Like a tree saver strap, the standard recovery strap should be another mainstay in the off-roader's goodie bag. Most off-road recovery straps are offered in 2- or 3-inch-wide versions in lengths of 20-30 feet. We've used a 3-inch x 30-foot version for over a decade and yes, inside your spare is an excellent carrying spot for it. Don't confuse a recovery strap with a snatch strap. A snatch strap is designed to stretch, allowing one vehicle to gain momentum and yank another vehicle out of a stuck. A recovery strap doesn't stretch. Never use a snatch strap with a snatch block, D-ring shackle, or any other heavy object that may become a projectile if the strap fails.