Good video on this for anybody who's not currently aware. Full disclosure, I grew up using equipment and towing all sorts of things out of the woods or being stuck, ALL with a tow ball. I'd consider myself as close to a farm boy as a city-grown boy could be. Things like towing, using heavy equipment, and safe practices are NOT new to me. But I didn't know this until I started learning more about offroad recovery in the 4X4 community. Just because you're experienced in the woods, or with vehicles doesn't mean you don't have holes in your knowledge.
Also, its pretty established that one of the simplest, safe solutions for a tow/recovery point is the hitch pin. Not necessarily the best for hard recoveries, but it is safe.
I'm not an expert on recovery, I have a lot to learn. But this is some super basic info that people need to know, so here's a reminder!