No trees or trucks around to hook your winch to? Not a problem if you have a Pull-Pal. The shovellike device buries into the ground when pulled on to create a solid anchor that digs deeper the harder you pull on it. You can also bury it behind the winch vehicle, then use a strap or cable to keep the vehicle from sliding forward while winching. This is useful when a light vehicle, like a Samurai, is trying to pull out a heavier vehicle.