5 TIPS FOR AD­VANCED WINCH­ING

4 x 4 Australia - - Techniques -

1 Ev­ery line needs at least one winch damper. 2 If you run out of dampers, a heavy coat or a sleep­ing bag will get you out of trou­ble. 3 Keep the line off the ground – rocks and dirt can tear a winch rope to shreds. 4 The open end of the winch hook points up. If it breaks it’ll go down, not up. 5 Let the winch cool down: 30 sec­onds on, 30 sec­onds off.

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