The other situation that problems pop up during recoveries is when people use the wrong items as towstraps. Never use towstraps with metal hooks on each end, and don’t use a chain. Why? Because you can get hurt or killed if a heavy metal object (like chain or that cast hook on the end of cheap towstraps) hits you after these items break. The best towstraps are ones made of some kind of fabric with loops on either end, such as a 3-inch flat webbing towstrap or something like a Bubba Rope. These are much less likely to hurt or kill someone if they break during a pull.