If you are a mountain man or a Boy Scout you might know how to capture rainwater on fern leaves or start a fire with a stick and a shoestring. But almost any four-wheeler just carries water jugs and a lighter and knows how to use them. The same goes for recovery equipment. We all get stuck, break down, and even roll over on the trail. When you are pushing the limits of your skills and your vehicle, these things are bound to happen, and you have to push to improve. But if you were never a Scout and are new to wheeling then you may not know what do you do once you are knee-deep in your own whoops! After safety considerations, the first step is to document the situation with a photo. Then you can break out the necessary recovery equipment and get yourself out of the predicament.
So what equipment do you need? That depends on the situation, but the products below are a good start. Remember to remain calm, take your time, and come up with a plan. Accidents happen when people rush into things or have too many leaders and not enough doers. Once you get home, the final step in the recovery is to send the photo you took earlier to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.