FOR MAKESHIFT HOIST
The good old snatch block comes in handy for more than just 4WD recoveries. Think bigger! If you ever need a hoist in the scrub, one of these bad boys can come in pretty darn handy. You’ll need a good sized tree with a nice and sturdy branch close by. Simply use a strap to attach the snatch block to the branch, and use the vehicle’s winch to lift a heavy object. If you don’t have a winch, you can simply run a rope from the towbar and through the snatch block, and use the vehicle to pull the load. Obviously, you’ll need to exercise caution with this one, guys. If there’s any chance the load is too much for the tree branch to handle, you should definitely reconsider your options.