21 Sep 2017

What are the top 3 most useful 4×4 self recovery items?

4X4 recovery gear is diverse and wonderful, but what’s best? IF YOU DRIVE OFFROAD, you will get stuck. It’s just the way it is. Usually you’ll have a group of cars and people, but not always, and you’d also select which gear to take depending on the terrain – hand

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09 Sep 2017

Product Test: Bog Out Vehicle Recovery Kit

We test the Bog Out vehicle recovery system. THERE IS NO perfect recovery gear, as everything has its pros and cons. That’s why it’s always interesting to try new products that take a different approach to the mainstream, and here we have a Bog Out vehicle recovery system. What it is A

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13 Jul 2017

Snatch recovery – rethinking the wisdom on gear selection

Which gears should you use for snatch recovery? So we have two cars, one stuck which we’ll call the casualty, and one which will recover which we’ll call the recovery vehicle. Which gear should each select? There are two schools of thought. One is that the casualty should select a

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08 Jul 2017

A Lesson in Recovery – Handwinching

Never tempt the 4X4 gods by solo driving “just one more track” at the end of the day. About two years ago, I took my wife and dog for a trip up Mt Canobolas near Orange, to go and play in the snow for the afternoon. To avoid the traffic,

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06 Jul 2017

Memoirs of Winch

A bunch of teenagers borrow their parent’s 4X4s for a “nice quiet drive”. What could go wrong? A few weeks after getting my license- my old man made the mistake of letting me take his pride and joy, his ’88 Landcruiser Sahara for a road trip with my mates. We

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04 Jul 2017

Bogged at 3.76 tonne

When you’re heavy, recovery doesn’t get any easier. Travelling to Western Australia in 2015 we disconnected the caravan and drove to check out a large Rock. On driving across the grassed area I said to the wife, “Geez that’s a bit doughy underfoot.” So when retracing our route I decided

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02 Jul 2017

Showing off is a Great Way to Get Bogged

Even if you don’t say “hold my beer” anything that involves  “watch this” doesn’t usually end well…. One of my brothers has a 35 acre property about 20km out of Orange NSW, the city I call home. On a number of occasions last year, he got his second-gen Hyundai Santa

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30 Jun 2017

Product Test – MAXTRAX recovery traction ramps

MAXTRAX product test. What are they?  Portable plastic ramps that you can use to recover vehicles bogged in sand, mud, snow or even just as a bit of extra clearance. We like… They just work.  Really work.  I own just about every piece of recovery gear known to humankind, and

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