Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
I love my handi-man jack!
I wondered about it when you posted one a few months ago. Now I know.
I did that once and then I bought a Pull-Pal (a plow that takes the place of the buried spare). You live, you learn. This (pictured) is much fancier than the way I did it, but it works all the same.
That is a "standard recovery" method taught by the US military called a "dead man" belay if my 40 year out of date memory serves.--Ray
gets a bit dicey when you are under fire at the time!
Doesn't work quite as well in the winter with frozen ground
What a clever idea.I was buried to the axles in the mountains one time without a cable or a chain long enough to reach the nearest tree. I had a 25' chain and a good come-a-long but no where I could reach to hook on. I cut down a skinny, dead tree about 20' foot long and used it between the chain and the come-a-long. That gave me the length I needed to reach a tree that was strong enough. I then used a log and another tree to make a fulcrum to lift my truck out of the muck while my buddy put limbs and bark under the tires. It took nearly 4 hours but we got out.