Magnat wrote:The Scene
You and a Mate are out 4x4ing. You Have a 93 LWB Suzuki Vitara and he has a 91 Seirra.. Both Stock and Both Manual.
Your on a Trail and it leads down into a valley with a river that runs through the middle.. too deep to cross. On Your decent the Weather is slightly overcast but you don't think its going to rain..
The Way down is a nice well kept trail that has some loose vegetation each side of the path, no real thick trees just sapplings and dead wood
At the Bottom of the Hill is 3 tree's that the path winds through..
So your Decent was easy, Low range 1st gets you down and you continue on your way exploring all the Valley has to Offer..
Whilst you were exploring the far side of the Valley close to the river a rain storm passes over the trail leading back out. You arrive at the base of the decent, and discover, it has been turned into Clay. This is your only path out.. There is a 50 metre ascent you have to make to get to ground that will offer your All Terrain Tyres enough grip to pull you out..
Remebering it is Clay, so the further you travel, the more full your tyres get..
The Equipment on Board
Your Equipment is : Each Vehicle has the standard recovery kit. So D-bolts and 9 Tonne Snatch.
Both have All Terrains fitted..
You have food and Water to wait out 2 days if needed..
You have UHF's
And a Hand winch with 2 metres of Wire and a 4 Tonne Pulling load..
How would you get Out ??
I was going to suggest using a pulley and cable to do a slingshot pull.
hill upwards direction = >
zook 1 .... zook 2 ...... pulley ... big tree.
with cable from zook 1 to pulley back to zook 2. pulley anchored to big tree.
but then I read this.
>no real thick trees just sapplings and dead wood.
so plenty of dead wood - and sapplings.
layer out plenty of sapplings, let tyres down to 15psi, maybe less if you have confidence in tyres staying on. only use long lengths of sapplings to avoid staking tyres.
mcgyver would take the wheels off the second zook, bolt them onto the first zook to make extra wide dual wheels. then crawl up the hill in L2.
I have a 40m length of 12mm cable - have been thinking of carrying it for this type of situation - long reach for winching off a tree.