Most quality recovery straps will have nylon webbing and will be either 2 or 3 inches wide. Inspect your straps periodically after use to check for abrasion and cuts. Nylon recovery straps should have all the slack taken out of them before you begin your pull. A bungee-type rope, like the 7⁄8-inch Bubba Rope, will let you get a small running start. The stored energy in the bungee rope can help free a stuck vehicle from sand and mud better than using a static pull with a solid nylon strap.