First on your list of recovery tools should be a quality recovery kit. There are several on the market from a variety of manufacturers. We’ve used this Warn Medium-Duty Winching Accessory Kit (PN 62858) for almost 10 years. Shown are the kit’s ¾-inch D-ring shackles (we usually toss in an extra shackle or two), 8-foot tree saver strap (also used to go around axles, cages, or frames), 30-foot recovery strap, 19,000lb snatch block, heavy leather gloves, and carrying case. In addition to these essential tools, you may also want a shovel, Hi-Lift jack, bungee-type strap like the Bubba Rope, and a winch if you can afford it.