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Old 12-25-2012, 04:41 AM   #1
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Hi guys and gals, I am looking for ideas on how to make a "Dead Man" post to take along for a winch anchor point when there is nothing to hook to while in the desert, show me what you use. Are there any out there that can be used solo?

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Old 12-25-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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I dont see how this will work, if theres nothing to anchor too in the desert what good will a dead man do since it needs to be anchored also. Youd have to drive something so far into the ground so it wouldnt pull out. It would be way to long and cumbersome to even carry anywhere i would think

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Old 12-25-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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Haven't seen or looked at the stuff for a while....when I was considering moving to AZ...saw something that reminded me of a "boat anchor"........ write up said military used it for self recovery. The principle would be to extend your cable fully, start/ set "anchor" it in the ground, and than winch it in....the idea is it would bury itself and give you a solid winch point. While the IDEA sounds okay...I have NO experience with using one....maybe another old timer will chime in knows what it is....I never saw one in the Army or Air Force.
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I dont see how this will work, if theres nothing to anchor too in the desert what good will a dead man do since it needs to be anchored also. Youd have to drive something so far into the ground so it wouldnt pull out. It would be way to long and cumbersome to even carry anywhere i would think
Well the Nevada desert does create some challenges but it is a fact of life there just are not any trees, so one needs to get creative
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Here is a product. Pull-Pal winch anchor for 4x4, Jeep, ATV, off-road, all-terrain-vehicle, military, D.O.D., Department of Defense

But in the desert or sand ya may have to bury the spare tire if there is no other vehicle or tree.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #6
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Here is a product. Pull-Pal winch anchor for 4x4, Jeep, ATV, off-road, all-terrain-vehicle, military, D.O.D., Department of Defense

But in the desert or sand ya may have to bury the spare tire if there is no other vehicle or tree.
See I knew someone would find it...THANKS!!
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:14 AM   #7
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That looks like a pretty simple device. You could probably fab one for less than the $350-$500 price range they're asking..
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
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I just dont see how that will work in the sand. Sounds like you wheel on your own, which is cool but if you had a buddy you could hook to him. Im not being a pessimist but its sand.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:30 AM   #10
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Here is a product. Pull-Pal winch anchor for 4x4, Jeep, ATV, off-road, all-terrain-vehicle, military, D.O.D., Department of Defense

But in the desert or sand ya may have to bury the spare tire if there is no other vehicle or tree.
Anyone else find it funny that their advertising pics show a Hummer and Land Rover stuck on flat terrain, while the Jeep's predicament is merely needing a bit of a hand to get up a steep, severely rocky incline?
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #11
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sounds like the cheapest and most fun solution would be to find a friend with a Jeep/4x4 and bring him wheel'n....

I mean Who wonders into the desert by them selves, that just sounds like a bad idea.

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