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Old 06-02-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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Let's see those land anchors!!!

I'd like to see what everyone is using for land anchors out there. I plan on picking up a winch at some point, and since they're only good if there's something to tie off to, and the fact that I like to wheel alone, means I'm going to want one.
Let's see what you're using!!

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Old 06-02-2011, 09:39 AM   #2
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I was gonna make myself one someday. I'd like to see some too!

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Old 06-02-2011, 09:53 AM   #3
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Heh Heh, I always use THIS TREE, when I'm around Pyramid Lake--





Course, sometimes I have to carry an 18 mile strap--it's the only tree !!

Anyway, land-anchors are too cumbersome to carry in a jeep (outside/rack??), so a better idea, is get some sand tracks/Hilift jack/comealong and some syn winch rope and more than one towstrap !!

I've been traveling alone/w (wife) for decades and I've made a number of "unstucks", without a winch !!

HERE AGAIN--NEVER MUD !!

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Anyway, land-anchors are too cumbersome to carry in a jeep

I've been traveling alone/w (wife) for decades and I've made a number of "unstucks", without a winch !!
Yes, but I'm lazy and I have personally seen collapsible/fold up land anchors.
Really, I'll never get stuck with my inflated ego from driving a JK. I'll just float free........
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:13 AM   #5
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Land anchor's are an uncommon thing in VA where there are trees abound but I did happen upon a wheel mounted winch that had a ground anchor as an accessory.

Check out the Australian company Bush Winch



And with a little googling I found this pic of a home made anchor made from a bunch of angle iron.

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Nothing negative about winchs/comealongs/landanchors-home made anchors, but

Whenever your doing a recovery, there will always be a gazillion lbs of "KINETIC" energy-stored-"SOMEWHERE", usually in a "snatch (recovery strap), but can also be stored in an inadequately anchored tow point, such as a "buried" anchor-

When released-hell can result, usually with bad results-so keep that in mind-

I use a tow strap-ONLY AS A TOW STRAP, with CINCH, never as a recovery strap--and follow accepted rules/regs for my snatch (RECOVERY) straps-

You've gotta mind your Ps and Qs !!

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Nothing negative about winchs/comealongs/landanchors-home made anchors, but

Whenever your doing a recovery, there will always be a gazillion lbs of "KINETIC" energy-stored-"SOMEWHERE",

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"KINETIC" energy-stored is called Potential Energy...
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Obviously with any winch, using an anchor, tree, tow hook of another vehicle, you want to be careful.
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especially if i pistol whip ya with it!!!
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YouTube - ‪Going 4WD - The Bush Winch - Wheel Winch‬‏

Got to 3min39sec to get the anchor.
That looks like a nice anchor, but the wheel winch is really cool. Unfortunately at around $800-1000, I'd probably just get a bumper mounted one...
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I remember starting with Jeeps in Oregon, and laughing my ass off the first time I heard about anchors. The idea of being that far from a big tree seemed impossible.

Now I go above treeline in Colorado, and rocky tree-less places like Moab. And I still laugh my ass off thinking how hard it would be to get something like that to stick in solid rock.

Maybe I need to go somewhere sandy....nah.
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If you are in a major bind, you can dig a hole, and bury your spare tire with a tree saver and/or winch line attached to it. Theres a land anchor for ya...
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If you are in a major bind, you can dig a hole, and bury your spare tire with a tree saver and/or winch line attached to it. Theres a land anchor for ya...
If you are in a major bind:

-Attach Jeep to fat chick via 20' recovery strap
-Throw twinkie 30' ahead
-Hang on!
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If you are in a major bind:

-Attach Jeep to fat chick via 20' recovery strap
-Throw twinkie 30' ahead
-Hang on!
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If you are in a major bind:

-Attach Jeep to fat chick via 20' recovery strap
-Throw twinkie 30' ahead
-Hang on!
He wants to get unstuck not have his frame ripped apart, or his springs broke from hauling said fat chick.

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