WHEN IT HITS THE FAN
HOW TO ESCAPE A WORLD OF HURT WHEN YOUR RECOVERY GEAR BREAKS IN THE BUSH.
THINGS can go wrong when you’re off-roading. It’s just the nature of the beast. Travelling in modified four-wheel drives to the far corners of one of the world’s most isolated countries, and then driving the wheels off the rigs means something will eventually go wrong.
Your preparedness to act is the deciding factor between a lifeendangering situation and a quick recovery. Over the past 12 months we’ve run you through not only what recovery gear you should have in your 4x4 but the ins and outs of how to use it and how to improvise when you need to.
This issue we thought we’d take it to the extreme: What do you do when you’re in the thick of it and the gear you need fails? A busted winch, a failed snatch strap or a seized high-lift jack can all leave you stranded if you’re ill-prepared.