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If your cable breaks in the middle and you still need the whole length to reach an anchor for recovery, then make two interwoven loops: one on the cable going to the winch and another on the cable going to the anchor. Remember to only saddle the live ends of the cable. You won't be able to winch this repair into the drum of the winch, and you may need to redo it as you get pulled closer to the anchor, but it should hold in an emergency. Remember to replace the entire cable as soon as possible.