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Snatch Hooks and Recovery Equipment

Recovery equipment in your 4WD is essential if it’s a safe, free adventure you are after.

Getting stuck out here is not a lot of fun. The road can quickly turn to a boggy nightmare.

If you have zero recovery gear, Murphy will surely make it tighter.

Minimum requirements are

  • Tow hooks on all corners
  • A good piece of rope or snatch strap.

From there you can detach your spare wheel and bury it in the ground as an anchor.

Thank you, Mike and Mal Leyland for that bit of information from the ’70s. Aussie Legends.

Where is Mike Leyland these days? You will find him here.

4wd Recovery

Tie your big chunk of rope around the spare wheel buried in the ground and tie the other end to your vehicle.

Now wrap the rope or snatch around a branch and tie another piece of wood at right angles like a turnstile.

Rotate the turnstile, and the rope should twist around the branch and shorten.

Regularly brace the rear wheel in case the turn-stile has a spinout 🙂