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In the Guide to Responsible Four-Wheeling it goes over Minimum impact tactics, Respect for the environment, and Preparation. All good stuff I might add. Most of the stuff they go over I learned the hard way, years ago.
Anyhow, I'm reading along and they are talking about winching and mention that if you don't have a good anchor point You can Bury your spare.
That's something I'm happy to learn. Don't think I would have thought of it, maybe.

Two camping trips ago at GWNF I needed to use my winch to get over some Ice that formed in layers across the road in a horrible spot. I was already trapped cause the entire trail was Ice behind me. The closest Usable tree was 115' out. I know this cause my winch was at the end of it's line and I had to use my 30' strap to reach. With the two hoops of the strap and the hook of the cable I had to force it to clip. A thought I was having cause I didn't have a tree saver or anouther strap was, "what if I didn't have enough length (that's what your mom said) what would I have done? Well, Bury my Spare Tire! Brilliant!!


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go try that on a gnarly rocky trail...or have a 37x14x16 spare...

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Now that you mention that.. not sure how well it would work for me in these here parts.


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My buddy got stuck in a nasty spot with no winch points, i never would have thought of that! I ended up running home and getting a boat anchor lol

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Friend of mine got stuck in a mud hole in the middle of a field. Lucky he had a metal fence post and a picket pounder in the back. Pound in fence post. Winch off it. Dig it up and move it back. Repeat for about a hundred feet.
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You can also use a inner rear axle shaft and a sledge.
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You can also use a inner rear axle shaft and a sledge.
Huh, maybe that's what I should bring. I have one from my old CJ.


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