, bed step, gull-wing toolbox, tailgate lock, security system, cb radio, etc.
    At this point, I'm certainly thinking in the direction of a folding pick/shovel, a Hi-Lift jack (with Lift-Mate, etc), a decent come-along, waffle boards (or similar), and plenty of spare straps, cables, shackles and similar. And, of course, tow straps for those times when others are available. That should work well enough in most situations.

    Can't justify the sliders. Going hunting or fishing, not rock climbing. :)
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    stewartx

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    Winch, front hitch, step bars, bed extender, bed step, gull-wing toolbox, tailgate lock, security system, cb radio, etc.
    Been a Ham most of my life. In this situation, I don't believe either radio service offers a truly reliable advantage over the other. No desire to install a larger HF ham radio setup in my truck, so that basically leaves VHF/UHF & repeaters. Since most ham repeaters are inactive (dead) much of the day or night, getting someone to actually respond could be a significant challenge, even if I were lucky enough to find and hit a repeater.

    While CB certainly has less range compared to ham repeaters, that's somewhat offset by the significantly higher number of CB users. At the same time, that less range is somewhat offset by atmospheric skip often extending that range. As I said, neither option is entirely reliable in this situation, but CB still has the added benefit of potentially communicating with far more on the highway and within the community.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2012 at 8:51 AM
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    Damn it, I keep forgetting about the lift mate deal.

    Yeah do that!
     
  6. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    I would also pick up a 25' chain with hooks/shakles. As a backup for straps, pulling off sharp rocks, or at least as a traction aid thrown under some tires.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    Somewhat related to the topic....

    Does anyone recall the story about the family who was traveling though some mountain overpass, on a road that is typically closed during bad weather? I'll see if I can find a link, but it was a husband, wife and child I think. He was in a Saabaru and had mapped a route using a web mapping tool. IIRC, what he thought was a short cut turned out to be the worst route possible as they got stuck and had to burn parts of the car for warmth - tires, hoses, etc. Long story short, he went for help and died - rest of the family was finally rescued. I think there was a single ping from their cell phone that was picked up.

    Here's a link:
    http://blog.oregonlive.com/oregonianextra/2007/11/kimfamily.html
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    If you are not getting sliders, I'm not sure the high lift jack is the way to go.

    High lift needs solid jack points to work, and factory body and bumper provides no lift points.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    That story was featured on Discovery Channel's show "I shouldn't be alive". I love that show.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    You can speak up to 30 miles or more with a CB.. Get a variable power radio, a 2 peel amp, and a good antenna and your set as far as communication. Otherwise a come-along or hi-lift jack with a few good recovery straps, plus a shovel and plenty of rocks and sticks.

    Or just call me, I live about an hour away in Gadsden! I may laugh, but I'll get you out!
     
  11. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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  12. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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  13. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    hypothetically..?

    you take out about 1000 feet of tow strap. tie one end to the truck and another one to something sturdy..get it very snug. then go to the middle of the strap (500 feet), grab the strap and pull..hard. like you are plucking a huge, long guitar string. watch in amazment as you pull out the truck with your mere strength!!

    if it is really bad, double up the strap and jab a log in between the two and start twisting it. make sure truck is in neutral. hahah.
     
  14. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    That (no lift points) was my initial concern as well. However, Matt pointed out the Lift-Mate earlier in this thread, which appears to be a solution to that.
     
  15. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Well, once I'm out, I'll probably laugh right along with you. Anyway, I was almost half way to Gadsden this very afternoon. Drove to Guntersville just to put a few miles on my new truck (trying to get past the breakin period).
     
  16. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    Good grief. Everybody wants to be a comedian. Hypothetical scenario, not hypothetical solutions, wiseguy. :rofl:
     
  17. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Get out and start drinking. A jeep will come and pull you out adventually.
     
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