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Improper Anchor

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Don't do this with either cable or rope. The proper way to use a tree or rock for an anchor is with a tree strap. A tree strap is a short nonstretch strap (unlike a recovery strap) with two looped ends. Hook the end of the winch line through both loops, so it doesn't cinch down on the tree and damage the bark.

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