Watch: Emergency Sand Anchor for Getting Unstuck


Watch: Emergency Sand Anchor for Getting Unstuck

Stuck in the sand with no trees in sight? What can you attach your winch cable to to pull yourself out? Well, this guy says you should use your spare tire.

And I found it interesting that he’s driving a Volkswagen pickup truck! Hmmm.

This trick might be a pain for folks like me, whose spare tires are underneath the truck bed and therefore difficult to access, but in a bad situation, it would be worth the work to dig it out.

It’s easy to see that our host isn’t in a hurry as there is zero urgency in his digging, but he ends up digging a hole 1.5 times the tire’s diameter, in which it can stand upright, parallel with the front bumper of the vehicle.

Aside: I really like his hat. I need me some shade, and that hat provides it.

In the end, though, you have to dig up the tire that you used as an anchor point though, right? Well, maybe not. He suggests driving up close to the spot and trying to winch it up out of the sand.

Check it out.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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