Is there anyone who would like to learn how to properly use extraction gear?
This is something that's been on the back of my mind for a long time. There's nothing like having cool gear but never using it. I know we don't tend to go places where someone will get stuck but its nice to have the basics down.
I have diffrent ideas, none of which will damage your vehicle. This can be done stand alone or while were out. It will require a bit of time though. Or I could just stick my cruiser somewhere and we get it unstuck.
I would bet most of our group has never used a traction board, understand the difference between a kinetic strap and a regular tow strap let alone when to use which. At one time, I did this at some of our 4wd events and our Adopt a Trail group.
I think that would be a great idea. I have (most of) the recovery gear needed but have not used any of it in an actual recovery scenario yet. This could also serve as a readiness check for everyone aside from the knowledge to know what is needed or not as far as gear is concerned.
I have never used a traction pad and don't plan on getting any. I have used all the recovery that own many times. It is why I carry a yard shovel instead of a t handle. Maybe we could make a morning of it someplace.
The challenge is, where we have to go to get any kind of obstacle. I spent a weekend exploring Cajon Pass area and came up with nothing. I did learn how much private property there is now. Got chased out of an area because I didn't know I had somehow gone behind the sign. I don't know of any areas in Stoddard Wells with enough sand. Plenty of rocks though.
Sand is safe but were talking Razor road, Afton, White Water... Can make it a day trip or a camp.