December 28, 2008

Field-Expedient Vehicle Recovery

Begin with a driverless Jeep Liberty with an iffy parking brake left in neutral (my fault). Add gravity, snow, oak brush, and a gully.

Then stir in
two sterling neighbors
a 4wd pickup
more snow and ice
tow chains (2)
nylon tow cables (2)
a high-capacity come-along
bow saw
hydraulic "bottle jack"
scissors jack
piece of 2x4

Let simmer for two hours.

I'll be providing their champagne for New Year's Eve, to be sure.

1 comment:

mdmnm said...

I love nylon tow cables but have broken a couple. My current model is the 6000 pound test version.

Sounds like you all had a pretty vigorous winter workout!