RECOVERY GUIDE: SPARE TYRE GROUND ANCHOR
FRESH OUT OF IDEAS? THERE IS ONE LAST-DITCH EFFORT, BUT IT’S A DOOZY.
THERE’S a lot to be said about using punishment for learning. A quick bop on the nose teaches your dog to stop sniffing around the barbecue, a hefty fine in the mail teaches us not to speed, or, in extreme cases, an overnight stay in the clink lets us know Mr. Plod thinks we should have a few less beers next time we’re in Kings Cross.
Following that same logic, this next recovery technique is a surefire way to teach you never to get stuck again because the punishment far outweighs the crime. So, there you are, trundling along the beach by yourself on a week day. You’ve forgotten the Maxtrax, the exhaust jack is sitting on the shelf, and you neglected to back off the loud pedal before sinking axle deep in the soft stuff. With no one in sight and no trees to speak of, you’re left with one option: bury your spare tyre and use it as an anchor. This will be a lesson in preparedness you won’t soon forget.