SECURE THE VEHICLE
YOU’VE got two methods to secure the 4x4. One is the engine. Unless you’re driving a compressionless 30-year-old Landcruiser, it should be able to hold you in place, even in high-range. You’ll also have your foot on the brake, but taking your foot off the pedal is a gamble. Pull the handbrake on as far as you can, without it being awkward to release. If you’re in that one-in-a-million situation you may still slide backwards as you stall. If that’s the case, see the ‘When it all goes wrong’ breakout.