If you are in a big mud hole or a large area of sand, you might not have anything to winch to. In that case, the best plan is to winch to a buddy or get him to give you a tug. If you are alone and don’t have a Pull-Pal or the like, bury your spare or a log as deep as you can and use it as a winch point. Another problem with soft sand and especially mud is that they these things can suck your Jeep down and keep it from coming out. In this case, a bungee-style towstrap like those from Bubba Rope allow the Jeep providing the tow to gather some speed before yanking a stuck vehicle free.