Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Papa Bear

Recovery Gear

Recommended Posts

With all the snow we got this winter, I got myself stuck on the lake a few times. After the first time, I bought tire chains which helped a lot but didn't do me any good when trying to get off of Mille Lacs a couple weeks ago. There was a lot of blowing and drifting. I got off my path and ended up high centered on a drift. About 3 hours of digging and failed attempts later one of the resort plows made it out to give us a pull. I usually carry a high lift jack and tow straps. I've read that by dropping a chunk of 6x6 in an auger hole a guy can use this as an anchor point to winch against with the high lift. Anyone ever done this? I'm curious if the 5000 lb winching capacity of the jack would be enough to pull my truck and wheelhouse.  I prefer to be as self reliant as possible and would like to carry the gear needed to get myself out next time if possible. Anyone else carry some form of recovery gear?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

why not a 6X6 in hole and a come along???  just asking....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess I’ve never owned a come along that works well and certainly not one with 5000+ lb capacity. Idk? Is that what works for you? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they are slow to use but steady..  used them to pull cars or trucks on a trailer..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hole with a post, or 3' of heavy pipe with a retrieve rope on the end and tow strap fastened to the center.  Send the pipe down the hole and then pull it up by the tow strap so its bridged across the bottom of the hole.   To remove it slack off and the tow strap and pull it out with the retrieve rope tied to the end of the pipe.

The come along, and good shovel will get your out of a lot of messes.   If your using a post then drill the hole at an angle away from your pulling direction.  I like the pipe as it can't pop of the hole like the post can.  If your alone put the truck in gear while your working the come along. You usually only need to pull a few feet to free up the truck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A come along is about the most reliable thing going, but yeah, slow.

 

Next time I suggest making a run to your destination with just your truck to break trail, then go back and get your house if you feel like you can make it.  Once your stuck with the house things are more complicated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Surface Tension said:

Send the pipe down the hole and then pull it up by the tow strap so its bridged across the bottom of the hole.   To remove it slack off and the tow strap and pull it out with the retrieve rope tied to the end of the pipe.

 

Really like this idea. Thank you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I disagree, I was just in Houston a few weeks ago. I can tell you first hand the starting pitcher played a role in what Astros game we chose to see (Verlander)
    • LOL.  No they don't.  There are 9 people in the stadium that care about that.   People go to eat a hotdog and watch the baseball game.
    • The problem is the Wolves have no leverage now in regards to trades. If Butler wanted out why did he wait so long, that's just going to make it even harder for him to get to the teams he wants to be traded to? He really left the Wolves in a bad predicament with the timing of all of this.   They have to keep him at this point don't they? And man Thibs is as good as gone if they don't get anything in return. This quickly went to a real promising future to disaster. And that huge deal Wiggins got looks worse and worse by the day. The wolves cant build around that deal and Wiggins either.
    • I do believe it will hurt baseball in the long run, as lots of people choose which games they go to based on who the starting pitcher is. Also, I could see it backfiring on a team by depleting their bullpen, should the starter in the next game get rocked early.
    • yes...they have been there probably for longer than that so what is 6 more months?  Not something I particularly am happy about but I am not the expert so I go off their recommendations and also it is expensive and other things were coming into play so here I hang. 
    • Butler is a locker room problem and that is evident now.  We just need to hope there is a team with assets that feel they can deal with his attitude and are willing to give us decent compensation.  Then we need our knucklehead coach/gm to think about the franchise and not himself and really get whats best for the Twolves future and not this season alone!  We have a good chip to deal.  We have 2 players that will be hungry to lead this team and show the nay sayers that they can play at a high level and win!! (hopefully)
    • This post was started in April and you still have Bats in your belfry?  😕 
    • oh and sorry about no update on this...I was told I couldn't do anything with them until Labor day as that is when the exterminator could feel good that any babies had learned to take flight.  Now I am waiting on the exterminator to come out and start remedying the issue but I am having troubles with that too!  I give this guy another week and then I am going to have to call someone else.  I don't look forward to this as it will cost most likely in the $1000 range is what I have been told.
×