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The Taco saves the day yet again

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Mike402, Jun 3, 2022.

  1. Jun 3, 2022 at 2:22 PM
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    Mike402

    Mike402 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Was out wheeling in the desert and came upon some poor dude who was stuck. Winched him out and he was on his way. He was so thankful and adamant that I take something for my troubles so he gave me two joints. I don't smoke reefer so if any of you are out by the Palm Springs area, you are welcome to them. Can't vouch for the quality though :D


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  2. Jun 3, 2022 at 2:35 PM
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    tacoma04

    tacoma04 Laissez les bons temps rouler

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    Good karma coming your way man!:bananadance:

    Also, you haven't had to use the winch to recover your taco, and that's good.
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2022 at 2:45 PM
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    Mike402 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This is true. Another lesson I've learned - winches out in the desert are often not too helpful for self recovery. No trees! Only time I've gotten stuck out here in this rig is after a rain storm in some mud. There was no way to hook the winch up to anything, so just used my maxtrax.
     
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  4. Jun 3, 2022 at 2:46 PM
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    Are you willing to ship the joints?
     
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  5. Jun 3, 2022 at 2:47 PM
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    :rofl: I love this place!
     
  6. Jun 4, 2022 at 6:04 AM
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    tacoma04 Laissez les bons temps rouler

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    If you find yourself in need with no anchor point, you could consider a ground anchor like the one below. Pricey, but if you need it? I don't have one, we have trees everywhere here in Louisiana.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004WFX8HQ/
     
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  7. Jun 4, 2022 at 6:59 AM
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    Put the weed in your emergency kit - best to be prepared ya know.
     
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    I'm so proud of you, I'm gonna send 2 more joints!
     
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  9. Jun 4, 2022 at 7:26 AM
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    Benny blanco

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    Some stuff
    If you don’t smoke them you can still use them for currency.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2022 at 7:27 AM
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    Weed isn’t legal in nc? Just Asheville?
     
  11. Jun 4, 2022 at 7:29 AM
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    shotgunbilly420

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    Lol good deed . I'm all for helping stranded strangers . Only if they legit looking .
     
  12. Jun 4, 2022 at 7:30 AM
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    Maybe the joints were the reason he was stuck?
     
  13. Jun 4, 2022 at 9:04 AM
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    Everything is legal if you dont get caught
     
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  14. Jun 4, 2022 at 1:21 PM
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    grogie

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    You're a good man!

    Years ago, I had a friend with a 4x2 Ranger that also got stuck in the desert. He had to walk out and talk a tow truck driver into driving in after him.
     
  15. Jun 4, 2022 at 2:34 PM
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    Lots of people go out unprepared. 2 wheel drive, no recovery tools, no backup plan. I was there once and had been rescued myself by a couple of guys in a jeep so I try not to judge too harshly. I'll never forget the gratitude I had so I always try to pay it forward
     
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