I saw JonDZ's snow recovery post last week and figured you all might enjoy one that I got to be a part of last week:https://www.youtube.com/watch
I saw JonDZ’s snow recovery post last week and figured you all might enjoy one that I got to be a part of last week:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2kYvTIN15E
I stumbled upon this truck stuck while snowshoeing a couple weeks ago. The driver had gotten moderately stuck in a little snow mid-December. Tow companies were backed up with jobs and basically ghosted the guy. After several hours of waiting they had to abandon the truck just as a series of storms dropped several feet of snow.
I shared the post on social media and several local off-road recovery experts offered to make an attempt at getting the truck out (otherwise it would be stuck until the spring melt). Together we located the owner, got needed approvals from local agencies, and headed up into the mountains. You can see the full story in the video, but my takeaways are:
Always have equipment to aid a self recovery and know how to use it
Consider joining local 4×4 recovery groups on social media or have phone numbers for off-road specific recovery providers
Time can majorly be of the essence when dealing with snow storms
Tow straps are great when the pulling vehicle has traction, if not you can quickly end up with two stuck vehicles, winches offer a nice alternative because the pulling vehicle can find and maintain good footing
Snowcats are awesome… but not immune to getting stuck themselves
In general this YouTube Channel (not mine) is a great wealth of information on recovery methods in the snow, plus the the revenue from the channel is going to support some pretty cool philanthropic work with veterans.